Thy Kingdom Come – words so many of us know from the Lord’s Prayer, and, since 2016, the name given to the days between Ascension and Pentecost (this year May 21-31) which are set aside by many churches and individuals as a time of prayer.
We are joining in – church closures can’t get in the way of prayer! Every day we will be posting a video below, and, at midday you will find a version of the Lord’s Prayer spoken (or sung) by a member of the parish. There are also loads of wonderful resources on the Thy Kingdom Come website, including an app for Apple and Android.
Then there is a fun, interactive prayer map (the Archbishop of Canterbury is said to be a bit of a fan), with a daily podcast , a prayer journal, a Novena (a guide for nine days of prayer), and other ideas. It will end on Pentecost Sunday when we will be having three services – 9.30am formal, 10.30am informal, and 6pm all-sung (even the sermon!).
Day 11: This Pentecost is very different from last year’s but it is the same Spirit! Here are some highlights from last year:
Day 10: Can you meet God in silence?
A touching video about what adoption into God’s family means:
Pope Francis prays ‘Thy Kingdom Come’:
Faith on a different frontline.
Christian Armed Service workers share about the power of faith on the frontline and how it sustains them through difficult times.
Day Six: The power of prayer.
Methodist Youth president, Thelma Commey reflects on God’s love through praying and serving others.
Day Five: Watch Eye Can Talk author Jonathan Bryan reflect on what it means to offer our lives to God irrespective of our circumstances.
Day Four and a moving story about the life-giving, transforming, rescuing power of Jesus, with us in real darkness, in light and in everything:
Day Three and two videos. In the first, Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church talks about giving thanks and in the second emergency workers talk about prayer:
Day Two, focuses on praise and a new hymn for Thy Kingdom Come:
Day one of Thy Kingdom Come: