Believers everywhere challenged to spend hour in prayer
On Friday November 24 about 250 Christian leaders with national influence will meet in parliament from 1.30pm to 4pm to pray for the nation.
“We are all extremely concerned about the erosion of values and key challenges facing our beloved nation,” say organisers of the prayer event which will focus on righteous leadership, the moral and spiritual condition of our nation, and restoring vision and hope (a new heart for our nation).
“We are challenging all Christians across SA to spend one hour in prayer on Friday, 24th November between 12:00 – 16h00, e.g. offer up your lunch hour and meet with friends and work colleagues in prayer for our nation.
“We encourage Business, Church and all of Society to gather in small and large groups wherever you are to pray for our beloved Nation,” say the organisers in a post on the SAParliamentPrayerDay Facebook page.
Farmer evangelist Angus Buchan who is one of the leaders who will be praying in parliament, and will preach a message of hope for the nation there, issued a video call for South Africans everywhere to be part of the prayer day:
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Jericho Walls International has posted prayer pointers which can be viewed or downloaded here, around the main focus areas of righteous leadership and restoring vision and hope. You can also view a video of JWIPN’s Benny Mostert calling Christians to pray.
In Port Elizabeth church leaders, pastors, intercessors and worship leaders will be praying together in the City Hall council chambers from 1pm to 3pm. More information is available from Pierre at 083 370 3592 and from Pete at 083 657 4213.
Invitation to the parliament prayer day is by invitation only because of limited seating, said Dr Graham Power chairman of Unashamedly Ethical and coordinator of the prayer day organising team.
“Interest in Friday from leaders has been huge,” he said. But the prayer venue — the former main chamber of parliament where many laws were passed — could only accommodate about 250 people, he told Gateway News.
Power said the Parliament Prayer Day initiative was birthed out of a journey over the past three to four months by a small team, including himself, Rev Moss Ntlha of the Evangelical Alliance of SA, Peter Tarentaal of the SA Christian Leadership Initiative, reconciliation leader Anneke Rabe and Elza Meyer of Turn2God. During this time the group has prayed — together with intercessors — at various sites around South Africa, including Table Mountain and the Union Buildings.