Friday, April 07, 2006

Global Day of Prayer

This message was just posted onto the Joni and Friends website.


Dear Friend in Disability Ministry…

I’m excited to share with you the following opportunity to involve people with disabilities in a historic global outreach of praise and intercession.

On June 4th, Pentecost Sunday, millions of Christians around the world will be united in prayer from the rising of the sun in the east and across each time zone until the day ends – it will be 24 hours of specific worship, confession, and prayerful intercession. It’s called the Global Day of Prayer.

As we all know, prayer gives energy to the advancement of Christ's kingdom on earth. And at Joni and Friends, we believe that certain followers of Jesus are given a special privilege in prayer -- the Bible contains numerous references to the poor, the needy and the afflicted and how their prayers possess a unique power with God. Psalm 10:17 says, "You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted, you encourage them, and you listen to their cry."

Could it be that God has set apart saints with disabilities to be His greatest prayer warriors? We believe so! We envision an army of people with disabilities serving as God's prayer team for advancing global intercession. And we see the Global Day of Prayer as a golden opportunity for disabled persons to join together around the world, bringing about change and blessing to the cities and nations of the earth.

We hope you will catch this exciting vision to alert the disabled people you know to become involved with the Global Day of Prayer! Please go to our Joni and Friends website www.joniandfriends.org and the 'news' section for further ideas and suggestions regarding how you might get involved. You can also get more information at www.GDOPusa.com and learn of this unprecedented world prayer meeting. Then, encourage disabled people in your sphere of ministry to join the movement, as well as spread the word to their friends.

NOTE: I am excited to announce that our new Joni and Friends website will be up just a week or so and we are going to have a whole section on PRAYER that will eventually include:

-- more creative ideas on how you can include the disability community in prayer

-- our Joni and Friends daily prayer calendar

-- "How to Pray for a Handicapped World"

-- a Daily Devotional

Please be a part of helping us raise a worldwide team of disabled individuals to pray! If you have any questions on how you can organize Christians with disabilities in this Global Day of Prayer, please contact Jean Kingery at jkingery@joniandfriends.org.

Many blessings…
Joni Eareckson Tada

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3 Comments:

Blogger Noel said...

from Talitha

wow.
that is a lot of things they are adding on the Joni and Friends Website.

9:20 AM  
Blogger VeeJay said...

Talitha,

Yeah, I am really looking forward to seeing the new JAF site! I'll be sure to post on my blog once it's up.

VJ

2:53 PM  
Blogger ChrisTopher said...

Thank you so much for pointing out that resources. I run a blog where I try to keep up on happenings in the area of religion and disability ( http://www.faithability.org ) and hadn't seen this announcement yet. Thanks and keep up the great work!

1:07 AM  

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