THY KINGDOM COME
This year's Thy Kingdom Come will be quite different, due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, but that doesn't mean there won't be ways in which we can all take part!
See below for regular prayer times and other resources you might find helpful.
24 HOUR PRAYER - 9.15am Saturday 30th May to 9.15am Sunday 31st May
Prayer is central to Christian life. It is our way to have a personal relationship with God and to bring to Him every situation in our lives.
We are therefore organising 24 hour round-the-clock prayers and asking everybody to sign up for an hour to take part. The schedule can be viewed by clicking the link below. Please select a vacant slot and email by clicking here to reserve your slot.
Download the Daily Prayer's Booklet as a Word document by clicking this link: Novena Prayers
Zoom link for Novena Morning Prayers on Thursday 28th May: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83655628720
PRAYING FOR FIVE FRIENDS
Praying for others to know Jesus is one of the most powerful things we can do. Persistent prayer for others brings transformation to their lives. To download a hard printable copy of the Praying for Five Friends suggestions, please click here: Praying for Five Friends
Consistently praying for others takes discipline, and there are many ways that we can build up habits that will help us to pray for our friends and family.
Choose five people you would regularly like to pray for and write their names down onto a list.
If you’re not sure who to pray for, ask God to guide you as you choose.
Once you have settled on 5 names, commit to praying for them regularly by praying the following:
in the face of Jesus Christ
your light and glory have blazed forth.
Send your Holy Spirit that I may share with my friends [here, name your friends]
the life of your Son and your love for all.
Strengthen me as a witness to that love
as I pledge to pray for them,
for your name’s sake. Amen.
Here are five easy ways to pray for five people regularly. Choose the one that suits you best.
1. PIECE OF STRING
Take a piece of string or cord, and tie five knots in it to represent each of the five people you have committed to pray for. You could carry the knotted string in your pocket, tie it round your wrist or place it somewhere that you’ll see it regularly. Use the knots to remind you to pray for each person on your list of five.
2. SMALL STONES
Find five small stones (light coloured ones are best) and write each of the people on your list onto each of the stones. Place them on your desk, bedside table or fireplace as a reminder to pray. Alternatively, you could place each stone in a different room of your home and pray for each person as you enter or leave the room.
3. BUSINESS PRAYER CARD OR BOOKMARK
Grab a piece of card that will easily fit inside your wallet, purse or book. Write your list of five names onto the card before putting it in your wallet or book. Use this card as a daily reminder to pray for them.
4. PRAYER ALERTS
Add your list of five people to the alerts section of your phone and set reminders to pray for them. You could choose one name per day, or pray for all five across your day. Remember to set alerts for a suitable time where you can stop to pray for your list.
5. POST-IT NOTES
Use five post-it notes and write one name onto each. Stick them onto your mirror, above your bed or somewhere that you’ll see them regularly and will be reminded to pray.
NOVENA PRAYERS: Listening on the Way - Nine days of prayers during the Novena. Download in Word by clicking here: Novena Prayers
PRAYER JOURNAL - a simple day by day guide to praying during the Novena, illustrated by Charlie Macksey, with space to write your thoughts. Download in Word by clicking here: Prayer Journal
FAMILY PRAYER ADVENTURE MAP - one for all the family! This is a digital family prayer adventure to be used with the free augmented reality app (available from your App Store).
HARRY'S ASCENSION DAY BROADCAST FROM BOX HILL VIEWPOINT
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. 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.
“In praying 'Thy Kingdom Come' we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities." Archbishop Justin Welby
"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses …to the ends of the earth. When he had said this…he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight…Then they returned to Jerusalem … and were constantly devoting themselves to prayer…
When the day of Pentecost had come they were all together in one place... All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit... and that day about three thousand persons were added." Acts 1,2