Blow the Trumpet: Global Day of Prayer 3

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

Dear Friends 

As we pray for the continent of Asia this week, let us bear in mind that it is the world's largest and most populous continent, located in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.6% of the earth's total surface area (or 29.9% of its land area) and with approximately 4 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population. (wikipedia)Asia is indeed a key region and with the Global Day of Prayer and many other initiatives we have seen a massive change in the spiritual atmosphere of these nations. God is surely ready to do a new thing amongst His people and He is not only changing the hearts of the Asian people, He is raising them up to be the biggest labor force in the Kingdom ever --- the final step in the completion of the Great Commission. 

However in more than 2 thirds of the nations in Asia, Christians are suffering severe Persecution.  It is therefore not strange that 8 of the top 10 persecuted nations on the World Wide List are Asian countries. 
The Mission Statement of The Voice of the Martyrs (founded by Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand) is “Serving the Persecuted Church through practical and spiritual assistance while leading Christians in the free world into fellowship with them”.  For many of us the only way to “fellowship” with them, is by praying for them.

Brother Andrew (also known as God’s Smuggler and founder of Open Doors International) once said:  “The first thing persecuted Christians ask me for is prayer.  Prayer transcends culture, race and gender. It is where heaven touches earth and the means by which we can have a profound effect on the lives of our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters.” 

Please visit this link on our website http://www.globaldayofprayer.com/prayNations.php  for more prayer information from specific nations in Asia, sent to us by the GDOP coordinators.  

Visit these links for more prayer information: 

24-7 prayer/Operation
Window International Network

We give thanks to the Lord for 151 nations registered officially for the Global Day of Prayer on 23 May 2010.  To see whether your country, region or city is registered please visit http://www.globaldayofprayer.com/countries.html  

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

Take note that the Early Bird registration deadline has been postponed till 28 FebruaryREGISTER NOW to avoid disappointment.  

Many Blessings
The GDOP Team