Prayer for Exam Candidates
Among the prayer stations available at the Beacon Celebration was one offering prayer for teens’ concerns which could be written on colourful cartoon cards to be collected in a hamper.
Archbishop Justin joined a gathering of about forty GCSE and A level students before the service began and prayed with them for the challenges they faced, before he blessed the cards in the hamper.
Three Great addresses
The Revd Hayley Young, Baptist Minister from Panshanger, preached an energetic and gripping sermon. She inspired and encouraged people to pray for those they love … and those they don’t love. Using as her text the story of the Arameans coming to capture Elisha, she spoke about how the prophet Elisha saw things from God’s perspective and so was able to bring peace without the taking up of arms. He saw and was able to encourage his servant to see their enemy, arranged around them, through God’s eyes, not his own.
“This story has all the elements of a great movie,” she said. And Hayley was in a movie of her own, as the service was streamed live on Facebook, across the globe.
Photos of the celebration: https://flic.kr/s/aHskBw1df3