Thought for the day.
25th May 2020
The ’Thy Kingdom Come’ or ‘TKC’ initiative started a few years ago now. It was the brainchild of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s adviser in evangelism, Chris Russell, who combines his post with running a very busy parish in Reading. ’TKC' encourages people to pray that simple line from the Lord’s Prayer “Thy Kingdom Come” and to pray for up to five people, that they may encounter the life giving love of the Holy Spirit. It was originally a Church of England initiative. Now it is taken up by all sorts of Christian denominations and it has spread to an astonishing number of countries. This year there can be no “Beacon events” of large services at specific venues, but prayer cannot be restrained by Lockdown. Bishop Peter has led a number of “Zoom” services for people throughout the Diocese, and of course we can pray as individuals. This year Chris Russell encourages us to pray for up to five people, as usual, but also to pray that coming to know Christ leads to action. Part of that action is to build a world that learns from all the isolation, pain and suffering that has come through this Pandemic.

Chris Russell says this about “Thy Kingdom Come” 2020:

"This year as we pray for others, we pray that they would come to know Christ so that they may come to give their lives to serve God’s Kingdom. We will once again encourage every person taking part in TKC to pray for 5 others who don’t know the love of Christ and then to resolve to invite them along to something appropriate once our church buildings are reopened. All this prayer is reliant and expectant that the Holy Spirit would draw more and more to encounter God’s love in Christ, so we might be and bring the difference in the world he sends us to.”

The Rt Rev’d Nigel Stock


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