Thy Kingdom Come 2018
Thy Kingdom Come is a prayer initiative led by the Church of England for evangelisation. It will be held between Ascension and Pentecost, which is Thursday 10th May to Sunday 20th May 2018.
2018 is the third year in which it has been held and it continues to grow, especially in its ecumenical reach of different churches and denominations involved. In particular both the Methodist and Roman Catholic churches have a more formal part to play with some of their own dedicated resources and videos being produced for their national networks. Many other member churches of Churches Together in England have a national 'Champion' who has been appointed to facilitate communication, advice, resources and networking within their denomination along the lines of the advice from the Archbishop of Canterbury 'pray in your own way'.
The theme and logo Thy Kingdom Come is now established in many parts of the world as world networks of churches and denominations in nearly 60 countries are praying at the same time, using the Lords Prayer with the intention of evangelisation. Resources are being produced in many different languages.
A key theme for individual Christians who #pledgetopray (Twitter thread) is 'Pray for Five'. Christians are praying for five people they know that at least one might become a follower of Jesus. Thy Kingdom Come is not prescriptive as to how that might happen and individual churches and groups of churches are encouraged to pray for their own ways of outreach.
Many of the member churches of Churches Together in England have a recognised national 'Champion' who can be a source of information and encouragement. Ask your national church office for the contact or email Jim Currin at CTE.
Link to the website and resources: https://www.thykingdomcome.global/
#Pledge to Pray: a counter to encourage commitment
Taking part as churches, individuals and families
Roman Catholic link and resources
Methodist link and resources
Launch event update and new launch video Jan 2018