Thy Kingdom Come - Global Prayer Initiative.


Thy Kingdom Come Global Prayer Initiative:

Ascension Day to Pentecost Sunday 2022

(Thursday 26 May – Sunday 5 June)


I write to you at a time when we are especially conscious of the need for action in response to the situation in Ukraine. It is beyond the capacity of any one of us to fully comprehend the enormity of the situation and the consequences of what is taking place. Many people in our country have put concern into action by supporting agencies bringing aid to those in need in time of war and I encourage you to do so.


Alongside this, there is an accompanying action that we can all take: Prayer.


If, like me, you find it difficult to know how to pray at such a time as this, we may recall the words of the Apostle Paul and the assurance they bring:


Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. (Romans 8: 26)


As we pray with frail words, the Spirit intercedes for us ‘with sighs too deep for words’.


It is with a concern for prayer that I write to you to commend the Thy Kingdom Come Global Prayer Initiative 2022:


In November 2018, the Church of Scotland committed ‘to encouraging all its parishes and people to join in Thy Kingdom Come’ and we have done so in the years since then and I gladly do so once more.


In 2022, Thy Kingdom Come takes place from Ascension Day to Pentecost Sunday: 26 May – 5 June and I should wish to highlight the Prayer Journal commissioned for this year and the other new resources available:


This is complemented by high quality youth resources:


...and by resources for younger children:


May I commend Thy Kingdom Come 2022 and encourage you to consider participating in this global prayer initiative at a time when our world stands in the need of prayer.


Wishing you every blessing.


Yours sincerely,


Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC


General Assembly of the Church of Scotland