Thy Kingdom Come – the Archbishops’ initiative to pray, which since it began has gone ecumenical and international – is taking place again this year. However, due to the current coronavirus circumstances, it will be in a slightly different form.
At the heart of TKC is still an encouragement to pray in the time between Ascension Day and Pentecost (which for this year is Thursday 21st to Sunday 31st May) for more people to come and know the Lord Jesus Christ for themselves, and for God’s Kingdom to come into their lives.
An additional theme this year (due to the pandemic) is the idea of Prayer and Care, in that we pray for those we are caring for in these different times, and look for opportunities to care for those we are praying for to come and know Christ.
The key place to go to for online resources is the website, where everything can be downloaded. You can order physical resources for yourself or others, particularly if they don’t have access to the internet, but there will be no organised mass distribution of resources this year.
Amongst key resources for 2020 are a Digital Family Prayer Adventure Map, a new-style Prayer Journal, and an opportunity to make your own customised church video using great and simple templates.
You can also pledge your own prayer support on a world map in the ‘Light up the World’ section of the TKC website, and by doing so add your light to those of others around the world.
We really hope that you can get involved in Thy Kingdom Come 2020. The world needs prayer like never before at this time.
Member of the Diocesan Mission and Development Team