Thy Kingdom Come 2021
From May 13th to May 23rd (Ascension to Pentecost), we join together with Christians around the world in Thy Kingdom Come, a global wave of prayer when we pray for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.
“Light up the world in prayer”
Thy Kingdom Come is an international and ecumenical prayer movement. Since its inception in 2016, the Thy Kingdom Come call to prayer from the Archbishop of Canterbury has been answered by churches from over 80 different denominations & traditions in 172 countries (nearly 90% of the nations of the world.)
We will be posting a daily prayer activities here each day of Thy Kingdom Come. In the meantime, you can
- join with thousands of Christians around the globe and light up the world in prayer by adding your light to the virtual TKC map!
- download a TKC 2021 Prayer Journal
“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.” ~ Archbishop Justin Welby
Thank you for taking part our annual Lenten prayer and almsgiving exercise. Please total up all your daily donations. If the sum feels like too much, feel free to give an amount appropriate to your means. If you feel it’s not enough to account for all your blessings, then give more.
You can mail your donation to the church anytime in the month of April. Cheques should be payable to All Saints Anglican Church, Whitby. Mark your gift as a “Lenten Prayer/Food Bank Donation.” Be sure to put your name and address or offertory number (if you have one) on the envelope. You can also give your #ASW40daygiveandpray donation using the online donation option. Use the notes or the “in honour of” field to designate the donation is a “Lenten Prayer/Food Bank Donation.”
Your donation will be used for the Deacon’s Cupboard food bank at All Saints. Please know that your gift is blessed by virtue of your prayerful giving, and it glorifies God in its use to care for those who are experiencing food insecurity and need.
Pandemic Prayer Ideas
1/ Think of those who are struggling or working hard during the pandemic. These might be individuals known to you or groups of people (for example, frontline workers, those who have lost income, the sick, the lonely, vaccine researchers). Write each name or group on a sticky note, and post them up some place you will see them everyday. Each day touch the notes, one at a time, and pray for the people named there. Pray for God’s protection of them. Give thanks for them. Pray that they will have strength to be able to persevere. You may wish to send a message of thanks and encouragement to anyone you may know personally, and let them know that you have prayed for them and their work.
2/ Find a large piece of paper and, at the end of each day, write down something (or some things) for which you are thankful on that day. Use coloured markers, simple sketches, or fancy lettering. Be creative. Eventually you will have a personalized piece of artwork and a reminder of the way God continues to bless you.