Various Christian organizations will gather today, May 14, to pray for the transformation
of cities and countries all over the world.
With this year’s theme “Pray Globally, Gather Locally,” the 2016 Global Day of Prayer (GDOP) is a call to encounter God in repentance and prayer for the glory of Christ and the blessing of nations.
GDOP was originally started in Cape Town, Africa in year 2000 to call on Christians across Africa and then across the earth—now numbering around 204 nations—for a day of repentance and prayer.
The Philippine churches started joining GDOP in 2008.
The annual prayer gathering locally, headed by Rev. Fernando Paunil, is joined by national leaders who give inspirational messages to the participants.
The GDOP in 2012 was participated in by President Benigno Aquino 3rd, in 2013 by Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, and in 2015 by Philippine National Police Chief Leonardo Espina.
For the Global Day of Prayer this year, Christians will gather at the Global Commission Fellowship (GCF North) along Commonwealth Ave., Fairview, Quezon City to pray and to repent with sincere hearts and united prayer.
“The Global Day of Prayer seeks to unite followers of Christ in prayer for our world. As elections have passed, votes have been cast, and candidates have been selected, we encourage you and your church to take part and join us on this day and pray for the positive and progressive transformation of our beloved country,” Rev. Paunil said.