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What is Thy Kingdom Come?

What is Thy Kingdom Come?

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement. It is an open invitation to Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost each year that more people will to come to know Jesus.

It started in May 2016 and since then has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of a possibility into an established movement spanning the globe.

Taking Part

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

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

Context

After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered together with Mary. They constantly devoted themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. We are like the disciples gathering together in hope as without the Holy Spirit we are powerless.

Through the centuries Christians have gathered at this time to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. As the name suggests, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ picks up this tradition. Gradually, more and more communities of worship have dedicated the days between Ascension and Pentecost to pray ‘Come Holy Spirit’.

“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

Our Service

Mothers’ Union is holding a Thy Kingdom Come service which will be available to watch on our Facebook page and YouTube channel at 2pm on Friday 14th May. Check out our events page for more details.