Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Over the 11 days from Ascension Day to Pentecost we are encouraged by our archbishops to take part in daily prayer. In response to this I will send you each day the contents of a Prayer Journal that focusses on prayer for five people that you choose from amongst those you know – friends, family, colleagues, anyone for whom you care. Will you pray with me as I pray for my five peoplefive people?
With Blessings,

Paul

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From the Prayer Journal's introduction:

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is the title coined for a worldwide prayer movement between Ascension and Pentecost. These days have always been infused with expectation and anticipation — as He ascended, our Lord Jesus Christ promised the gift of the Holy Spirit to enable the disciples to be witnesses. As those first followers waited for the promise to be fulfilled by constantly devoting themselves to prayer (Acts 1:11), so the renewed call across the church is to set these days apart to pray.

 

In the gospels we read again and again how people would bring friends, loved ones, family members, and children to Jesus. This is the focus for our prayers in these next days — most particularly to bring to God five individuals, that they might have an encounter with Jesus Christ.

 

On each of the following days, there will be a simple way of praying under that day’s theme that will enable you to bring your five friends to Jesus — that each of these lives may be transformed by the One who makes them the object of his relentless, redeeming love.