The Archbishop of Canterbury is encouraging Christians of all denominations to #Pledge2Pray as part of a global prayer movement called Thy Kingdom Come.

In a video we shall see on Sunday, the Archbishop talks about his faith, why he’s a Christian and why he is asking Christians around the world to join him in praying for more people to know Jesus Christ. He encourages Christians to #Pledge2Pray, and unite with thousands of others in praying for people to come to faith.

“It’s not a Church of England thing, it’s not an Anglican thing, it’s a Christian thing.”

Emma Buchan, leader of the Archbishop’s Evangelism Taskforce, who heads up Thy Kingdom Come, says:

“The global response to the campaign this year has been overwhelming. We’ve heard from churches across the world, including different denominations and traditions, who are all pledging to get involved from South Africa to Canada and from Brazil to Hong Kong. Each place is organising the time in their own way, for example in Hong Kong they are planning big celebrations in the cathedrals and establishing a network of ‘prayer warriors’. That’s the beauty of Thy Kingdom Come.”

Emma explained, “We’re hoping people will be inspired to take part and be catalysts for setting up prayer events in their local area. During the 10 days of Thy Kingdom Come we are asking people to give time and space outside their normal worshipping patterns to come closer to God. Our new website has a wide range of resources for everyone which includes ideas on prayer stations, prayer walks, finding fun and creative ways of praying together as a family.