Christians praying for Archbishop of York

Christians are rallying around the Archbishop of York after he revealed today that he has been treated on for advanced prostate cancer.

Dr John Sentamu said he would be "out of action for some time" following the operation today at St James' Hospital.

"I will continue to value your prayers," he said.

Christians and other friends and supporters responded within minutes of the news breaking by taking to Twitter to wish the Archbishop the best and ask other Christians to join them in praying for him:

Kerron Cross ‏@KerronCross
Best wishes to the boss @JohnSentamu as he recovers from an op to remove advanced cancer of the prostate

Vineyard Churches ‏@VCUKI
Join us in praying for our dear friend @JohnSentamu following surgery for a locally advanced cancer of the prostate

Dan Jarvis ‏@DanJarvisMP
My thoughts are with the indefatigable @JohnSentamu

Ruth Gledhill ‏@RuthieGledhill
Pray for @JohnSentamu after his operation today for a locally advanced cancer of the prostate.

Graham Kings ‏@BishopSherborne
@JohnSentamu ... #Praying for you.

ChurchesTogetherYork ‏@ChurchesInYork
Please pray for Archbishop John Sentamu who is receiving treatment for prostate cancer.

Ripon Cathedral ‏@riponcathedral
Wishing Archbishop John Sentamu a speedy recovery and assuring him of our continuing prayers for him

St Paul's Spennymoor ‏@stpaulsspenny
Please join us as we pray for @JohnSentamu, Archbishop of York, who has undergone an operation today for prostate cancer

Bev ‏@BevCowanBathCit
Our prayers and complete recovery for AB +York.

Christopher Luke ‏@chrislukeUK
Praying for the Archbishop of York

Archbishop Cranmer ‏@His_Grace
Praying for His Grace the Archbishop of York

Zoe & Andy @SG ‏@SayingGoodbyeUK
Praying for our wonderful Ambassador the Archbishop of York #GetWellSoon

Arun Arora ‏@RevArun
Praying for @JohnSentamu as he recovers from surgery for prostate cancer

Glynn Harrison ‏@Glynnharry
pray for John Sentamu, Archbishop of York. A truly resilient and faithful soldier of Christ.

Age UK Leeds ‏@AgeUKLeeds
We are hoping to launch a project for supporting older men with prostrate cancer. Our best wishes got to Archbishop of York @JohnSentamu