Between 25th May and 4th June, communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray that their friends, families and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ.
At All Saints’ we will join in this global wave of prayer by hosting a special event, The 40 Hours Prayer, between Friday 2nd and Sunday 4th June. All Saints’ Church will be open throughout this time for great prayer relay before the Lord Jesus.
What is the 40 Hours Prayer?
The 40 Hours Prayer is essentially a prayer relay that invites us to watch before the Lord present in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. In these hours of prayer we more intently implore Jesus ‘Thy Kingdom come’ – come in our hearts and lives, come in our society and land, come to heal our wounds, and come to renew the Church.
The 40 Hours devotion begins with the celebration of the Eucharist on Friday 2 June at 8:00pm. At the end of this Mass the Host is placed upon the altar for adoration. Having recognised Jesus in the breaking of the bread in the Eucharist, we recognise also his presence in the bread which is his Body. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament takes place daily, as we are blessed by the One on which we have already been fed; Jesus, the bread of life.
Join us to pray
You are very welcome to come and pray during the 40 Hours for as long or as little as you wish.
If you’d like to be a steward during the prayer relay, helping to keep the church open for the 40 Hours, contact the Parish Office or Father Diego; and if you can’t join us in prayer send us your prayer requests, and help us intercede for you.
Programme of Services
All Saints' will be open throughout the 40 Hours for personal prayer.
The services listed below will give you a chance to pray with other people.