Senior church leaders call for a month of prayer ahead of second


The Archbishops of Canterbury and York and a number of senior church leaders are inviting Christians across the nation to participate in the month of prayer – launching today – as a second lockdown in England comes into force.
 
Throughout the month, Christians will be encouraged to pray daily for a specific area of national concern, wherever they are, culminating into a collective moment of prayer at 6.00pm each evening, with cathedrals and churches across the country invited to ring a bell at this time.  You are invited to follow a simple seven-day prayer cycle, praying for a specific area each day including the NHS and frontline workers, the bereaved, and those struggling with physical and mental ill-health, and for children and young people.

Full details including the Archbishops letter can all be found on the Church of England website: churchofengland.org/PrayerForTheNation.  Prayers and other resources will be shared on social media with the hashtag #PrayerForTheNation.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral is responding to the call for a month of prayer for the nation by livestreaming daily Evening Prayer services.  The Cathedral will livestream its services via Facebook. Full details can be found stedscathedral.org/worship

Virtual candles can also be lit and prayers left on the Prayer wall stedscathedral.org/prayer-wall
 
Suffolk in Prayer - Power of Prayer are offering an ecumenical week of prayer 15 – 22 November 2020 culminating in the Feast of Christ the King on 22 November.

Following the pattern of the Lord’s Prayer with leaders from major denominations in Suffolk helping us to learn from and pray through a different phrase of the Lord’s Prayer each day.  These include:-

Celtic Prayer and Praise evening on Zoom  6.30pm  16 November

Prayer workstation workshop on Zoom 1.00-3.00pm 17 November

“Give us today our daily bread” - Inspiring Ipswich and Red Lodge Community Cafe leading prayer for our food banks in Suffolk on Zoom 5.00 pm 17 November

Prayer resources around Fasting 19 November

Live stream Catholic mass 20 November 10.00am “

"And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” families - prayer walking – 21 November

To join the online events or to advertise a prayer event which you are hosting during the week please get in contact with Kathy Wilson at  thefarmbythewater@gmail.com.   

For more information please go to www.light-wave.org/suffolk-in-prayer.

The week will end with a county-wide Ecumenical celebration at St Edmundsbury Cathedral at 3.30pm on Sunday 22 November 2020, which will be livestreamed from the Cathedral Facebook page here.