THY KINGDOM COME
21 - 31 May 2020
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension Day (21 May) and Pentecost (31 May) for more people to come to know Jesus. Praying for people to come to know the love, hope and peace found in Christ is at the heart of Thy Kingdom Come.
These difficult and trying times present an incredible opportunity for the Church worldwide to unite in prayer so that family, friends and neighbours will come to know the love and peace of Jesus Christ for themselves.
You can find Thy Kingdom Come on social media by visiting: @thykingdom_come & fb/ThyKingdomComeUK
Daily Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come is a great way to set up regular, daily patterns of prayer to hold these people in prayer – whether you are doing so on your own, as a household, or joining with others virtually. This resource is available in several formats, including a free smartphone app, a printed booklet, a daily podcast or daily smart speaker alerts. For more information on how to access these resources, visit the Church of England Thy Kingdom Come page.
Some further key resources for Thy Kingdom Come can be downloaded via the buttons below.
The Family Prayer Adventure podcasts are a fun and engaging way to help families pray together during Thy Kingdom Come. There is one following each daily theme of Thy Kingdom Come, and they are about 10-12 minutes long. They feature a game, an interactive Bible story (written and performed by folks like Bob Hartman), a chance to pray and great music.
The podcast accompanies the Prayer Adventure journal and Prayer Adventure map which can be downloaded from the buttons below.
Follow this exciting journey of prayer via social media (@thykingdom_come) - why not share your story and journey of prayer with others across the world by using the hashtag #thykingdomcome
Intercessionary Prayers with Archbishop Justin Welby, Archbishop Sentamu and Cardinal Vincent Nichols
You are invited to a webinar, joining a time of intercessory prayer lead by Archbishop Justin Welby, Archbishop Sentamu and Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Thursday 21st May 10:30-11:00.
They will be praying for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our world today: that many might come to know the love, peace and joy that is found in Christ. If you would like to join – please register here TKC Intercessory Prayer.
This will be followed by a live Q&A from 11-11:30am with a Facebook live led by Archbishop Justin designed for those on the edges of faith where prayer is something new to them. The Archbishop will share his personal experiences of prayer and also take questions.
Prayer and Care
A key theme for Thy Kingdom Come is prayer and care. As we pray for those we love to come to know the hope and love of Christ, we also are encouraging all to see how they can show God’s love towards others.
Here are 4 ideas of how we can care and love those we know, even when we are socially distanced:
1. Keep up contact. Make a phone call, send an email, letter or card saying that you are praying for them at this time.
2. Keep an eye out for the anniversaries of life events. Make that phone call to let people know you care.
3. Serve where you can in delivering groceries or medications.
4. Make sure the people you pray for know how much you value them by whatever means you can find.
Various resource packs to help you join in with this year's Thy Kingdom Come have been created. The packs include our flagship 2020 resources, our hugely popular prayer bands, prayers cards and creative activities to help you pray. You can find them here.
As Archbishops Justin and Sentamu have said, “We’ll be taking part in what is sure to be a unique Thy Kingdom Come this year. We encourage you to join us in watching, waiting and praying, as the first Christians did, for God’s Spirit to equip and empower us to be a people who reflect the hope of Jesus in a world of need”