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The Global Day of Prayer: A Prayer for the World

Sunday May 19, 2013 The Global Day of Prayer This prayer will be read in unison at every Global Day of Prayer gathering on Sunday May 19, 2013. (Printer-friendly and PowerPoint formats available.)   “A Prayer for the World”   Almighty God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, We gather with believers all over the world,   to glorify You as Creator of heaven and earth.You alone are holy and righteous.We submit to Your authority.We praise and adore You alone. Father, we honor You.Lord Jesus Christ, we honor You.Holy Spirit, we honor You. Our Father in heaven, Thank You for loving the world so much    that You gave Your only Son, Jesus Christ,    to die on the cross for our sins    so that we could be reconciled to You.Fill us with your love as we faithfully intercede for the lost,    the hopeless, the helpless and the world. Thank You Father, for adopting us into Your family. Lord Jesus Christ, You died on the cross    and redeemed us to the Father by Your blood.You are Head of the Church    and Lord of all heaven and earth.Let Your kingdom be established in every nation of the world;    bring transformation among peoples of all tribes and languages,    so that righteousness and justice will prevail.May Your Name be great, from the rising of the sun to its setting. Jesus Christ, You are Lord of all. Father of mercy and grace, We have sinned. Our world is gripped by the power of sin. Our hearts are grieved by injustice, hatred and violence. We are shamed by oppression, racism and bloodshed in our land. We mourn all loss of life in murder, war and terrorism. Our homes are broken and our churches are divided   by rebellion and pride. Our lives are polluted by selfishness, greed, idolatry and sexual sin. God of mercy, forgive our sins. Pour out Your grace and heal our land. Spirit of the living God, Transform Your Church into the image of Jesus Christ. Release Your power to bring healing to the sick,   freedom to the oppressed and comfort to those who mourn. Fill us with compassion   for the homeless and the hungry   for orphans, widows and the elderly. Give us wisdom and insight for our world’s problems. Help us to use the resources of the earth for the well-being of all. Holy Spirit, guide us and lead us. Lord Jesus Christ, You destroyed sin, conquered death and defeated Satan. Remove the veil of darkness that covers the peoples. Restrain the evil that promotes violence and death. Deliver us from demonic oppression.Break the hold of slavery, tyranny and disease. Help us...

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Day 10: Send Your people

Saturday May 18, 2013 Day 10 GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PROCLAIM “While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me…” – Acts 13:2 Send Your people For the Church to be obedient to the call of the Holy Spirit to send laborers to the harvest fields. For the spiritual, emotional, physical and financial provision and support for those who heeded the call and are serving in any cross- cultural setting. For doors to open in countries hostile to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for workers to be granted long-term visas and jobs, and for divine appointments to share the Gospel.   Learn about the Global Day of Prayer at What is the GDOP? Day 1 — Thursday May 9, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-1/ Day 2 — Friday May 10, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-2/ Day 3 — Saturday May 11, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-3/ Day 4 — Sunday May 12, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-4/ Day 5 — Monday May 13, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-5/ Day 6 — Tuesday May 14, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-6/ Day 7 — Wednesday May 15, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-7/ Day 8 — Thursday May 16, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-8/ Day 9 — Friday May 17, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-9/ Day 10 — Saturday May 18, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-10/ The Global Day of Prayer: Sunday May 19,...

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Day 9: Teach us to pray

Friday May 17, 2013 Day 9 BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER “…will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night?” – Luke 18:7 Teach us to pray For the Church to believe that we have a God who answers prayer and to persevere in supplication and thanksgiving. For understanding of how to wait on God for His counsel and how to unite in prayer with the Holy Spirit in His intercession. For the Church to understand the urgency of the times, to lay aside all hindrances and to confidently draw near to the throne of grace to plead for grace and mercy for ourselves, our communities and the nations of our world.   Learn about the Global Day of Prayer at What is the GDOP? Day 1 — Thursday May 9, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-1/ Day 2 — Friday May 10, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-2/ Day 3 — Saturday May 11, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-3/ Day 4 — Sunday May 12, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-4/ Day 5 — Monday May 13, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-5/ Day 6 — Tuesday May 14, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-6/ Day 7 — Wednesday May 15, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-7/ Day 8 — Thursday May 16, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-8/ Day 9 — Friday May 17, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-9/ Day 10 — Saturday May 18, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-10/ The Global Day of Prayer: Sunday May 19,...

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Day 8: Deliver Your people

Thursday May 16, 2013 Day 8 OPEN THEIR EYES “I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God; that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.” – Acts 26:18 Deliver Your people For Christ’s victory on the cross over all the power of Satan, demonic principalities and spirits, to be boldly and fearlessly proclaimed to all people groups, languages and nations. For people to be delivered from bondages, for covenants made with spirits of death and destruction to be annulled and for lies to be exposed. For divine revelation of the truth concerning Jesus Christ to those who are in any form of idolatry, secularism, atheism or deception.   Learn about the Global Day of Prayer at What is the GDOP? Day 1 — Thursday May 9, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-1/ Day 2 — Friday May 10, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-2/ Day 3 — Saturday May 11, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-3/ Day 4 — Sunday May 12, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-4/ Day 5 — Monday May 13, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-5/ Day 6 — Tuesday May 14, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-6/ Day 7 — Wednesday May 15, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-7/ Day 8 — Thursday May 16, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-8/ Day 9 — Friday May 17, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-9/ Day 10 — Saturday May 18, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-10/ The Global Day of Prayer: Sunday May 19, 2013http://gdopusa.com/gdop/...

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Day 7: Unite Your people

Wednesday May 15, 2013 Day 7 BE ONE SO THE WORLD MAY BELIEVE “…that they may all be one, just as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that You have sent Me.” – John 17:21 Unite Your people For a deep work of the Spirit to join and reconcile the hearts of believers across races, languages and cultures to become one new man in Christ. For the Church to bear with one another in love, to eagerly maintain unity and to become one Body, one in Spirit, one in hope, one in faith, with one Father and one Lord. For the Church to unite in finishing the task of World Evangelism, to share resources and to appreciate the different callings and gifts God placed in the Body of Christ.   Learn about the Global Day of Prayer at What is the GDOP? Day 1 — Thursday May 9, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-1/ Day 2 — Friday May 10, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-2/ Day 3 — Saturday May 11, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-3/ Day 4 — Sunday May 12, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-4/ Day 5 — Monday May 13, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-5/ Day 6 — Tuesday May 14, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-6/ Day 7 — Wednesday May 15, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-7/ Day 8 — Thursday May 16, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-8/ Day 9 — Friday May 17, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-9/ Day 10 — Saturday May 18, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-10/ The Global Day of Prayer: Sunday May 19,...

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Day 6: Comfort Your people

Tuesday May 14, 2013 Day 6 TAKE HEART, I HAVE OVERCOME “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper [Comforter].” – John 14:16 Comfort Your people For strength, perseverance, grace and joy for Christians who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ. For the salvation of the interrogators, the politicians, religious leaders and the judges who order persecution of believers. For Christians to persevere when subjected to all kinds of suffering, poverty, oppression, mocking, injustice, sicknesses, etc. for the sake of Christ and His kingdom.   Learn about the Global Day of Prayer at What is the GDOP? Day 1 — Thursday May 9, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-1/ Day 2 — Friday May 10, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-2/ Day 3 — Saturday May 11, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-3/ Day 4 — Sunday May 12, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-4/ Day 5 — Monday May 13, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-5/ Day 6 — Tuesday May 14, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-6/ Day 7 — Wednesday May 15, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-7/ Day 8 — Thursday May 16, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-8/ Day 9 — Friday May 17, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-9/ Day 10 — Saturday May 18, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-10/ The Global Day of Prayer: Sunday May 19, 2013http://gdopusa.com/gdop/...

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Day 5: Convict Your people

Monday May 13, 2013 Day 5 REPENT AND BELIEVE “When He [the Holy Spirit] comes, He will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.” – John 16:8 Convict Your people For anointed teaching and preaching to pierce the hearts of unbelievers, hard-hearted sinners and backslidden Christians and bring them to repentance. For the world to experience God’s kindness through a church who loves unconditionally, without judgment, criticism or arrogance. For Christians to deny themselves, to submit and obey the voice of the Holy Spirit.   Learn about the Global Day of Prayer at What is the GDOP? Day 1 — Thursday May 9, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-1/ Day 2 — Friday May 10, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-2/ Day 3 — Saturday May 11, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-3/ Day 4 — Sunday May 12, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-4/ Day 5 — Monday May 13, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-5/ Day 6 — Tuesday May 14, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-6/ Day 7 — Wednesday May 15, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-7/ Day 8 — Thursday May 16, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-8/ Day 9 — Friday May 17, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-9/ Day 10 — Saturday May 18, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-10/ The Global Day of Prayer: Sunday May 19, 2013http://gdopusa.com/gdop/...

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Day 4: Guide Your people

Sunday May 12, 2013 Day 4 KNOW THE TRUTH “He [the Spirit of Truth] will guide you into all the truth.” – John 16:13 Guide Your people For the Church to proclaim the undiluted and uncompromising truth about Jesus Christ and the fact that there is no salvation but in His Name. For Christians to be strengthened in their knowledge of Jesus Christ, for deceptions to be exposed and for ignorance to be removed. For the veil that the god of this world put on the minds of unbelievers to be removed through the testimony of Christians and the truth of the Gospel message.   Learn about the Global Day of Prayer at What is the GDOP? Day 1 — Thursday May 9, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-1/ Day 2 — Friday May 10, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-2/ Day 3 — Saturday May 11, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-3/ Day 4 — Sunday May 12, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-4/ Day 5 — Monday May 13, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-5/ Day 6 — Tuesday May 14, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-6/ Day 7 — Wednesday May 15, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-7/ Day 8 — Thursday May 16, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-8/ Day 9 — Friday May 17, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-9/ Day 10 — Saturday May 18, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-10/ The Global Day of Prayer: Sunday May 19,...

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Day 3: Sanctify Your people

Day 3: Sanctify Your people

Saturday May 11, 2013 Day 3 BE HOLY AS I AM HOLY “I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He may give it to you.” – John 15:16 Sanctify Your people For the Church to grow in maturity and be released in ministry through the faithful work of apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists. For the revival of holiness, humility, simplicity and integrity in the Church. For the world to see the reflection of Christ in the lives of ordinary believers in every aspect society and in acts of selfless compassion.   Learn about the Global Day of Prayer atWhat is the GDOP? Day 1 — Thursday May 9, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-1/ Day 2 — Friday May 10, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-2/ Day 3 — Saturday May 11, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-3/ Day 4 — Sunday May 12, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-4/ Day 5 — Monday May 13, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-5/ Day 6 — Tuesday May 14, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-6/ Day 7 — Wednesday May 15, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-7/ Day 8 — Thursday May 16, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-8/ Day 9 — Friday May 17, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-9/ Day 10 — Saturday May 18, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-10/ The Global Day of Prayer: Sunday May 19, 2013http://gdopusa.com/gdop/...

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Day 2: Empower Your people

Day 2: Empower Your people

Today is Day 2 of the ten days of prayer leading up to the Global Day of prayer. Check out the prayer points here: Friday May 10, 2013 Day 2 BE MY WITNESSES “You will receive power…” – Acts 1:8 Empower Your people For believers to become living testimonies of God’s salvation, forgiveness and deliverance in a very troubled and needy world. For the restoration of the gifts of the Holy Spirit to the Church so that every believer can minister God’s power to a hurting, disillusioned and corrupt world. For the Church to repent of dead works and for allowing the world to infiltrate, dictate and intimidate our witness.   Learn about the Global Day of Prayer at What is the GDOP? Day 1 — Thursday May 9, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-1/ Day 2 — Friday May 10, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-2/ Day 3 — Saturday May 11, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-3/ Day 4 — Sunday May 12, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-4/ Day 5 — Monday May 13, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-5/ Day 6 — Tuesday May 14, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-6/ Day 7 — Wednesday May 15, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-7/ Day 8 — Thursday May 16, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-8/ Day 9 — Friday May 17, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-9/ Day 10 — Saturday May 18, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-10/ The Global Day of Prayer: Sunday May 19, 2013http://gdopusa.com/gdop/...

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Day 1: Fill Your people

Day 1: Fill Your people

Today is Ascension Day. It is the first day of the ten days of prayer, leading up to the Global Day of Prayer on Sunday, May 19. Join Christians around the world during these days by using these scriptures and prayer points: Thursday May 9, 2013 Day 1 WAIT FOR THE PROMISE “You will be baptized with the Holy Spirit!” – Acts 1:5 Fill Your people For believers to join together in united and persevering prayer to once again wait on God for the fulfillment of His promise. For a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our generation, on men and women, young and old, rich and poor, literate and illiterate, rulers and servants. For the Church to repent of incidences where we quenched or disobeyed the Spirit through unbelief.   Learn about the Global Day of Prayer at What is the GDOP? Day 1 — Thursday May 9, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-1/ Day 2 — Friday May 10, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-2/ Day 3 — Saturday May 11, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-3/ Day 4 — Sunday May 12, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-4/ Day 5 — Monday May 13, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-5/ Day 6 — Tuesday May 14, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-6/ Day 7 — Wednesday May 15, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-7/ Day 8 — Thursday May 16, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-8/ Day 9 — Friday May 17, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-9/ Day 10 — Saturday May 18, 2013http://gdopusa.com/day-10/ The Global Day of Prayer: Sunday May 19, 2013http://gdopusa.com/gdop/  ...

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Take 5 Minutes

Take 5 Minutes

There are a great number of ways to join in with the many thousands of Global Day of Prayer gatherings. One simple suggestion for a church is to set aside just 5-7 minutes during their Pentecost Sunday services on June 8, 2014. Here is what is involved: –Take 1 minute to share with everyone a sense of the global nature of the GDOP by announcing 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 have the honor of offering the “Amen” to the prayers of so many. Find helpful information to describe GDOP at http://www.gdopusa.com/how-to-be-involved/one-global-day-of-prayer/ –Take 2 minutes to show the 2014 video, “Pray with One Voice Today.” (Optional) http://www.gdopusa.com/video/ This short video was made to capture the sense that we are part of a global prayer gathering. It offers a visual affirmation to the announcement just made.  –Take 5 minutes to lead the congregation to pray in unison through “A Prayer for the World.”http://www.gdopusa.com/resources/a-prayer-for-the-world/ This is the one element that links every gathering around the world so that we can encounter God in united prayer. We are praying together with the world, and we are adding our prayer to...

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