Global Wave of Prayer

Thy Kingdom Come

Join the Global Wave of Prayer

25th May - 4th June 2017


“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit

to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.”

Archbishop Justin Welby.


Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which the Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join during a focused time between Ascension and Pentecost from 25th May – 4th June 2017. The hope is that people will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family - as a church, individually or as a family; and that Churches will hold prayer events, such as prayer days, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world; • People will be transformed through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.

In the Land’s End Benefice we started the End to End Wave of Prayer on Ascension Day (Thursday 25th May) at Land’s End with prayers at 8am followed by breakfast in the hotel . This was followed by a Eucharist in St Levan church at 10am, prayers in St Buryan church at 1pm with a soup lunch, and then more prayers in Sennen church at 6pm.  

How did it begin?

In May 2016 the Archbishops of Canterbury and York invited Christians from across the Church of England to join a wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost. This is traditionally a time when the church focuses on prayer, just as the first disciples gathered after they watched Jesus ascend into heaven. It says in Acts 1. 14: “They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus…

The response in May 2016 was astonishing as hundreds of thousands joined in from churches of many denominations and different traditions around the UK and across the world.

For 2017 the vision is even greater. The hope is to see at least 80 per cent of Church of England churches and cathedrals taking part as well as many other denominations and the churches of the world-wide Anglican Communion. Leaders from Churches Together in England, including Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Baptist and Methodist churches, Free churches and Orthodox churches, to name but a few, have all signalled their support.


What next?

It’s not complicated – the Archbishop’s invitation is simply asking people to pray in whatever way they want, with whoever they want and wherever they can, that others might know Jesus Christ. Anyone can sign up on the website now and pledge to pray.

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