Pray24Brum:Thy Kingdom Come

In just two days’ time, Thursday 13 May, we will be marking Ascension Day. That day of celebration also heralds the beginning of the international, ecumenical ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer season, during which Christians from many different traditions across the UK – and around the world – join together to pray that their friends, families, neighbours and communities will come to know the love of Jesus.

As part of the Thy Kingdom Come novena, individuals, small groups and congregations in Birmingham will take part in Pray24:Brum: Thy Kingdom Come, a virtual 24-hour prayer relay running from 9.00am on Friday 14 May until 9.00am on Saturday 15 May. Each person and group is being invited to pray in a way that works for them. We know that God hears heartfelt prayers, in whatever form they find expression and from whatever location they are made.

Some have simply indicated their commitment to pray during one of the 24 hours of the prayer relay. Others have set up a Zoom meeting and are welcoming anyone who wishes to join them during that hour. These are:

· Erdington Churches Together, who will pray from 9.00am until 10.00am on Friday 14 May, using the direct link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83442809584?pwd=U2lKQjBUR0Z4TGY1dTN2YW4zdmNTZz09,
alternatively meeting ID 834 4280 9584 and passcode ECLPM.

· The World Prayer Centre, who will pray from 10.00am until 11.00am on Friday 14 May, using the direct link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86779802696?pwd=VytRaktYSG90YjFZWHB3bUJzZVM4Zz09,
alternatively meeting ID 867 7980 2696 and passcode 064445.

· Central England Quakers, who will pray from 11.ooam until 12.00pm on Friday 14 May, using the direct link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87677133288?pwd=MXhycGNwdy83NFEzbWNENTYwUmZOUT09
meeting ID: 876 7713 3288 Passcode: 915402.

· Sutton Park Methodise Church, who will also pray from 11.ooam until 12.00pm on Friday 14 May, using the direct link
https://zoom.us/j/87302479110?pwd=WlA3ek1MM282YWNqTVV3aFFUZUVTUT09
meeting ID: 873 0247 9110 Passcode: TKC.

· Chaplaincy Plus, who will pray from 12noon until 1.00pm on Friday 14 May, using the direct link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86779802696?pwd=VytRaktYSG90YjFZWHB3bUJzZVM4Zz09,
alternatively meeting ID 899 5578 3381 and passcode Pray.

· Churches Together in Harborne, who will pray from 7.00pm until 8.00pm on Friday 14 May, using the direct link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81481371469?pwd=T3ZuTzhZK21VUmtYYVUralFqcUdPZz09,
alternatively meeting ID 814 8137 1469 and passcode 438146.

· Northfield Prayer Group, who will pray from 8.00pm until 9.00pm on Friday 14 May, using a link which can be received by contacting THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.

· St John Fisher and Celebrate Birmingham, who will pray from 1.ooam until 2.00am on Saturday 15 May, using the direct link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82130357119?pwd=TVBKNnczREZZWXNlcDY5anVRaWxXUT09
or meeting ID: 821 3035 7119 Passcode: 569171

· St Philip’s Cathedral, who will pray from 8.00am until 9.00am on Saturday 15 May, and whose morning prayer will be broadcast from 8.40am until 9.00am via https://youtu.be/NB_5STnZYt8.

Those who wish to share what they are praying with others can sign up to the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/327831245350080. In this way, those taking part during the 24-hour prayer relay can feel connected to others. You may wish to begin your hour of prayer by blessing those who have prayed during the previous hour and end your allotted time by blessing those who will follow you. Updates to the schedule will also be shared on the Facebook event page.

Please use the hashtags #Pray24Brum to create a local connection and #ThyKingdomCome to join with the national and international throng.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of participants and times of prayer for #Pray24Brum.

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