Momentum of Unity Builds Towards Wembley 2012

 

A momentum of unity towards a National Day of Prayer and Worship is building as more and more key church denominations, networks and Christian organisations are joining the road to Wembley.

Already The Church of England, The Baptist Union, The Methodist Church, More Than Gold, Elim, Assemblies of God, Redeemed Christian Church of God, UCB, Premier Radio and many more are working together to fill Wembley stadium with Christians from the across the British Isles worshipping and praying together September 29, 2012.

“We’re so excited with what’s happening because we believe in evangelism and reaching the nation and prayer is what undergirds everything and we believe this is an amazing thing for churches to come together to pray. God’s doing so much, we can’t miss out as Wembley 2012 is going to be really special,” said Elim regional leader for London David Campbell.

Lloyd Cooke Executive Director of the Saltbox Christian Centre in Stoke on Trent believes gathering at Wembley will be critical to seeing a door open into seeing the greater things for this nation.  But he says it’s vital for Christians to see this as an event for the whole of the British Isles:  “This isn’t a London event, it’s a national event and therefore we need to see every town and city, every village in this nation represented at Wembley.

“It won’t be enough just to see London here.  We want to see Scotland here, Wales here, Ireland here and England.  We want to see the whole body of Christ at Wembley, because I believe when the whole body gathers together God will release a blessing.”

Meanwhile Pastor David Sola Oludoyi, RCCG National Prayer Coordinator says people should come to Wembley because it’s impossible to see national transformation as individuals: “I think people should come because no one person can do this job.  Scripture talks about how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity for there God commands a blessing.  So wherever or whoever you are, it doesn’t matter your stream, your denomination, as long as you believe in Jesus Christ, you’ve got to be there.  We have to tell our friends, our neighbours.”

As London hosts the world during the Olympics and Christians will be energised in creative missions, organisers of the National Day of Prayer and Worship at Wembley stadium, say it will be an opportunity to celebrate the year with thanksgiving, and intercede for the present and future state of the nation.

“The day in Wembley will be the most amazing opportunity to get together and tell each other the stories of what God did do at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and during the Olympics.  I think the idea of getting together in one place to share our stories and then to join our prayers together that for me is worth doing even if it means travelling hundreds of miles for that experience and that opportunity,” said Lyndell Bywater More than Gold prayer team member.

And Eric Brown, Administrative Bishop of the New Testament Church of God for England and Wales is challenging all Christians to come and fill Wembley stadium in 2012: “I think it will be a marvellous thing if the whole church community will come together in filling Wembley stadium and lift up a symphony of praise to Almighty God.”

Churches are being encouraged to start mobilising their congregations to get involved by:

  • Informing every church member of the event and encouraging them to register their attendance as soon as possible at: www.gdoplondon.com
  • Appointing Wembley 2012 ambassadors, who will book coaches to bring down their entire churches for the event.
  • The organisers are seeking Village, Town and City Ambassadors who will stand on behalf of their region at Wembley.
  • Praying the Lord’s Prayer at noon every day.
  • Making a donation at www.gdoplondon.com

Call 08456 548 600 or email prayer@gdoplondon.comfor more information.

Editors Note:

For further information and media enquires contact:

Peter Wooding: 01244 549167/07500 903067

peter@peterwoodingproductions.com

 

Dr Jonathan Oloyede: 08456 528 600 / 07956 237 266

Kim Dopson, GDOP Executive Administrator: 08456 528 600

The Global Day of Prayer London (GDOP) is a movement of collaboration across the Christian Church in the capital towards Unity, Prayer and Transformation, and is part of a global network which began in South Africa at the turn of the Millennium. In 2009 over 250 million Christians united in 220 countries to pray. In London, GDOP has been a focus of prayer and Christian action since 2006 with prayer networks now in every London borough. West Ham Stadium 07, Millwall Football Stadium in 2008 and West Ham stadium in 2010 saw a combined attendance of 40,000 Christians attending.


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