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Bible Soc: Pray with us
People from Cornwall to Texas to Senegal have shared prayers on the Pandemic Prayer Tree on our website. Church leaders including the Archbishop of Canterbury and His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos (President of Bible Society) have prayed alongside supporters of Bible mission. And you can join them.
The Pandemic Prayer Tree is a place to come together and share the burdens we’ve all been carrying. Take this opportunity to pray for someone (without necessarily naming them) who you know has had a particularly tough time. And we’ll pray with you.
Later in the year we’ll gather these prayers into a book, which we hope you’ll share with people in your church or family.
At our webinar following the National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast, Professor NT Wright encouraged us to see the situation of the church right now as similar to that of the early church in Acts. There are new opportunities ahead of us, and as you and your church take them up, you can watch the webinar again any time you like and check out the Re-imagining Mission resources.
The Seriously Surprising Story is a brilliant way to communicate Jesus with children this summer. Along with a great story booklet, you’ll find an animation and further activities free to download. Get one copy for your own child or grandchild, or order hundreds at a discount rate to equip your Sunday school or reach out to your community. Discover The Seriously Surprising Story.
Reasons to believe in the power of the Bible
‘My husband left me one Christmas Eve. My children were 9 and 13 at the time. He had left previously, and we had got back together and then he decided that the person he had met was someone that he still loved and he wanted to be with her. Lots of marriages break up over Christmas. It’s such a stressful time.
‘I became hedonistic. I was trying to fill myself with love, like if you eat too much, or are a gym bunny or buy too many handbags. I tried to fill myself with love. I was living a life of death really. I drank, I smoked, I partied ...’ Read more
Posted on 3 Jul 2021