Senior church leaders in England are calling for clergy to treat the country’s second lockdown as a “month of prayer”.
Premier News reports, the Archbishop of Canterbury has written a joint letter with the Archbishop of York and Bishop of London, calling on Church of England clergy to embrace the spiritual practice of prayer as England goes back into lockdown on Thursday.
They say as leaders seek to serve their congregations during these challenging weeks, God will “give us the courage and humility we need to be faithful witnesses to the Gospel of peace”.
They warn, this lockdown will be different than the first one, with the days getting shorter and colder – but with lessons learned from the first lockdown, they say “there is much to celebrate and be proud of”.
They trio are reminding the faithful that they are “in the faithful hands of the risen Christ who knows our weaknesses, tiredness, and struggles and whose steadfast love endures for ever”.