Help my Church Pray

Resources for Thy Kingdom Come 2019

Liturgical Resources

Prayer and Worship resources for your church.
An order of service for Morning and Evening Prayer during Thy Kingdom Come – can be used at church or in the home.
You can also check out these Bright Ideas for additional prayer activities in your church.

Pray for Five

Use this card in conjunction with a prayer cord (available from the St Paul’s Cathedral shop, or use your own length of cord or ribbon), to help you remember to pray daily for five friends to come to know Jesus.

A Novena Prayer

A ‘Pocket Prayers’ booklet to help unite your daily prayers with Christians across the church from Friday 31 May to Sunday 9 June. Two versions are available: Novena 1 and Novena 2.

Prayer journals

Track your praying through the days of Thy Kingdom Come with prayer journals for adults and young people.


These flyers, aimed at churches, families and individuals, can be printed and distributed.

Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Event

Multicultural Cathedral Beacon Event at St Paul’s: 9 June 2019, 5pm

Join us for our Multicultural Beacon Event at St Paul’s: to gather as God’s people, to ignite and inspire worship and intercession for a generation to rise up with a fresh passion and confidence for the proclamation of the gospel.

If you’re not able to be with us on the day, you can livestream the service on the day.

If you would like to get a flavour of last year’s celebration, do have a look at our video.

Pray for five Friends to know Jesus

Praying for Five Friends

Praying for others to know Jesus is one of the most powerful things we can do; persistent prayer for others brings transformation to their lives.

Consistently praying for others takes discipline, and there are many ways that we can build up habits that will help us to pray for our friends and family.

Choose five people you would regularly like to pray for and write their names down onto a list. If you’re not sure who to pray for, ask God to guide you as you choose. Once you have settled on 5 names, commit to praying for them regularly.

Here are five easy ways to pray for five people regularly. Choose the one that suits you best:



Take a piece of string or cord, and tie five knots in it to represent each of the five people you have committed to pray for.  You could carry the knotted string in your pocket, tie it round your wrist or place it somewhere that you’ll see it regularly. Use the knots to remind you to pray for each person on your list of five.


Find five small stones (light coloured ones are best) and write each of the people on your list onto each of the stones.  Place them on your desk, bedside table or fireplace as a reminder to pray. Alternatively, you could place each stone in a different room of your home and pray for each person as you enter or leave the room.


Grab a piece of card that will easily fit inside your wallet, purse or book. Write your list of five names onto the card before putting it in your wallet or book. Use this card as a daily reminder to pray for them.


Add your list of five people to the alerts section of your phone and set reminders to pray for them. You could choose one name per day, or pray for all five across your day. Remember to set alerts for a suitable time where you can stop to pray for your list.


Use five post-it notes and write one name onto each. Stick them onto your mirror, above your bed or somewhere that you’ll see them regularly and will be reminded to pray.


Loving Lord Jesus,
Please work in me so I can share your love, life and message with…
Reveal your love to them, that they might know, follow and witness to you,
for your Glory.

Loving Father,
Send your Holy Spirit so I can share your love, life and message with…
Reveal Jesus to them, that they might know, follow and love him,
for your Glory.

You build your church through the power of your Spirit.
By the same Spirit enable me to witness to … your love, beauty and grace,
that they may come to the fellowship of the faithful,
for your Glory.

Lord Jesus Christ,
I pray that you will lead … to you.
Thank you that you love them and I pray that you would break into their life and show them your love, grace and peace,
for your Glory.

Using the BLESS acrostic can help us to focus on all of the felt needs of those we praying for:

— Body – health, protection, energy
— Labour – employment/unemployment, retirement, adequate income
— Emotional – inner peace, joy, wisdom, insight, patience
— Social – healthy relationships between spouses, parents, children, friends; reconciliation, love
— Spiritual – repentance, salvation, obedience, faith