As you may know, Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement inviting Christians around the world to commit a special week to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.Many parishes participated in Thy Kingdom Come last year, finding it an inspirational opportunity to focus their regular cycles of prayer, hold special prayer events such as 24-7 prayer, set up prayer stations, put a prayer tree at the back of church or organise a prayer walk.
Thy Kingdom Come offers an opportunity to focus prayer around our Transforming Church goals together. With so many congregations committed to growing their relationships with children, young people and their families (goal 4), Thy Kingdom Come 2019 could be a great time to pray particularly for children and young people across the Diocese and in your local community.
‘Inspire and Equip’ is a free, 2-hour session taking place on Wednesday 10th April to help you prepare to take part in Thy Kingdom Come.The sessions are being hosted by the National Thy Kingdom Come Team and Mike Down, Parish Mission Support Team, in partnership with Steve Botham from the World Prayer Centre. All participants will receive free resources.
During this workshop you will be able to explore simple and creative prayer activities for churches, families and young people that will suit a variety of worship and prayer styles.It’s for everyone who’d like to get involved – church leaders and clergy, lay people and prayer coordinators.
The session times are 12noon-2pm and 7pm-9pm, taking place at the Church of England Birmingham offices, Floor 8, One Colmore Row, B3 2BJ.
Another way to get involved is through prayer walking in your area. If this is something that you are interested in, we have developed a simple resource that you can use to help you plan a short (or long!) walk which you can use to pray as an individual or with others. If you are interested in the resource, please email Helena Moss, Parish Mission Support Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Down, Growing Younger Schools Project Manager, also produces a monthly prayer resource to help you pray for local schools which can be downloaded here.
In the build up to Thy Kingdom Come and during the week itself there will special editions of our prayer email ‘Fuel’ to inspire and encourage prayer. If you have not yet signed up to Fuel: you or others in your congregation can do so here.
If you are interested in finding out more about Thy Kingdom Come nationally:
CPO have resources here. (if you would be interested in any of these resources but are not able to cover the cost, do please get in touch: we may be able to help.)