What’s happening so far?

A quick look at how people are taking part in Thy Kingdom Come…

People are praying in 85 countries across the world from Botswana to Brazil.

On social media so far Thy Kingdom Come has reached more than seven million people.

Don’t miss our live service on BBC1 at 10am on Pentecost Sunday with Archbishop Justin Welby, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes and Guvna B.

In England 35 Cathedrals are involved in running a prayer event.

Alongside this local churches up and down the land are right behind this with prayer walks, pilgrim trails, extra opening hours at set times, special prayer events and many other initiatives.

Our videos – including this one  and this one have been viewed at least two million times.

Almost 300,000 resources have been ordered, from family-friendly Kingdom Kits, Thy Kingdom Come gospels, prayer journals and Novenas to prayer bands and mugs.

What’s happening?

There are prayer stations, prayer labyrinths, 24 hour prayer, candlelit prayer, prayer cards being delivered to houses, prayer balloons and kites being created. There are prayer scavenger hunts, people praying for their whole streets to come to know Christ, street parties, psalm drumming, fireworks and prayer tepees.

Churches of all backgrounds and denominations have been working together to plan ecumenical events in towns and cities.

This is just a snapshot

Churches in Nottingham are hosting 10 days of prayer in different churches culminating in a Friday night prayer service at Trent Vineyard with all the major church leaders gathering to pray.

In Lincoln children Year 2 pupils from Harlaxton Church of England Primary School placed a wonderful display of prayers in their parish church to mark this global ‘wave of prayer’. During their time in church, they also lit a candle to remember their families and local community, and also those who died, and the families and communities who are grieving, following the terrorist attack in Manchester. (pic available)

In Lawres Deanery a Prayer Walk is currently taking place which will cover 55 miles and include time for prayer in 30 churches.

In Kampala, Uganda Sserwanga Isaac posted: Today I pray for the minority, especially those who suffer due to wrong priorities made by those entrusted to them. It hurts so much, but my hope lies in Christ for one day change will come to them. Change that breed peace, reconciliation and acceptance.

Father Sam Dennis of St Luke’s in South London has been delivering prayer cards throughout the streets. He’ll call back soon to collect them.

Churches in Amsterdam are coming together to pray Thy Kingdom Come! Vineyard and Protestant Churches have been posting on twitter.

Old Roan Baptist Church‏ Liverpool posts about a prayer walk. Wear sensible shoes, organisers say!

In Leeds there was a half night of prayer over the weekend with roaring fire.

Belfast Catholics are praying for the Holy Spirit to Come – and shouting out on twitter. They have joined with other churches locally.

The Christian Police Association held an early morning prayer event.

In the Episopal Diocese of West Texas the congregation has left the building and is out on the streets.

St Michael’s New York City posted: “Redeemer God, may we see your deliverance coming to us, may we keep still and wait for it.”

Worshippers from Whiteley Church, Fareham, Hants, are put up a tent on the grass area they call ‘church without walls’, near the cinema at the far end of Whiteley Shopping Centre. People prayed there throughout Sunday afternoon and evening, through the night, and during Bank Holiday Monday, as part of the Thy Kingdom Come.

In Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands posted images of a Thy Kingdom Come prayer walk.

Witney Street pastors in Oxfordshire set up a ThyKingdomCome late night café.

In Yamanote Japan three young men posted a selfie as they prepare to take part in Thy Kingdom Come.

In Hoxton a church is praying continuously for 168 hours.

Children drew their prayers at the Mothers Union Big Church Day Out tent.


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