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Global Movement of Prayer 

Thy Kingdom Come

21 - 31 May 2020

"From the very first gatherings of Methodists in Oxford, Methodism has always been suffused with prayer. Prayer is the foundation on which the Methodist Church is built and from which it seeks to fulfil its calling to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission."

The Revd Canon Gareth J Powell, Secretary of the Methodist Conference

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement in which Christians pray that people would come to know Jesus. Taking place between Ascension and Pentecost, Thy Kingdom Come this year falls between 21 - 31 May 2020.

During Thy Kingdom Come:

  • People commit to pray with God's world-wide family - as a church, individually or as a family.
  • Churches will hold prayer events, such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world. (These will be held on line or by individuals or in family groups during the Coronavirus Pandemic 2020).
  • People will be transformed through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.

The invitation is simply for people to pray in whatever way they want, with whoever they want and wherever they can, that others might know Jesus Christ.

How are you taking part?

Watch the vimeo account from Jasmine Yeboah, former Youth President of Methodist Conference (2018-2019) as she speaks about why prayer and praise are important. https://vimeo.com/332634572

You can pledge to pray on the Thy Kingdom Come website

 http://www.thykingdomcome.global/

To find resources, then follow this link to the Methodist Website, where you can read about the Prayer Journal written by this year's Methodist Youth President, Thelma Commey. https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/prayer/thy-kingdom-come/thy-kingdom-come-resources/

There is also a resource pack for parents to use with children, or churches to use with their younger congregations

Order the free Prayer Journal from the resources site.

The Family Prayer Adventure Podcasts

We are really excited to announce that this year, Missional Generation have created our map with an augmented reality app that is used in collaboration with the map. Missional Generation is a Christian charity based in the North of England that creates faith based digital content for churches and schools. It will be available for smart phones and tablets, on both Apple and Android. The app will feature daily games and videos which will all be delivered through innovative augmented reality!

 

Due to the situation around Covid-19 we have re-worked the map so that it is now available in A4 and can be downloaded and printed at home. It will still work with the augmented reality app, whether printed in colour or black and white. 

 

The Family Prayer Adventure podcasts are a fun and engaging way to help families pray together. There is one following each daily theme of Thy Kingdom Come, and they are about 10-12 minutes long. They feature a game, an interactive Bible story (written and performed by folks like Bob Hartman), a chance to pray and great music. Do share them with families and other mixed-age groups, and use them alongside the Prayer Adventure Map and Journal.

 

Use the link to find out how to download the App and the Podcasts:

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/resources/digital-family-prayer-adventure-map

 

 

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