Christians Prepare for Global Day of Prayer Events

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Christians in more than 200 nations will gather in their churches and homes May 27 to pray for their countries.

The annual Global Day of Prayer is held on Pentecost Sunday, and this year marks the 11th anniversary of the event.

Thousands will gather at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa -- the site of the first Global Day of Prayer.

Organizers say they desire to see the fulfillment of the scripture verse Habakkuk 2:14, "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea."

Corne Bekker is from South Africa and leads the School of Global Leadership at Regent University.  Click play for his comments on the importance of this event and how prayer connects us with God.

Watch the Global Day of Prayer event live from South Africa here, Sunday, May 27 at 6 p.m.

Originally posted on Friday, May 25th.

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