Saturday July 6 – 2.00 -4.00PM

Pentecost marked the beginning of Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer, including Pope Francis.

Human beings run the risk of having hearts that become smaller and closed, but if a person invites the Holy Spirit in, it’s like one’s heart takes a great big breath and expands. 
Pope Francis

Father Paul has also been reminding us recently about the importance of prayer and how our relationship with Jesus also acts as a powerful witness of our faith to our family and friends.

Pope Francis has this inspiring message to support Thy Kingdom Come.

Video of Pope Francis

During this period we are praying that the Spirit would inspire and equip us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with our friends and families, our communities and networks. It has been amazing how many varied ways there have been in which people from every tradition have taken up this challenge.  

In support of the Thy Kingdom Come global prayer event, on July 6th at 2:00pm at Sacred Heart Church, Father Paul would like to invite you and your friends and family to a relaxing afternoon of reflection and fun.

Using special paper infused with flower seeds, you can plant your prayers, have them blessed by Father Paul and watch them grow. Every visit you can see the prayers of your community flourish and inspire you in your daily life, the local bees will appreciate it too!

Add a little flare by painting a prayer rock to keep your plant company, feel free to personalise them however you wish. 

it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for God’s spirit to work in the lives of those they know
  • Come to realise that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer  

Looking forward to seeing you all.  Please register your interest by signing up on the form in the Church porch or emailing Joan Kent via dan@sacredhearthook.org or Jan Hughes at hook@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

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