Thy Kingdom Come is a worldwide prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost. Since its launch in 2016, Christians from 172 countries and 65 denominations have taken part in praying for friends and family to come to faith in Jesus Christ.The Methodist Church in Britain has been a key ecumenical partner in Thy Kingdom Come since 2017.
The days between Ascension and Pentecost have always been full of expectation and anticipation. As the Lord Jesus ascended, he promised the gift of the Holy Spirit to enable the disciples to be witnesses. As they waited for the promise to be fulfilled they devoted themselves constantly to prayer (Acts 1.14). So, the renewed call across the Church is to set these days apart to pray, and each individual to pray for five people to come to know the love of Jesus Christ.
Who will you pray for during this time? (It's suggested that you consider 5 people by name.)
How to use this prayer journal?
Each day (posted here) there will be a passage from the Bible, a short reflection, a prayer, and a suggestion for action. (They will be posted at 7am each day but you can check any time. If you're on FaceBook you can like and follow the page so that they appear on your News Feed, you can also share them with friends.)
We also recommend that you find somewhere to journal your thoughts during this time. Did a phrase jump out at you? Did God bring something to your mind as you prayed that day? When you tried to take action, how did it go? Make a note so that you can remember what God has been saying to you through your reading, your prayers, and your actions.
Throughout the time there will be images to help you meditate on each daily theme. Let these inspire you as you read through each section for that day; and add your own notes. You could start by writing down the names of the five people you will be praying for – Why not pray to ask who God Wants you to be praying for.
If you prefer to have the whole journal at once, you can download the PDF by clicking the link below. There are also limited hard copies so if you know someone who cannot access these materials online, do please get in touch. Also, if you're on FaceBook, you might want to share your thoughts with others and engage in conversation!
Adapted for website and FaceBook purposes from material written by Thelma Commey (Methodist Youth President 2019/2020)