Thy Kingdom Come
Friday 10 - Sunday 20 May
Thy Kingdom Come is a simple invitation to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for friends and family to come to faith. Now in its third year, participation has grown every year.
In 2016 – 100,000 Christians pledged to pray. By 2017 – more than half a million had pledged to pray from more than 85 countries including Ghana, Netherlands, Malaysia, Cuba, South Africa, Australia, Korea, Japan and the Philippines to name a few.
The campaign’s broad ecumenical appeal led to more than 50 denominations and traditions being involved last year; including the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Roman Catholic Church, the Methodist Church and the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
The positive impact of Thy Kingdom Come 2017 continues to unfold as numerous stories of personal and communal transformation pour in from churches, families and whole communities alike. Among the stories arising from the initiative – many of them deeply moving – is one from a couple who had not seen their son for 22 years. "We pray every day obviously for him but during Thy Kingdom Come he was one of the people we prayed for as a group", they say. "We put his name on the altar before God and… yesterday he came home."
This year also sees some digital developments including a brand-new website and a Thy Kingdom Come devotional app created by leading Christian publishers SPCK. Both products will be translated into several languages including Spanish, Korean, and Swahili and will be launched in time for Easter.
Here, our General Secretary Lynn Green reflects on what it means to pray 'thy kingdom come'. Please share with your church
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Click here to sign up for this year’s Thy Kingdom Come campaign and to find out more information about the campaign