THY KINGDOM COME 2020
The "Thy Kingdom Come" Initiative was launched in 2016 by the Church of England and is now shared globally with many other churches. In 2019 Christians from 172 countries took part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.
Thy Kingdom Come takes place during the 11 days between Ascension Day and the Feast of Pentecost.
During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:
Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness
After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Like them, our reliance on the gift of the Holy Spirit is total – on our own we can do nothing.
Through the centuries Christians have gathered at that time to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ picks up this tradition. Over the past three and a half years more and more worshipping communities have dedicated the days between Ascension and Pentecost to pray ‘Come Holy Spirit’.
The Chaplaincy is supporting Thy Kingdom Come by using some elements of its worship in our weekday online worship.
This not only contains prayer resources for each day of TKC but also additional ways to interact with the Digital Family Prayer Adventure Map (more details about this here)
We hope that you will find time to take part in at least some of these prayer activities.
Our Chaplaincy is also following a series of 9 Reflections being output on YouTube by Canon Sue Wallace of the Transcendence Trust, prepared by Sue and the Precentors of 10 UK Cathedrals.
We will put each video on our Facebook page each day as it is released.
You can follow the entire series of The Stations Of The Spirit at their YouTube Home Page: