Thy Kingdom Come 2023

Thy Kingdom Come

Ascension Day May 18th to Whit Sunday May 28th

This is our annual invitation to pray that God will inspire us and his church worldwide with His Holy Spirit. The early church prayed for it for ten days, and so can we! Like them, we need the Spirit’s inspiration to live out and share the Kingdom of God.

Pray for 5

As part of our sharing the Good News we can pray by name for five (or more!) of our family and friends to come to know Jesus better. You can take a pack of five buttons from the table at the back of church to remind you of those for whom you pray.

Free Resources – available from the table at the back of church

Prayer Journal – A short reading and reflection for each of the eleven days including Ascension Day and Whit Sunday, Pentecost, contributed by writers from different Christian traditions. There is space to record the people and situations for whom you pray.

Novena (which means 9!) – Nine days of readings and reflections, one for each day between Ascension Day and Whit Sunday. These, based on the first letter of John, are written by the Very Rev. Bob Key, Anglican Communion lead for Thy Kingdom Come.


On Ascension Day the disciples watched, no doubt with mixed feelings, as Jesus was taken into heaven. On the Day of Pentecost his Spirit filled them with the power of wind and fire. The colour for Whitsunday, or Pentecost, is red. To celebrate, let’s wear something red to church on May 28th!



About Patricia Duxbury

I have lived in Lancashire for over 30 years, the last 15 of them in Clitheroe. I'm a former teacher and a member of St. Mary Magdalene's Church. I sing in the Church choir and am in the Open Church Group.

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