In a series of video messages released on 6 May 2020, Presidents of Churches Together in England are encouraging us to keep praying prayers of hope, because prayer makes a difference.
“We pray out of love to a God who is love”, explains Archbishop Justin Welby. Pastor Agu Irukwu encourages us: “we have a Father who hears our prayers and who answers our prayers. So please, keep on praying. Be encouraged that our prayers are not in vain.”
On 22nd March 2020, Presidents of Churches Together in England called for a National Day of Prayer and Action, and the take-up was amazing, with the hashtag trending second on Twitter that evening. But we need to keep on praying.
“There are so many opportunities of acts of grace and kindness that we see the churches presenting to the world. But I’m also here to ask you to continue praying for our churches, for our Church, for our nation, for our world”, says Archbishop Angaelos. Cardinal Vincent Nichols agrees: “It’s God’s work that we’re involved in. And we need the help of God, and we need to pray for that continually.” Revd Hugh Osgood concludes: “Let’s keep praying and be assured prayer does make a difference.”
The series of video messages is available here (with optional subtitles), together with a transcript of each message,.