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.
May God put in your heart the very prayer He intends to answer, whether it be for yourself, for others or for the world.
11:55am Daily [open]
STOP what you are busy with,
FOCUS on the Lord and
LISTEN to what He is saying to you,
FINISH with the LORD'S PRAYER at
Prayer Plans for 2017 [open]
Rise up Now! – ＃pray_for_europe [open]
15 – 17 June 2017
The VISION is to see national European believers, together with immigrant believers within their host country, proclaim God’s ownership of each European land they live in through prayer, networking, and proclaiming the good news to all. (Acts 2:42-41)
#50-DAYS-2-BLESS-THE-NATION South Africa [open]
16 April – 4 June 2017
(Resurrection Sunday – Pentecost)
NATIONAL PRAYER INITIATIVE issued by INTERCESSORS FOR SOUTH AFRICA
(A forum of prayer networks and prayer groups in South Africa)
50 days of joint prayer by various prayer networks and denominations across South Africa to speak love and blessings over South Africa in a united effort.
The aim of this national initiative #
FILL SOUTH AFRICA WITH PRAYER OVER 50 DAYS BY …
- Praying a daily blessing over South Africa.
, Prayer-cycling your neighborhood, community, town, township, city, farms, countryside, shopping mall, business district and industrial area.
- Interceding for the salvation of those who are lost and without the knowledge of God.
- The prayers of Individual believers, prayer-watches, prayer-groups, congregational prayer.
Global Outreach Day [open]
27 May 2017
The Vision of Global Outreach Day is for every believer to share the Gospel on the last Saturday of May each year. Millions of Christians in over 140 nations are already sharing the Gospel on that day. Every Believer is a witness! This day can The first step to living a lifestyle of Evangelism.
30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World [open]
27 May – 25 June 2017
Join the millions of Christians around the world who regularly participate in this largest ongoing International Prayer Focus on the Muslim world.
The 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World is a prayer focus which coincides yearly with Ramadan, an important month of fasting and religious observance for Muslims. Christians worldwide are called upon to make an intentional but respectful effort during that period to learn about, pray for and reach out to Muslim neighbors.
Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. During these 30 days Muslims will fast until sunset, many not even drinking water, but at night they are free to eat and drink. Since 1992, a Christian action of prayer for Muslim peoples during Ramadan has taken place.
Why do we pray during the time of Ramadan?
- As a means by which Christians can identify with Muslims for a fixed period of time, and call upon God’s sovereign intervention in the lives of Muslims during a time of the year when they are particularly religious.
- Please note that praying during the month of Ramadan does not mean that we conform ourselves to the Muslim practices of fasting and prayer. As believers in Jesus Christ, we disagree with Islamic ideas, theology, and practice in several areas, but we place emphasis on God’s love for Muslims. We encourage all believers to cultivate a spirit of humility, love, respect and service toward Muslims.
- Each year the prayer is that Muslims will experience God’s love and that God, the Father, would reveal His Son, Jesus, to them as their Saviour. The concept of God as ‘Father’ does not exist in Islam. Although Allah has various names, he is not called Father.
- Pray without ceasing in this time of Ramadan that Muslims would experience God’s unconditional love for them and that they would encounter Jesus.
- Pray too for yourself and your family, for God’s protection over every aspect of your lives.
For more information, please visit http://pray30days.org/
About 20 years ago, the world had about 1.1 billion Muslims. Islam was a little-known religion in most Western nations, and efforts on the part of the Church to share their faith in Christ with Muslims were scarce. Today, efforts have increased ten-fold and 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim world is one of the many agencies who has embraced the call to share the message of Jesus amongst the Muslim people.
It was reported by mission’s strategist David Garrison in ‘A Wind in the House of Islam’ that in Islam's long history, only two church-planting movements amongst Muslim people groups could be identified. But in the last two decades, over 1,000 baptisms and/or 100 churches had been planted amongst at least 82 Muslim populations.
A major breakthrough happened in South Asia among the Bengali, where at least half a million people with a Muslim background came to faith in Jesus. In Iran, Christian satellite broadcasting supports a strong and growing underground church movement with thousands of house fellowships throughout the country. Several hundred thousand people of an unreached Berber group in North Africa came to faith in just one of several movements taking place in that region.
The technological advance of the past 20 years has transformed the way in which the Gospel is communicated to previously unreached Muslim groups. Radio and satellite broadcasting throughout the Muslim world have resulted in millions of Muslims responding to the message of Christ. In the Arab world alone, one ministry, SAT7, has a regular audience of 8.5 million.
So, what of the next 20 years?
According to a Pew study released in January 2011, 20 years from now the Muslim world population be double what it was 20 years ago, with Muslims representing a quarter of the world’s population. As followers of Christ, we must rise to meet this growth with a double portion of faith and love. Can we do it?
A leader from the 30 Days of Prayer agency believes we can: “We could not have anticipated this kind of growth 20 years ago, but we recognize that the spread of the gospel amongst Muslims in these last two decades has been fueled by the increase in prayer for the Muslims. We can expect no less for the next 20 years."
Yes! Revolution [open]
19 – 22 September 2017
This summit is offering training, mentoring, encouragement, prayer and support to leaders across USA who have a heart to see children mobilized, equipped and released to serve God through prayer and intercession.
Hindu World Prayer Focus [open]
8 – 22 Oct 2017
A NEW annual Hindu World Prayer Focus (coming soon) will call Christians and churches worldwide to take 15 days to learn about and pray for our world's over one billion Hindu neighbors. That period also encompasses the significant Hindu Festival of Light (Diwali). The informative prayer guide booklets (shipping starts in July) 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.
Christian Vision Prayer [open]
ONLINE EVANGELISM and the opportunities it creates for Christians to share their faith in Jesus with their friends and communities, is without a doubt a platform that cannot be ignored. The Harvest is immense, but so too is the need to support in prayer this ONGOING GLOBAL INITIATIVE to equip believers in Jesus so that they can share their faith and disciple nations.
For our friends at Christian Vision, a missions organization that solely focuses on online evangelism and equipping believers to share the Gospel, the need to connect with people God has raised up to pray for the salvation and discipling of the nations is URGENT!
Watch this video prayerfully, in which Lady Tracie Edmiston, co-founder of Christian Vision, explains what God has called the organization to do and see if God also prompts your heart to include Christian Vision in its work of equipping the Body of Christ to share the Gospel online in your prayer diary.
Transform the world by telling people about Jesus
Talking to our friends about God isn’t always easy. CV created an app that helps you start the conversation by sharing beautiful video clips that address various life issues with friends and acquaintances.
UK Prayer Team [open]
With so much uncertainty around us, pending elections, suggestions of another recession and rumours of war overseas, there seems plenty to distract us from seeking God’s plan for our Nation. Imagine the outcome if 100,000 Christians committed to pray for the UK until God’s transforming power visited our land in an unprecedented way ?
That’s the aim of UK Prayer Team, to cut through the chatter and noise of all the things that might distract us and to push forward in Prayer until we see God move.
- SUBSCRIBE to join the team. You’ll get the latest prayer points delivered to your door monthly and also get urgent SMS Text Prayer Points delivered to your phone. Click Here to subscribe.
PARTNER : You may represent a ministry organization that wants to convey your prayer points to a wider audience, reducing duplication and saving time, click here to register your ministries interest.
- SPEAKING : Your Church might want to be part of our Launch Tour starting on the 4th June. You’ll get an inspirational message on Prayer and the sharing of the vision with your congregation, Click Here to Book now.
UK Prayer Team will aim to provide Rapid, Reliable and Responsible journalism and will encourage you to prayer with informed intercession.
Imagine how our Nation will change for the better when it’s Christians join together in one voice to pray for Transformation.
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