21 — 31 May — Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come is an ecumenical, global prayer movement inviting all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.
Their web page has a vast amount of material and ideas to help us engage with this season especially during our period of 'lockdown'
Details can be found on the web site
Methodist Youth President Thelma Commey talks about the power of prayer as part of Thy Kingdom Come — Find the video here
During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:
- Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
- Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
- Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness
After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Like them, our reliance on the gift of the Holy Spirit is total — on our own we can do nothing.
Through the centuries Christians have gathered at that time to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. 'Thy Kingdom Come' picks up this tradition. Over the past three and a half years more and more worshiping communities have dedicated the days between Ascension and Pentecost to pray 'Come Holy Spirit'.