Thy Kingdom Come prayer event begins on Ascension Thursday


The Iona Room in the Cathedral Hall.

Thy Kingdom Come prayer event which has now become a major global prayer movement for Christians, begins tomorrow, Ascension Thursday and will continue until Pentecost, 9th June.

The Iona Room in St. Macartin’s Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen will be open again this year for Thy Kingdom Come prayer event which began in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

The prayer booklet, updated for use year after year, offers a complete daily prayer companion for Thy Kingdom Come, covering Ascension Day, Pentecost and the nine days in between. It offers Morning, Evening, Day and Night Prayer material taken from Common Worship Daily Prayer and is an ideal introduction to the rhythms and benefits of praying regularly.

The leaders of the Church of Ireland, Archbishop Richard Clarke and the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop Eamon Martin are supporting the event.

“These days between Ascension and Pentecost mark a spiritual interlude between Jesus Christ leaving the earth in his physical body at Ascension, and the day when the Holy Spirit came in power on his disciples at Pentecost. And we are told in the Scriptures that the disciples spent these days in Jerusalem in constant prayer,” they said in a joint statement.

Visitors can collect a booklet from the Cathedral Porch or from the Iona Room in the Cathedral Hall.
The Iona Room is open every day from Monday to Friday for private pray but the organisers are asking as many as possible to turn up and pray for 10- 15 minutes during this special period from Ascension to Pentecost.