This year’s theme for Thy Kingdom Come is ‘Light up the world in prayer.’ Each day between Ascension and Pentecost (9 – 19 May 2024) Christians around the world are invited to unite in daily prayer to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.

During Thy Kingdom Come we are called to pray as the disciples did during traditional times of prayer in Acts 1 and 2. Watch the TKC2024 launch video here:

“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

There are lots of resources available to support in you in taking part in this year’s TKC.

The Novena is written by Bishop Anthony Poggo, General Secretary of the Anglican Communion and is based on the Book of Revelation.

The Prayer Journal is pocket-sized journal explores and encourages different styles of prayer from across different denominations and traditions. From Ignatian prayer to prayer walking, contemplative prayer to praying using art. This year’s journal features prayer station artwork by the Revd Chris Duffett, Baptist minister and former president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and these are also available to buy as postcards.

A Workplace Prayer Diary created by Transform Work is available to help workplace prayer groups join in with TKC in the workplace.

Children and young people will be able to join in TKC by using a selection of postcards which includes Cheeky Pandas and Jesus Storybook Bible featuring high profile Christians helping to tell the Jesus story, The Way – a series of digital videos exploring ‘Living for God’ and The Prayer.

 On Pentecost Sunday TKC are encouraging young Christians and youth groups to gather in the evening to join in a time of prayer and worship – including a time of saying The PrayerThe Lord’s Prayer together. Archbishop Justin and Archbishop Stephen will both be attending youth gatherings on Pentecost Sunday.

There are also several resources available for people in your parish. These are available to collect from Trinity House. Resources include:

  • Hidden church
  • Everyday faith
  • Prayers for workplace
  • 2024 Novena

Small grants of up to £100 are also available for parishes wishing to celebrate Thy Kingdom Come, for example to cover the cost of setting up a prayer station or for printing costs. Download and fill in the application on our website:

Further information can be found online here: