Thy Kingdom Come 2023 – Let’s #PrayTogether

A renewed call to collaborate ecumenically and to gather in-person is at the heart of this year's plans.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global ecumenical movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. This year it runs from 18 to 28 May.

New for 2023, is a sub-theme called Living the Kingdom.  Whilst Thy Kingdom Come will always focus on prayer for people to know Jesus, this year they are inviting participants to go the extra mile – and to practically ‘love and serve your neighbour’ or those being prayed for, as an intentional part of their involvement.  This will also be reflected in the additional ways churches, families and individuals are invited to pray this year.

Since it began in May 2016, Thy Kingdom Come (TKC) has developed into a movement which unites more than a million Christians in prayer, in nearly 90% of countries worldwide, across 85 different denominations and traditions – so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ. Every person, household and church is encouraged to pray during the eleven days in their own way.

TKC really is for everyone, everyone can pray. It doesn’t need to be complicated and it can take many, many, forms. So whichever denomination you are part of you can get involved and we can all pray for others to know more of Christ. Our witness is more powerful when we pray together.

Even more ecumenical

Churches Together in England are part of the Ecumenical Working Group supporting the team at TKC. The resources this year include contributions from several of our Member Churches including Dr Lisa Adjei, from the Baptist Union and one of CTE’s Trustees and Mike Royal, CTE General Secretary, who is a Bishop of the Apostolic Pastoral Congress. Doral Hayes, Principal Officer for Ecumenical Development and Relations at CTE has been working with the TKC team and has been part of the Inspire and Equip training events and also the launch event on 27 February.

Do get involved as we #PrayTogether Thy Kingdom Come so that people will know more of Jesus in their lives.

TKC resources include a prayer journal, a novena, videos and reflections and also specific resources for children and families. Explore all the resources for Thy Kingdom Come 2023.