Archbishop Justin and Archbishop Sentamu asked Christians thughout the country to pray particularly more people to come to know that Jesus is Lord. They asked churches to find ways to support this “wave of prayer” during the week before Pentecost. One of the ways that we in the United Benefice encouraged our congregations to engage with the week of prayer was to hold a discussion evening about prayer on the Tuesday evening of the week before Pentecost
We considered what prayer is, discussed how and when we pray, looked at some resources and thought about what we should pray for as we follow the lead of Jesus.
The evening ended with a short quiet prayer:
“Thanks be to God who through us spreads in every place the fragrance of knowing Jesus Christ” (adapted from 2 Corinthians 2:14). We used a scented candle to help us focus on the idea of breathing in the fragrance of Christ so that we can breathe it out into the world around us.