Thy Kingdom Come

Pledge to join the global wave of prayer
25 May - 4 June 2017

Thy Kingdom Come logoThy 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 25 May - 4 June 2017.

Thy Kingdom Come praying woman

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;

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

A message from the Revd Dr Roger Walton, President of the Methodist Conference, 2016-17, and Rachel Lampard, Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, 2016-17 

"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."

Archbishop Justin Welby commends Thy Kingdom Come


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