Last updated 25th January 2023
Thy Kingdom Come 2023: Information and links to resources
Thy Kingdom Come is a global Prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray, from Ascension to Pentecost, for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:
This year, the organisers have introduced new daily themes for their resources. These themes focus on the character of God - 'Our Father in Heaven.'
A new sub-theme 'Living the Kingdom'.is being introduced. Participants are invited to go one step further and find ways to live the Kingdom.
There is a call for Christians to gather together (in-person where possible) and collaborate ecumenically locally, regionally and nationally - being a truly united witness to the world.
To find out more click here.
Ideas for Churches
The Thy Kingdom Come team has brought together 23 ideas to inspire active prayer. These ideas can be found here.
- Continuous worship and prayer: create a dedicated space for continuous prayer
- 'Say One for Me.' create a banner inviting people to share prayer topics
- Pilgrimages: organise a prayer walk
- Children's trails: create prayer trails in community gardens or church spaces
- Prayer and Care: find ways to offer prayer and care eg cook a meal
- 'Bow Down' meet in a central place eg Market Square and pray for the town/city etc
- 'Pray on the Hills' climb a local hill and pray looking down on an area
- Beacon Events: work ecumenically to celebrate, worship and pray together
- Morning, Evening and Night Prayers: incorporate prayers into online prayer sessions
- Prayer Stations: create a prayer station using a large map of the local area
- Prayer Spaces: create a labyrinth in a prayer space or prayer tent
- Prayer Craft: find ways to share prayers using craft activities eg. prayer chains
- Spread Across the Region! Create prayer chains on local pathways
- Prayer Beads: create prayer beads representing the Lord's Prayer
- Upper Room: create in-person or digital 'upper room' prayer spaces
- Big Prayer Picnic: get together with food
- Daily Prayers Online Together: join in with the Ordinary Office project
- Prayer Walk/Praying for the Local Community: create a prayer walk map and share with others eg. Facebook
- Open Door: open your church doors for allotted times
- Postcard Prayer Project: connect with the communtiy by posting 'prayer postcards'
- Silent Prayer: develop the practice of silent prayer using inspiration from praying communities
- Communal Prayer Book: create a communal prayer book where people can write down their prayer requests
- 'Pray for Five' in creative ways