'Thy Kingdom Come' Resources
The campaign has developed several new ‘Thy Kingdom Come despite Lockdown’ resources to equip people to worship at home.
For churches, there is an Upper Room resource - a virtual prayer room where churches can take part in continuous prayer, alongside international prayer organisation 24/7 prayer. Inspired by the upper room experience in the book of Acts, where the early disciples gathered to pray, this timely resource encourages churches to go deeper in continuous prayer drawing on the richness of this historic tradition.
All key resources are available as digital downloads on the Thy Kingdom Come website. This includes a Prayer Journal with Bible readings, reflections and care actions. It features the ‘Father’s Love’ illustration from renowned artist Charlie Mackesy on the cover.
The Journey with Mary devotional is also available with an accompanying podcast series.
For families, the Digital Family Prayer Adventure Map will aid children and young people explore prayer in a fun way.
The map is full of activities based on the daily themes of Thy Kingdom Come and comes to life through an augmented reality app with bonus digital content. This includes Bible story animations and video reflections from well-known Christians including Archbishop Justin Welby, CBeebies’ presenter Gemma Hunt, Guvna B, Eye Can Talk author Jonathan Bryan, Author of The Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd Jones and Storyteller Philip Glassborow.
The printed map was originally intended to be distributed to half a million key stage 2 children across Church schools in England and Wales. A version was created so families could print the resource at home. There is also an accompanying podcast series and journal.
The campaign will also relaunch its award-winning app which will enable anyone with a smartphone to access the content and journey through the 11 days of prayer. The app has been translated into eight languages and last year was downloaded in almost 100 countries worldwide.