The number of ways to join in with the thousands of other Global Day of Prayer gatherings is great. One simple suggestion for a church to join in during their Sunday services on June 12, 2011, is to set aside just 7 minutes—even better, 10 minutes. Here is what is involved:
–Take 1 minute to give everyone a sense of the global nature of the GDOP. Announce that we are joining our prayers with millions of others around the world. By the time we begin, most of the world will have already lifted their prayers. In the USA, we are honored to offer the “Amen” to the prayers of so many.
–Take 3 minutes to show the 2011 video. It offers a visual affirmation to the announcement just made. (optional)
–Take 6 minutes to lead the congregation to pray in unison through “A Prayer for the World.” This is the one thing that links every gathering around the world so that we can gather locally but pray globally. We are praying together with the world and adding our prayer to theirs.