Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come (21st - 30th May 2020), it is hoped that everyone who takes part will
Deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ
Pray for God’s spirit to work in the lives of those they know
Come to realise that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer
After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Like them, our reliance on the gift of the Holy Spirit is total – on our own we can do nothing.
Through the centuries Christians have gathered at that time to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ picks up this tradition. Over the past three years more and more worshipping communities have dedicated the days between Ascension and Pentecost to pray ‘Come Holy Spirit’.
We are praying that the Spirit would inspire and equip us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with our friends and families, our communities and networks. It has been amazing how many varied ways there have been in which people from every tradition have taken up this challenge. The effects have been remarkable.
It is our prayer that those who have not yet heard the Good News of Jesus Christ and his love for the world will hear it for themselves, and respond and follow Him. Specifically, we again invite each and every Christian across the country to pray that God’s Spirit might work in the lives of 5 friends who have not responded with their ‘Yes’ to God’s call.
Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part this year – along with churches from over 65 different denominations.
The Global Thy Kingdom Come Prayer
Almighty God, your ascended Son has sent us into the world to preach the good news of your kingdom: inspire us with your spirit and fill our hearts with the fire of your love, that all who hear your Word may be drawn to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Visit www.thykingdomcome.global for more information about taking part and to find lots of resources to help you pray...
60 minutes of Prayer - for your Nation
There's a guide to help you pray for your nation - or nations, if you have an interest in more than one! You can always be flexible about the time spent on this option - perhaps divide the time during the day or over several days.
Pray for five friends
Praying for others to know Jesus is one of the most powerful things we can do. Persistent prayer for others brings transformation to their lives. Consistently praying for others takes discipline, and there are many ways that we can build up habits that will help us pray for our friends and family.
Choose five people to pray for and write their names down onto a list. If you're not sure who to pray for, ask God to guide you as you choose. Once you have settles on five names commit to praying for them regularly by praying the following:
Loving Father, in the face of Jesus Christ your light and glory blazed forth. Send your Holy Spirit that I may share with my friends: (name your friends here) the life of your Son and your love for all. Strengthen me as a witness to that love as I pledge to pray for them, for your name's sake. Amen
Daily Prayer for the ministry of your Chaplaincy
For the worship, work and witness of our four congregations which make up St Andrew's Chaplaincy. For our ministry to English speaking residents and visitors. For all who may come to us for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals this year.