Thy Kingdom Come aims to:
- Encourage people to pray, all around the globe
- Ask people to pray, daily, for five of their friends to come to know Jesus Christ.
Join a great wave of prayer. 13-23 May 2021.
With the great challenges faced by so many over the last year, the various Thy Kingdom Come resources have been redesigned to be a real help to the Church in the current times. With resources for a gathered, online, or hybrid approach, for use in churches, schools or in the home. Whatever age or tradition, we have resources that will spiritually nourish and encourage all.
Resources for all ages
- The Cheeky Pandas (11 part series & accompanying resources)- for children aged 3 and over
11 short videos for use in assemblies, Sunday schools, services and at home, with fun animated stories, prayers, bible stories, songs and interviews with special guests such as Bear Grylls, Archbishop Justin and Gemma Hunt. Each episode is based on the daily themes for Thy Kingdom Come, and is around 14 minutes long. We have a variety of resources, (including accessible versions) to accompany each video, such as activity packs, a children’s app and adventure map. This information sheet gives a full overview of our Cheeky Pandas resources, and you can download all the videos and additional resources here
- 11 Video Youth reflections produced in partnership with the Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust and an Escape Room
Based on the daily themes of Thy Kingdom Come, these videos feature young influential Christians across different spheres of influence, including Guvna B (Rapper and Author), Jamie Jones-Buchanan (former professional Rugby League player) and Pippa Baker (Catholic Charismatic Renewal). Alongside each video there is a discussion plan – designed to explore the topic in greater depth. The videos and discussion plan can be downloaded here.
11 inspirational videos, based on the daily themes of Thy Kingdom Come, including stories about C.S. Lewis and Corrie Ten Boom, and contributions from Archbishop Stephen and Bishop Rose. To give a flavour of these videos, watch day 10 from Archbishop Angaelos as he reflects on the importance of silence here. These can be shared during the 11 days on churches social media pages, used in service, as discipleship tools etc.
The Novena & Prayer Journal can be used to journey through the eleven days of Thy Kingdom Come, and feature beautiful prayers, reflections, and images. Physical copies can be downloaded here, or downloaded via the website (various versions, including accessible formats are available). 24-7 Prayer’s Lectio 365 app will also be themed for Thy Kingdom Come and is a wonderful tool for daily prayer – further information can be found here.
We have a variety of service resources including sermons, songs and hymns, prayers, covid-secure prayer stations, and service plans, that suit both online and in-person services. These can all be downloaded here.
Archbishop Justin Welby’s journey to faith – Thy Kingdom Come
Watch Archbishop Justin’s introduction:
View on youtube →
View ‘Helping Christians to share their faith’ on youtube →
Watch the Presidents of Churches Together in England explain why they united behind Thy Kingdom Come back in 2017: