Paul and Jean attended a day at Westminster aimed at celebrating all that God has done through the New Church movement over the last 40 years in the UK. As well as celebrating what had happened in the past the day looked ahead to the new things God is doing in the UK. Those church leaders present committed to supporting one another through these new initiatives.
The prayer declaration below sums up the day and a full audio recoding can be accessed here.
WE AFFIRM OUR LOVE FOR YOU FATHER AND WE AFFIRM OUR LOVE FOR YOUR CHURCH.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR FAITHFULNESS AND LOVE THROUGHT THE LAST 40 YEARS IN THIS NATION. THANK YOU FOR A NEW FLOW OF WORSHIP, MUSIC AND SONG WRITING THAT HAS BROUGHT LIFE TO THE CHURCH. THANK YOU FOR NEW CHURCHES PLANTED AND FRESH EXPRESSIONS OF KINGDOM EMERGING. WE PRAISE YOU FOR EVERY INITIATIVE WHICH HAS SOUGHT TO BLESS PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES AND FOR MISSION MOVEMENTS THAT HAVE HONOURED CHRIST AND REACHED MANY PEOPLE.
WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN DIVISIONS AND BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH THE YEARS WE PRAY YOUR FORGIVENESS AND CLEANSING.
NOW WE STAND TOGETHER FOR YOUR KINGDOM PURPOSES FROM DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS, DENOMINATIONS AND NETWORKS RECOGNISING BOTH OUR DUTY AND DELIGHT TO BE TOGETHER. WE COMMIT TO SPEAK WELL OF ONE ANOTHER, TO SUPPORT AND AFFIRM ONE ANOTHER AND TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS MESSAGE IN WORD AND ACTION. REVIVE YOUR CHURCH. MAY WE SEE THE UK RE-EVANGELISED WITH MANY BROUGHT TO A LIVING FAITH AND MANY COMMUNITIES TRANSFORMED.
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT