Thy Kingdom Come 2018

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 9 days between Ascension and Pentecost (10th May – 20th May 2018). 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 two prayers: The Lord’s Prayer and ‘Come Holy Spirit. The wave of prayer culminates with celebration beacon events on Pentecost Sunday around the world. If you have been inspired by what you experienced as part of Thy Kingdom Come in previous years, why not find out how you can get involved further.

The Diocese of Winchester is responding to Thy Kingdom Come in three ways:

Novena of Prayer

Between Ascension and Pentecost (10th May – 20th May 2018) anyone can organise prayer events of all shapes and sizes across the region. Follow signed up to #Pledge2Pray also received encouraging daily videos. You can set up a prayer event in your home, church, pub, on the beach, a residential home or school. If you want ideas for prayer you can some here. If you are organising a prayer event that is open to other people please register it here. We want to see over 1,000 prayer events happening in parishes across the diocese.

Winchester Mission Action

On Saturday 19th May during the Pentecost weekend a partnership between Winchester Cathedral, Tents on the Green and Churches Together in Winchester is preparing a special day for the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Come and join the festivities and activities available on the Cathedral Green to see the Kingdom Come on this a memorable day. This is an opportunity for you to send a church team who want to grow their gifts of evangelism. In previous years Winchester mission action has sparked new ways of engaging in local communities. See more here.

Beacon Event

After ten days of prayer Thy Kingdom Come culminates with a celebration in Winchester Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday on 20th May 2018.

It is an opportunity for Christians across the region from all denominations to gather together with others at all stages of life and faith to worship Jesus, be empowered by the Holy Spirit, and pray that others will come to know Him.

If you’re on social media, you can find out more about Thy Kingdom Come on the School of Mission Twitter, Instagram streams or Facebook pages (both called @Schoolmissional). Please help to spread the word, and find out how other people are joining in, using the hashtags #thykingdomcome, #Pledge2Pray and #Winchestermission.

Find out more about Thy Kingdom Come 2017 here.