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Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which invites Christians around the world to pray for mission between the Christian Feasts of Ascension and Pentecost.
What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
The National Pilgrimage to Walsingham, which this year is on Bank Holiday Monday 29 May, is the highlight of the year for the Anglican Shrine in Norfolk. This year the Pilgrimage will be prefaced by 40 hours of ecumenical prayer in Walsingham and in churches across the country associated with the Shrine.
The wave of prayer will begin on Saturday 27 May at 6pm in the Shrine Church and continue until 10am on the Monday of the National Pilgrimage.
Father Kevin Smith, Priest Administrator at the Shrine, said:
"We will pray for the Church and for the Nation and for the coming of God’s Kingdom along with churches and communities across the nation.
"Pilgrim Parishes and Pilgrims who cannot be at Walsingham are invited to join in this wave of prayer as it is offered in the Shrine, and if possible for all who love Walsingham to observe the 40 Hours in their churches at home."
An ecumenical vigil of prayer where Christians of many denominations gather to pray together will be held during the 40 hours in Walsingham Parish Church on Sunday 28 May at 8.15pm. The Bishop of Norwich, Rt Revd Graham James and the Catholic Abbot of Farnborough will be preaching at the Vigil on Sunday evening.
The 40 Hours ends on Monday 29 May at 10am as preparations are made for the National Pilgrimage Mass at 12pm in the Abbey Grounds.
Bishop Graham and the Catholic Bishop of East Anglia will lead the Procession at the Mass on Monday.