The glory of Christ and the blessing of the nations.
“For the earth will be filled with the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14)
To call Christians from all nations to unite in repentance and prayer,
and to collaborate as God’s instruments for the blessing and healing of the nations.
“If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray
and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways,
then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7: 14)
To meet as God’s united church to worship Him, seek His face and intercede for the transformation of our city and the nations. We seek God for revival, intercede on behalf of our world, and collaborate with Him for the blessing and transformation of our cultures.
Every local Global Day of Prayer organizer and team member should strive to live by the following core values:
The Bible and the Apostle’s Creed—These define the doctrinal foundation of our unity. Worship and Prayer—We strive to do everything we do out of a heart of worship and for our counsel and instruction to come from prayer.
Respect—We use a consultative style of leadership that expresses respect for every people and our desire to include every part of the body of Christ.
Humility and Repentance—We embrace a lifestyle of repentance, agree with adversaries quickly, and confront pride and arrogance in the opposite spirit.
Servant Leadership—We lead by serving. It is intimidating to lead leaders, even presumptuous to take on that role. It puts everything in proper perspective when we commit to serve leaders.
Quality—We are committed to serve the vision with excellence. Quality is not a financial decision.
Relationship—We are an expression of existing relationships and a growing network of people who recognize the value and significance of relationship. People are more important than the task.
Integrity—We are committed to honest communication without falsehood or exaggeration. We submit to a clear line of accountability and open financial records.
Inclusiveness—We celebrate diversity, seek inclusive leadership, and mourn the tragedy of any missing part.
Sacrificial Giving—The Global Day of Prayer is empowered by the sacrificial giving of God’s people. Each locality relies on its own resources.
Declaration of Faith
The Global Day of Prayer is designed to encourage the widest participation. Therefore we have chosen one of the simplest, oldest affirmations of faith, The Apostles’ Creed.
THE APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell;
the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence He shall come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit;
the holy, catholic church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and life everlasting.