Daily Hope phone line to continue beyond lockdown – as calls pass two million minutes

Jul 13, 2020 by

A free phone line offering hymns, prayers, and reflections to tens of thousands of callers after church buildings closed because of the coronavirus is to continue despite moves to ease the lockdown restrictions. Daily Hope, launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, in April, has now received 173,000 calls from over 37,000 people – with calls topping more than two million minutes. The service – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – was set up as a simple new way to...

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‘Daily Hope’ free phone line, bringing hymns and prayers to people’s homes, takes over 100,000 calls

May 28, 2020 by

from ITV News: A free phone line for people to listen to hymns and prayers during lockdown has been so popular it’s already received over 100,000 calls. Daily Hope is funded by the Archbishop of Canterbury and set up by Pippa Cramer and her husband Steve from their home in Claygate in Surrey. “I’ve had amazing feedback. A lot of people are feeling quite isolated, lonely, frightened – I don’t think you can underestimate how scary it can be at the moment for...

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Day of Prayer – Unlock the Gaol! – May 30 – Livestream

May 28, 2020 by

from Voice for Justice UK:   Programme Session 1:  Welcome and Introduction: Revd Lynda Rose, CEO of Voice for Justice UK Session 2:   The Miracle of Dunkirk: David Lindsay, joint leader of Prayer for the Nation Session 3:   A nation deserving judgment: Revd Dr Clifford Hill, Director of Issachar Ministries and editor-in-chief of Prophecy Today UK. Session 4:   Repent and keep on repenting: Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, President of OXTRAD and former Bishop of Rochester Session 5:   Repenting...

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The Kitchen Table 2 – Russell Brand and Prayer

May 21, 2020 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: The Kitchen Tableis our new weekly vlog – each week we look at something that enables us to see God at work in the culture.  This weeks is a cracker….Russell Brand did a phenomenal talk about prayer.  Why are people Googling prayer?   He comes so close…and yet is so far…have a look…and at the discussion afterwards.  Russell wants a sacred experience…he thinks we need to learn to pray together – technology is not enough.  Religion is not telling you how to think!...

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How has the lockdown affected people’s spiritual habits?

May 13, 2020 by

by Carys Moseley, Christian Concern: Savanta ComRes has recently published the results of a survey commissioned by Tearfund on British people’s spiritual habits in relation to the lockdown. This survey helps give a detailed picture of how people of different religious affiliation have responded, and of their interaction with churches. The survey is a random representative sample of the adult population of the United Kingdom and was conducted between 24 and 27 April this year. Although the...

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6,000 join broadcast Call to Repentance and Prayer

May 6, 2020 by

from Church of England Newspaper: On Saturday 25 April, over 6,000 people joined a live-streamed Call to Repentance and Prayer organised by Voice for Justice UK (VfJUK). As VfJUK CEO Lynda Rose explained, on this date in 590 AD, Rome was miraculously delivered from plague after a call to repentance and prayer led by the new Pope, Gregory 1. Rome at the time was known for its corruption, moral decadence, immorality, and general decline. In his inaugural address to the crowds, Gregory...

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