Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come – Prayer Campaign 21-31 May 2020

Do you want God’s Kingdom to come, and come soon in full grace, power and glory? I hope you do! Are you willing to do something about it?

Here is something you can do about it, even in lockdown! Now there is not much we can do in lockdown, but we always can PRAY! Prayer is fundamental to us at SSCB! Or so it should be! So, let’s seize the opportunity to pray for God’s Kingdom to Come!

‘Thy Kingdom Come!’ is a global prayer movement. It wasn’t global to start out with in 2016, but now it is. It is an initiative inviting Christians to pray for God’s Kingdom to break through into our world. It is organised yearly from Ascension Day to Pentecost (for most of us  this year that is 21st to 31st May). Last year Christians from 172 countries took part in it! This year you can be part of it too! I think that is pretty amazing!

Do not be afraid, or feel stressed about this. There are different ways to pray, and they are all good. Last year we suggested (on the basis of the prayer pattern of the Bishop of York) choose five people you want to pray for and pray the Lord’s Prayer for them! Here is John Sentamu’s encouragement: Lord’s Prayer for Five. Pray for them all year around, and wait for God to act.

There are really helpful and encouraging resources available at the Thy Kingdom Come website: www.thykingdomcome.global. There are exciting resources from prayers you can use to family resources (really great fun!), and prayer journals. You may prefer to read written prayers or to pray what you feel the Lord has laid on your heart. You will know what works best for you. Prayer resources are available at www.thykingdomcome.global/prayer-resources

We encourage you to take part in this prayer movement. It will bless you too!

We are joining our brothers and sisters in North-West Edinburgh as we pray for Thy Kingdom Come. Churches from Cramond, Drylaw, Old Kirk & Muirhouse, Granton and St. Columba’s Blackhall are part of it and they are inviting us too! We desperately need Jesus’ presence and help, individually and as His people!

Martin Bethell, our Prayer Co-ordinator is co-ordinating this. Our ‘prayer slot’ is the afternoon of Friday, 29th May, from 12:00 to 23:00. Martin divided it up to 30 minutes periods. Some periods are taken already, and as this is changing all the time, we can’t offer an accurate schedule. It is never a problem if more people pray at a certain time anyway! You can sign up for one slot, two slots together or more than one slot at different times. You can pray as individuals, Family Groups, Social Groups. Obviously, this will be in the privacy of your own homes due to the current lockdown.

If you would like to join in, please email Martin at pray@comelybankchurch.com letting him know you want to be part of this and also your preferred time period of 30 minutes. He will acknowledge your message and will advise you as well.

Monthly Prayer Meeting by Zoom

Join us on Zoom for prayer and praise. It is praying people that the church and God need, not new methods, techniques, or equipment.

“Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men (and women, young and old) is greater still.” (E. M. Bounds)

National Day of Prayer and Action, 22nd March 2020

candle in the dark

As the COVID-19 virus spread and seemingly overcame the whole globe we have become aware in a new way of our own frailty and insecurity. We need to renew our dependence on God. The leaders of the national churches in the UK are calling people to come humbly and honestly in prayer before God, sharing openly our emotions, questions, and concerns in the shadow of COVID-19.

Knowing and trusting that prayer works, we encourage you to join in this National Day of Prayer and Action on Sunday 22nd March.

At 19:00 on Sunday stop and pause for prayer, wherever you are, and come sincerely before God. Please light a candle and place it in your window as a visible sign that we are people of the light of the world, darkness and fear will not overcome us, for our light is Jesus Christ Himself. Let your light shine and bring hope!

We will also light candles and place them in the windows of the church at 19:00. The church will be open till 19:30 for prayer to anyone. Here is a prayer you might want to use:

Dear Lord, and Father of Mankind,
For all that is good in life, thank you,
For the love of family and friends, thank you,
For the kindness of good neighbour and Samaritan stranger, thank you.

May those who are vulnerable, hungry or homeless, experience support,
May those who are sick, know healing,
May those who are anxious or bereaved, sense comfort.

Bless and guide political leaders and decision-makers, with wisdom,
Bless and guide health workers and key workers, with strength and well-being,
Bless and guide each one of us, as we adapt to a new way of living.

And may the light shining from our windows,
across road and wynd, glen and ben, kyle and isle,
be reflected in our hearts and hands and hopes.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

Monthly Prayer Meeting

Join us for prayer and praise. It is praying people that the church and God need, not new methods, techniques, or equipment.

“Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men (and women, young and old) is greater still.” (E. M. Bounds)

Monthly Prayer Meeting

Join us for prayer and praise. It is praying people that the church and God need, not new methods, techniques, or equipment.

“Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men (and women, young and old) is greater still.” (E. M. Bounds)

Kirk Session Meeting

Tonight the Kirk Session meets for prayer, discussion, and planning the life and ministry of the church.

CAP Prayer Meeting

Come and support our CAP Debt Centre and its clients with you your prayers.

Monthly Prayer Meeting

Join us for prayer and praise. It is praying people that the church and God need, not new methods, techniques, or equipment.

“Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men (and women, young and old) is greater still.” (E. M. Bounds)

Kirk Session Meeting

Tonight the Kirk Session meets for prayer, discussion, and planning the life and ministry of the church.