Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that began in the Church of England in 2016. The Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join the movement, and the Methodist Church of Britain has become a partner in the initiative. The World Methodist Council is also encouraging Methodists across the world to take part.
The aim of Thy Kingdom Come is that Christians pray that people might know Jesus Christ during a focused time between Ascension and Pentecost from 10 - 20 May 2018.
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 transformed through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ
The invitation is simply for people to pray in whatever way they want, with whoever they want and wherever they can, that others might know Jesus Christ.
To take part,you can sign up and 'pledge to pray' on the Thy Kingdom Website; www.thykingdomcome.global
There are also a huge range of helpful resources to resource individuals, families, and churches wishing to engage with the initiative. These include materials to download on prayer, liturgical resources, Novena booklets, packs on helping families pray together, details of prayer events, and tips on organising local events. Visit www.thykingdomcome.global/prayerresources
Through 'Priorities for the Methodist Church', we are committed to developing confidence in evangelism and in the capacity to speak of God and faith in ways that make sense to all involved. 'Thy Kingdom Come' resonates strongly with this and so we encourage the whole Connexion, in partnership with others wherever possible, to prepare for and engage in this work of prayer in the days from Ascension Day to Pentecost 2017.The Revd Dr Roger Walton and Rachel Lampard MBE, President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, 2016-17