Visit and Pray

Throughout the centuries Chrisitians have gathered at the time between Ascension Day and Pentecost to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. 'Thy Kingdom Come' picks up this tradition. Over the past three years and more worshipping communities have dedicated the days between Ascension and Pentecost to pray 'Come Holy Spirit'.

We are praying that the spirit would inspire and equip us to share the Good News of Jesus Chris with our friends and families, our communities and networks. It has been amazing how many varied ways there have been in which people from every tradition have taken up this challenge. The effects have been remarkable.

It is our prayer that those who have not yet heard the Good News of Jesus Christ and his love for the world will hear it for themselves and respond and follow Him.

Specifically, we again invite each and every Christian across the country to pray that God's Spirit might work in the lives of 5 friends who have not responded with their 'Yes' to God's call.

 

Prayer Stations

Begin in the Choir seating and spend time with the Lord's prayer, working your way slowly through each phrase.

 

The Chapel of the Holy Spirit (East end with the icons)

God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:5

We pray for the fruit of the Holy Spirit to be grown in our lives: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self Control.

We pray for spiritiaul renewal and boldness in our witness and service.

 

St. Aidan's Chapel (North Ambulatory, down steps)

Choose five people you would regularly like to pray for and write their names down onto a list. If you're not sure who to pray for, ask God to guide you as you choose. Once you have settled on five names, commit to praying for them regularly by praying the following:

Loving Father,
in the face of Jesus Christ,
your light and glory have blazed forth.
Send your Holy Spirit that I may share with my friends

[Named]

the life of your Son and your love for all.
Strengthen me as a witness to that love
as I pledge to pray for them
for your name's sake
Amen

 

The Lady Chapel (East end with the 'I am the Light of the world' altar).

Prayer or your Family.

 

The Candles next to the Lectern (Nave)

Prayer for the Sick and those particularly needing our prayers. Please feel free to light a candle.

 

The Chapel of Peace (South Transept)

Prayer for the nations where the future is uncertain and there has been a legacy of war or at this moment there is deep instability.

You can use the stained glass windows to aid your prayer

 

The Gazebo Prayer Stations (South Aisle)

Prayer for our MPs and civic representatives at this most difficult of times in our national life. Prayer for our local community. Pray for wider society.