Thy Kingdom Come

What is Thy Kingdom Come?

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.

Why is it important?

This year’s Thy Kingdom Come takes place in a very different world from any we could have expected, yet the need for prayer in this time of crisis has never been greater. We have an incredible opportunity to show the love and peace of Jesus Christ, not just in our own lives but in our communities, too.

That is why Thy Kingdom Come 2020 is focusing on both prayer and care: encouraging people to pray for others to come to know Jesus’ love in their own lives, and also to demonstrate that love in action.

Archbishops Justin and Sentamu have said, “We’ll be taking part in what is sure to be a unique Thy Kingdom Come this year.  We encourage you to join us in watching, waiting and praying, as the first Christians did, for God’s Spirit to equip and empower us to be a people who reflect the hope of Jesus in a world of need.”

We can join in with the world-wide church in the following ways:

DOWNLOAD the free Thy Kingdom Come app – packed full with videos, reflections, a daily podcast from Tom Wright and the daily prayer journal (a great start to any day) from the Apple or Android app stores, simply search for “Thy Kingdom Come Prayer”

USE the wide range of free resources available from including a new augmented reality Family Prayer Adventure Map, a beautiful Prayer Journal, resources to host a continuous prayer room online (24/7), liturgical resources, a Journey with Mary and much more.

When the Spirit of God came upon those waiting, watching and praying that first Pentecost, the followers of Jesus were not in the temple and they were not on the streets. They were in a home.  Church buildings may have been shut but the Church has maybe never been as open, with vibrant, faith fuelled prayer in households up and down our nation and Christians mobilised to do the works of Jesus Christ as we serve and support those in our communities most in need: prayer and care hand in hand."

Have a look at these free resources to help you to mark this event while observing Government guidelines on social distancing:

Special resources aimed at children and young people include: