Thy Kingdom Come 2018

Thy Kingdom Come is an exciting global call to prayer led by Archbishop Justin Welby from 10 – 20 May. It draws together Christians from all over the world to pray for people they know to come into a personal relationship with Christ.

Ways to get involved at St John’s

1. Pray for 5
Would you commit to praying for 5 people, for 5 days, to know Christ for themselves. Family, friends, colleagues – who might God put on your heart? You may find it helpful to wear a wristband to remind you to pray, or to carry a card with you. Or maybe you’ll buy one of the brand new TKC mugs so that when you stop for a 5 minute cuppa, you’ll be reminded to pray for your 5 people.

Wristbands, cards and mugs will all be available to buy in the Upper Room during TKC.

2. Take time to seek God in prayer.
Something happens when we set time and resources aside to meet with God. He is faithful and meets with us we align our hearts again with Him. Prayer is not only asking, it is waiting, listening, and being willing to allow God to change us from deep within as we enjoy his presence. The Upper Room will be available as a place to sit with God from Mon 14th – Fri 18th May, 7am – 10pm. No need to book – just turn up and spend time with God in prayer.


3.Blessing local businesses.
We are planning on visiting businesses on Harborne High Street to offer to pray for them and to declare God’s blessing over them and their staff. A small team will be heading out to do this. If you would like to get involved please contact Brian Thomas on

4. Other events around Birmingham 
Lastly there will be many other events happening around Birmingham to mark Thy Kingdom Come and we would love to encourage people to get involved with those as well. More details to follow.


Key Together Times at St John’s

Daily Prayer
Mon 14 May – Fri 18 May | 7am – 10pm | Upper Room
We shall be using the Celtic Daily Rhythm of Prayer Cards at:

  • 9am Morning Prayer
  • 1pm Midday Prayer
  • 5pm Evening Prayer
  • 9pm Compline

You can also join in from home using this link:

Wed 16 May | 7.30pm | St John’s

Join us for our monthly prayer and worship night, ‘Sanctuary’, will have a special ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ focus, finishing with Compline at 9pm.

Children and Families Hour
Sat 12th May | 3-4pm | St John’s

An hour of prayer for all ages especially suitable for families with young children. A great opportunity for families to pray creatively together. Families and children are also very welcome to use the Upper Room during the 5 days.


Key Times across the City

Events across Birmingham, 10th – 20th May
Click here to find all the times of gatherings taking place across Birmingham as part of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.


Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.



18th Apr 2018 Posted in: News by Emma Orton 1

One Response

  1. Helen Nixon says:

    One citywide event which will link to the theme Thy Kingdom Come is the World Prayer Centre Prayershift day on Saturday 12 May 10.30 am to 3 pm at Betel Church Centre, Sherlock Street. More details here
    Something we can engage with before the five days focus at St John’s!

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