As part of our 50 days of good news we hope lots of WEBA churches will engage with Thy Kingdom Come, Archbishop Justin Welby’s initiative to get churches praying during the week leading up to Pentecost. Here are some suggestions for this, and links to a wide range of resources for churches and individuals:
Thy Kingdom Come is just five weeks away! Have you started planning your church event yet?
With so many great resources to help you do this, from the Kingdom Kit for families, to prayer walking guides, to how to throw a Pentecost prayer-o-plane party!
- Hold a Messy Church – if you’ve not done this before your first one could be Thy Kingdom Come themed
- Introduce prayer stations at your church – for suggestions see our ‘Bright Ideas for Your Church’ booklet
- Try 24 –7 prayer
- Go on a prayer safari
- Encourage your home group to run a Thy Kingdom Come session
- Go into your local school assembly and talk to the children about prayer
- Hold a prayer kite festival, or a prayer bear picnic!
- Have a ‘pray for five friends’ session
All the information you need is available here to download or order: https://www.thykingdomcome.global/prayerresources
We’d love to know what you’re planning – let us know in the comments!
And don’t forget to make your pledge to pray on our interactive map, so we can light up the world with prayer: https://www.thykingdomcome.global/#Pledge2PrayCounter
The Kingdom Kit – helping families pray together.
Have you clocked that half term for many schools this year falls between Ascension and Pentecost?
Why not take the opportunity to pray together as a family as part of Thy Kingdom Come?
It’s a lovely chance to take time to pray together as a family without rushing off to clubs and school commitments.
We’d like to introduce the amazing Kingdom Kit – to help families pray at home together. This will guide you and your family with a daily prayer prompt and activity. The pack includes everything you need, from mustard seeds and keyrings, to balloons, smarties and bookmarks – and of course, prayers!
Also available is our family creative prayer journal and the Thy Kingdom Come ‘Bright Prayer Ideas for Families at Home’ resource.
Do you know a family who’d love to get involved? Tag them in the comments.
Bright prayer ideas and inspiration
Now is the time to get planning and download or order your resources if you haven’t already.
From posters and bookmarks to kits and prayer journals for families we’ve got it covered. The Thy Kingdom Come creative resource pack is full of ideas for churches and cathedrals.
You can order:
Special prayer-prompting mugs!
Leaflets and creative guides to hand out to your congregation
Our booklets which include –
Model order/ outline for a service
Prayer during the day
Collects and intersessions for Public Worship
Texts for use at the Eucharist
Prayers for public and private use
Resources for families include our lovely Kingdom Kits, which include everything you need to follow the prayer guidelines like mustard seeds and smarties.
We want to make your ten days of prayer an easy and smooth experience for everyone involved so get in touch if we can help at all.