London to Gather Thousands from Every Nation for Global Day of Prayer

Christians from all over the world will gather together in London for the Global Day of Prayer 2007 in May. Thousands of Christians of all denominations are due to gather in East London to pray for the capital and its future.

"London is a world class city, it contains people from every nation of the world, many people around the world look at London as an iconic city," the Bishop of Barking, the Rt Rev David Hawkins, has said. "I couldn't imagine a better place to host the 2007 Global Day of Prayer."

He went on to share that the Global Day of Prayer has reached over 400 million Christians worldwide, from 198 countries since its conception five years ago.

"We are asking Christians to pray for London, for east London in particular...where the Global Day of Prayer is held this year." Pastor Jonathan Oloyede of Glory House said.

Among other subjects, Christians will be focusing on the spiritual, physical and economic growth of east London ahead of the Olympic Games in 2012.

"Churches from almost every borough in London are getting involved in this year's Global Day of Prayer," Peter Kerridge of Premier Christian Radio said. "Premier are particularly excited as we have a very strong radio audience based across the whole of London and we're hoping many of them will turn out for this internationally recognised event."

The Global Day of Prayer will gather up to 30,000 Christians from all denominations and networks on 27 May - Pentecost Sunday - from 2pm at Upton Park, West Ham Football Club.

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