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Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.
Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. In 2019 Christians from 172 countries took part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.
During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:
- Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
- Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
- Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness
“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.” Archbishop Justin Welby
To find out more please visit: www.thykingdomcome.global
Lockdown Literature Project
All staff and all students from year 7-13 are invited to share their creative talents to contribute to a whole school project to inspire our community
The ‘Lockdown’ Literature project is an opportunity to write a piece of literature, draw an illustration or produce both to reflect your experiences, thoughts and feelings during this period of lockdown.
All entries will be published in collaboration with MakeOurBook.com creating a unique book that will be available to purchase to help raise money for Bishops’ High School Library and the NHS.
This is an exciting opportunity to see your writing and artwork in print and read all about a meanigful poignant snapshot of this time and learn about what it has meant for us all in the Bishops’ community.
All entries need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 5th June and should be no longer than 250 words. Please send writing as text in the body of an email or as attached word document. Please send scans or photographs of illustrations.
To help you get pen to paper, here are some ideas:
- Write a letter to a real or imaginary person that you wish they could read.
- Write a letter to someone in the past, present or future describing your experience of lockdown.
- Write a prayer.
- Write a speech to deliver to the Government about your viewpoint on the pandemic and the lockdown.
- Write a magazine article exploring your experience.
- Write a poem, an acrostic, a limerick, a haiku.
- Write a short story. Consider your genre: fantasy, dystopia, gothic horror, comedy, satire etc.
- Write a blog – ‘a day in the life of my lockdown’.