Thy Kingdom Come 2023

Join the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know the love and peace of Jesus Christ.

Whether you have joined in with Thy Kingdom Come before or not, we invite you to take part from 18-28 May 2023 – along with churches from over 80 different denominations and traditions in over 170 countries around the world.

What are we planning at St Michael’s?

Ascension Day Communion – Thursday 18 May 7.30pm in Church and live-streamed via our youtube channel

Whole Church Prayer Gathering – Wednesday 24 May 7.30pm in Church

Morning Prayer on Youtube Live – Friday 19 May, Wednesday 24 May and Friday 26 May

Thy Kingdom Come Novena – Download

A novena is an ancient tradition of devotional praying in Christianity, with prayers repeated for nine successive days.

The 2023 Thy Kingdom Come Novena has daily readings from the book of 1 John, with reflections written by The Very Reverend Bob Key with a commendation from Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop Stephen Cottrell. The Novena covers the nine days of Thy Kingdom come, from 18-28 May 2023.

Download a copy of the Novena

Daily Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come

Daily Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come is a great way to set up regular, daily patterns of prayer to hold people in prayer

The free app for iOS and Android
Containing audio for Morning, Evening, Day and Night Prayer from the booklet for all 11 days. The Daily Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come app has been updated with the ability to set reminders for any or all the services at times that suit you. Download for Android or iOS.

Smart speaker
From Ascension Day (18 May), you can also get Alexa and Google Home to ‘Ask the Church of England for today’s Thy Kingdom Come’ to hear a short service of Prayer During the Day (before 7pm) and Night Prayer (after 7pm) throughout the 11 days.

Resources for young people: The Way for Thy Kingdom Come

The Way produce faith-based video content, made by young people and for young people.

The Way’s video series on prayer is available to watch on their social channels now and there will be a discussion guide for youth groups and schools to use with the videos during Thy Kingdom Come.

The Way will also release exclusive new videos on prayers and gifts of the spirit during Thy Kingdom Come.

Follow The Way on InstagramTikTok and YouTube.

Resources for children: Cheeky Pandas for Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come and Cheeky Pandas are partnering for 2023 to offer a fun-filled, bible-based TV series for use in family services, assemblies, and at home, featuring songs, animated stories, prayer and interviews with special guests. Alongside this, they have activity packs, service plans, a prayer book and a children’s app. Christian cartoons for kids, action worship songs, and free resources for families, churches and schools are available from