"We're the sort of moderate Catholic #CofE parish that isn't always quite sure how to go about evangelism and mission. #ThyKingdomCome2021 presents a great opportunity.”
“Having worked in schools as a teacher of the Deaf, Cheeky Pandas resources might be the only Christian resource interpreted into BSL for deaf children!! But, also really useful families with a deaf parent.”
“Wow, the story of Stewart Betts praying for his family inspired me to realise my prayers could impact the future generations of my family.”
Across the UK and the world - People were involved in Thy Kingdom Come 2021 in various ways from continuous prayer to prayer walking / pilgrimage labyrinths to prayer stations, prayer on the streets to singing and praying outdoors.
Big national examples include the Digital Bow Down by UK Vineyard Churches which galvanised thousands of Christians in the UK and abroad in a singular moment of prayer. Also inspired citywide versions such as in Winchester.
Range of traditional and creative approaches including Ascension-tide singing on top of Grimsby Minister, Say One for Me- Romsey Abbey, Night Prayers from various Catholic Communities, Rocket Prayers & Hot chocolate in St Albans, Creative Art installations such as in Southwark Diocese, outdoor worship, citywide prayer walking (such as in Derby) and litter picking, families praying together, children getting creative through worship or being reflective.
Thy Kingdom Come has united Christians in prayer across the world including Jamaica, Switzerland, Canada, Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Burundi, Bangladesh, India and Norway to name a few. Ranging from online prayer meetings, to in-person prayers events to translating prayer resources in-country such as Maori (NZ), Japanese, Finnish and Tamil &Sinhala (Sri Lanka).
We have had phenomenal feedback on the App including from the Bishop of Colchester. Thy Kingdom Comes continues to be supported by senior UK Church leaders including the presidents of Churches Together in England and leaders from the Church of Scotland, Church in Wales and Church of Ireland.
*NB: Here is a picture of a church in the Diocese of Barishal, Bangladesh, taking part in this year’s #ThyKingdomCome (this is the second year running).