Thy Kingdom Come

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Thy Kingdom Come 2017  Prayer Novena 25th May to 3rd June

Itchen Valley Churches

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.

Our plans for Itchen Valley Parish to take part in Thy Kingdom Come include prayer walks around the four villages, celebrating Holy Communion on Ascension Day and an invitation to pray wherever you are at midday for the nine days of the Novena.

Prayer walks The prayer walks will start at 11.30am in the village church followed by lunch at 12.30pm in a local pub.

  • 8th May Avington
  • 15th May Easton
  • 22nd May Martyr Worthy
  • 30th May Itchen Abbas

Ascension Day Holy Communion St Mary’s Easton 12 noon 25th May

Novena Prayer Sign up by individuals to commit to pray at work/home/on holiday etc at 12 noon for 9 days of the Novena (prayers overleaf)

Thy Kingdom Come prayers

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.  Amen

God of our salvation,
hope of all the ends of the earth, we pray:
That the world may know Jesus Christ
as the Prince of Peace,
That we may be bold to speak the word of God
while you stretch out your hand to save,
That the Church may be generous in giving,
faithful in serving, bold in proclaiming,
That the day may come when every knee shall bow
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,

Loving Father,
in the face of Jesus Christ
your light and glory have blazed forth.
Send your Holy Spirit that I may share with [here, name the people you would like to pray for] the life of your Son and your love for all.
Strengthen me as a witness to that love
as I pledge to pray for them,
for your name’s sake. Amen.