THY KINGDOM COME
What started in 2016 as an invitation, from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, to the Church of England to pray has now grown into an international call to prayer. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ invites Christians around to world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.
It takes place in the 11 days between Ascension and Pentecost. It reflects a time following Jesus’ ascension when the disciples gathered with Mary, devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Through the centuries Christians have gathered during this time to pray for the Holy Spirit to come. Thy Kingdom Come picks up on this tradition.
The idea is that those who take part will:
deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ;
pray for God’s Spirit to work in the lives of those they know;
come to realise that prayer is central to every aspect of our lives.
For more information on Thy Kingdom Come follow the website link at the bottom of this page.
What is happening at St Mary’s as part of Thy Kingdom Come?
24 Hours of Prayer where you are: Friday 31 May 12 noon - Saturday 1 June 12 noonWe will begin Thy Kingdom Come with 24 hours of prayer ‘where you are’. There will be prayer slots where individuals, or groups, can sign up to dedicate one hour of prayer to a topic connected to Thy Kingdom Come. Please sign up for your slot on the register in St Mary’s foyer.
The Lord’s Prayer Experience: Sunday 2 June - Friday 7 JuneBack by popular demand we are repeating the 6 stations of the Lord’s Prayer - an opportunity to walk through the Lord’s Prayer and reflect more deeply on the words and meaning for us today. This is open to all - every congregation, small groups and clusters, and the wider community. It is designed to help engage those who have a lifetime of faith and those who have none, so feel free to bring your friends and family. It will be open throughout the day and in the evenings whilst the church building is in use.
There are some wonderful resources available on the website for your own personal prayer:
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