Thy Kingdom Come

Click on the image above to watch all nine days of prayer.

“Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. Since its start in May 2016, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. In 2019 Christians from 172 countries took part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ,” says Thy Kingdom Come’s website. St. Olave’s started small last year by inviting people to write their prayer on a paper fish and attach it to our “prayer net.”

After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting 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. During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

This year, St. Olave’s parishioners and Bishop Jenny Andison invite you to reflect on illustrations, scripture readings and prayers from the Diocese of Canterbury resource “Novena: Listening on the Way.” Each day a short video will be posted on Facebook and on this page. Please take just a few minutes each day to honour this sacred time as we lead up to Pentecost May 31. 

Special thanks to our readers:

  • Day 1 – Bishop Jenny Andison
  • Day 2 – Judy Beal
  • Day 3 – Janice Kerkkamp
  • Day 4 – Patricia Mills
  • Day 5 – Alexandra Pohlod
  • Day 6 – Annis Tebbutt
  • Day 7 – Scott Morgan
  • Day 8 – Cathy Hutcheon
  • Day 9 – Michael Jones