Superintendents Letter - 20th May 2020
Below is this week's letter from Rev Nick Jones and Rev Dr Neil Johnson who are two of the Superintendency Team for the Birmingham Methodist Circuit.
Dear sisters and brothers,
Tomorrow, Thursday 21st May, is Ascension Day, and it marks the beginning of "Thy Kingdom come", a cycle of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost.
Since its launch in 2016, Christians from 172 countries and 65 denominations have been taking part in "Thy Kingdom come". It is a worldwide prayer movement that invites Christians to pray from Ascension to Pentecost. The Methodist Church in Britain has been a key ecumenical partner in "Thy Kingdom Come" since 2017. As the Prayer Journal that The Methodist Church in Britain have prepared for this year says,
"The days between Ascension and Pentecost have always been full of expectation and anticipation. As the Lord Jesus ascended, he promised the gift of the Holy Spirit to enable the disciples to be witnesses. As they waited for the promise to be fulfilled they devoted themselves constantly to prayer (Acts 1.14).
So, the renewed call across the Church is to set these days apart to pray".
As we continue in this time of exile from our places of worship, this is an opportunity for us to remain united in prayer through the daily Prayer Journal that the Methodist Church in Britain has produced which you can find HERE.
As we find ourselves this year in a time of waiting between life as it was and life as it shall be, we recall how the first followers of Christ filled their time of waiting with prayer between Ascension and Pentecost.
May we be blessed by God in our waiting and praying.
Nick Jones and Neil Johnson
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