On Saturday 6th, July we celebrated Thy Kingdom Come in a way that felt uniquely “Sacred Heart”. We painted rocks, wrote prayers on special cards impregnated with seeds, received blessings from Father Paul and then planted everything in a special flowerbed at the front of the Church.
Father Paul then blessed the plot of land and said prayers to mark the spot and the occasion.
The aim of the event was to allow people to :-
- 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
A reminder of the background to the event and link to Thy Kingdom Come
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.
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.
Thy Kingdom Come, the global prayer event, seemed the perfect way to celebrate this.
Pope Francis had 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.
It was in support of Thy Kingdom Come that the idea for the event was conceived.
Watch the video here –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooy4kJFCmNY
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