Worldwide Xtra prayer fuel
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19-25 May – Global Day of Prayer
» A day of repentance and united prayer
“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place." (Acts 2:1)
On Sunday 19 May, around the world, Christians will be worshipping and praying with one voice in stadiums, open fields, community centres, private homes and secret places. Let’s be a part of this worldwide chorus of repentance and prayer.
“ … if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ” (2nd Chronicles 7:14)
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14)
» Global Day of Prayer
In July 2000 God captured the heart of a South African christian businessman, Graham Power, with a vision to call Christians from all denominations for a day of repentance and prayer.
In March 2001 more than 45,000 Christians united for the Day of Repentance and Prayer at Newlands Rugby Stadium in Cape Town. In May 2002 Christians gathered in eight different venues across South Africa. The testimonies of church unity, and the healing of communities that followed, inspired leaders to expand the vision into the rest of Africa.
On 1 May 2003 Christians in 27 African countries participated in the Day of Repentance and Prayer for Africa. A year later Christians from all 56 African nations participated in the first ever pan-continental Day of Repentance and Prayer for Africa. A flame of prayer was burning in Africa.
In November 2004 an invitation went out from Africa to the nations of the world to participate in a global day of prayer. On Pentecost Sunday 2005 Christians from 156 nations united across denominational and cultural borders for the first Global Day of Prayer.
In 2008 millions of Christians from 214 countries united in prayer and by 2009 this incredible initiative had expanded to every nation.
Since 2011 the focus has shifted away from large organised events to more numerous gatherings in smaller settings such as local churches, homes and businesses – as many people in as many places as possible.
Let’s join this prayer movement:
➜ Pray for your local community,
➜ Pray for the church,
➜ Pray for the UK,
➜ Pray for the nations featured in the news this week.
For more details and to download a copy of Prayer for the World visit the website: www.globaldayofprayer.com
» Also this week
➜ Operation World is covering Ethiopia, Faeroe Islands, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Finland, and France. Let's join in praying for these places.