Thy Kingdom Come

I cannot remember in my life anything that I’ve been involved in where I have sensed so clearly the work of the Spirit.

– Archbishop Justin Welby

This year, Christ Church is taking part in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.  What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

How to get involved

  • Between Ascension Day and Pentecost, Christ Church will join the global wave of prayer for our nation.  We will be open for prayer each evening between 25th May-3rd June, 6:30-7:30pm with a short time of led prayer at 7:00. Do come along and join in on any or all of the evenings and participate in any way you would like. There will be space to sit in silence, prayer with others or take part in a series of prayer stations.
  •  Pledge to Pray for five friendsPraying for others to know Jesus is one of the most powerful things we can do. Persistent prayer for others brings transformation to their lives.Choose five people you would regularly like to pray for and write their names down onto a list. If you’re not sure who to pray for, ask God to guide you as you choose. Once you have settled on 5 names, commit to praying your own prayer or using  the following:

    Loving Father,
    in the face of Jesus Christ
    your light and glory have blazed forth.
    Send your Holy Spirit that I may share with my friends [here, name your friends]
    the life of your Son and your love for all.
    Strengthen me as a witness to that love
    as I pledge to pray for them,
    for your name’s sake. Amen.

    To assist you we will have pledge cards and prayer cords available during the 10 evening prayer times and you can register your commitment  here

  • Extreme Prayer prayer, chose a scripture and location that resonate and pray for that place or through that scripture thy kingdom come. we are encouraging you to video and share your prayer on face book or twitter to encourage others to pray. Some examples are listed in this thy kingdom come resource.
  • On June 4th 5:30-7:00pm, Chester Cathedral are holding a ‘Beacon Event’.  Join those across Chester in a service of praise, celebration, joy and intercession featuring Stuart Townsend, Bishop Peter and Steve Legg.  Free to attend, but booking is essential.