Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Thousands celebrate Pentecost and Church unity at West Ham prayer event

Following the success of the Global Day of Prayer London held at West Ham United FC on 27 May, Britain’s Christian community are being encouraged to book their place for next year’s event scheduled for 11 May 2008.

Over 18,000 Christians from across the denominational and cultural spectrum braved the rain to attend the four hour ecumenical prayer extravaganza which celebrated Pentecost.

Worship was led by Tim Hughes and there were contributions from Patti Boulaye, the Royal Holloway Choir, All Souls Orchestra, Geraldine Latty and Graham Kendrick.

Using the Lord’s Prayer as the key theme for the event, there were readings and reflections from Monsignor John Armitage; an international prayer for the world in different languages; Elizabeth Bartha of Christian Solidarity Worldwide led a special prayer for persecuted Christians across the world and there was a prayer of repentance for the transatlantic slave trade and a plea for reconciliation. Read more

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