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A wonderful festival of prayer and worship for 2020

Thank you to the churches that were involved from around the county and cross-traditions in producing services throughout the ten day period. 

You can see a 10 minute compilation of snippets from the services on the Diocesan YouTube Channel here

As a reminder, we were using this period to pray for people (perhaps five people, perhaps fewer) that they might come to know the love of the Lord Jesus. We have been so encouraged to see the large numbers of people sharing in online services and we pray that they may come to know the love of Jesus their Saviour and that their lives may be given to Him.

The Rt Rev Dr Jill Duff, Bishop of Lancaster, writes:

“For the last five years, I have loved #ThyKingdomCome as an opportunity to recover an ancient practice of waiting on God in prayer from Ascension Day to Pentecost.

We underestimate how the secret of the Christian life is what happens in secret. In our time of lockdown, it’s been heartening to hear how people across Lancashire are praying more than ever. In #ThyKingdomCome we are praying that people will “come home” to God especially those on the margins, those new relationships built on the streets over the last weeks, and those who have dipped their toes into church virtually.

The lockdown has spawned immense creativity amongst our churches, so as Bishops we have invited ten churches from a range of backgrounds to share their #ThyKingdomCome service in Festival of Prayer and Worship, one each night.”