The fifteenth Lambeth Conference will meet July 26 - August 8 in Canterbury.
As the conference draws closer, the Archbishop of Canterbury has shared a call to prayer with the conference delegates and their wider church communities.
The call to prayer invites people to devote a day to prayer on Trinity Sunday – June 12 and to pray for the event in the weeks ahead.
The Archbishop of Canterbury says: “The Lambeth Conference theme of ‘God’s Church for God’s World’, reminds us that we are called upon as Christians to pray for the needs of the world. There are many calls upon our prayers at this time: World peace, the global climate crisis, the effects of the pandemic – to name but a few.
“I invite you to call all those in your care to pray for the Lambeth Conference. Please pray that as we meet and consider our shared mission and ministry, that we may hear the call from God. In turn, that we might add our voices to call others to make a difference for Christ in the world.”
A prayer guide has been developed by Brother Christopher John, who is part of the Chaplaincy team at the event.
During the event, Bishops will discuss several topics, including mission and evangelism, peace and reconciliation, the environment and sustainable development, discipleship, inter faith relations and more.
The prayer guide contains prayers that relate to themes that will be explored at the conference, that have been shared by Anglican Religious Communities from around the world. The guide can be used in the lead up to and during the conference.
Brother Christopher John says: “This prayer guide has contributions from religious communities in Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Americas, and Asia. Through the prayer guide we hope that the prayers we share here will encourage all who use it to unite in prayer for the bishops gathered in the Lambeth Conference.”