St Mary's Radcliffe on Trent

Working in love to glorify God
and proclaim Jesus Christ as Saviour

Thy Kingdom Come prayer week
10th to 20th May 2018

What is Thy Kingdom Come?

 Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England in 2016 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.

Daily Prayer - 9am

Thursday 10th May, Friday 11th May, Monday 14th May, Tuesday 15th May, Wednesday 16th May, Thursday 17th May & Friday 18th May.

Thy Kingdom Come Prayer for 30 Minutes using the form of Morning Prayer in a creative way.  Venue – St Mary’s Chapel – All Welcome

Special Events:

Thursday 10th May 7.30pm (Ascension Day)  – Launch Prayer Event

Launching TKC in Radcliffe this 45 Minute gathering will include worship and prayer. Venue: Rainbow Room, St Mary’s Hall

Saturday 12th May 9am - Family Prayer Time

Creative prayer for all the family – all age in style. Venue: St. Mary’s Chapel.  Approx. 45 minutes 

Sunday 13th May 7pm - Prayer Celebration

One hour of prayer and informal worship. Venue: St. Mary’s Chapel 

Saturday 19th May 7.30am for one hour - TKC Men’s Breakfast

Men coming together for breakfast at the Vicarage with led prayer. Numbers are limited to 20 & booking essential Canon Mark Tanner 

Saturday 19th May 9am for one hour - TKC Women’s Breakfast

Women coming together for breakfast at the ‘Curatage’ with led prayer. Numbers are limited to 20 & booking essential –Rev Rachel Mitchell

Prayer in Sunday & Midweek Services

Each Sunday Service will include specially written prayers for Thy Kingdom Come.

Prayer Walking Radcliffe – 10th to 20th May 

As part of Thy Kingdom Come, the churches in Radcliffe plan to prayer walk every single street in Radcliffe and Upper Saxondale. 

What is prayer walking? 

A prayer walk is when you walk down a street praying as you go.  You can pray generally for the street or there may be specific things to pray for.  You can go alone but it’s often better with two or a small group.  We will be doing a more detailed guide with some helpful advice. 

How can I get involved? 

From Ascension Day (Thursday 10th May) there will be a map of Radcliffe in the foyer of St Anne’s Roman Catholic Church on New Road. Choose a few streets and then just go and walk and pray.  Highlight the streets you cover on the map before you set off or after you come back so we know where we’ve been (it doesn’t matter though if we do the same street twice!).  

Nottingham City Prayer Network ­ ­@ Trent Vineyard
Friday 18th May
Thy Kingdom Come: Prayer and Worship 7.30pm – 9pm

Hosted at Trent Vineyard, we’ll be joining with Nottingham City Prayer and churches from across Nottingham for an evening of worship and prayer. Tickets are free, but sign up is required: thykingdomcomenottingham2018.eventbrite.co.uk

Praying on your own

We encourage you to pray daily using two resources:

Novena 2018 – Nine days of prayer booklet 

Novena 2018

Morning & Evening Prayer

If you would like to pray in the morning and evening, a special copy of Thy Kingdom Come, Morning and Evening Prayer is available at the back of church.

Christians Together in Radcliffe

United Service

On Sunday 20th May (Pentecost) at 4pm there will be a United Service at the Methodist church to mark the end of Thy Kingdom Come and share the stories of our prayer walking.

 

Prayer Stations @ Radcliffe Methodist Church

There will be a prayer station at the Methodist Church through Thy Kingdom Come where anyone coming into the building will be invited to offer a prayer.

 

Mark Robert’s Challenge

The Methodist Minister, Mark Roberts has challenged his congregation with an  extreme prayer challenge of getting a photo of yourself praying somewhere unusual (and safe!) and then sending it to Mark.  The best photo wins a prize!   Mark & Rachel’s challenge is to inundate him with St. Mary’s folk praying in even more unusual places!!

After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

Acts 4:31

Thy Kingdom Come Prayer

Almighty God, your ascended Son has sent us into the world to preach the good news of your kingdom: inspire us with your Spirit and fill our hearts with the fire of your love, that all who hear your Word may be drawn to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

The Lord’s Prayer 

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

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