Thy Kingdom Come 2019
May 30 – June 9 2019
Join the global wave of prayer – calling all Christians to pray for evangelisation from Ascension to Pentecost (May 30th – June 9th 2019).
In the Diocese of Truro the Beacon Event will be held at St Martin’s Church, Liskeard on June 9.
Thy Kingdom Come
To encourage us in our praying during the Thy Kingdom Come season of Prayer between Ascension Day and Pentecost, a limited number of the following FREE resources will be available at the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral next week (and if there are any left over, from Church House and at the Diocesan Synod and Archdeacon’s Visitations):
The three free resources available are:
The Prayer Journal – a brand new beautiful A6 booklet which takes a different theme for each day, and provides a simple way of praying under that day’s theme for your friends. For each day there are Bible verses, suggestions and quotes to inspire you in your prayer. Drawing on some of the wealth of ancient traditions of our faith, we feel that this small booklet is a great way for people to journey with God through these 11 days, and works well for ages from late teens to seniors.
The Novena – again, A6 in size, designed for nine days of prayer, known as ‘Novena’, between Ascension and Pentecost. Each page has art to reflect on with devotional guidance, a Bible passage and prayer.
The Family Adventure Prayer Map – launched at General Synod in February as part of House of Bishops report, Growing Faith, it’s a colourful, engaging and interactive map designed for households to complete together over the eleven days of the Thy Kingdom Come season. It folds to A5 and opens to A2, there are stickers and activities each day.
These fun resources could ideally be given out by Open the Book and Messy Church teams, as well through school assemblies, between Easter and Ascensiontide (there are accompanying assembly resources to download from the Thy Kingdom Come website).
Global Prayer Movement
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
People around the world are invited by Archbishop Justin Welby to join the global wave of prayer and you can pledge to pray and see your light join those from Christians across the globe.
If you would like to join in, whether as a church, as an individual or as a group there are plenty of great ideas and resources to help:
Customisable video resources
The national church has been working with the wonderful people at GoChatter videos to develop customisable video templates for local churches to promote their involvement in Thy Kingdom Come. The template videos will allow churches to enter details of an event for example which will turn in a personal customised video for them to share on their social media platforms. There will be several templates available.
This resource will be made available for free to churches. MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.