Global Day of Prayer to Focus on Revival

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Hundreds of millions of Christians representing 200 nations across the world will gather on Pentecost Sunday to pray for their nations.
Since its beginning more than 10 years ago, the Global Day of Prayer has been inviting the world's believers to pray together.

The Church has responded, petitioning God in open-air stadiums, city halls, and cathedrals. They've worshipped Him in the streets, public parks, and private homes.

CBN News spoke with Graham Power, founder of the Global Day of Prayer, about the event.  Click play for his comments, following Wendy Griffith's report.

They've sought out the high places on every continent, crying out to the Most High in repentance and seeking reconciliation with others in the Body of Christ.
"I come in repentance and ask You to forgive us," one Christian prayed.

The petitions will then be followed by a season of service.

For 90 days, Christians will go to work in their communities, helping the poor and building up neglected communities.

Their goal -- to bring the light of Christ to the dark places, to bring comfort to the broken-hearted, and transformation to their communities.

Persecution is something many Christians around the world are facing daily, especially in Muslim nations.  Todd Nettleton of The Voice of the Martyrs talks about what people can be praying in relation to the persecuted church.  Watch more below.

Many communities experience revival when they turn to God for direction and stregnth.  Manchester, Ky., or the "city of hope,"  is one example.  George Otis Jr. has documented such transformations around the world.  Watch as he explains what happens during these revivals, and how people can open themselves up to this powerful change.


--Published Friday, June 10, 2011.

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Wendy Griffith

Wendy Griffith

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Wendy Griffith is a Co-host for the The 700 Club and an Anchor and Senior Reporter for the Christian Broadcasting Network based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In addition to The 700 Club, she co-anchors Christian World News, a weekly show that focuses on the triumphs and challenges of the global church. Follow Wendy on Twitter @WendygCBN and "like" her at