UK’s Christian Broadcasters Unite Behind
National Day of Prayer and Worship
The UK’s major Christian broadcasters are uniting behind the National Day of Prayer and Worship taking place at Wembley Stadium September 29, 2012.
GOD TV, Revelation TV, United Christian Broadcasters, Premier Christian Media, OHTV the Christian Broadcasting Council and many others have committed themselves to get behind this historic gathering at Wembley Stadium, with one united aim to mobilise the UK church to pray together for national transformation on September 29th.
“As GOD TV we hope that we can play a major part in supporting and promoting this National Day of Prayer and Worship. It’s key that as the body of Christ we come together to stand as one here across the UK crying out to the Lord and praising Him believing Him for great things across our land,” said GOD TV UK and Ireland Director Fergus Scarfe.
He added: “One of things that we are most excited about is that this gathering will allow all the Christian media ministries from across the UK to play a role in supporting this great event. There are issues that draw us all together and this is a key moment across Great Britain in 2012.”
Organisers of the National Day of Prayer and Worship say it will be an historic opportunity for the church of the British Isles from every denomination, stream, and tradition to unite at Wembley Stadium to pray for the transformation of all sectors of society in our nation.
That’s why UCB UK’s Managing Director David L’Herroux, says they are partnering with the National Day of Prayer and Worship: “It will bring people back together and ensure that we make a statement in our nations that we as Christian are not hiding behind a bush, but we are prepared to stand together and to actually pray for our nations and see a mighty move of God.
“UCB wants to partner with this initiative because it’s important for us to actually make sure that we unite our heart as a media organisation making sure that we support them with everything that we actually have and therefore we are proud to be their media partner.”
Premier Christian Media is also fully behind the National Day of Prayer and Worship:
“Praying for each other and for the world goes right to the heart of the Christian faith. At Premier we are delighted to support the National Day of Prayer and Worship at Wembley this Autumn,” said Peter Kerridge, Chief Executive of Premier Christian Media.
And many other Christian media outlets are united in their support for Wembley 2012. In the build up to this historic day Revelation TV broadcasts a monthly Prayer Focus programme presented by GDOP London Convener Jonathan Oloyede.
“What the National Day of Prayer and Worship will do is actually bring us together and create unity. There is nothing more to stimulate and excite Christians than coming together in big numbers and having an opportunity of praising the Lord and praying together,” said Revelation TV trustee and presenter Gordon Pettie.
“Our nation is in a terrible mess and the challenge to us as Christians is to do something about it. Prayer changes things and if you can get 70-80,000 Christians praying together I believe that things will happen in the heavenlies. Our hope is that an event like this will unite the UK’s Christian media together to this common cause to see the nation changed.”
OHTV Creative Director Patrick Campbell said:
“The UK has a long history of prayer but somehow it’s got lost in the ebb and flow of modern life, so we saw this as a really powerfully way of bringing people together to pray and it felt like a good fit for what we do as a media organisation that’s dedicated to creating life-changing content.
“70-80,000 people praying together with one mind, one vision will be incredibly powerful.”
CEO of the Christian Broadcasting Council Olave Snelling said:
“What CBC stands for is lifting up the name of Jesus in the media. The National Day of Prayer is such an event where this will happen and CBC is tremendously supportive of this initiative.
“It’s very encouraging to see so many Christian media organisations who are seeing a Kingdom perspective by coming together to promote this and may it bring great glory to God.”
Christians are being encouraged to start mobilising their congregations to get involved in the National Day of Prayer and Worship 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For further information and media enquires contact:
Peter Wooding: 01244 549167/07500 903067
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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