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May they all be one... so that the world may believe" John 17:21

Promoting Christian Unity and supporting ecumenical activity in Northamptonshire, Peterborough and Rutland.



Thy Kingdom Come radically revamps in the light of Covid-19

The global prayer campaign Thy Kingdom Come has launched new elements, including ‘Prayer and Care’, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Thy Kingdom Come has been tailored to enable churches, families and individuals to pray and worship in their homes, through a suite of adapted resources, in line with social distancing guidelines Read More

Resources page : the campaign has also developed several new ‘Thy Kingdom Come despite Lockdown’ resources to equip people to worship at home.



Prayers of Hope
Message from the CTE Church Leaders

cteleaders

In a series of video messages released on 6 May 2020, Presidents of Churches Together in England are encouraging us to keep praying prayers of hope, because prayer makes a difference.

Read the Messages here: https://www.cte.org.uk/Publisher/Article.aspx?ID=5...



Prayers Of Hope in Summary

  • Christians across the country are invited to join together in prayer at 7 pm every Sunday evening
  • CTE's #PrayersOfHope initiative was launched on 22 March, following on from the National Day of Prayer and Action.


Reflection of the month from Brian Heasley

International Director of Prayer for 24-7 Prayer
and Global Ambassador for Thy Kingdom Come, shares our Reflection of the Month for May 2020...







COVID-19 Bereavement Support
Do you know someone who has been bereaved during this time?
There are lots of ways you can help,
summed up in three words: contact, listen and bless.
Watch the short video to find
out more. Loss and HOPE was launched just before the
Covid-19 crisis to enable the Church to respond effectively with support for
those who are grieving.

Equipping Churches to Support the Bereaved-2.docx


Daily Hope 2020 phone line .docx

Yourneighbour.org

Churches Together in England are publicising a new ecumenical project from the Good Faith Foundation, designed to help those in need during the pandemic. If you want to enroll your Church to take part, or just read more about it, click here


A prayer for our Chaplains at Peterborough City Hospital (PCH) & Peterborough Regional College / University Centre Peterborough



A Prayer for the World Situation:

God of all hope we call on you today.
We pray for those who are living in fear:
Fear of illness, fear for loved ones, 
fear of other’s reactions to them.
May your Spirit give us a sense of calmness and peace.
We pray for your church in this time of uncertainty.
For those people who are worried about attending worship.
For those needing to make decisions 
in order to care for others
For those who will feel more isolated 
by not being able to attend.
Grant us your wisdom.
Holy God, we remember that you have promised that
Nothing will separate us from your love –
demonstrated to us in Jesus Christ.
Help us turn our eyes, hearts and minds to you.
Amen

Print this prayer (pdf)

Print this Viral Kindness Postcard (below) to use in your community (pdf)

kindness postcard



Latest news

Latest News from Churches Together in Northampton

- by Jill Johnson


http://churches-together-northampton.org.uk/

Latest Newsletter here

 

The Lord's Prayer

- by Jill Johnson


From the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity:

Your kingdom come... In hospitals. In warehouses. On our streets. At home.

Christians across the UK are praying the Lord's prayer on their frontlines.

Join them in praying for our nation with our Covid-19 prayer journey: bit.ly/3b8nmgt

If you cannot see this video on this page, find it on facebook

 

The UK Blessing

- by Jill Johnson

A combination of churches all over the UK sing this beautiful worship song during the 2020 pandemic.

 

2020 Prayer Planner

- by Jill Johnson

Prayer Planner for 2020 from Hope (pdf)

 

Peterborough Reach

- by Jill Johnson


Prayer Guide for Peterborough Charities.

Peterborough Prayer Guide March 2020.pdf

 

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