The Global Day of Prayer is coming soon. The day itself will be Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012. It is a simple but powerful way to pray for God’s highest purposes: the glory of Christ and the blessing of all nations.
GDOP is more than a one-day event. There will be ten days of continuous prayer, guided and focused from Thursday, May 17 to Saturday, May 26. Following the example of the first ten-day prayer gathering in the upper room leading to the first Pentecost, the prayer guide has been designed to help align and focus the prayers of people all over the world. Download and print or photocopy all the copies you need. www.gdopusa.com/resources/prayer-guide/
On May 27, 2012, Christians will again gather to pray and repent with sincere hearts and united hopes. Once again we will be gathering locally but praying globally. This year we will see even more of an emphasis on local churches praying the “Prayer for the World” as part of their normal Pentecost Sunday services.
I want to encourage you to do three things:
1. If you have not yet decided to plan a gathering on Pentecost, there is still time. A small, well-organized gathering can be a great catalyst to propel your community forward in the coming months and years. The Global Day Organizer Guide offers some great ideas. www.gdopusa.com/resources/
2. Participate as a church. Ask the leadership of your church to join in during your Sunday services on May 27, 2012. Set aside just 7 minutes to unite with millions around the world by praying though “A Prayer for the World” together. www.gdopusa.com/resources/a-prayer-for-the-world/
3. We would like to know about your plans to coordinate a GDOP celebration. Please register your event or your church plans for participation at www.gdopusa.com/how-to-be-involved/community-event/. Registration is simple and free.
It’s about six weeks before Pentecost. Now is the time to explore how your church or community might be part of this important prayer event.
For Christ’s glory,
Global Day of Prayer USA
WayMakers / PO Box 203131 / Austin, TX 78720 / 512.419.7729