Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who is the leader of the Anglican communion, urged people to stop “wandering away” from Jesus Christ as he launched the Thy Kingdom Come initiative, which Christians around the world are joining.
“Come back to Him today. Turn around if you’ve been facing the wrong direction; turn that walk into a run if you’re already heading towards Him,” Welby said on Thursday, Ascension Day, which marked the beginning of the 10-day initiative.
“Now, pray for those friends whose lives would be utterly different if they joined you in running to Jesus, instead of wandering away from Him.”
Churches from various denominations, along with individual believers, are being urged to join the global prayer movement in the days leading to Pentecost. Participants are specifically called to pray “for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.”
The initiative, which began in 2016, has three main hopes, namely that “people will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family — as a church, individually or as a family;” that churches will hold “24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the U.K. and in other parts of the world;” and that “people will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.”
The Thy Kingdom Come website features an interactive map of the world under its Pledge2Pray section, which lights up a light for every church or individual that has signed up to be part of the movement. Presently there are lights from every continent in the world, though most are concentrated in Europe and the United States.
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Source: Christian Post