Plans are underway for the 7th annual Thy Kingdom Come – a global ecumenical prayer for evangelisation, initiated by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York – occurring from Ascension to Pentecost.

This year, the campaign will host an online launch event on February 28 – unveiling resources and plans for this year’s campaign, which will take place from May 26 to June 5, 2022.

New resources will be unveiled for churches, families and individuals, as well as ways worshipping communities can participate over the 11 days.

For adults, the main resources this year is the Prayer Journal and Novena – both written by Archbishop Justin Welby, with the Novena based on 1 Peter, the foundation scripture for the Lambeth Conference. 150,000 free copies will be given away as part of this year’s campaign.

TKC will also be teaming up with 24-7 Prayer providing daily audio reflections for their Lectio 365 app.

Resources for children & families

For children & families, there will be a brand-new series of Cheeky Pandas animations based on the Fruit of the Spirit (including a platinum Jubilee related episode) packed with fun, music, and biblical truths. Each episode will have an accompanying activity pack and assembly plan, which can be used at church, at home, or school.

For youth, there will be a brand-new video series produced by a leading Christian Youth Ministry.

A number of other special resources and plans will be revealed including contributors for the main 11-day video reflections which in the past, have included His Holiness Pope Francis, Pete Greig, Gemma Hunt and Archbishop Justin Welby.

The movement has been supported by a range of high-profile ecumenical leaders in the UK including all the presidents of Churches Together in England, all the major denominations and various parachurch organisations.

Speaking of this year’s plans, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: “Thy Kingdom Come happens every year because we constantly rely on a fresh empowering of the Holy Spirit. The urgency, vitality and necessity of Christians across the world joining together praying, ‘Come, Holy Spirit’ is essential. This is not primarily for our own renewal – but that we may live the calling of Christ to be His witnesses. I commend the resources the TKC team have produced for this year and pray they would enable our prayers, which we pray in the certainty that the Father always gives the Spirit to those who ask.”

To sign up to the webinar visit here.