Thy Kingdom Come 2019

Join a global wave of prayer right here in Melbourne and Geelong
30 May-9 June 2019
praying for more people to come
to know Jesus Christ

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which the Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join. The wave of prayer will start in May and run for 10 days between the Christian festivals of Ascension and Pentecost.

For the past two years, Archbishops of Canterbury and York invited people to join a wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost. This is traditionally a time when the church focuses on prayer, just as the first disciples gathered after they had watched Jesus ascend into heaven, it says in Acts 1.14 “They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus…” The response last year was overwhelming as hundreds of thousands joined in from churches of many denominations and different traditions around the UK and across the world.

In praying “Thy Kingdom Come” we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.


It’s not complicated – we’re simply asking people to pray in whatever way they want and with whoever they want for others to come to know Jesus Christ.

Our aims are:

  • For people to pray with God’s world-wide family from 30 May-9 June: individually, as a family or as part of a church, and together as a diocesan family at a Beacon Event at St Paul’s Cathedral on the eve of Pentecost, Saturday 8 June at 5pm
  • For prayer events to be held across churches in Melbourne and Geelong alongside churches the world over. View our Resource Section for ideas
  • For people to be transformed through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ. View our Resource Section for ideas