Blow the Trumpet: Global Day of Prayer 9

Prayer April 12, 2010

                                       Blow the Trumpet!
                          A Call for Repentance and Prayer
                                                Joel 2

                         Global Day of Prayer, 23 May 2010

Dear Friends

With only 40 days to go we are happy to report that 188 countries have currently registered and we truly believe that all the nations in the world will once again participate in the Global Day of Prayer.

To see whether your country, region or city is registered please visit http://www.globaldayofprayer.com/countries.html

Register by sending us an e-mail and informing us at [email protected]  or register online at http://www.globaldayofprayer.com/registration.html

We need all the help we can get to have at least 220 nations participating again.  Won’t you help us make this happen?   

BUT:  GDOP has never been about an event only, it is about forming a lifestyle of prayer that leads to transformation on different levels. The strategy is built on the initial strategy of the first Church according to Acts 2: ten days of constant prayer leading to Pentecost, one day of prayer witnessed by the whole city, and Days of blessing that followed.

By following this 3-fold strategy we are aiming to move into a deeper level of prayer by seeking a closer and more intimate relationship with God. 

Our focus this week will be Ten Days of constant prayer: 13-22 May 2010.

Beginning on Ascension Day, millions of Christians will find ways to pray night and day throughout the 10 days leading up to Pentecost. The 10 Days helps us to gradually build a lifestyle of prayer in our communities, as well as to focus our prayers much wider than our personal and national needs as we pray with millions during this time.  This is an encouraging time that creates the platform for unity as we unite with brothers and sisters from other churches, denominations and backgrounds.

How do we get involved? –  In Africa we have a saying: “How do you eat an elephant?” – “Bit by bit”.  Start slowly.  Do not try and fill 24 hours of every day right from the start BUT please START and do encourage others to get involved! 

A 10 Day prayer guide is downloadable in various formats from the website or click HERE. To encourage you to involve youth and children we have made prayer guides available for them too (also available for download on the website.)   

To help and motivate believers we have put together some GUIDELINES that are downloadable from the website or you can click HERE  

May we saturate our nations with day and night prayer from 13 – 22 May as we prepare to gather in unity on 23 May.

Do not hesitate being creative.  God’s spirit is a creative spirit.  By the way, He created you!!

We would also like to remind you of the Global Day of Prayer Celebration conference in Cape Town 19 – 23 May 2010.

To register and/or to get more information visit the website www.gdop2010.com .

Our dream is to have at least one couple from each nation in the world and we are trusting the Lord for that. 

REGISTER NOW to avoid disappointment.

Many Blessings

The GDOP Team