Praying for doubling the number of children and young active disciples in the Church of England by 2030

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You are invited to join a weekly twenty-minute online prayer gathering for Doubling the number of children and young active disciples in the Church of England by 2030. This is the first stated bold outcome of the Church of England’s national Vision and Strategy.

Throughout 2023 we will have a weekly Zoom prayer gathering every Tuesday for 20 mins from 13:00-13:20 GMT. It isn’t primarily about numbers – it’s about young lives being won and shaped by the goodness, beauty and truth of Jesus.

  • The prayer gathering will be reasonably fast-paced, and start and end bang on time. Some of the time may be spent in breakout rooms, but, all the way through, prayers can be offered verbally, in the chat, or silently.
  • Obviously, across the Church of England there are many preferred ways of praying. We aim to use a variety of styles but hope you will join whatever your preferences.
  • If you have a longing to see new young disciples of Jesus, this would be a great use of twenty minutes of your time each week.

We know we are not the main agents in seeing this change. We believe God is. Therefore, our first commitment in seeking to double the number of children and young people is to pray – asking God for his enabling and empowering, his leading and guiding, his work to open hearts and draw young people to himself.

It would be great if you could come, and if you could, spread the word about these prayer times. Who can you invite to come too?

Do complete for the form below with your details so we can send you the link for the prayer gathering, or click on the button at the top of the page to add it directly to your online diary.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Pray with us

Loving God,

We bring to you the children, young people and families of our nation.
We pray for those who are already know they are your children.
Please protect them, bless them and keep them firm in their faith.

We pray for those who would like to find out more about you.
Please provide ways for them to do that and help us all to play our part.

We pray for those who know little or nothing about Christian faith.
Please stir up curiosity in them to find out more
and in your mercy give them encounters with you that transform their lives.

We pray that the goal of doubling the number of children and active young disciples
across the Church of England by 2030 will be reached with joy.

Please give us courage, faith and hope as we continue to pray.
In the name of Jesus Christ,