This novena of prayer runs from Ascension Thursday through to Pentecost Sunday. Within this prayer, individuals are encouraged to pray for 5 nominated people they know that they would wish to bring closer to Jesus. Complete details, along with a Novena prayer are detailed below for your newsletters, parish websites etc.
Thy Kingdom Come
Once again the annual International Ecumenical Initiative of Thy Kingdom Come is promoting a novena of prayer from Ascension Thursday through until Pentecost Sunday, introducing more people to Jesus.
This year it is encouraging us all to pray particularly for a minimum of five nominated friends or relatives, on a daily basis, that we wish to bring closer to Jesus.
Bishop Mark has taken the lead on this evangelisation initiative and this can be viewed on the short clip at:
Further information and resources are available at the Thy Kingdom Come website:
We pray for the confidence to be missionary disciples, sharing your Good News of salvation with those we meet in our daily lives. We bring before you in prayer those who have never known you, that the light of your truth may penetrate their minds and hearts, and those who have grown lukewarm in their faith that they may be reawakened to your graces. We commend to you those in need of your mercy that they will know the joy of your forgiveness (name the five people you want to pray for).
We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.