Praying for the Commonwealth

An interdenominational prayer meeting for the Commonwealth will take place on Tuesday 8 March at the Redeemed Christian Church of God Covenant Restoration Assembly Birmingham, 117 -125 New John Street, Aston B6 4LD. The venue can be found next to the Matalan car park, just off Dartmouth Circus. Refreshments will be available from 7.00pm. The prayer gathering will run from 7.30pm until 9.00pm.

Ahead of Commonwealth Day on Monday 14 March – and the arrival of the Commonwealth Games in the summer – the united prayer meeting provides the opportunity to reset Birmingham’s relationship with the Commonwealth. There is the sense that we need to repent of past wrongs, to release in prayer a new spirit of cooperation and partnership, to celebrate the wisdom and talents of the people of the Commonwealth and to offer a generous welcome to visitors to the midlands in the summer. These will be addressed at the gathering through worship and prayer. Among those leading the prayers will be Bishops Mike Royal and Deverton Douglas, Steve Botham, Linda Isgrove, Pastor Pauline Young, Pastor Rasaq Ibrahim and Laurence Sharman.

Bishop Deverton Douglas
Pastor Pauline Young

The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary association of 54 independent and equal countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific, not counting smaller territories and domains. It is home to one-third of the world’s population and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. The ReSet prayer meeting of 8 March is part of the ongoing preparations being undertaken by midlands Churches for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will take place in Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick, Smethwick and Wolverhampton between Thursday 28 July and Monday 8 August. For more information about those plans, click HERE.

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