July 2000

God captured the heart of a South African Christian businessman, Graham Power, with a vision based on 2 Chron. 7:14. The vision had three clear instructions:

• To call Christians from all denominations in Cape Town for a Day of Repentance and Prayer at Newlands Rugby Stadium.

• To challenge Christians across the rest of South Africa to unite in a Day of Repentance and Prayer.

• To challenge Christians in Southern Africa to unite in a Day of Repentance and Prayer.

March of 2001

Over 45 000 Christians united for a Day of Repentance and Prayer at Newlands Rugby Stadium in Cape Town. It was a day of intense intercession that transformed lives and was reflected in a changing city in the months to come. Testimonies of transformation caused the vision to be spread into the rest of South Africa and planning immediately started for similar prayer gatherings in 8 provinces of South Africa for 2002.

Christians in South Africa gathered in 8 different venues for a Day of Repentance and Prayer. Again, the testimonies of church unity and the healing of communities inspired leaders to expand the vision into the rest of Africa. At a Summit in September 2002 leaders of 9 African countries agreed on the vision "Africa for Christ".

The International Prayer Council met in Cape Town South Africa and agreed to network a Global Day of Repentance & Prayer on Pentecost Sunday May 15, 2005. The planning involved leaders from all 6 continent, and included 156 nations.

2 May 2004
History was made when Christians from all 56 nations of Africa participated in the first ever continental Day of Repentance and Prayer for Africa. Numerous communities, villages, towns and cities united in non-denominational prayer gatherings at different venues. In South Africa 277 communities participated. A flame of prayer was burning in Africa!

November 2004
At a meeting of the International Prayer Council in Malaysia, the invitation from Africa went out to the nations of the world to join in a five year Global Day of Prayer process up to 2010.

15 May 2005 : The first Global Day Of Prayer

On this Pentecost Sunday, more than 200 million Christians from 156 nations of the world united across denominational and cultural borders for the first Global Day of Prayer. In the months following this day, Christians were overwhelmed by the testimonies of God's powerful work in answer to these prayers.

4 June 2006 : The 2nd Global Day Of Prayer
This move of prayer again miraculously expanded in 2006, when on Pentecost Sunday millions of Christians from 199 of the 220 nations of the world united in prayer.

This is just the beginning of a process to saturate all the nations of the globe in prayer: "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Hab. 2:14). May every Pentecost until 2010 see a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit!