An invitation to pray with Christians from around the world between Ascension and Pentecost: 10 – 20 May 2018
“They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus” Acts 1 : 14
PRESS RELEASE 23 MAY 2018 from Lambeth Palace – ** Christians around the world gather in prayer on final weekend of Thy Kingdom Come 2018 ** includes Archbishop Justin Welby hosting special TKC Event in St Albans Cathedral – read full Press Release – Final Weekend of Thy Kingdom Come 2018
Read this leaflet and print it out for information about TKC in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
PRAYER STATIONS: Download and print this plan of prayer stations in St Albans Cathedral from 10th to 20th May
LATEST VIDEO (right): with one week to go, the Revd Gareth Powell , from the Methodist Church of Great Britain, speaks about prayer while visiting Charles Wesley’s New Room in Bristol and praying one of his prayers.
As we live God’s love, we know how important it is that our lives and the lives of our churches are rooted in prayer. We recognise that to share God’s love, we need strength, unity and inspiration. We invite all our churches to join the global wave of prayer that is ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.
On Easter Sunday, a video was released of Archbishop Justin Welby’s testimony; it sees him return to Cambridge, the place in which he gave his life to Christ: View Archbishop Testimony
Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Celebration Event – Saturday 19th May 2018, 6.30pm at St Albans Cathedral. Everyone Welcome – Entry is Free!
Christians of all denominations are invited to celebrate and pray together on the evening of 19th May. We are delighted that Archbishop Justin Welby will be joining us. This inter-generational and inter-denominational celebration is one of many Thy Kingdom Come events taking place around the country and will be a collaboration between Soul Survivor Watford, local and national youth organisations, the Diocese of St Albans and our ecumenical partners, and the Cathedral. Prayer stations and activities will run from 4pm. The Celebration will be the culmination of Thy Kingdom Come’s ten days of prayer.
Find further details about Thy Kingdom Come 2018 in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire in the leaflet available here – let’s commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations, praying in unity, ‘Thy Kingdom Come, AmenJoin the global wave of prayer in 2018 – Thy Kingdom Come global website
Reflections on last year’s ‘Thy Kingdom Come’
We were thrilled by the number of our churches who participated in Thy Kingdom Come 2017; read below some encouraging feedback & reflections on last year:
“I spent much time praying for people specifically when in our prayer room. I used the idea of writing their names on stones and after praying for each one I placed them in a small bag – which represented to me they were safe in God’s care ..”
“We have had 6 adults coming to faith – 4 of them were baptised in the summer and 6 confirmed in January.
“A 24 hour Vigil of Prayer was held when people slept overnight in church and services were held throughout the day and night.
“Perhaps the greatest benefits have been seeing the renewed dedication and awareness of the power of prayer and, in particular, feeling the importance of being part of a world-wide community of Christians praying together for God’s Kingdom.”