Following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower and the attacks at London Bridge and now Finsbury Park, we believe that this is a vital time to be praying for London and our nation. London City Mission and The Message Trust have called for a day of prayer and fasting on:

  • Wednesday 21st June

  • 12 noon-9pm (with worship event from 7pm)

  • Kensington Temple, Kensington Park Road, W11 3BY

Drop in during the day and join us as we pray to our Lord God Almighty in the name of Jesus Christ for this city. If you’re not able to be there in person, pray with us wherever you are!

I cry aloud to God,
    aloud to God, and he will hear me.

Psalm 77:1

We condemn last night’s atrocious attack outside the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road, near Finsbury Park Mosque.

Graham Miller, Chief Executive of London City Mission said: “We grieve for those who were caught up in this latest attack, who’ve been injured or lost a loved one, and we pray for peace and reconciliation, and for good news and hope to spread across London. As we are shaken as a nation and a city, we pray that we would be shaken to our knees and call out to the Lord for our city.”

London needs Jesus

This city and nation need genuine Christian love, with followers of Jesus Christ reaching out to all kinds of people with the love of God and good news of Jesus Christ.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Ephesians 6:12 

Come, Lord Jesus

The London Bridge attacks, the Grenfell Tower fire, the Finsbury Park attack and yet another stabbing on the streets of our capital…. this city desperately needs Jesus!

Our hearts cry out to the Lord Almighty as we grieve for those who have been impacted by these devastating events, who’ve lost a loved one, been injured or made homeless.

Below are some prayer points to help guide our prayers for London at this time.

  • For peace, reconciliation, good news and hope to spread across London.
  • As we are shaken as a nation and a city, pray that people across the city would be shaken to their knees and call out to the Lord for our city.
  • For Christians across this city to reach out to their neighbours with the love of God and good news of Jesus Christ, not simply with emergency relief, but for the long-term. And with gospel intentionality and true hope that lasts.
  • For our compassionate God to bring comfort and healing to those who have been impacted.
  • Give thanks for our leaders, our security forces and our emergency services. Pray for wisdom and strength in their decisions and actions in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.
  • Thank our heavenly Father that he sent Jesus as the Prince of Peace and the answer to fear. As our hearts break, we ask that he’d have mercy on this city and nation, and help Londoners to come together with love, strength and resolve, to stand united against fear, hate and violence.
  • Ask Jesus, who met spite and cruelty with loving arms, open wide on the cross, to teach us to persevere when the road seems too difficult for us to travel.

Come, Lord Jesus

We are partnering with our friends at PrayerMate to help you pray through the day on Wednesday. You can download the app for free and subscribe to the Day of Prayer feed.

Pray for London

If you would like to pray further for our city, you can sign up to receive London City Mission’s Pray for London prayer guide. This guide contains five weeks of daily prayer points, ordered by themes of London life and London City Mission ministry.

You can get your free copy of Pray For London by visiting our prayer page, where you can:
- download the PDF
- read it on Issuu
- sign up to receive it by post

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