Global Day of Prayer 2012

Today, Pentecost Sunday, is the Global Day of Prayer.

Christians around the world are uniting in repentance and prayer for the world and our individual communities.

In a world filled with sin, violence, and immorality, God’s people can make a difference through the power of prayer. Let us all pray for God’s Kingdom to come.  You can download a variety of prayers, such as the following one, from the Global Day of Prayer website.

Lord Jesus, You taught us to pray: Lead us not in to temptation, but deliver us
from evil. (Matt.6:13) By Your death and resurrection You defeated all powers of
evil. (Col.2:13-15) You declared that the gates of hell will not prevail against
Your Church. (Matt.16:19) We pray for deliverance from demonic oppression.
We pray for the tearing down of evil strongholds and ideologies that hinder the
spreading of the knowledge of God. We resist the plan of Satan to keep nations
in darkness. (James 4:7) We pray that You will remove the veil that covers the
peoples and keep them in darkness. (Acts 26:17-18) Your Word declared that
nothing, not even principalities and powers, are able to separate us from Your
love. (Rom.8:38-39) We ask for open doors so that the gospel may enter into
every nation. (Rev.3:8) Restrain the evil that promotes violence and death.
Break the hold of slavery and tyranny. Fill us with Your Spirit to fearlessly and
faithfully preach Your Word. (Acts 1:8) Give us Your Spirit of prayer and
supplication to cry on behalf of the lost. (Zec.12:10)

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. We
proclaim to all nations: “Lift up your heads, o ye gates of the nations, and be
lifted up, everlasting doors, so that the King of Glory may enter in! (Ps 24:7)

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