Thy Kingdom Come

What is Thy Kingdom Come?

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know the love of Jesus.

Since its start in May 2016 God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness to the love of God in our communities


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 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 will inspire and equip us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with our friends and families, our communities and networks. 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 globe to pray that God’s Spirit might work in the lives of 5 friends.

“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

Watch The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu encourage us to pray for five people as part of Thy Kingdom Come and of the joy that this brings by clicking here

Sign up to pray.

Could you give an hour to pray during the 11 days between 13th and 23rd May?

Visit our friends at Vision Wakefield to find out more and how you can get involved by clicking here

Join with other local Christians for worship on Ascension Day and Pentecost Sunday

There will be two services led by Bishop Tony at Sandal Castle.

The first one is at 07:30 on 13 May (Ascension Day), and the second is at 13:00 on 23 May (Pentecost Sunday). If you wish to attend these on zoom please go to the Vision Wakefield Website to get details by clicking here.

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