Millions Around the World Join Global Day of Prayer

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Millions of Christians in more than 200 countries came together on Pentacost Sunday to cry out to God on the Global Day of Prayer.

For the first time in its 11-year history, a U.S. city hosted the main event. The global broadcast from Jacksonville, Fla. was also streamed live by

The worshippers prayed in the languages of many nations.

Similar scenes took place across the world. In Mexico City, Christians prayed for an end to the violence, kidnappings, and drug trade that is destroying their country.

In the Philippines, the Day of Prayer fell on the same date as their Independence Day. Christians seized the moment to highlight their spiritual freedom in Christ.

"We focus on celebrating our freedom as a country and using that freedom to worship the Lord," said Pastor Lloyd Estrada, the Global Day of Prayer coordinator for the Philippines.

"But more importantly, we celebrate our freedom in Christ to spread the glory of Christ not only in our country, but all over the world," he added.

Christians in the Philippine Islands also held the first ever Kids Global Day of Prayer, which was designed to build up young people to carry the mantle of prayer into the future

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