Trafalgar Square is being turned into #TrafalgarPrayer this Sunday, 9 June, as thousands of Christians from across London unite in prayer and worship.
The event on Pentecost Sunday will mark the culmination of Thy Kingdom Come 2019, the annual prayer campaign launched by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, in which Christians are invited to pray for their friends and family to know Jesus Christ.
Last year saw churches from over 65 denominations in 114 countries taking part in the 10 days of prayer, from Anglicans to Roman Catholics, and Orthodox to Methodists. This year even larger numbers are expected to take part.
Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Matt Redman is performing, along with Kingdom Choir, made famous by their outstanding performance at the wedding of the Duke & Duchess of Sussex last year. Brighton based singer-songwriter Lou Fellingham will also be performing, as well as Sounds of New Wine Gospel Choir, which has just been awarded the Premier Gospel's Best Newcomer Award.
The day starts at 12noon, when there will be an event for families which Thy Kingdom Come describe as a 'fun, high energy worship festival with traditional and modern music.'
At 4pm, Christians from churches across London will gather to pray with Archbishops and church leaders including Bishop of London Sarah Mullally DBE, who said: "This is a wonderful opportunity for Christians to gather together in an iconic part of our great city to worship Christ, to seek his will and to pray for his kingdom to come.
"It was humbling to join the huge numbers that assembled at the Cathedral last year. I look forward to seeing what God will do in the lives of many through the fun and fellowship in Trafalgar Square this year."
Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London and Pastor Agu Irukwu, chair of the Redeemed Christian Church of God UK and Rev Trey Hall from the Methodist Church will be attending. Rev Hall said: said: "I hope that diverse Christians of every background and belief will join us and invite friends to come along, too. The festival is for children and families to worship God, find out more about Christian faith, and have fun! We'll also join together in prayer that the nation will flow with God's justice, joy, and peace."
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which invites Christians around the world to pray during the 11 days from Ascension to Pentecost (30th May - 9th June 2019). Since its inception it has been celebrated at Beacon events in churches and Cathedrals around the UK.
No tickets are required to take part in the event, simply turn up on the day and it's free. Large screens will broadcast the acts. British sign language interpretation will also provided.
All are welcome - for more information and to register go to: www.thykingdomcome.global/trafalgarsquare
See also: Watch Faith on the frontline: www.indcatholicnews.com/news/37142
and Watch: Pope Francis' Message to Thy Kingdom Come: www.indcatholicnews.com/news/37123
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