Ascension to Pentecost – Thy Kingdom Come

We are encouraged to pray in the coming ten days with the theme “Thy Kingdom Come”: to pray for God’s Kingdom to transform our world, and to pray for people to find God’s Kingdom and love for themselves.

Over the next 10 days, there are special prayer resources and you can find a service each day on the Bolton Archdeaconry Thy Kingdom Come Youtube page.

Walmsley Deanery is hosting the evening service on Tuesday 26th May going LIVE at 7.30pm and the resources will be available afterwards. People from across the Turton Moorland Team have provided prayers, hymns and reflections.

Special and very grateful thanks to Lea Royse for your technical expertise in recording the two hymns with wonderful lyrics by Canon Peter Reiss. Thank you to Thomas Carr for your organ playing and for the vocal skills of Gordon Hurst & Barney Wharton-Jones all from St. Peter’s, Belmont. And thank you also Anna Tomkinson and Kathryn Smethurst for your beautiful vocals.

Global wave of prayer

In addition to our Deanery services, on each of the eleven days between Ascension Day and Pentecost, Thy Kingdom Come invites Christians to pray and for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.

It is a FREE app and helps you to join in this exciting global wave of prayer. It offers Morning, Evening, Day and Night Prayer material taken from Common Worship Daily Prayer, helping you establish a spiritual rhythm which will nourish your heart and keep prayer on your lips. Listen or read with the free @churchofengland app from the App Store or Google Play

Smart speaker

From Thursday 21 May (Ascension Day), you can also get Alexa and Google Home to ‘Ask the Church of England for today’s Thy Kingdom Come’ to hear a short service of Prayer During the Day (before 7pm) and Night Prayer (after 7pm) throughout the 11 days.