Hundreds of thousands of Christians worldwide are expected to participate in the 10th annual Global Day of Prayer being held Sunday.
Founder Graham Power will host a large-scale gathering at the Newlands Rugby Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, where the first Global Day of Prayer was held in 2001.
"People just have such an expectation," Power told Charisma. "I have such an expectation that God is going to do something really dynamic."
The event is inspired by 2 Chronicles 7:14—"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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land"—and is expected to have participation from every nation.
Participants will pray about the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, crime and government corruption, among other things. But Power said uniting the world in prayer is just the first part of a plan God showed him in a series of visions.
The second aspect-promoting integrity among Christians in church, business and political leadership-will officially kick off Sunday via a Web site dubbed UnashamedlyEthical.com.
The "waves" of awakening will lead to a revival "bigger and greater than what we have ever yet seen," said Power, who discusses the history of the global prayer day in his book, Not by Might, Nor by Power (Creation House). "I don't know what God's timing is, but He has shown that Africa would be a light to the world, as crazy as that sounds. ... I am very expectant that there's going to be something very dynamic that will develop from here."
The global prayer day will be preceded by 10 days of continuous prayer, and a three-day conference featuring Michael W. Smith and international prayer leaders such as Harvest Evangelism founder Ed Silvoso and Generals International co-founder Cindy Jacobs began Wednesday in Cape Town.
The South Africa Global Day of Prayer gathering will be broadcast live on GOD TV.
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