Your kingdom come (10-20 May)
During the days of Your Kingdom Come (between Ascension and Pentecost) it is hoped that everyone who participates will deepen their friendship with Jesus, bring others to know Jesus or know him better, and come to know that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer.
Your Kingdom Come is 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. This is the second year that the Cathedral has taken part in this initiative - last year we found it deeply powerful, and are looking forward to the challenges and miracles that this year will present.
During the 10 days of Your Kingdom Come we will be running 24/7 prayer at the cathedral. During normal opening hours (8-5pm Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday, 8am-6pm Sunday) the Lady Chapel will be available as a prayer space. In addition the new Diocesan prayer ambulance will be on the forecourt for use both during the day, and also when the cathedral is closed overnight. We encourage you to make use of these spaces - our experience last year was one of deep prayer and transformation. While it is of course possible (and encouraged!) to spend time in prayer by yourself in your own home, there is deep power in making a deliberate 'pilgrimage' to pray, and to hand the baton of prayer on to the person following you.
Both spaces will have a number of resources available to guide your prayer time, or you can use your own established prayer techniques and rhythms during this time.
Book your prayer slot by clicking here. You will be sent a reminder email 12 hours prior to your scheduled time as a reminder. Those praying in the praying ambulance can choose whether they wish to make their prayer time exclusive - meaning it is time reserved solely for you. The ambulance is well lit both internally and externally, and there is the facility to lock yourself in so you can feel secure.
In the weeks leading up to Your Kingdom Come we will be publishing a variety of resources to give you ideas about how to pray for yourself, your community and our world. We will also be posting them on this website.