Archbishop Justin Welby is calling the global church to a season of prayer for more people to come to know Jesus. This season of prayer, happening over the 10 days between Ascension day (May 25) and Pentecost (June 4), is aptly called 'Thy Kingdom Come'.
Archbishop Justin has said this about Thy Kingdom Come: "After Jesus ascended into heaven, the disciples went to Jerusalem and prayed for the coming of the Holy Spirit. The vision behind Thy Kingdom Come is to do just what these first Christians did – to pray, in faith, that the Holy Spirit would come and lead the way in witness and evangelism."
Few things are more important to followers of Jesus than prayer. It's been a core principle of CMS since our very beginning in 1799, and we've recently re-emphasised it as one of the five missional postures we as the NZCMS family share.
We encourage people to #Pledge2Pray through the Thy Kingdom Come website to show that you’re joining in the global wave of prayer and to inspire others to join in! Over the next few weeks the Thy Kingdom Come team will keep in touch, and send you videos and resources to encourage and inspire you. The Thy Kingdom Come website has a wealth of prayer resources for churches, individuals, families and children. There are all sorts of creative ideas to help you pray in new ways.
If you want to know more about Thy Kingdom Come, to get prayer resources or to commit to participating in the event, visit thykingdomcome.global
CMS UK has interviewed Archbishop Justin about this event, offering more insights into his take on mission, prayer and the world church. You can read the interview by clicking here.
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