Thy Kingdom Come

Jesus Christ calls every person to follow him. As Christians it’s our duty and joy to share that invitation. That’s why the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting every church in England to join a week of prayer this Pentecost, from 8-15th May — let’s pray for every Christian to receive new confidence and joy in sharing this life-transforming faith.

“The dream is this: imagine every Anglican, perhaps even every Christian, in this nation praying that prayer together with the specific intention that all may come to know Jesus as Lord.”

The resources in this section are external links to the Archbishops' dedicated prayer website

1. Help my church to pray

Planning your prayer, ideas for prayer stations and meetings and how to get involved with prayer walking. This section also includes prayer for young people, schools and government, a Novena Prayer and prayer outlines.

2. Praying for Five Friends

Praying for others to know Jesus is one of the most powerful things we can do; persistent prayer for others brings transformation to their lives. Listed here are five easy ways to pray for five people regularly, designed to suit each individual.

3. Beacon Events

Six major events will take place around the country on Pentecost weekend to ignite fresh passion for sharing the Gospel.  The Diocese of Sheffield will also have three events in:

  • Rotherham Minster Sunday 15 May, 4pm - A service led by Bishop Steven to celebrate Spirituality and Evangelism in the Diocese to which all are invited.
  • Sheffield Cathedral is offering prayers on weekdays between 12 and 12.25pm (just before the 12.30 Eucharist, except on Wednesday when it is at 10.30am) in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.
  • Doncaster Minister - To launch the Ten Days of Prayer Doncaster Minster is offering 24 Hours of Prayer from the Ascension Day Service at 11am on 5 May until 11am on 6 May. All are invited to join in prayer for some time over those 24 hours.