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‘Thy Kingdom Come’ – Thursday 21 – Sunday 31 May
The sixth Thy Kingdom Come prayer season will run from Ascension Day, Thursday 21 May, to Pentecost Sunday, 31 May, inclusive. While we didn’t plan it this way, the nine days will feel like the time in the upper room this year and the following suggestions from the Thy Kingdom Come website may help you plan your prayer time – alone, with family, or with friends and church.
More than ever, Thy Kingdom Come offers the opportunity to engage in concerted prayer for the coming of God’s kingdom. While physically gathered prayer meetings will not be possible in May 2020, Thy Kingdom Come prayer opportunities include:
- Making use of the Thy Kingdom Come daily Prayer Journal (downloadable free-of-charge HERE) to guide your private prayers.
- Praying the specially-prepared The Kingdom Come morning, daytime, evening and/or night prayer resources provided by the Church of England (downloadable HERE) and the Roman Catholic Church (downloadable HERE).
- Reaching out to the people for whom you are praying with simple gifts and/or practical support (ideas and resources HERE).
- Using the Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Adventure Map (freely downloadable HERE) to engage children in prayer during the novena.
- Praying with a few friends at a regular, set time each day during the novena, connecting via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp, or similar. The joint prayer time can be short and simple, but should focus on praying for people to come to faith in Christ.
- In league with friends from one (or more) local church, organising a day-long, week-long, or novena-long period of continuous prayer. This would require establishing a simple system by which people would commit to pray for specific 30-minute or hour-long sessions during the day/night, leading to a non-stop prayer endeavour during the chosen period.
More ideas, links and resources can be found at the Thy Kingdom Come website HERE.
Let the County Ecumenical Officer know of any joint TKC activities this year – she is keen to spread the good news of Churches and Christians working together.
Anna Nugent is County Ecumenical Officer for Herefordshire. She is employed by Churches Together in Herefordshire to encourage and support Christians across the county to work more closely together in different ways, as well as working with the established Churches Together groups.