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Thy Kingdom Come: Episcopal Church joins Worldwide Anglican Communion campaign calling for prayer

May 4, 2017
Office of Public Affairs

The Episcopal Church has joined the Worldwide Anglican Communion in Thy Kingdom Come, a campaign initiated by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby calling for prayer by individuals, congregations and families.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension Day – May 25 – and Pentecost – June 4 – for more people to come to know Jesus.  #ThyKingdomCome

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will lead the Thy Kingdom Come video messages on May 25.



Pledge2Pray kicks off on May 5; sign-up to participate here or here.

Prayer resources for individuals, congregations and/or families can be downloaded at no fee here.

After pledging to pray, be a part of the Let the Light shine social media campaign by posting a photo or video holding a candle or tealight, and pledging to pray.   Information available here.




Resources and information

A wide selection of resources and information are available to participate in many ways in Thy Kingdom Come:

  • Episcopal Church and Thy Kingdom Come here
  • Thy Kingdom Come here
  • Prayer resources that can be downloaded at no fee are here
  • #Pledge2Pray
  • #ThyKingdomCome
  • Join the Facebook page here
  • A Prayer Journal to record thoughts, prayers and ideas throughout Thy Kingdom Come; for young people and adults. Download at no fee here

A new inspirational video message featuring a different religious leader each day will be presented throughout Thy Kingdom Come, beginning with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on May 25. 


May 25 #ToJesus The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate, the Episcopal Church

May 26 #Praise His Eminence Christoph Cardinal Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna

May 27 #Thanks The Most Rev Paul Kwong, Archbishop of Hong Kong

May 28 #Sorry The Venerable Liz Adekunle, Archdeacon of Hackney, London

May 29 #Offer The Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado del Carpio, Bishop of Cuba

May 30 #PrayFor The Most. Rev. Fred Hiltz, Archbishop and Primate, the Anglican Church of Canada

May 31 #Help The Most Rev John Sentamu, Archbishop of York and Primate of England

June 1 #Adore The Rev. Roger Walton, President, British Methodist Conference

June 2 #Celebrate His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop, the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom

June 3 #Silence Br. Keith Nelson, SSJE, the Society of St. John the Evangelist

June 4 #ThyKingdomCome The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England