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 Archbishop’s 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;
- people will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses…to the ends of the earth. When he said this…he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight…Then they returned to Jerusalem…and were constantly devoting themselves to pray…
When the day of Pentecost had come they were all together in one place…All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit…and that day about three thousand persons were added.” Acts 1,2
“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we will all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.” Archbishop Justin Welby
So what about within the District
Within the District we are encouraging churches and circuits to get involved in Thy Kingdom Come, to set up events during the period of time, and where possible to work with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
To take part, you can find more information on Thy Kingdom Come website and sign up to ‘pledge to pray.’
For more information and encouragement watch the video produced by The Revd Rachel Parkinson which can be found here.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has also produced a video on the particular aims of Thy Kingdom Come which can be found here.
A range of resources are now available and are listed below:
Thy Kingdom Come 2018
The District are providing funding for Churches and Circuits to run TKC events this year, the application form can be found here.
Events around the District 2018
The Vale of Stour Circuit are holding a ‘reflective service of prayer, worship and story’ at Brierley Hill Methodist Church on 10 May at 1930hrs.
Robert Mountford the Ecumenical Mission Officer for Staffordshire and the Black Country is organising prayer events in the four corners of Staffordshire, which includes Kinver within this District. A poster for these events can be found here.
Churches from across Dudley are organising an event to pray for Dudley at the Priory Ruins on 20 May at 2.30pm.