The Diocese of Chester is taking part in Thy Kingdom Come 2022. All deaneries, parishes and churches of the Diocese of Chester are invited to participate, especially from Thursday 26th to Sunday 5th June 2022.
Thy Kingdom Come 2022 which runs from Thursday 26th May to Sunday 5th June 2022, (Ascension to Pentecost). “Thy Kingdom Come”, (or Your Kingdom Come), is a line from the prayer which Jesus taught his followers. Every single day millions of people around the world say this prayer, praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.
Who is it for?
Everyone. The Archbishops have invited every Christian around the world to join them in prayer from 26th May to 5th June 2022. You can pray as a church, as part of a group, with your family, and individually.
"I cannot remember in my life anything that I’ve been involved in where I have sensed so clearly the work of the Spirit."
Archbishop Justin Welby
Ways Churches can get involved in Thy Kingdom Come
1. Sign up to the enewsletter
To keep up-to-date on when more resources are available on the TKC website, go to the website and scroll to the bottom of the page to the ‘Sign Up’ button. Enter your contact details to be added to the mailing list.
2. Light Up your Town or Village in Prayer
Jesus Christ is the light of the world and we are called to be the light of the world as we bear His image. Could you encourage Christians in your area to commit to lighting up the world in prayer during these 11 days? Visit the ‘Light Up the World’ prayer section on our website to find resources to equip you/your church to take part.
3. Use the resources
A selection of new resources will be available, catering for people aged 5 to 105 years old, as well as useful resources from previous years. It's usually a mix of digital resources, (like videos, digital map and a TKC app), and printed resources, (like prayer booklets or prayer maps), that can be ordered directly from www.cpo.org.uk. The previous year's TKC resources are still available on the website if you'd like to take a look. However you and your church chooses to join in, we would love to hear about what you’re doing. Tag us on twitter, Instagram or facebook!
How to continue encouraging prayer after Thy Kingdom Come
1. Why not use some of the Thy Kingdom Come Church resources to continue to encourage prayer in your church throughout the year. The Bright Ideas booklet, for example, contains creative suggestions for prayer, suitable for use at any time.
2. Thy Kingdom Come has links with the 24-7 Prayer movement. Why not use the 24-7 Prayer resources, for example, to help set up prayer rooms? Also, your church may be interested in running their new video/discussion prayer courses, which can be ran in person or online - The Prayer Course and Prayer Course 2.
The Diocese of Chester is committed to helping you participate in Thy Kingdom Come. If you are still unsure of how to get involved or don’t know where to start, get in touch with Peter Froggatt, Director of Outreach and Rebecca Hathaway, Outreach Administrator, on emails email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.