“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)
On May 19, the Global Day of Prayer, Christians in almost every country will assemble to pray. Many will gather in prayer groups in homes, local churches, businesses and some may even assemble in large stadiums and other public venues. In some places television, radio and internet will help to connect and align our prayers in an even greater way.
What started in 2000 as a day of repentance and prayer at Newlands Rugby Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa has grown to an international day of prayer. Now Christians from around the world unite in prayer, as an urgent call from Joel 2 echoes throughout the nations to return to God with repentance on a level never seen before. It is a time of rendering hearts to God to see the fulfillment of the promise of the Holy Spirit pouring out on all flesh.
Global Day of Prayer website states: “God is calling nations from the north, south, east and west to embark on this prayer journey with Him. He is moving in His awesome power, and He is challenging us to be part of this journey. It is a journey that is not about us, but about a world in desperate need for His glory and compassionate love. It is a call to respond to His invitation in 2 Chronicles 7:14 to humble ourselves, pray, seek His face and turn from our wicked ways. May He hear our prayers, forgive our sin and heal our land.”
Global Day of Prayer planners expect participants in many countries of the world to lift joyful praise and desperate prayers with one voice in stadiums, open fields, community centers, private homes and even secret places. We know from God’s Word that these prayers have the power to transform our world and to fill the nations with the glory of God.
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” – Habakkuk 2:14
Please join in prayer for the salvation of the world in any way you can. For more information go to http://www.globaldayofprayer.com
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.
The biggest challenge will be to leverage the energy from our events to facilitate a lifestyle of prayer, including all Christians and impacting every sphere of society.