It’s the beginning of the celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
On Sunday, 3rd June, there is going to be a wonderful pageant. Eight brand new large bells have been made and will be placed on a “floating belfry” that will float down the River Thames from Battersea Bridge to Tower bridge. The bells barge will be followed by Queen Elizabeth’s barge, “Gloriana” and then 1,000 other vessels. The bells on the lead barge will peal (see what “peal” means below) along the river Thames. Twelve churches will also ring out their bells at 3pm, followed by at least 2,000 other churches across the country. You are welcome to join in wherever you are (click here).
Bells to Ring for the Olympic Games
Then there is also a great plan in place for all the church bells across the United Kingdom to ring at the beginning of the Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 (click here). All the bells across the country will PEAL at 8am. Please mark your calendar and pass this on to your mailing list and put it on your Facebook and repost it.
This is to welcome ALL THE VISITORS to the UK. Guess why? It’s not just for the games, but to partake of the Wind of the Spirit being released between these two events.
I looked up the meaning of “Peal of bells” and guess what it says? 1) Set of changes 2) Set of bells tuned into each other 3) Loud joyful noise.
David Willson, CEO of More Than Gold organization said, “This is just one more fantastic opportunity for churches to get involved with their communities and ring out their bells in celebration of the great things to come.”
Martin Creed, Turner Prize-winning artist and musician said, “It’s by people and for people. On the morning of the opening of the Games it’s a massive signal that something is happening.”
Jon Burns, UK Director of More Than Gold said, “It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for churches all around the UK to come together in this way. Let’s ring the bells and make a noise for the opening of the Games, for our communities, and for all that is to come.”
More than Gold website (get involved – it’s a God thing). Go to http://www.morethangold.org.uk
Prayer for the UK
While the bells ring on both occasions, and make a declaration and celebration, let’s all agree that God will rule and reign in the UK. Pray for the eyes of the parliament to be opened to see the wiles of the enemy. Pray for the strategies of the enemy to be uncovered and discovered by the Spirit of God. Pray for a spirit of grace and POWER to sweep across the UK, just like the bells will be ringing across the country. Pray for God to send forth JOYFUL laborers, not heavy religious ones, UK needs the joy, UK needs the Spirit of laughter. Laughter is a major warfare weapon by the way.