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.

In 2018 the Diocese of Winchester responded to Thy Kingdom Come in three ways:

Novena of Prayer

Between Ascension and Pentecost (10th May – 20th May 2018) prayer events of all shapes and sizes were organised across the region.

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 prepared a special day for the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Beacon Event

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

It was 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.

Find out more about Thy Kingdom Come 2017 here.