The Global Day of Prayer movement was conceived as a vision God gave South African lay leader Graham Power in
Capetown in 2001.
In 2003, approximately 23 million Christians in 28 African countries united in prayer. By 2004, Christians in all 56 countries on the African continent prayed together. In 2007, events took place in all but six of the world's countries. By 2010, the movement is expected to unite 500 million people as they pray together.
In Ottawa, 2007 and 2008 saw glorious events at Dominion-Chalmers. For 2009 the venue becomes City Church. Prior to the main event at Pentecost
there will be Ten Days of Prayer which will
take pace at a series of churches across our city. If your church or prayer group would like to host one of these prayer evenings, please contact us.
The glorious gathering on Pentecost Sunday, 31 May 2009 will begin at 7pm and run approximately 2 hours.
There will be a packed schedule of praise in many forms, prayer in several languages and joy in the Lord as we
worship together. We welcome children ages 3 - 11 to come for their own special program.
By 14 May, there was only one country in the word that had not yet joined the Global Day of Prayer. All efforts were needed to reach this country,
which is just a few miles
from Canada: the tiny island of St. Pierre and Miquelon. Surely someone in Newfoundland would know
Christian friends there to whom they could
bring the news of the GDOP, and have them register an event, however small. There was: Nadine Matthews, who joined Gail Whyte from Stony Creek, Ontario, and Terry Long,
from the National House of Prayer, Ottawa, to make a pilgrimage there and hold a prayer event. Hallelujah! Read their report on the mission.
The Main Event
31 May 2008
Prayer for the World (458KB)