‘Everyday Faith – Hidden Church’ has reflections around the theme of the ‘Persecuted Church’. 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).
It is with this in mind that I commend “The Hidden Church”. The vision for this booklet of prayer has come from the Revd Sue Thomas and I am grateful for her prayerful concern for the persecuted church. I believe that this is a concern that all traditions in the Diocese of Southwark share. It is in this spirit that we offer this prayer resource and widen our horizons to pray “Thy Kingdom Come” with the persecuted church.
Download in booklet format here and as single pages here
Please also take time to explore the Thy Kingdom Come webpage on Southwark’s Diocesan website where there are further resources, including those designed for childen and young people.