Thy Kingdom Come 2024

May 9th – May 19th 2024

Thy Kingdom Come (TKC) is a global ecumenical prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost (9 to 19 May) for more people to come to know Jesus.

As our response to Thy Kingdom Come for this year, we are encouraging every Mission Community to share in and engage in prayer activity. To inspire us, our denominational leaders have offered the Leading your Church into growth prayer.

We also invite you to:
Host a Mission Community Prayer Meeting.
Include Thy Kingdom Come in your children’s and youth activities.
Pray for your 5 people throughout the campaign.
Share in this daily pattern of prayer (see the link below).

  • Host a Mission Community Prayer Meeting.
  • Include Thy Kingdom Come in your children’s and youth activities.
  • Pray for your 5 people throughout the campaign.
  • Share in a daily pattern of prayer.
Leading Your Church Into Growth Prayer

The following prayer has been prepared by our denomination leaders and churches are encouraged to use it daily during Thy Kingdom Come.


Mission communities are encouraged to use this Thy Kingdom Come Novena.

Mission communities are also encouraged to run a 24-hour Prayer Relay from 6pm on Friday 10 May to 6pm on Saturday 11 May. To support this there are downloadable A4 promotional posters and a shareable 24-hour prayer relay scheduler.

There is a suite of high-quality resources to help you take part in Thy Kingdom Come – for schools, churches and individuals. You can browse the full range on the Thy Kingdom Come website.

There is a guide to help you pray for five friends to come to know Jesus. 

How Churches Have Got Involved

It’s great to hear how churches across the county are getting involved with Thy Kingdom Come in so many different ways. Here’s a snapshot!

St Mary’s Westfield

“We used prayer stations during our morning service as we focused on Thy Kingdom Come. We also used hand drumming as an aid to prayer. We then shared Holy Communion together. This was a very different way of praying for a lot of people but many said how much they enjoyed having the time and space to connect with God in a more creative way.”


Two Rivers Mission Community, Carlisle

“The Two Rivers Mission Community have flooded Carlisle with prayer over the 9 days of TKC by holding prayer walks in every park in the City, from Kingmoor South Nature Reserve right through to Rickerby Park, praying for God’s kingdom to come, for his light to penetrate the darkness and his love to break into people’s hearts. It all culminated in a prayer gazebo at Bitts Park on the Sunday as part of the Show and Tell event promoting health and wellbeing and a joint service of thanksgiving, prayer and praise in the evening. We have been privileged to hold our city before our God and we wait in expectation for him to show us the ways we can help him to usher in his Kingdom. St James Church also held a prayer and worship night at Cornerstone last Friday from 6.30pm to 10pm. On our FB page we’ve been sharing the daily Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Journal videos.”


St Elisabeth’s Harraby and St John’s Upperby

“First of all, on Saturday 11 May, at St. Elisabeth’s Harraby, we held a Holy Spirit day, based around the Alpha course Holy Spirit sessions. The day went extremely well. 14 people came to join us, many of whom have been going around with Holy Spirit inspired grins on their faces ever since! Myself and our lay readers, Brenda and Ian, ran the day. We also put up ‘Salt and Light’ prayer stations in St. Elisabeth’s and St. John’s Upperby, which people have been engaging with when they have been in church. These were organised by Ian.”


Burton and Holme

“Burton and Holme churches have been meeting each morning for 30 mins to pray for the Father to draw friends, neighbours and family members to Jesus.”


St Mary’s Walney Island

“We have been pleasantly surprised with the daily prayer. We have had 8 to10 people each day and we’re gently raising the spiritual temperature. It has been a great encouragement to pray together.”

St Cuthbert’s Kirkby-in-Furness

“We emailed everyone to encourage people to pray for opportunities to pray for 5 people every day. We led our prayer and vision evening using the Thy Kingdom Come material.”


St Mark’s Barrow

“We have simply encouraged everyone by giving them the booklet and will be having a joint service with St Mary’s, Walney on the evening of Pentecost to preach, praise and pray.”


St Kentigern Church Mungrisdale

We held a day of prayer on Monday 13 May in the church, praying for our parish, county, country and the world. We sensed God confirming our call to be a ‘House of Prayer’ with verse: ‘Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. I have chosen and consecrated this temple to that my Name may be there for ever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.’ (2 Chronicles 7:15-16)

What have you got planned?

Let us know how you are planning to get involved with Thy Kingdom Come!  It’s always an encouragement to hear how others are getting involved. Contact Dave Roberts to share.