Looking Back on Thy Kingdom Come

For the last 10 days, we’ve been participating in Thy Kingdom Come. It’s been a very rewarding time for us. Here’s what we’ve been getting up to:

We distributed family prayer boxes around the parish, and further afield, which have been well received:

Br Josh set up a prayer trail at St Mary’s Priory, inspired by the recent run of ‘The Bible Course’ during Lent. The seven stations set up around the church correspond to the different parts of the Bible. He tweeted his way through the stations over the week. To see stations 1-5 click below:

For stations 6 and 7, click below:

Our daily prayer also changed for the time between Ascension and Pentecost. We’ve been praying the following prayer from Benedictine Daily Prayer two times daily (at Lauds and Vespers):

Heavenly Father, when your Son was about to ascend to heaven, he promised the Holy Spirit to the Apostles. Hear our prayer and grant that as they received multiple gifts of heavenly truth, we too may receive the gifts of your Spirit. This we ask of you through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

We hope that you have also found this period of prayer rewarding and that you come away from it filled with the Spirit.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

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