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Global Day of Prayer—Sunday, May 31st

Aimee Herd : May 29, 2009  Global Day of Prayer

United by a Prayer for the World, Christians from different cultures and denominations gather in many different venues each year to cry out to God for the healing and blessing of our nations.

Global Day of PrayerComing this Sunday, May 31st (Pentecost Sunday), Christian Believers from nations all around the world will join together in prayer on the Global Day of Prayer (GDOP).

According to the GDOP website, it all began with one man's vision…

In July 2000 God captured the heart of a South African Christian businessman, Graham Power, with a vision based on 2 Chron. 7:14. The vision had three clear instructions:

To call Christians from all denominations in Cape Town for a Day of Repentance and Prayer at Newlands Rugby Stadium.

To challenge Christians across the rest of South Africa to unite in a Day of Repentance and Prayer.

To challenge Christians in Southern Africa to unite in a Day of Repentance and Prayer.

In March of 2001 more than 45,000 Christians united for a Day of Repentance and Prayer at Newlands Rugby Stadium in Cape Town. It was a day of intense intercession that transformed lives and was reflected in a changing city in the months to come. Testimonies of transformation caused the vision to be spread into the rest of South Africa and planning immediately started for similar prayer gatherings in 8 provinces of South Africa for 2002.

Since that time, the annual event has become known as the Global Day of Prayer, and has grown exponentially. Besides the fact that it is an important time of intercession, it is also a wonderful real-life illustration of what God can do with one person who is willing to follow Him.

To find out more about the GDOP, for resources and registration of your coordinating prayer event, visit the source link provided.







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