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Thy Kingdom Come 2018

Thy Kingdom Come is coming back for 2018! Everyone is invited to join the global wave of prayer between the 10th and the 20th of May.

Thy Kingdom Come is a worldwide prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

The hope is that:

  • people will commit to pray with God's world-wide family - as a church, individually or as a family;
  • people will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.

Archbishop Justin Welby says:

“I cannot remember in my life anything that I’ve been involved in where I have sensed so clearly the work of the Spirit. In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.”

Across the Diocese, we are encouraging parishes and deaneries to hold prayer events across the ten days. This period of prayer for the kingdom to come will conclude with a celebration of baptism and confirmations in an informal service at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday 20 May. For more information and for prayer resources see the Thy Kingdom Come section of the website

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