Brothers and sisters in Christ,
A rising movement of prayer fro renewal and revival
has swept across Africa and the earth like an incoming tide.
In 2006 approximately 250 million Christians in 198
countries joined in repentance and prayer on the second ever Global
Day of Prayer.
On May 27, from the rising of the sun in the east
and across each time zone until it sets, we look forward to joining
with many millions across the word responding to this call from God
to humble ourselves and pray. As one body we will worship our Lord,
celebrate His majestic grace, turn from our sins and offer ourselves
as a blessing to the nations.
Isaiah 66: 18 says, “And I, because of their
actions and their imaginations, am about to come and gather all nations
and tongues and they will come and see My glory.”
We are excited and expectant to “see His Glory”
and encourage all Christians from every denomination, church, community
and family to join in this special day of repentance and prayer
Global Day of Prayer
International Prayer Council
Global Day of Prayer - History
Information compliments of http://www.globaldayofprayer.com
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
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.
In February 2002 Graham Power had a second vision.
This vision had an even bigger challenge: The whole of Africa was
to gather in a Day of Repentance and Prayer, changing Africa to become
a "light to the world". Eventually, Africa was to invite
all the nations of the globe to unite in this move of transformational
In May of 2002 Christians in South Africa gathered in 8 different
venues for a Day of Repentance and Prayer. Again, the testimonies
of church unity and the healing of communities inspired leaders to
expand the vision into the rest of Africa. At a Summit in September
2002 leaders of 9 African countries agreed on the vision "Africa
At the same time, it was clear that different prayer
streams from across the globe were flowing in the same direction with
a similar vision of community transformation through prayer. God was
busy raising up a church of intercession in order to prepare communities
for the revelation of His glory.
Across the African continent millions of Christians
were inspired to participate in the process of transforming Africa.
77 South African regions and 27 African countries (66 cities) committed
to a Day of Repentance and Prayer for Africa on the 1st of May 2003.
On 2 May 2004 history was made when Christians from
all 56 nations of Africa participated in the first ever continental
Day of Repentance and Prayer for Africa. Numerous communities, villages,
towns and cities united in non-denominational prayer gatherings at
different venues. In South Africa 277 communities participated. A
flame of prayer was burning in Africa!
At a meeting of the International Prayer Council in Malaysia in November
2004, the invitation from Africa went out to the nations of the world
to join in a five year Global Day of Prayer process up to 2010. On
Pentecost Sunday, 15 May 2005, Christians from 156 of the 220 nations
of the world united across denominational and cultural borders for
the first Global Day of Prayer. In the months following this day,
Christians were overwhelmed by the testimonies of God's powerful work
in answer to these prayers.
This move of prayer again miraculously expanded in
2006, when on Pentecost Sunday (4 June 2006) millions of Christians
from 199 of the 220 nations of the world united in prayer.
But, this is just the beginning of a process to saturate
all the nations of the globe in prayer: "For the earth will be
filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover
the sea" (Hab. 2:14). May every Pentecost until 2010 see a fresh
outpouring of the Holy Spirit!