Thy Kingdom Come 2023

Manchester Methodists invite you to a prayer journey


Prepare a space. Find a candle. Paper and pens. Create a cloud and add a new picture to it each day, that is relevant to the daily theme. e.g. for the theme of “Loves” on day 2 add a love heart. 

Think of 5 people to pray for throughout this week.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that began in 2016 which invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will grow in their relationship with Jesus, pray for 5 people to come to faith in Jesus and pray for the Holy Spirit to empower us in bearing witness.

After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered and constantly devoted themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Like them, our reliance on the gift of the Holy Spirit is total – on our own we can do nothing.

Through the centuries Christians have gathered at that time to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ picks up this tradition.

Manchester Methodists are inviting you to join us in our prayer journey, as part of Thy Kingdom Come, the global prayer movement that invites Christians all over the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.

Every day between Ascension Day on Thursday 18th May and Sunday 28th May (Pentecost), we will post information from the daily journal.

To prepare for the journey that begins on Ascension Day, Thursday you are invited to do the following to take a large sheet of paper and cut out a cloud.

You can write ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ 2023 on it or leave blank.

Thy Kingdom Come invites us to pray for 5 friends regularly.

The 5 people you have thought of – perhaps you can write their names on the back of your cloud as a reminder.

We look forward to you joining Manchester Methodists during this time of reflection. Please look out for posts on our website and across social media. We would love to see your photos of your journey.