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. For 2023, the event will be held from Ascension Day on 18 May until Pentecost Sunday on 28 May.
Over the course of these 11 days, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:
- Deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ
- Pray for five friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
- Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness
This year's sub theme, ‘Living the Kingdom', invites participants to go the extra mile and to practically ‘love and serve thy neighbour' or those being prayed for, as an intentional part of their involvement. This will also be reflected in the additional ways churches, families and individuals are invited to pray this year.
The daily themes for resources across the 11 days of prayer have been updated to focus on the character of God, ‘Our Father in Heaven', the One to whom we are petitioning and inviting people to know, to love and to serve. Themes will include the ‘God who walks with us' and the ‘God who creates'.
As in previous years of the movement, characterised by large gatherings and events, there is also a renewed call to encourage churches to gather (in-person) and collaborate ecumenically, where possible.
Find out more about this year's plans, download resources and pledge to take part at
Resources and activities for all ages
For adults, the main resources this year are the Novena and the Prayer Journal, which will include contributions from different voices across different traditions and denominations.
For children and families, there will be a brand-new series of Cheeky Pandas animations with accompanying activity packs and assembly plan, which can be used at church, at home, or school.
For youths, there will be a brand-new video series produced by Christian youth ministry The Way UK.
For churches, there are 23 Ideas for 2023 - ideas for how your church can get involved this year, as well as prayers for use in a commissioning service.
Resources are all available on the Thy Kingdom Come website.