Newcastle Anglican Church, along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 114 countries around the world, has just completed a worldwide movement of prayer from May 30 to June 9. Our Bishop is excited by what happened. Bishop Peter said, “This is the first year that we have participated in Thy Kingdom Come and it began to catch people’s imaginations. The invitation to pray encouraged people to talk about praying!”

Thy Kingdom Come is a short period of intentional prayer from Ascension Day to Pentecost. On the very first Ascension Day Mary and other disciples gathered together and 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.

Bishop Peter said, “I prayed for some people specifically. They are people on my heart and mind because of their circumstances. I held them before God seeking a time of blessing for them. I also prayed that we might be more alert to what the Spirit is doing in the Church and in the world.”

There are some great stories of prayer events for Thy Kingdom Come from St Pauls Cathedral in Melbourne to Trafalgar Square in London.

Praying that God’s Kingdom will come is a daily expression of trust for Christians who regularly use the Lord’s Prayer. We hold people and places before God seeking his transforming grace.

Whether you have joined before or not, it’s never too late to pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’:

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