Pentecost Sunday is on the 4th June and is a key moment in the church calendar where we remember those first followers of Jesus, faithfully gathered together praying and seeking God in an upper room in the heart of Jerusalem. As these followers continued to seek God, the presence of God fell. With that first outpouring of the Spirit, 3000 people came to faith that day and the church was born.
And so in the four weeks leading up to Pentecost Sunday, we want to consecrate this season as a time of wholeheartedly pursuing God. As a community, we want to intentionally seek his presence, asking for a fresh outpouring of his Spirit upon us as a church and upon our local communities.
We’ll be doing this in three different ways:
As part of the build up to Pentecost we’d love for everyone to take part in a 21 day fast from the 14th May – 4th June. The heart behind fasting is that we deny ourselves certain things in order to feast on God. And so the primary focus of fasting is to fix our hearts and minds on God, to seek his presence and purposes and to centre ourselves on him. There will be three different types of fasts that you can choose from:
Daniel Fast: For 21 days we only eat the following: Vegetables, Fruit, Whole grains (no wheat), Bean and legumes, Nuts and seed, Water
Social Media Fast: For 21 days we fast from all social media – facebook, twitter, Instagram, etc!
Simplicity Fast: This fast is a fast of your choice. Whether it’s fasting for one day a week during the three weeks, or fasting from something like chocolate or TV, the choice is up to you!
We’d love for this to be something we do altogether as a community at KXC, so do sign up here.
24-7 Prayer Week
Time and time again, throughout history, God shows up when his people pray. In the week leading up to Pentecost Sunday on the 4th June, we’d love for us all to sign up for a 1 prayer slot – asking God to pour out his Spirit upon KXC and the local community. There’ll be a prayer room available to book at KX House between 8am-6pm each day, but for those who would struggle to make it to King’s Cross, or for slots outside of this time, feel free to pray anywhere that works best for you! To sign up for a slot click here.