Watch Pope Francis recently recorded message to everyone involved in Thy Kingdom Come 2019..
For the last 3 years we’ve had a continuous chain of prayer 24 hours a day for a whole week (24/7) as part of the national Thy Kingdom Come initiative. In 2018 over 100 people took part in 154 one hour slots in the prayer room. We will repeat this again in 2019 in addition to the 24 hours of prayer each month we are holding throughout the year.
We will start praying with the first slot at 9am on Monday 3rd June and will finish at 9am on Sunday 9th June (Pentecost Sunday). There will be lots of creative ways to pray in the room and suggestions on how to divide up an hour. We will have a stereo in the Room which you can plug an iPod into if you want to bring some Worship Music with you and we will have some ways to record and share prayers with others using the room. The idea might seem a bit daunting at first to pray for a whole hour, but there are lots of great resources we will be drawing on from the 24-7 Prayer movement and many people say once they start they can’t stop! (Read more here) This is a fantastic opportunity to come together as a church and to seek God, to pray for our church, community, friends, family and to spend time experiencing the presence of God.
24-7 Prayer is a global movement started in 1999, following a long tradition of Christian prayer, and has led to continual prayer 24 hours a day in a chain of Prayer Rooms around the world ever since. You can read more about 24-7 Prayer on their website www.24-7prayer.com.
Thy Kingdom Come is a global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. Now in it’s fourth year this initiative, from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, has become an international movement which we are excited to play our part in again. You can read more details here.