A call to a day of Prayer

Following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower and the attacks at London Bridge and now Finsbury Park, London City Mission believes that London is desperately in need of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, and that this is a vital time to be praying for London and the UK.

London City Mission and The Message Trust have called for a day of prayer and fasting this Wednesday (21st June).

Where: Kensington Temple, Kensington Park Rd, London W11 3BY

When: Wednesday 21st June, 12noon until 9pm (with worship event from 7pm)

Christians across the city and beyond will join in prayer during the day as they cry out in the name of Jesus Christ for this city.

“I cry aloud to God,
aloud to God, and he will hear me.” (Psalm 77:1)

Graham Miller, Chief Executive of London City Mission said: “We condemn last night’s atrocious attack in Finsbury Park.”

“We grieve for those who were caught up in this latest attack, who’ve been injured or lost a loved one, and we pray for peace and reconciliation, and for good news and hope to spread across London. This city and nation needs genuine Christian love,” continues Mr Miller, “with followers of Jesus Christ reaching out to all kinds of people with the love of God and good news of Jesus Christ.”

“We do this because God first loved us. It’s his love for us and for all people of London and the UK that compels us to reach out. Not just with emergency relief, but for the long-term. And with gospel intentionality. We have a reason to reach out with true hope, which lasts.”

London City Mission had identified the area around Grenfell Tower as particularly least reached with the gospel. They have been planning and praying with local partners for the past couple of years about starting a ministry project in the area. With a commitment to serving this community for the long-term London City Mission have placed one of their missionaries to work alongside their partner churches in the area.

London City Missionaries continue to minister in places just like the area that Grenfell Tower is in. Many of them go door-to-door, sharing Jesus with people on housing estates across London.

Shantelle Johnson

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