Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites us, together with Christians around the world, to pray for friends, family and neighbours to come to know the love of Jesus. This year we are also called to demonstrate our love and care through practical action. It runs for the 10 days from Ascension to Pentecost (21-31 May 2020).

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, who started the movement with Archbishop Justin, said:  ‘This year because of COVID-19 so many people are searching for meaning and hope, as well as discovering afresh the importance of real, self-sacrificial love. May the Holy Spirit equip us all to share that love, and to speak of Jesus Christ, and of the love of God our Father. Come, Holy Spirit!’

At St Stephens, we would like to invite you to commit to this 10-day Prayer and Care Challenge:

Commit as a group or individual to pray for one hour

in the 10-10 virtual Upper Room – inspired by the upper room experience in the book of Acts, where the early disciples gathered before the day of Pentecost. The challenge is to sign up for one hour’s prayer between 10 am and 10 pm to pray for five people that are on your heart that you’d like to share the love of God with.

Book your slot here

Commit as an individual to a 10-day Personal Prayer and Care Journey

and Journal with suggested Bible readings, reflections and care actions.  The challenge is to take 10 minutes each day to pray for 5 people to know and experience God’s love through your prayers and practical care.

Download and print your prayer journal (including all resources) here

Commit as a family to a 10-day Digital Family Prayer Map Adventure

and engage with daily activities that come to life through augmented reality, daily podcasts and content such as Bible story animations and video reflections from Archbishop Justin Welby, CBeebies’ presenter Gemma Hunt, Guvna B, Author of ‘Eye Can Talk’ – Jonathan Bryan, Author of the ‘Jesus Storybook Bible’ – Sally Lloyd Jones and Storyteller Philip Glassborow. The challenge is to commit to actively engage as a family in the 10-minute daily podcasts, every day for 10 days.

You can find everything you need to do this here