Thy Kingdom Come


Thy Kingdom Come (TKC) is a global ecumenical prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. This year it’s taking place from 9th – 19th May and we’d love to encourage you to get involved!

Since it began in May 2016, God has grown TKC into a movement which unites more than a million Christians in prayer, in nearly 90% of countries worldwide, across 85 different denominations and traditions – so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

Every person, household and church are encouraged to pray during the 11 days in their own way, and it is the hope and prayer that those who have not yet heard the Good News of Jesus Christ and His love for the world, will hear it for themselves and respond and follow Him.

Specifically, TKC invites each and every Christian across the globe to pray that God’s Spirit might work in the lives of 5 people who have not responded with their ‘Yes’ to God’s call.

Archbishop Justin Welby writes;

“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.”

So how can you get involved?

Well, there are lots of fantastic age appropriate resources available for free on the TKC website ( that will help you to pray during these eleven days, so do check these out. Plus, we’d love to encourage you to think, ‘who are the 5 people I’m praying for to come to know Jesus?’ Could you make a list and commit to praying for these every day throughout Thy Kingdom Come?

Locally, Turret House of Prayer will be leading a prayer walk along the River Ribble on Saturday 18th May as part of ‘Pray for Lancashire’ – a regional initiative encouraging churches to prayer walk the canals and rivers of Lancashire. For more info and to sign up for the prayer walk visit:

Finally, on Sunday 19th May, St Lukes Church in Blackburn will be hosting a youth prayer and worship night called WAVES as part of Thy Kingdom Come. This will be a big celebration of the birth of the church and our unity across Lancashire and young people are invited from all across the region. Doors open at 4:30pm, for a 4:45pm start, and there will be worship, challenges, talks, prayer and lots of different spaces for your young people to engage in. During the after-hours time there will be laser tag, games consoles and a pizza van! The event is free and will finish at 7pm. Please follow this link to book your young person on,

So, let’s join together in these different activities by praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’; asking that our friends, families, neighbours, and this generation, would come to know the transforming love and power of Jesus Christ.


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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