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Thy Kingdom Come

Thursday 30th May to Sunday 9th June 2019

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray 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. 2019 is the 4th year in which it has been held and both the Methodist and Roman Catholic churches have a more formal part to play with some of their own dedicated resources and videos being produced for their national networks.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will

~ Deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ
~ Pray for God's spirit to work in the lives of those they know
~ Come to realise that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer

Pray for Five

A key theme for individual Christians is 'Pray for Five'.

  • Praying for others to know Jesus is one of the most powerful things we can do. Persistent prayer for others brings transformation to their lives.
  • Consistently praying for others takes discipline, and there are many ways that we can build
  • up habits that will help us to pray for our friends and family.
  • Choose five people you would regularly like to pray for and write their names down onto a
  • list. If you're not sure who to pray for, ask God to guide you as you choose.
  • Once you have settled on 5 names, commit to praying for them regularly by praying the following:

Loving Father,
in the face of Jesus Christ
your light and glory have blazed forth.
Send your Holy Spirit that I may share with my friends here, name your friends
the life of your Son and your love for all.
Strengthen me as a witness to that love
as I pledge to pray for them,
for your name's sake. Amen.

Church of England Novena Booklet

This little booklet, which focuses on Jesus' Sermon on the Mount in Matthew's Gospel, is your invitation to explore for yourself, through art and prayer, this dual message of love and challenge. As you do so, know that you are part of the global Thy Kingdom Come family, seeking God's transformation for yourself and those you meet. Join with us as we pray together "Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come" — and may our waiting and praying open our hearts afresh to God's possibilities.

Methodist Resources

Resources and prayers for Thy Kingdom Come are now available from the Methodist Church website.

The Revd Hilary Cooke has written a service especially commissioned by the Methodist Church.

The novena ('I hear you differently!' )is written by the Revd Dr Barbara C Glasson, President-Designate of the Methodist Conference.

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