Diocese of Portsmouth

Thy Kingdom Come


A Global Call to Prayer

“I cannot remember in my life anything that I’ve been involved in where I have sensed so clearly the work of the Spirit.”

- Archbishop Justin Welby

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray during the 10 days between Ascension and Pentecost. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England, has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. We focus on praying for people to come to know Jesus Christ. The wave of prayer culminates with events on Pentecost Sunday around the world.

How to pray for others

Watch the inspirational video below, ahead of this year’s Thy Kingdom Come, featuring the Way and Archbishop Justin Welby, encouraging us to pray for loved ones to come to faith in Christ. Head to youtube.com/c/TheWaychannel for more inspiring video content by and for young people.

Thy Kingdom Come launch 2022

Thy Kingdom Come resources bundle 2022
Thy Kingdom Come resources bundle 2022

Resources

Thy Kingdom Come are making available free bundles of the Prayer Journal and the Novena, both written by Archbishop Justin Welby, and the Cheeky Pandas children’s book, churches just need to cover postage and packaging. The hope and prayer is that these resources will help disciple your congregation throughout the 11 days of prayer. Click here for details and to order.

  • The Novena booklet offers nine days of reflections on the book of 1 Peter, written by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.
  • The Prayer Journal will help you focus your personal prayers throughout Thy Kingdom Come, with short Bible verses, reflections, responses and prayers.
  • To help younger readers grow in faith, the Cheeky Pandas return this year in an exciting Jubilee-themed adventure.

Ways your church can take part in Thy Kingdom Come

As Thy Kingdom Come swiftly approaches, here are some simple ways your church can be involved:

  1. Host a virtual prayer room, inspired by the Upper Room in the book of Acts. Sign up and unite your congregation in continuous prayer. Let us know so that we can post your event on this page.
  2. Host an outdoor Pentecost Celebration Service – click on the link to download a PDF help sheet, and let us know what you plan.
  3. Prayer walking – why not consider praying around your local community?
  4. Host a Cheeky Pandas family service – why not host a special service using the Cheeky Pandas resources including video series, songs and prayer booklets?

Prayer events

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Catch up on previous years


Pentecost Sunday celebration

Catch up again on our Pentecost Sunday celebration, which marked the end of Thy Kingdom Come 2020. It included worship and creative prayer from across the diocese, and details of the practical action that our churches and church schools have been taking to help share God’s love. Bishop Christopher also gave his reflection on Pentecost and Thy Kingdom Come.

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