Momentum of Unity Builds Towards Wembley 2012

Momentum of Unity Builds Towards Wembley 2012


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

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

“We’re so excited with what’s happening because we believe inevangelism and reaching the nation and prayer is what undergirds everything andwe 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 tobe really special,” said Elim regional leader for London David Campbell.

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

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

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

As London hosts the world during the Olympics and Christians will be energisedin creative missions, organisers of the National Day of Prayer and Worship atWembley stadium, say it will be an opportunity to celebrate the year withthanksgiving, and intercede for the present and future state of the nation.

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

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

Churches are being encouraged to start mobilising their congregations to getinvolved by:

  • Informing every church member of the event and encouraging them to register their attendance as soon as possible at:
  • 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

Call 08456 548 600 or email prayer@gdoplondon.comformore information.

Editors Note:

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 theChristian Church in the capital towards Unity, Prayer and Transformation, and ispart of a global network which began in South Africa at the turn of theMillennium. 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 withprayer networks now in every London borough. West Ham Stadium 07, MillwallFootball Stadium in 2008 and West Ham stadium in 2010 saw a combined attendanceof 40,000 Christians attending.

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