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;
Today's reflections from His Eminence Christoph Cardinal Schönborn OP - 26 May 2017: https://vimeopro.com/thykingdomcomeglobal/thy-king...
Reflections from 25 May, Ascension Day: The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate, the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. https://vimeopro.com/thykingdomcomeglobal/thy-king...
Wakefield Cathedral is one of the Beacon Churches for Thy Kingdom Come. Please join us on June 4 at 3.30pm.
Last year more than 100,000 Christians of all denominations joined with the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to pray during the 10 days between Ascension and Pentecost.
Archbishop Justin Welby says: “Jesus prayed at the Last Supper that we, those who follow him, might ‘be one that the world might believe’. We are invited to make a lasting difference in our nations and in our world, by responding to his call to find a deep unity of purpose in prayer. “It’s not a Church of England thing, it’s not an Anglican thing, it’s a Christian thing.”
The Revd Canon Chris Russell, Adviser for Evangelism & Witness at Lambeth Palace, says: “Thy Kingdom Come is a wonderful opportunity to join with Christians around the world in praying that most ancient of prayers ‘Come, Holy Spirit’, so we might rediscover our vocation to all be witnesses to Jesus Christ. Churches across the world have planned activities including prayer walks, candlelit services, street parties, psalm drumming, fireworks and prayer tepees. Elsewhere in the UK people will gather for 33 special beacon services in Cathedrals and thousands are preparing to pray in churches.