Global prayer ministry leaders and church networks have called for worldwide prayer Sunday, March 22, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has affected millions of people around the world with sickness as well as closing down businesses and schools, and restricting public life.
“GO2020 starts now; we don’t have to wait until May,” said Beat Baumann, international director of Global Outreach Day. “We’re asking everyone to pray on March 22 for God’s intervention and the church to stand up and share the message of hope.”
Global Outreach Day or GO2020 has been preparing worldwide to mobilize 100 million believers to reach one billion people in May. Now the launch has been moved up to March 22 with prayer, because people are fearful, insecure and looking for hope now.
“We’re asking for churches to host prayer meetings virtually or for Christians to pray this Sunday for ‘God, send me’,” Baumann said. “The world needs a bold church who are standing up, and therefore GO2020 starts now. We’re asking everyone to pray, ‘please send me to be ready to be an answer to prayer.’ The week after March 22, we encourage every believer to be a witness. Share Christ in the crisis.”
The groups calling for prayer include the Global Kingdom Prayer Network of 10,000 megachurches in more than 40 nations; International Prayer Council; Global Youth Movement Network, with 50 million young people; Global Day of Prayer; the Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America; and many other ministries and denominations. Participating churches plan to host online prayer meetings or do livestreams.
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–Alan Goforth | Mero Voice