"There’s no template for this. It’s not another ‘initiative’. Just pray! "
So says the Bishop of Penrith, the Rt Rev Dr Emma Ineson, as she encourages as many people as possible to join together in '100 Days of Prayer' to seek God's lead for our future vision to continue to grow his Kingdom here in Cumbria.
The God for All vision has provided a wonderful bedrock from which to grow and nurture disciples of Jesus, whilst also offering new ways of 'being and doing' church across the county. So why 'reinvent the wheel'? Instead let's look towards how we can refresh our ecumenical vision. And together our churches need to work out what this looks like.
So Bishop Emma is asking church communities across the county to join as one in '100 Days of Prayer', a time of reflection and contemplation as we open our hearts to God's guidance. It begins this weekend - on Pentecost Sunday - and will end on September 17, to be followed by 100 days of listening, taking us through to Christmas Day.