Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
The hope is that:
- People will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family – as a church, individually or as a family
- Churches will hold prayer events, such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world
- People will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ
The bible says:
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses …to the ends of the earth. When he had said this…he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight…Then they returned to Jerusalem … and were constantly devoting themselves to prayer…
When the day of Pentecost had come they were all together in one place… All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit… and that day about three thousand persons were added.” (Acts 1,2)
“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.” (Archbishop Justin Welby)
Here at Christ Church we will be doing a number of things as we take our part in this global movement. We are meeting every morning at 6:00am to pray for the day. We are meeting some evenings and we are meeting for a day together on Saturday the 3rd June. We are also encouraging those to pray with their families, at work, alone in different ways using the first letter of Christ as a way of reminding ourselves who resides at the centre of it all.
Pray with Jesus as you…
You can also pledge to pray here.