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This isn't Anglican, this is the work of the spirit: Justin Welby on success of prayer initiative

Wed 24 Jan 2018
By Marcus Jones
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has relaunched the global prayer initiative Thy Kingdom Come with an open call for churches of all denominations to get involved.
The project, which runs between Ascension and Pentecost, aims to encourage Christians to pray that others would come to know Jesus.This year churches across the world will hold events from 10th-20th May.Speaking to church leaders at Lambeth Palace of Wednesday, he said: "The wind of God's spirit has blown this out of the Anglican system. It's not a Church of England project."It's something God has done in which we happen to have a role and that is how it should be."
 Having started in 2016, Thy Kingdom Come has seen huge growth with Christians in 85 countries around the world taking part.Hundreds of thousands have received resources in numerous languages while millions have engaged through TV and radio.This year sees the Catholic Church and the Methodist Church take a greater role in the project and it's hoped Christians of all backgrounds will get involved.Speaking at the launch, Justin Welby pointed to violence in DR Congo and sexual misconduct in the UK news headlines as evidence of the growing need for more of God around the world.

"It's about an absence of the Kingdom," he said. "Our first reaction is quite rightly to be horrified, say 'that's terrible' but our second reaction must be [to remember] what is in you is the witness of Jesus Christ because that's going to change people's hearts."Those wanting to find out more about the initiative are being invited to the Thy Kingdom Come website for free resources.
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