Churches across England are again invited to join with their Christian brothers and sisters from more than 80 traditions and denominations in this ecumenical prayer movement.
“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities” said Archbishop of Canterbury and CTE President, Justin Welby.
Thy Kingdom Come (TKC) has grown from an initial call to prayer from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Anglican Communion. Leaders from other Member Churches now add their support to this annual initiative.
President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference and CTE President, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, said:
“In all our human endeavours, we need the presence of the Holy Spirit, “the Lord, the Giver of Life”, whose gift to the Church and the world we celebrate again at Pentecost. During the days of prayer of “Thy Kingdom Come”, we pray as a Christian family that others might share in the consolation and joy that come from knowing and loving our Blessed Lord. May our constant request be that the Holy Spirit guide us, strengthen our resolve and “renew the face of the earth.”
Daud Irfan, this year’s Youth President for the Methodist Church of Great Britain said:
“As we are approaching another season of Thy Kingdom Come, I am excited to not only be a part of this mission but to see the abundant grace of God, work powerfully to be a blessing for many through this global movement.”
His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, a former Orthodox President of CTE said:
“In 2021, Thy Kingdom Come ran from Ascension to Pentecost according to the Western calendar and the Julian calendar. It’s a powerful message that we rejoice in the same resurrection, even if we celebrate using different calendars.”
Pray for 5
At the heart of Thy Kingdom Come is the idea that each person prays for five friends or family to come to faith in Jesus.
Daily Prayer Journal and Novena
The Daily Prayer Journal and the Novena are the main resources for adults for 2022. Both are written by Archbishop Justin Welby, with the Novena based on 1 Peter, the foundation scripture for the Lambeth Conference.
For Families: The Cheeky Pandas
For children & families, there will be a brand-new series of Cheeky Pandas animations based on the Fruit of the Spirit (including a platinum Jubilee related episode) packed with fun, music, and biblical truths. Each episode will have an accompanying activity pack and assembly plan, which can be used at church, at home, or school.
For Youth: The Way
TKC has partnered with The Way, a leading Christian Youth Ministry, who produce faith-based video content, made by young people and for young people.
Worship song for 2022
‘Not Made For The Harbour’ is a brand new song by Andy Flanagan, complete with a stunning animation, made for this year’s Thy Kingdom Come in partnership with LICC & Everyday Faith.