New Ways of Engaging with Thy Kingdom Come for 2024

Thy Kingdom Come is an annual ecumenical prayer movement which unites Christians around the world in praying from Ascension to Pentecost for the coming of the Spirit and for more people to come to know Christ. This year it will take place from Thursday 9th May to Sunday 19th May.

At the heart of Thy Kingdom Come is the message of ‘Pray for 5’: Christians across the globe to pray that God’s Spirit might work in the lives of five people who don’t yet know Christ to know His love.

To support individuals and groups in doing that, the national church has produced a series of new and updated resources, including:

For Children

This year, there are five new Cheeky Pandas animated episodes of Bible stories narrated by Gemma Hunt, Bear Grylls, Mary Berry and the Archbishop of Canterbury (which are also available in BSL). These are accompanied by activity packs which can be used at home, in school or at church; and widget resources for children with additional needs.

For Young People

The Way’s digital content is produced by young people and for young people to encourage them to think about the big questions of life. This year, their videos will explore different ways to pray, which can be accompanied by discussion plans which can be used in a youth group, a secondary school or college or at home.

For Adults

  • A pocket-sized prayer journal with a range of contributions from diverse voices from across the global church encouraging people to explore different ways of praying – such as imaginative prayer, prayer walking, and using art or journaling in prayer. Each page of the prayer journal has a QR code which you can scan to watch a video showing you how to pray in that style.

  • The Novena, written by Bishop Anthony Poggo, the General Secretary of the Anglican Communion, based on the Book of Revelation and drawing together stories from across the Communion.

  • The Workplace Prayer Diary, produced by TransformWork, which equips Christians to pray in and for their workplaces.

  • Prayer Stations, in either postcard or poster sizes, with a Visio Divina resource to help people use the images as a stimulus for prayer

For Churches

Thy Kingdom Come’s website has a range of resources you can use in church settings, including video reflections and prayers, hymns and songs, and orders of service, ideas for different ways of embedding prayer in your gathering or for setting up a 24-hour prayer group.  This year, they have produced additional resources for running a youth group for Pentecost Sunday.

However you choose to engage with Thy Kingdom Come, we would love to hear about it - you can email us at to tell us about what you have planned.

First published on: 2nd April 2024
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