Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension Day to Pentecost, this year May 30 to June 9.
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. The initial call was, and continues to be, to pray that more people will come to know the love of Jesus Christ in their lives.
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.”
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 invite each and every Christian 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.
We invite you to take part this year – along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 114 countries around the world.
“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
For resources to help you participate in Thy Kingdom Come, click here.