Believers Kick Off First 'Global Day of Worship'

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Christians all over the world are lifting up their voices Friday in a wave of worship to God on the first "Global Day of Worship."

Starting at midnight Thursday, Regent University opened its doors to anyone wanting to join in the event. The purpose of is to unite believers through the adoration of the name of Jesus.

Organizers say it's important to take a day to show your love for the Lord without asking for anything from Him in return.

"How cool would it be to have one day where we didn't ask Him for anything, but we just loved on Him. I think that in itself is a beautiful concept," said David Edwards, creative director for Regent's International Center for Worship.

Regent University and many other Christian organizations and churches are holding special worship services Friday.
Organizers said they believe the spiritual climate of the nations can shift as believers around the world unite in worship.

"I think it's awesome we can all get together as a nation and worship God," Regent student Janelle Young told CBN News.

"I'm here to worship God," declared Zachary Jones, another Regent student. "I'm really just looking for God to do something awesome in me and Regent in general."

"On a small scale, I hope that for each individual who's here, they get a true encounter with God today," Wendy Decker, director of Regent University's Performing Arts Center, told CBN News.

"And on a larger scale, I hope the world stage will see what we're doing here at Regent and throughout the world, just worshiping and lifting up God today," she added.
Organizers are also using the Internet to unite worshipers.
Each hour, the Global Day of Worship website will stream live services from a different time zone, creating a wave of worship to God. Click here to watch.

Next's year's Day of Worship is scheduled for December 12, 2012 -- or "12-12-12." For more information on today's events and 12-12-12, visit the Global Day of Worship website.

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