Thy Kingdom Come is an ecumenical prayer movement for evangelisation, uniting Christians in nearly 90% of countries worldwide from the Ascension to Pentecost.
On 9 March 2021, their team hosted a virtual launch event to unveil plans for this year’s Thy Kingdom Come, taking place from 13-23 May.
Acknowledging that Britain is approaching the early stages of a phased return to socialising, after what has been an extremely challenging year, the aim is for Thy Kingdom Come to be a blessing and to serve the Church where the need is greatest; by providing free, spiritually nourishing resources for all, to deepen and refresh their faith.
Now in its sixth year, Thy Kingdom Come has grown from an initial call to prayer from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Anglican Communion, to a worldwide ecumenical prayer movement uniting Christians from across 65 different denominations and traditions.
New resources for 2021 will include an 11-part children’s video series called Cheeky Pandas (seen in the picture) – packed with Bible stories, prayers, animation, worship songs and interviews with special guests including CTE Pentecostal President Pastor Agu Irukwu and his wife Shola (Jesus House), adventurer Bear Grylls, CBeebies presenter Gemma Hunt and Revd Nicky Gumbel (HTB and Alpha), to name a few.
The video series (which will be available from early April onwards) can be used as part of church at home, gathered church (online and offline) and in school assemblies. Similar to last year, the series will be the main content in the Family Prayer Adventure Map and App.
For youth, Thy Kingdom Come are working with the Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust to produce a selection of youth resources including a series of video reflections from young influential Christians such as the current Methodist Youth President Phoebe Parkin, rapper and author Guvna B, Worship Leader Elle Limebear, Spoken Word Artist Joshua Luke Smith and many more.
Other new resources include this year’s Novena and the Prayer Journal, written by the Archbishop of York with the express intention of inspiring readers to re-encounter the love and joy found in Jesus Christ.
The award-winning Thy Kingdom Come app, available in nine languages, will for the first time, include audio content from 24/7 Prayer’s Lectio 365, with audio reflections from Pete Greig, Archbishop Justin and 24/7 Prayer GB UK Director, Carla Harding.