Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations…Psalm 2:8

 

On Pentecost, we will be participants in the Global Day of Prayer. Can you feel the magnitude of this event? Can you imagine what God is preparing to do as He calls His people to pray?

In 2001, one stadium in Cape Town, South Africa was filled with 45,000 people to pray. In 2002, it expanded to eight stadiums and 350,000. A year later 2.5 million gathered in 130 stadiums. On May 2, 2004, the movement exploded as more than 22 million rallied in prayer at more than 2,000 sites throughout every single country on the continent of Africa (56 nations). Now they are inviting Christians around the world to join with them in prayer for the whole world.

Jesus said the Kingdom of God is at hand. The Kingdom is in our midst, but we must take it to every nation, tribe and tongue. Christ's reign must come throughout the whole earth. That is why He is calling His people to pray. Pray…Thy Kingdom come.

As the early Christians waited for Christ's promise to be fulfilled they were not idle. They prayed. And on Pentecost, the answer came and thousands became a part of the Kingdom. It is time for the Church, all of God's people, to again seek God's promises in persistent, united prayer. What better way than to consecrate ourselves to seek God for ten days, as Jesus' first followers did, culminating on the day of Pentecost?

There is a prayer guide to help you focus your prayers for His Church, and the World. We will pray:

  • For the transforming power of Christ's kingdom
  • For sustained movements of united prayer
  • For God to pour out His Spirit upon all
  • For relationships to be transformed
  • For God's purpose for families and children
  • For the nations to hear the voice of God
  • For the faithful courage of His people
  • For Christ to bring substantial healing
  • For promised blessing among all peoples
  • For the fulfillment of God's promises

As in the first Pentecost, we expect transformed Christians to transform their communities, becoming the answer to their own prayers. Why has the promise of the Lord's return not been fulfilled? The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 NIV The Good News about God's kingdom will be preached in all the world, to every nation. Then the end will come. Matthew 24:14 Pray…

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