Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which the Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join. The wave of prayer will start on 13 May and run for 10 days between the Christian festivals of Ascension and Pentecost to 23 May. It’s not complicated – it simply encourages people to pray in whatever way they want and with whoever they want for others to come to know Jesus Christ. The virtual launch of Thy Kingdom Come 2021 took place on 9th March. This year’s new resources were unveiled as well as exploring various ways churches, families and individuals can be involved. If you missed the launch, you can watch it here.

Churches Together in England write:

“Acknowledging that Britain is approaching the early stages of a phased return to socialising, after what has been an extremely challenging year, the aim is for Thy Kingdom Come to be a blessing and to serve the Church where the need is greatest; by providing free, spiritually nourishing resources for all, to deepen and refresh their faith

Now in its sixth year, Thy Kingdom Come has grown from an initial call to prayer from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Anglican Communion, to a worldwide ecumenical prayer movement uniting Christians from across 65 different denominations and traditions.

New resources for 2021 will include an 11-part children’s video series called Cheeky Pandas – packed with Bible stories, prayers, animation, worship songs and interviews with special guests. The video series (which will be available from early April onwards) can be used as part of church at home, gathered church (online and offline) and in school assemblies. Similar to last year, the series will be the main content in the Family Prayer Adventure Map and App.

For youth, Thy Kingdom Come are working with the Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust to produce a selection of youth resources including a series of video reflections from young influential Christians.

Other new resources include this year’s Novena and the Prayer Journal, written by the Archbishop of York with the express intention of inspiring readers to re-encounter the love and joy found in Jesus Christ. The award-winning Thy Kingdom Come app, available in nine languages, will for the first time, include audio content from 24/7 Prayer’s Lectio 365, with audio reflections from Pete Greig, Archbishop Justin and 24/7 Prayer GB UK Director, Carla Harding.

Explore the Thy Kingdom Come 2021 website for more details on this year’s plans.”