February 24, 2010

Pentecostal churches prepare for Global Day of Prayer

by Benjamin Graham

Pentecostal church leaders from across London got together this week to prepare a strategy for the Global Day of Prayer (GDOP) London event on 30th May.

“A big event like the Global Day of Prayer helps people to realise that they’re not just a small church tucked away somewhere, but that they’re part the church of God which is very big and colourful,” said Jonathan Oloyede, convenor of GDOP London, in his address to the leaders.

Oloyede encouraged leaders at the event, which was held in a suite at West Ham’s Upton Park stadium, to commit to saying the Lord’s Prayer at noon every day up until the 30th May.

“We believe when churches and believers unite together by simultaneously praying the Lord’s prayer God is able to open the windows of heaven over our city and over our nation,” he said.

On the actual day, Upton Park stadium will open for believers to come together from across London to pray.

MP for East Ham Stephen Timms also addressed leaders at the event.

Timms said: “Faith is a great starting point to pointing to change in our communities.”

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