The Glory of Christ and the Blessing of the Nations.
“For the earth will be filled with the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14)
To call Christians from all Nations to:
Unite in repentance and prayerWork together as God’s servants for the blessing and healing of the Nations
“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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7: 14)
Following the example of the first believers who “joined together constantly” in prayer (Acts 1:14) until the outpouring of the
Holy Spirit, the Global Day of Prayer is calling Christians from all nations to unite in prayer. A simple threefold strategy will be implemented each year until 2010 and “BEYOND”:
A Global Day of Prayer10 Days of day-and-night prayer from preceding and leading up to the Global Day of Prayer90 Days of Blessing and continuing prayer, following the Global Day of Prayer
Why the gathering?
The primary purpose we gather is for the glory of Christ and the blessing of the nations. To seek God and exalt His Son for one
reason only, because He is worthy. The day is approaching when everything will be subject to His glory. We are motivated by who
He is not what we will get from our coming together.
We must keep the main thing the main thing–which is Jesus. We seek to honor Him at the prayer gathering and in the planning process as well. He has called us to come before him “in all things with prayer and thanksgiving.”
We can find inspiration for the Global Day of Prayer in the three parts of the birth of the Church (Acts 1 – 2)
ten days of constant prayer leading to Pentecost, one day of prayer witnessed by the whole city; and days of blessing that followed.
The Global Day of Prayer has three parts.
Ten days of constant prayer:
On Ascension Day, millions of Christians will find ways to pray night and day throughout the ten days leading to Pentecost,
following the pattern of Christ’s followers before the first Pentecost.
The Global Day of Prayer:
On Pentecost Sunday, Christians in almost every country will assemble to pray. Many will gather in small groups in homes,
many will assemble in large stadiums and other public venues. In some places, television, radio and internet will help to connect
and align our prayers even more.
Ninety days of blessing:
As in the first Pentecost, transformed Christians transform their communities as they offer themselves to God as instruments
through which their prayers can be answered. The Global Day of Prayer anticipates the forming or furthering of local alliances
among pastors, churches, missions and business leaders, to bring practical, transformational blessing to their communities.