The days between Ascension Day and Pentecost are designated days of prayer for the building up of God's Kingdom. Below is a form of daily prayer to help you pray during the next few days.
Thy Kingdom Come
A global wave of daily prayer from
Ascension Day to Pentecost 21st - 31st May 2020
Send your Holy Spirit upon us, and clothe us with power from on high. Alleluia.
Blessed are you, creator God, to you be praise and glory for ever.
As your Spirit moved over the face of the waters bringing light and
life to your creation, pour out your Spirit on us today that we may walk as children of light and by your grace reveal your presence. Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Blessed be God for ever. Amen
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul, •
and all that is within me bless his holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, • and forget not all his benefits;
3 Who forgives all your sins • and heals all your infirmities;
4 Who redeems your life from the Pit •
and crowns you with faithful love and compassion;
5 Who satis es you with good things, •
so that your youth is renewed like an eagle’s.
6 The Lord executes righteousness •
and judgement for all who are oppressed.
7 He made his ways known to Moses • and his works to the children of Israel.
8 The Lord has established his throne in heaven, • and his kingdom has dominion over all.
9 Bless the Lord, you angels of his, •
you mighty ones who do his bidding and hearken to the voice of his word.
10 Bless the Lord, all you his hosts, • you ministers of his who do his will.
11 Bless the Lord, all you works of his, in all places of his dominion; •
bless the Lord, O my soul.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever. Amen.
As you read the passages from the Gospels take time to ponder on the words and to listen to what the Holy Spirit has to say to you.
Thursday 21st May
Friday 22nd May
Saturday 23rd May
Sunday 24th May
Monday 25th May
John 12 :12-16
Tuesday 26th May
Wednesday 27th May
Thursday 28th May
Friday 29th May
Saturday 30th May
Pentecost Sunday 31st May
Pray for others
Praying for others to know Jesus is one of the most powerful evangelistic things we can do. Persistent prayer for others brings transformation to their lives. Consistently praying for others takes discipline, and there are many ways that we can build up habits that will help us to pray for our friends and family. Who do you wish to pray for? If you’re not sure who to pray for, ask God to guide you as you choose. Once you have decided, commit to praying for them regularly by praying the following words:
Loving Father, in the face of Jesus Christ your light and glory have blazed forth. Send your Holy Spirit that I may share with my friends (name your friends) the life of your Son and your love for all. Strengthen me as a witness to that love as I pledge to pray for them, for your name’s sake. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will he done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
May the Spirit kindle in us the fire of God’s love. Amen.
Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.
Come Holy Spirit,
Help me to wonder at God’s love,
to wait upon God’s word
and to act with compassion,
That God’s Kingdom might be on earth
as it is in heaven. Amen