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Friday, May 2, 2008

A Global Day of Prayer

In the realm of Christianity, Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus as described in the Book of Acts. It is historically and symbolically connected to the Jewish festival of Shavuot. Pentecost is celebrated in the Christian calendar seven weeks after Easter Sunday.

This year, Pentecost Sunday will fall on May 11. For the last 3 years, Pentecost Sunday has been celebrated worldwide in a Global Day of Prayer. This is coined
Ten leading up to One followed by Ninety.

This is the three-part birth of the Christian church: ten days of constant prayer leading to Pentecost, one day of prayer witnessed by the whole city and ninety days of blessings that follow.

10 Ten days of constant prayer: 1-10 May 2008. Millions of "Christians will find ways to pray night and day throughout the ten days leading to Pentecost.

1 The Global Day of Prayer: 11 May 2008: Christians all over the world will assemble to pray. You can pray with your family in your own homes or go to church where prayer groups would have been set up.

90 Ninenty days of Blessing: 12 May to 9 August 2008: In the first Pentecost, Christians transformed communities as they offered themselves to God as instruments through which prayers can be answered.

We have participated in turning off our electricity in March 2008 for the good of the world and mankind. Let us help ourselves and the whole world by praying on May 11, 2008.

1 comment:

the donG said...

we will celebrate pentecost with power.

 


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