Thy Kingdom Come 2019
Eleven Days of Global Prayer: 30th May – 9th June
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:
- Deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ
- Pray for God’s Spirit to work in the lives of those they know
- Pledge to pray for five people they know to come to know Jesus
- Come to realise that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer
Prayer is not everything, but everything is nothing without prayer
Activities for Thy Kingdom Come
There are a number of activities you can participate in this year’s Thy Kingdom Come in St. Ouen, listed below. Please note the dates for your diaries. (A leaflet detailing all these activities is also available in both churches.)
24 hours of prayer
On Saturday 1st June 12pm until Sunday 2nd June 12pm – we will be having 24 hours of continual prayer, taking place in St. Ouen’s Parish Church. Please fill up a slot to pray for an hour on the sheet at the back of church.
There will also be the opportunity to participate in a Prayer Labyrinth, that has been set up at The Parish Church. A labyrinth is a path you follow, with a set of prayer stations and guided excercises that will help you pray Thy Kingdom Come.
How to Pray: Practical Prayer Talks
Prayer a bit stale? Does your prayer life need igniting? Take one hour to see anew ‘how to pray.’ Revd. Ian Pallent will be holding two one hour evening sessions, at The Rectory. The evenings will be on:
- Thursday 30th May: 7.30-8.30pm at The Rectory
- Wednesday 5th June: 7.30-8.30pm at The Rectory
There are many ways to pray. Ian will be talking about various practical ways to pray, and what has helped him in his prayer life.
Early Morning Prayer with Ian
Rector Ian Pallent will be available to pray every morning between 8-8.30am at St. Ouen’s Parish Church. Please just turn up if you are able to join him.
There are prayer walks organised in the Parish, on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Saturday we will be stepping out further and prayer walking around the boundary of our Parish. Follow this link to find out more details about these Prayer Walks and Thy Kingdom Come.
Re-light My Fire Sunset BBQ and Prayer
Taking place on Friday 7th June, 7-9.30pm, near Les Laveurs Slip (opposite Jersey Pearl.) Come and join us as we BBQ sausages and then spend some time around an open fire watching the sun go down. Follow this link to find out more details about these Re-light My Fire Sunset BBQ and Prayer.
More Resources Online
For more inspiration and how you can pray as an individual, you can also visit Thy Kingdom Come website for many useful and inspiring resources and videos to watch.
Come Lord Jesus, we pray for an outpouring of your Holy Spirit upon us; to inspire us and heighten our desire to pray, to be bold and expectant, protected and prepared, joyful and blessed at what You will achieve through us. Amen.