Archbishops Justin and Stephen are inviting all worshipping communities to pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ during the period between Ascension and Pentecost. They would like all Christians to pray by name for five people to come to faith in Jesus.
The Archbishops said, “So let us once again pray ‘Come, Holy Spirit’ together: that God’s Kingdom might Come, that we would know the empowering of the Church as witnesses, and for many more family, friends, colleagues and neighbours to come to living faith in Christ Jesus.”
Over these 11 days of prayer, there are lots of resources to help guide personal prayer and reflection.
500,000 copies of a children’s book will be given away via churches and schools to families, friends and neighbours. The book is linked to the animated ‘Cheeky Pandas’ TV episodes on the Fruit of the Spirit, designed to resource children and families to help them grow in their faith.
Your parish might consider holding a short act of commissioning as part of all the services you hold on 22 May, to introduce Thy Kingdom Come and explain what it is and how to join in locally, whether through personal resources, a prayer walk or a regular online meeting to pray together.
You can find all the resources on the Thy Kingdom Come website.