ANGLICAN PRAYER UNITED GATHERING
A prayer session with the theme “Thy Kingdom Come” was held at St. Thomas’s Cathedral Parish Centre , McDougall Hall, 3rd Floor on the 23rd March 2018 Friday at 7.30pm.
Organised by the Anglican Prayer United and assisted by St. Thomas’s Cathedral Kuching, over a hundred faithful believers from various Anglican Parishes around Kuching turned up to listen to the message ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, shared by The Right Rev’d Bishop Danald Jute.
It is a time of deeper intimacy and quiet communion with God; a time of unity with fellow believers in the presence of the Lord, a time to care for others and those around us; and a time to pray for our country, leaders and people.
The session started with an opening prayer led by Rev’d Doyle Owen LaCasse followed by the Praise and Worship.
The Dean of St. Thomas’s Cathedral, the Very Rev’d Kho Thong Meng welcomed all those present..
Before the Bishop spoke on the theme “Thy Kingdom Come”, he began with a prayer for the Holy Spirit to reveal what is the meaning of “Thy Kingdom Come” according to the Gospel of St. Matthew Ch.6 Vs.9-10. In his message, he touched briefly on the long history of the Anglican Church. He also spoke about how many people are being deprived of the blessings of this land. So it is important that we pray “Thy Kingdom Come” for the transformation of God’s Church and this land.
A hymn “ Stand in the Gap” was sung before Deacon Ivor Lim coordinator for Anglican Prayer United outlined the four Prayer points:-
Prayer 1: Kingdom within us as Lord and King (Luke 17:21)
- Pray for God’s Kingdom to start and grow within us
- Pray Jesus cross (Love) and resurrection (Power) will empower us
- Pray this inner light will never be put out.
Prayer 2: Kingdom rule transforms individual believers and realigns church for Kingdom purposes (Matthew 6:33)
- Pray for a spiritual breakthrough in each parish, Jesus be King & the Holy Spirit to have freedom to transform lives
- Pray each church have programs attracting & encouraging members to realign their lives in pursuit of Christ the King
Prayer 3: Kingdom of God to be established in this land to penetrate every tribe and community (Revelation 14:6-7)
- Pray God’s Kingdom to reach all peoples in our nation through a mighty revival bringing thousands of souls into God’s Kingdom
- Pray for more committed believers, labourers, intentional programs & new churches to prepare for the coming harvest
Prayer 4: Putting Kingdom first will empower the Church to fulfill Matthew 28:18-20
- Pray for the making of disciples to empower the laity for various ministries including missions to reach out to lost sheep
Prayer for each prayer point was recited by the Bishop, Ven. Nelson Ugas, the Dean, Kho Thong Meng and Rev’d Leslie Keyu.
After the Offertory Hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness”, members divided themselves into groups of four to eight and prayed on the prayer points.
After the Hymn “Spirit Touch the Church” , the session ended with benediction given by Bishop. This was followed by light refreshments.