Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

May 11th 2017

Upcoming Event: Prayer breakfast for staff and parents from 7:30am to 8:00am in the chapel. Please do email Sarah Anderson if you would like to attend: sanderson@emmanuel.nottingham.sch.uk

Between 25 May and 4th June, communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray that their friends, families and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ.  Find out more at www.thykingdomcome.global/taking-part.  At the Nottingham Emmanuel School, we feel called to join in the global wave of prayer and will be taking part in a number of activities as a school community on 25 May:

  • Prayer breakfast for staff and parents from 7:30am to 8:00am in the chapel.  Please do email Sarah Anderson if you would like to attend: sanderson@emmanuel.nottingham.sch.uk
  • All students in Years 9-10 will take part in an interactive prayer activity during tutor time and will work in pairs to re-write the Lord’s Prayer in text speak to help them engage with the deeper meaning of ‘Thy kingdom come’.
  • Inspired by the Grove booklet “Living the Lord’s Prayer” by Ian Terry, we will create an outside space to enable staff and students to engage with some of the questions provoked by the prayer “Thy Kingdom come on Earth as it is in Heaven”.

Outside in the cloister during break and lunch time we will be creating a large ‘ideas’ stations where staff and students are encouraged to engage with the concept of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.  The key questions for these stations will include questions like:

    • ‘What would this look like on earth, in our school or in our communities?’
    • ‘How might we play a part in seeing it happen?’
    • ‘Where do you think you can already see God’s Kingdom?’
    • ‘What words would you use to describe God’s Kingdom?’
    • ‘If you wanted to see “God’s Kingdom come”, how would you go about finding out what God’s will is?’

Staff and students will pin up their ideas as ‘strands of thought’ onto the ideas station.  A large cross will also be placed in the centre of the cloister with a prayer post box beside it.  Staff and students will also be encouraged to post their prayers inside for our community.  We will be inviting a number of youth workers who partner with us to join us at break and lunchtime to chat with students in the cloister as they engage in the prayer activities.