Christian groups in Pretoria and Cape Town are uniting to stage major National Day of Prayer events on Pentecost Sunday, May 19, which is also the Global Day of Prayer — a day in which believers around the globe join in prayer for the world after 10 days of prayer for their nations starting on Ascension Day.
Organisers of the Pretoria event at the Shoshanguve TUT Stadium from 1pm to 5pm are planning to have about 15 000 people at the event which aims to honour the Lord Jesus as a nation and to cry out to God to have mercy, said Pastor Marcel Versveld, a member of the planning committee. The SA Christian Leaders Indaba, SA Council of Churches, The Evangelical Alliance of SA, Africa Enterprise, Turn2God and Kairos Ministries are jointly hosting the event.
Key national leaders will lead the prayers for restoration of the Body of Christ, family, the nation, the Government and justice, business and economics, arts and culture, communication and media, and science and technology. Worship will be led by Louis Brits. More information can be obtained by calling 012 997 5601.
In Cape Town a National Day or Prayer event in the Dromedaris Room at the Good Hope Centre from 2pm to 4pm is being organised by Cape Town Transformation, CCFm, Global Day of Prayer, Jericho Walls, Christian Chamber of Commerce, Prayer Mushroom Ministry and Friends From Abroad.
“We will be praying for Unity among Christians, for Education, for the Government and progress to a righteous society, an end of violence against women and children, for revival in our country and the world, and restoration of the Body of Christ, families and the nation,” says Helen Phillips of the Prayer Mushroom Ministry. The Global Day or Prayer will be incorporated into the programme. Anybody who can help with transporting people who cannot come by car or train should call Helen contact or Mmathapelo on 0827394900.
God’s invitation in 2 Chronicles 7:14 will be the focus of the Global Day of Prayer 2013 which begins with 10 days of prayer from Thursday, May 9 to Saturday May 18. The prayer guide can be downloaded online.
On Sunday, May 19 Christians from many nations will unite in praying the Prayer For the World.
The 90 Days of Blessing follows the Global Day of Prayer as an opportunity for Christians to not only continue in persistent prayer, but to actually become the answers to their prayers. Prayer guides compiled for the 90 Days are available for download.