A nationwide prayer event hosted by the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) is scheduled for this Sunday, July 9.
Hundreds of congregations and thousands of believers will unite in prayer for the Church, for the nation, and for the gospel to be spread and take hold in peoples’ hearts.
"At the heart of Pray Together Sunday is the belief that Jesus changes everything. ... We will ask God for renewal in our own hearts and in those around us," said the NAE. "With one voice, we will worship Him and ask Him to transform our congregations, communities and nation for His glory."
"The National Association of Evangelicals believes it's time for an extraordinary outpouring of prayer across our country,” added Sarah Kropp Brown, an NAE spokeswoman, according to The Christian Post.
Brown went on to say that the NAE hosted a similar event last year, but that this year already twice as many congregations have signed up to participate.
"Through Pray Together Sunday, we hope churches will be encouraged by taking part in an event that connects them to others across the country and denominations," she said.
"And we hope Pray Together Sunday will prompt corporate prayer in homes, churches and communities far beyond July 9."
Those who sign up to participate receive a handout listing specific prayer requests. "Take time to worship Jesus and seek the control of the Holy Spirit as you trust him to guide your prayers,” reads the handout.
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Publication date: July 7, 2017