Greetings, and welcome to the web site of Elim Christian Centre, Glossop, Derbyshire, U.K. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is universally recognised as a phrase taken from the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples in response to their request that He teach them how to pray. In speaking what has been termed as ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. Jesus composed a prayer that is prayed by literally millions of people every day of the year. The prayer begins with reference to Father God and the power and majesty of His Name; ‘HALLOWED BY THY NAME’. The word ‘Hallowed’ means ‘Respected or Revered’. The prayer continues:-
‘THY KINGDOM COME. THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN’!
Two years ago, Justin Welby; The Archbishop of Canterbury, felt led in partnership with other Church and Prayer Leaders to invite Christians here in the U.K. to pray this prayer and to participate in prayer events in the ten day period leading up to Pentecost Sunday. The invitation has gone out to people to unite in prayer under the banner of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’. What commenced as a U.K. initiative has now gone global, and millions of people will be praying this commencing on Thursday the 10th of May and continuing up to Pentecost Sunday the 20th. The idea is for people to unite in praying for their nation, Church, local community, family, and for individuals. We here at Elim Christian Centre, Glossop, are hosting a United Prayer Service inviting the Churches in Glossopdale to come together in a service of prayer and worship. This will commence at 6.30 pm on Sunday 20th May.
In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, there is a call for there to be a manifestation of the power, love, and compassion shown by our Lord Jesus Christ during the years of His earthly ministry. Jesus taught and demonstrated the values of The Kingdom of God and sought to reach out to people who were in desperate need. The mission of the Church today is to replicate the ministry of Jesus and to pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ through mission and testimony. Prayer is the most powerful tool at the disposal of the Church of Jesus Christ in her mission to make His power and love known to a hurting and confused world.