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‘Thy Kingdom Come’ 10th -20 May 2018
Next year One Voice York joins forces with ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ for a Beacon Prayer Evening on Pentecost Sunday (20th May) at York Minster 7.30pm. Open to all – we will be exploring how the Holy Spirit equips for mission.
Many churches in the area will be holding events – do try to communicate with One Voice about yours!
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
The hope is that:
•people will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family – as a church, individually or as a family;
•churches will hold prayer events, such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world;
•people will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses …to the ends of the earth. When he had said this…he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight…Then they returned to Jerusalem … and were constantly devoting themselves to prayer…
When the day of Pentecost had come they were all together in one place… All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit… and that day about three thousand persons were added.” Acts 1,2.
“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.”
Archbishop Justin Welby
On the website there are all sorts of resources for individuals, families and churches. You can pledge to pray and receive updates etc.
See the website: https://www.thykingdomcome.global/
A recent email about the prayer meeting…
One Voice York – Christian Leaders Prayer Meeting.
Each Wednesday* the One Voice prayer meeting is from 9:30am to 10:30am at ‘The House of Prayer’ – St Cuthberts, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PW. However people gather from about 9:00am for hot drinks to network, chat and for mutual encouragement.Church leaders and leaders of Christian ministries in the City are obviously most welcome. Here we celebrate a unity that transcends denomination and for many years we’ve experienced much of God’s blessing described in Psalm 133. Many ministries have been born out of the prayer – and we know there is more!
You may like to watch the Youtube at this link here. It is the story of a unity movement similar to ours. We hope you find it inspiring.
Obviously in York there are many different churches – but also essentially, there is only one Church in York. We have recently been challenged by the words of Isaiah 61:4 about rebuilding the ancient ruins, and how in Nehemiah, different groups took responsibility for rebuilding their part of the wall – working for the same goal – the transformation of the City.
OneVoiceYork, YEPC, First Floor,
47-49 Lawrence Street
York, North Yorkshire YO10 3BU
One Voice York – Chaplaincy
One Voice York is encouraging and releasing more chaplaincy opportunities.
At present we have responsibility for chaplaincy cover for Street Angels, York Racecourse, City of York council, YOYO, and are exploring other possibilities in the arts etc.
Because these are all voluntary positions there is room for more people to join in. (We are particularly looking for more people to join Street Angels and the York Racecourse.) There is training and guidance available – and we will also have to ensure that you comply with safeguarding clearances.
If you are interested please contact us for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org
Movement Day 2017 and beyond…
A One Voice delegation of 14 people went to Movement Day – 6th & 7th Oct in London. It was an inspiring and challenging gathering of ‘Unity Groups’ from across GB and further afield.
In York, Christian leaders have been praying together weekly for 18yrs at the One Voice Leaders prayer meetings on Wednesdays. We have seen such blessings from this – but we know that there is more God requires of us – and encourages us to do. Unity is a major factor, and we have work to do on this. But God wants the church to be a player in the transformation of the City. This video here is a useful hint.
We’re encouraging leaders of churches and Christian organisations to commit to the prayer, (Wed 9am for 9.30am-10.30am at the “House of Prayer – St Cuthberts, Peasholme Green).
We’ll be exploring the insights from Movement Day and responding with vision and strategy. Be part of this!