As Thy Kingdom Come, the global wave of prayer, began on Thursday, church leaders in Gloucester are calling for Christians to pray for the city.
Church leaders have prepared a 32-page guide covering prayer requests from diverse areas of city life, churches and Christian organisations with five weeks of daily prayer. Each organisation gives one thing they are thankful for and one thing they are hoping for.
From manufacturing to travel, a broad range of concerns affecting the city have been identified for prayer, for everything from recruiting more volunteers, to moving into youth or refugee ministry and for more concert bookings.
It’s a great way to learn more about all the different ways that people are serving God in diverse different ways across the city.
Each Sunday, prayers are gathered together to focus on a topic of worldwide concern.
The guide says, “As you begin, be still for a moment and invite God to come afresh and lead… As you end, stay still for another moment, to sense if God is calling you to be part of the answer to your prayer.”
There are even maps with the different locations marked on them, to allow people to prayer walk or visualise the places they are praying for.
To learn more about Thy Kingdom Come 2022 visit www.gloucester.anglican.org/2022/thy-kingdom-come-2022