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UK: Church Leaders Meet Together to Launch Large-Scale Prayer Initiative

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Sep 19
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The leaders from several Christian denominations recently met together in the UK and committed to support an effort to pray for revival.

According to, the church leaders agreed to be part of a prayer initiative that is centered around Pentecost.

"We want to encourage our brothers and sisters in churches of all traditions to partner in praying 'Thy Kingdom Come' in the days leading up to Pentecost 2017," the various presidents of Churches Together in England said in a statement. "There is no prescription about how we should pray; we hope each church will participate in a way that is authentic to them and where possible to engage in this with their partner churches in their area."

Leaders who recently met to discuss the prayer initiative include Catholic, Baptist, Pentecostal, Coptic, Methodist, Orthodox, and free church leaders. The leaders also committed to encouraging their respective congregations to be part of the prayer initiative.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby also participated in the meeting as an Anglican representative.

"As we look ahead to 2017 there is growing desire, as beautiful as it is remarkable, among people of so many denominations and nations to pray together for more people to know Jesus Christ,” Welby stated.


Publication date: September 19, 2016