All over the world the Church - the Body of Christ - is being mobilised to pray.  In nation after nation across the generations, prayer and worship is opening the way for the manifest presence of God, for the good news of the Gospel to be preached, and many hundreds of thousands of disciples are learning to follow Jesus.  In places like China, India, the Middle East, despite all they are facing through persecution and extreme hardship, Christians are asking us to join them in prayer, not just for their safety, but for the Gospel to go forward despite all they are facing, that Jesus be made known and the glory of God be seen.

Earlier this month 140,000 young people gathered in Brazil to worship, pray and hear the call to see the Great Commission realised. Over 11,000 went forward to give themselves to mission.

The Uprising prayer movement that was born at the World Prayer Assembly in 2012, is spreading from nation to nation as young people from the Philippines, Korea, Bolivia, Mexico, Europe, Australia, Chile, South Africa, Indonesia and other nations come together to pray, worship and then go into their world and be and speak the good news of the Gospel.

At a recent conference, we were hearing from the leaders of the Children in Prayer movement describing the hundreds of thousands of children getting very excited as they see their prayers answered.

In the next few months, major prayer events are being held in Korea, the Caribbean, Go2020 prayer and mission, Australia, Europe and many other places as the church realises afresh that every revival, every move of God, every missional enterprise has been the story of answered prayer.

The psalmist says, “Ask of Me and I will make the peoples your inheritance and the ends of the earth your possession.” Psalm 2:8.

Thank you for being part of this worldwide prayer army.  Together we shall keep asking, seeking and knocking, knowing God’s promises never fail.

 

Ian Cole - Founder of World Prayer Centre