Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.

Hundreds of thousands took part in 2016, when the Archbishops of Canterbury and York invited parishes across England to join a great wave of prayer for the evangelisation of the nation. And the vision for 2017 was even bigger, with churches, families and individuals across the world pledging to pray from 25th May – 4th June.

Through Thy Kingdom Come, the hope is that:

  • people will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family – as a church, individually or as a family;
  • churches will hold prayer events, such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world;
  • people will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.

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Read more about Thy Kingdom Come 2017 in a written reflection by Archbishop Justin Welby, ahead of the 2017 event.