London Mayor Boris Johnson joined Global Day of Prayer
May 26, 2010 Leave a comment
The line-up includes worship leader Graham Kendrick, re-elected Christian MPs Stephen Timms, David Burrowes and Simon Hughes, and X Factor finalist Beverley Trotman.
Timms, Labour MP for East Ham, has confirmed he will still attend in spite of undergoing surgery following an unprovoked stabbing attack at his constituency headquarters earlier this month.
Timms, whose constituency includes West Ham, said previously that he wanted GDOP London to result in more people serving their communities “from the starting point of prayer and worship”.
He said: “For me that’s one of the really exciting things about Global Day of Prayer – what it means about future service to our city and people moving on from what happens at the day itself.”
David Burrowes, Conservative MP for Enfield, Southgate says Global Day of Prayer will be a significant day for Christians to pray for the new government.
He said it was important that Christians filled West Ham and prayed “to humble themselves and call upon the Lord’s strength for assistance”.
“That’s something that we all need to do and it couldn’t be a better time in the first month of a government as it’s setting out it’s direction,” he said.
Global Day of Prayer celebrated its tenth anniversary on Sunday when an estimated 500 million Christians joined in praying for God’s Kingdom to come around the world.
The movement stems from the vision of South African businessman Graham Power, who organised the first prayer event in Cape Town in 2001, drawing around 45,000 Christians to pray in Newlands Rugby Stadium.
The prayer event then expanded to other parts of Africa and soon after around the world.
Christians in more than 200 countries participated in this year’s GDOP.