Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension (25th May 2017) and Pentecost (4th June 2017) for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. The hope is that:

  • people will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family - as a church, individually or as a family;

  • churches will hold prayer events, such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world;

  • people will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.

This is a great opportunity to engage your young people with prayer and know they are praying alongside not only people in their nation but across the world. 

To help inspire you to get involved, we've collected together some great prayer ideas and resources from across the Energize site and beyond.

ENCOURAGING YOUNG PEOPLE TO PRAY

This article from our 7 Ways... series offers some suggestions (seven in all!) on how to engage young people with prayer.

CREATIVE PRAYER

We're all creative communicators but sometimes our approach to prayer doesn't reflect that. Jenny Baker explores how we can harness our creativity in our prayer times.

THE LORD'S PRAYER

As always, Jesus offers the best guidance on how to communicated with our Father.  These sessions from the Life of Jesus series help children and young people understand this prayer and apply it to their lives today.

3-4  5-6  7-10  11-14  15+

CHRISTIAN FOUNDATIONS

This set of meeting plans takes us through the very basics of living a Christian so is ideal for exploring with new believers.  Here's some of the meeting plans in this series that focus on prayer:

3-4  5-6  7-10  11-14  15+

SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES: PRAYER (15+) 

The aim of this session is to explore how developing a vibrant and creative prayer life is the bedrock of a mature relationship with God.


Thy Kingdom Come have collected together a range of great resources and ideas for engaging children, young people and families in prayer. Click here for more.  Flame Children's Ministries also have some great activities linked to this theme. Click here for more.  If you are looking for prayer ideas for schools then the Diocese of Guildford have some briliant ideas.  Click here for more.