We can find inspiration for the Global Day of Prayer in the three parts of the birth of the Church: ten days of constant prayer leading to Pentecost, one day of prayer witnessed by the whole city and days of blessing that followed. For these reasons, the Global Day of Prayer has three parts:

Ten days of constant prayer,

May 5 – May 14, 2016

Beginning on Ascension Day, May 5, 2016, it is expected that Christians around the world will find ways to pray night and day throughout the ten days leading to Pentecost. Resource: Ten-Day prayer guide

The Global Day of Prayer,

May 15, 2016

On Pentecost Sunday, Christians in many countries will assemble to pray. Some will assemble in large stadiums and other public venues. Many will gather in small groups or in homes. Learn how you can Take 7 Minutes to participate.

Ninety days of blessing,

May 16 – August 13, 2016

As in the first Pentecost, transformed Christians transform their communities as they offer themselves to God as instruments through which their prayers can be answered. The Global Day of Prayer anticipates the forming or furthering of local alliances among pastors, churches, missions and business leaders to bring practical, transformational blessing to their communities.

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