Thy Kingdom Come 2020

Start Date: May 20, 2020
End Date: June 01, 2020
Location: Global

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which the Archbishop of Canterbury has invited people around the world to join. The wave of prayer runs for 10 days between the Christian festivals of Ascension and Pentecost from May 21st – May 31st 2020

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When the Spirit of God came upon those waiting, watching and praying that first Pentecost, the followers of Jesus were not in the temple and they were not on the streets. They were in a home.  Church buildings may have been shut but the Church has maybe never been as open, with vibrant, faith fuelled prayer in households up and down our nation and Christians mobilised to do the works of Jesus Christ as we serve and support those in our communities most in need: prayer and care hand in hand.”

As Archbishops Justin and Sentamu have said, “We’ll be taking part in what is sure to be a unique Thy Kingdom Come this year. We encourage you to join us in watching, waiting and praying, as the first Christians did, for God’s Spirit to equip and empower us to be a people who reflect the hope of Jesus in a world of need”

There are lot of useful resources including:

  • Family digital prayer adventure map
  • Download the app TKC
  • Prayer and care


Five ways to get involved in Thy Kingdom Come 2020:

Digital Resources

We have a number of digital resources to equip churches and individuals which can be downloaded and printed at home.

The innovative Family Prayer Adventure Map. Once printed, download the free app to access games, reflections and augmented reality!   You can see Archbishop Justin trying it out, pre-lockdown, here :

Our Prayer Journal for the 11 days has poignant reflections, Bible verses and actions, and features artwork from Charlie Mackesy.

DOWNLOAD the free Thy Kingdom Come app – packed full with videos, reflections, a daily podcast from N.T. Wright and the daily prayer journal (a great start to any day) from the Apple or Android app stores, simply search for “Thy Kingdom Come Prayer” .

The Thy Kingdom Come Video Library also has over 200 videos to download, including reflections and testimonies from influential Christians such as the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, His Holiness Pope Francis, as well as many others.

Pray Together                                               

Praying together for people to come to know the love, hope and peace found in Christ is at the heart of Thy Kingdom Come. Could your church set up regular daily patterns of prayer, perhaps via conference call, to hold these people in prayer or adapt existing prayer times to do so? Or you could commit to saying the Lord’s Prayer at a set time each day. A number of digital resources are also available here.

Continuous Prayer

Consider hosting or participating in a continuous virtual prayer event. You could do this as a local church, or connect with others across other denominations or in different parts of the world. You can find 24-7 Prayer resources and virtual prayer rooms here.

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.

Prayer and Care

People have shown immense love and kindness as they serve the most vulnerable during this unprecedented time. As a result, we are introducing a new strand to this year’s Thy Kingdom Come. As we pray for those we know and love to become followers of Jesus, how could we safely and responsibly demonstrate this practically? Order this Prayer and Care pack for your household, or send one to friends and family to encourage them to join in.