PE Christians unite in 12 hours of prayer on Youth Day

PE Christians worshiping and praying in front of the City Hall during the last stretch of a prayer day from 7am to 7pm on Wednesday in which a number of churches and ministries in the city led half hour slots before passing the baton to the next group

On Youth Day, June 16, Christians in Port Elizabeth kept prayer and worship going on the square in front of the City Hall from 7am to 7pm as a number of churches and ministries in the city led half-hour slots. “We had a wonderful prayer meeting,” said Richard Crompton, senior pastor of Word of Faith Christian Centre which initiated the campaign. “We loved having all the churches and the church unity. Each church brought their own flavour,” he said. He said many people prayed for their allotted time and then stayed on during the next group’s slot. He said PE’s desperate water situation was the catalyst for the prayer gathering, however there were a lot of other issues that required urgent prayer. The day’s prayer topics were: the Covid-19 pandemic, rain, revival among the youth, the scourge of crime to end, and investment and employment. Pastor Joan Keeling, a veteran prayer coordinator in Nelson Mandela Bay, said: “It has been very exciting to see what God has done during the season of Covid among prayer warriors in the city. Even though it has been lockdown I have seen people really rising to the occasion and taking leadership, starting little groups, going out and praying at the hospitals, taking a whole group and praying for the city. It just has been so exciting for me to see that out of something that is so negative as Covid and the lockdown, God has raised up intercessory leadership. I just rejoice in it and all I have done is just to encourage them and stand behind them and promote whatever they have been doing.

Passing the prayer baton at the change of a prayer slot. From the left,,Past Linda Mtshali of Cornerstone Family Church, Past Kalju Priilaid of 5 Ways Word of Faith Christian Fellowship and Pastor Yongama Mgidi of RUC
Making a joyful noise
From the left, Past Manny Eagle and Alan Hughs lead worship and Pastor Fredrick Blignaut carries the prayer baton as he leads a prayer slot
Midday prayer led by Storehouse Church
Prayer expression
Each group brought its own flavour to the event

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  1. I really rejoice to see what God is doing in NMB regarding prayer!

    ‘Carrying the Baton’ is a wonderful example of how believers from many different denominations and church movements have come together in a unity-of-purpose and a unity-of-relationship to seek God’s face for the Lord’s blessing on the people – and His intervention in the actual life – of NMB!

    Praise God for what transpired on Youth Day – Wednesday 16 June 2021 – on the Vuyisile Mini Square, in front of the City Hall, as the Christian believers joined together to pray for rain; the upcoming elections; the Lord to protect the Bay from the effects of the COVID Pandemic; and Revival – particularly among our youth!

  2. Warfare in the heavenlies. This is awesome! This is what corporatively is contributing to the salvation of our nation both in the natural and the spiritual. Thank you Pastors Richard Crompton, Joan Keeling, Linda Mtshali, Kalju Priilaid, Yongama Mgidi and those who were insrtumental and participant in this stand and unity.