Thy Kingdom Come – A Global Wave of Prayer


Published on: Thursday May 21 2020, 1:53 pm

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer initiative across all Christian denominations. It lasts the ten days from Ascension Day until Pentecost…

As we pray during this period we remember and learn from the first followers of Christ who gathered together in hope and joy to pray and make ready for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses …to the ends of the earth. When he had said this…he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight…Then they returned to Jerusalem … and were constantly devoting themselves to prayer… When the day of Pentecost had come they were all together in one place… All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit… and that day about three thousand persons were added.”   (from Acts 1 and 2)


Thy Kingdom Come was set up by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to encourage Christians to:

  • Deepen our own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for five friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness for Christ

“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.” Archbishop Justin Welby

You can find out more about Thy Kingdom Come, inspiring stories and interviews and resources to help you join in with this worldwide, ecumenical and exciting eleven days of prayer action at

There’s a Thy Kingdom Come app, podcasts and you can even get Alexa and Google Home to ‘Ask the Church of England for today’s Thy Kingdom Come’ to hear a short service of Prayer During the Day (before 7pm) and Night Prayer (after 7pm) throughout the eleven days.

We will be adding daily postings throughout this period on the Cherbury with Gainfield facebook blog at


So, please join us in the global wave of prayer