Prayer Events and Initiatives
“We may be living in the days of the greatest prayer movement of History!
Despite some familiar patterns of prayerlessness in the church,
more Christians are praying now, certainly, than at any time in history.
More than 200 million believers pray every day for the advancement of world missions.
At least 15 million groups around the world pray weekly for missions in the communities, probably even more.
Prayer events and gatherings abound all over the world in many countries”
~ Steve Hawthorne, WayMakers.org
So many prayer events are taking place that it is virtually impossible to keep track of all the meetings, prayer watches, initiatives, fasts and solemn assemblies in just one country or region.
In this section, you will find a list of upcoming EVENTS AND INITIATIVES.
Some are limited to a timeframe while others are ongoing.
Use it to pick those you would like to participate in and add them to your Prayer Calendar.
Jesus Celebration 2033 [open]
Can You Imagine? [open]
… the greatest celebration in all of history: 2000 years since Christ’s resurrection!
… the worldwide body of believers gathering in all regions of the Earth!
… the Church demonstrating tangible love and sincere unity to the world!
… the dawn of resurrection Sunday 2033, when light breaks forth a new day!
30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World [open]
The 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World, is an International Movement that began in 1993.
It calls the church to make a deliberate but respectful effort to learn about,
pray for and reach out to our world’s Muslim neighbors.
It coincides annually with the important Islamic month of religious observation — Ramadan,
a time of the year when Muslims are much more deeply aware of spiritual matters.
Churches, ministries, and individuals from many denominations regularly participate in this largest ongoing prayer focus on the Muslim world. A new full-color prayer guide booklet — available each year in both adult and kids versions — is a proven tool to help Christians to understand and to persistently pray for Muslim neighbors and nations.
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) [open]
The most common request of persecuted Christians is “PRAY FOR US.”
One of the ways we answer their request is through participation in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), which we observe on the first & second Sunday of each November.
IDPU 2019 [open]
With more than 2 billion people who haven’t had a chance to meet Jesus,
it’s time … to take a radical stand and say
‘This has to end in our generation.”
~ Rick Warren, pastor and author
The purpose for the International Day for the Unreached is to educate, inspire and motivate believers in North America to take a stand on behalf of those who have yet to hear the Good News. Let’s do what God has equipped us to do to make sure everyone has a chance to meet Jesus.
Year of the Frontier [open]
“Year of the Frontier” is a time to pray in agreement for the largest gaps in work among the unreached!
Frontier Peoples are those unreached groups which have fewer than 1 in 1,000 believers and little work among them.
These groups represent huge gaps for the gospel.
In particular, Year of the Frontier will focus on the approximately 400 Frontier people groups over 500,000 in size each for daily specific prayer from 1 May 2019 – 30 June 2020.
The 400 Frontier People Groups (over 500,000 in population):
- 1 in 5 of all people live in the 400 largest FPGs.
- 1 in 3 of all who don’t identify with Jesus live in the 400 largest FPGs.
- 9 of every 10 who live in Frontier People Groups live in the 400 largest FPGs.
Until Jesus-followers unite in obeying His Commission,
these masses have no hope of hearing about and being introduced to Jesus before they die.
The Great Injustice:
- 1 in 9,000 living in the 400 largest FPGs identifies with Jesus in any way.
- 1 in 15,000 living in the 400 largest FPGs is estimated to follow Jesus.
- 1 in 100 cross-cultural laborers is estimated to work among these 400 FPGs.
Draw close to God by embracing His urgent passion to bless these frontier People Groups.
Your prayers are vital to ending this Great Injustice.
Try out these Resource Options in support of this initiative:
Printable prayer guides & Abbreviated Calendars:
To get daily prayer materials via email:
For the podcast:
- Go to iTunes and search for “Global Prayer Digest”
To download the App:
- For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=umot.tw.gdp
- For iPhones: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/global-prayer-digest/id1181417800?l=es&mt=8
UPG of the Day Widget to customize for your website:
24:14 Coalition ~ Prayer Involvement [open]
“In no other way can the believer become as fully involved with God’s work,
especially the work of world evangelism,
as in intercessory prayer.”
We are a global coalition praying and working together to start kingdom movement engagements in every unreached people and place by 2025.
We’re passionate about the vision Jesus gave us in Matthew 24:14: And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
With this in mind, we are committed to pray and work together to start kingdom movement engagements in every unreached people group with urgency by 2025.
BECOME INVOLVED IN 24:14 COALITION PRAYER
24:14 Canopy of Prayer
We would like to see every hour of each month covered in prayer for the 24:14 Coalition
All times on this calendar are GMT (+0.00)
To determine the time of this service in your local time zone,
Here are different ways to become involved in Prayer with the 24:14 Coalition
Receive the Weekly Prayer Sheet and become part of the Group praying for 24:14:
The Prayer Sheet covers regional and global prayer requests from different teams and regions. You will receive the prayer sheet monthly via email.
Apply to receive the prayer sheet by:
- Sending an email to ten.won4142null@reyarp
- Click Here and follow the steps
Communities of Prayer joining with Field Teams on behalf of the Unreached Groups/Places for a Year of Joint, focused effort.
- If you are 2 – 3 people in your prayer group/house of prayer/small group, are willing to communicate on a bi-weekly/weekly basis and pray at least one hour as a community:
- If you are a field team working in an Unreached People Group/Place and wish to be matched with a prayer community and are willing to communicate on a bi-weekly/weekly basis:
Half the population of all Frontier People Groups are in the 31 largest FPG’s. They are so large in population that they represent 48% of the remaining task of starting CPM movements in each of them (obviously 1000s of movements as the population is well over 10 million.)
This is a Prayer Guide for the 31 – an invitation to the Body of Christ to Pray for the Harvest
A gift to Christ’s Body through the collaboration of many individuals and organizations.
Set a 24:14 alarm on your phone for 12:14pm each day, to remind you to pray for fulfillment of Matthew 24:14
Praying for the Buddhist World [open]
Today 1,29 billion people live in the shadow of Buddha.
While many of these also practice other religions – or no religion – Buddhism is ingrained in their religious life, culture and how they look at the world. And Buddhism is on the rise.
Countries with a long history of Buddhism, such as China and Cambodia are seeing a resurgence of Buddhism after years of government repression. In the West there is unprecedented growth and influence through the influence of media and pop culture. More and more people are thinking the Buddhist way in everything from personal growth to business practices.
This guide is intended to be used for any 15 days (i.e. dates that fit your church, ministry or personal calendar)
BUDDHIST WORLD PRAYER GUIDE
Hindu World Prayer Focus [open]
The annual Hindu World Prayer Focus calls Christians and churches worldwide to take 15 days to learn about and pray for our world’s over one billion Hindu neighbours. That period also encompasses the significant Hindu Festival of Light (Diwali). The informative prayer guide booklets will help Christians to know how to pray for the people(s) growing up within this major and very diverse world religion.
Diwali (or Deepawali) is known as the Hindu Festival of Lights, and is one of India’s most important annual celebrations, lasting about 4-5 days. While (similar to Christmas celebrations in the Christian world) it has historical and religious roots, Indians celebrate it by lighting and displaying rows of small oil lamps, participating in family gatherings, consuming special sweets and watching fireworks.
It is not our intention with this prayer focus to disparage India or the Hindu religion. in any way. We recognize that both are far too complex and too full of great traditions to simply or easily condense, explain or take lightly within a mere booklet.
At the same time, as Christians, we long that all the world’s people(s) will have an opportunity to freely see, hear and understand the grace of God incarnated in Jesus Christ.
To this end, we inform ourselves, pray for and want to support opportunities to make that grace known also within the world’s Indian and Hindu communities.
We invite all Christians and churches to participate and to learn about and pray for Hindus.
A Prayer Guide for the THIRTY ONE [open]
Half the population of all Frontier People Groups are in the 31 largest FPG’s.
This is a Prayer Guide for the 31 –
an invitation to the Body of Christ to Pray for the Harvest