Global Day of
Pentecost Sunday, May 27
A Prayer for the World
"When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place" (Acts 2:1).
The following prayer has been translated into a number of languages, making it possible for many millions of Christians all over the world to be praying the same prayer. This is your opportunity to unify in prayer with Christians from across the globe as this prayer will be read in unison at most Global Day of Prayer gatherings.
Almighty God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
We gather with believers all over the world to glorify You as Creator of heaven and earth. You alone are holy and righteous. We submit to Your authority. We praise and adore You alone.
Our Father in heaven,
Father, we honor You. Lord Jesus Christ, we honor You. Holy Spirit, we honor You. Thank You for loving the world so much that You gave Your only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins so that we could be reconciled to You. Fill us with Your love as we faithfully intercede for the lost, the hopeless, the helpless and the world. Thank You Father, for adopting us into Your family.
Lord Jesus Christ,
You died on the cross and redeemed us to the Father by Your blood. You are Head of the church and Lord of all heaven and earth. Let Your kingdom be established in every nation of the world. Bring transformation among peoples of all tribes and languages so that righteousness and justice will prevail. May Your name be great, from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Jesus Christ, You are Lord of all.
Father of mercy and grace, we have sinned. Our world is gripped by the power of sin. Our hearts are grieved by injustice, hatred and violence. We are shamed by oppression, racism and bloodshed in our land. We mourn all loss of life in murder, war and terrorism. Our homes are broken and our churches are divided by rebellion and pride. Our lives are polluted by selfishness, greed, idolatry and sexual sin.
God of mercy, forgive our sins.
Spirit of the living God, transform Your church into the image of Jesus Christ. Release Your power to bring healing to the sick, freedom to the oppressed and comfort to those who mourn. Fill us with compassion for the homeless and the hungry, for orphans, widows and the elderly. Give us wisdom and insight for our world’s problems and for fair distribution of our resources. Holy Spirit, guide us and lead us.
Lord Jesus Christ,
You destroyed sin, conquered death and defeated Satan. Remove the veil of darkness that covers the peoples. Restrain the evil that promotes violence and death. Deliver us from demonic oppression. Break the hold of slavery, tyranny and disease. Help us to tear down strongholds and ideologies that resist the knowledge of God. Almighty God, deliver us from evil.
King of Glory,
Come and finish Your work in our cities, our peoples and our nations. From all continents and islands we cry: Lift up your heads, O you gates! Be lifted up ancient doors so that the King of glory may come in!
Come fill the earth with the knowledge of Your glory as the waters cover the sea. The Spirit and the Bride say: Amen! Come Lord Jesus!