Thy Kingdom ComeThursday 30th May 2019
A Global Wave of Prayer
30th May to 9th June 2019
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. It is now in its fourth year and started 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.
You read more about it and the events that are happening near you here. To find out more about the range of Catholic Thy Kingdom Come resources, visit the resources page on the Thy Kingdom Come website and search Catholic.
There will be various events being organised by local Churches Together Groups in the various towns, villages and cities. There will be services and opportunities to visit local Churches. For information about these events please contact the Local Churches Together representatives in your area or see their Newsletters.
Local Events that will help us enter this special time:
Manchester and Salford Whit Walk
27th May 2019
Meet at Manchester Cathedral 9.30am
The Procession will leave at 10am and make its way to Albert Square at 10.45am for a time of Worship
Following the worship the procession will return to the Cathedral.
Beacon/ Launch Event Lancashire
Wednesday 29th May 7.30pm
Crossgate Church in Preston PR1 5LG
A opportunity to meet with Christians from across the County and join together in prayer and clelebrate together the Divine Commission to go out into the whole world and proclaim the Good News.
This year Archbishop Justin Welby asked His Holiness, Pope Francis, to share a message to the Church to encourage them to take part in Thy Kingdom Come. You can watch the message below which was recorded on Archbishop Welby’s phone.
The full video message will be shared at Trafalgar Square on Pentecost Sunday where more than 5,000 Christians are expected to gather as part of Thy Kingdom Come. Cardinal Vincent Nichols will be in attendance along with Archbishop Justin Welby and many others.
During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will
- Deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ
- Pray for God’s spirit to work in the lives of those they know
- Come to realise that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer
“To have a week of prayer for Christian mission us just a wonderful thing. Please do join in before Pentecost, this drive to pray together for the gift of God’s spirit for our mission. We know how rich Pentecost is in the life of the Church from its beginning. That richness can be ours too-if we ask God for it.”
Cardinal Vincent Nichols