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:
May 9-18, 2013
Beginning on Ascension Day, May 9, 2013 it is expected that millions of Christians will find ways to pray night and day throughout the ten days leading to Pentecost. Resource: Ten-Day prayer guide
May 19, 2013
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.
May 20 – August 17, 2013
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.Learn More