Southwark Diocese has issued a booklet for use within the Diocese.
The introduction is thus:
Imagine having to keep your faith secret.
Let us go on a journey together…
When church becomes a secret, persecution is happening. It is when you cannot let anyone see your prayer, your worship, or your Bible being read.
Imagine how hard that would make it to follow Jesus.
The Southwark Vision is to see “justice and peace built up, and violence challenged in our local and global community”.
We have an opportunity during the nine days between Ascension and Pentecost to pray for anyone who is persecuted for their faith and
for those who cannot freely pray.
The Apostle Paul wrote that when one part of the Body of Christ suffers, every part suffers with it, and if one part is honoured, every part rejoices
(1 Corinthians 12:26).
You may like to light a candle each day as you read about someone somewhere who has only Christ to hold on to.
Join them in their prayer.
The Revd Sue Thomas
Normally there would be plenty of copies at the back of the church – but unfortunately this isn’t as accessible as usual – so it can be downloaded here