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PrayWORLD! 02 SEEKS TO LEAD CHRISTIANS IN PRAYER AROUND THE WORLD
Started In 1995 As PrayUSA!, And Now Known As PrayWORLD!, Program Involves The Nations Of The World
By Michael Ireland
Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (ANS) -- In 1995 God gave Eddie and Alice Smith an instruction to launch "PrayUSA!" which was 40-days of prayer and fasting for revival and spiritual awakening in the U.S. The first PrayUSA! was in 1997. Later, CBN News declared that it was the largest fasting and prayer initiative in history.
Today, it is called PrayWORLD, and involves the nations of the earth all praying together from Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday. Now their efforts at uniting Christians around the world in prayer are under the auspices of international coordinator, Dr. Ben Jennings of Campus Crusade Int'l.
"In less than three weeks, God willing, PrayWORLD!02 will get under way for millions of Christian believers. The 40-day global prayer covers the Season of Lent, February 13 to March 24 (Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday) on the global Christian calendar," said Jennings in an open letter to Christians worldwide.
Jennings said the PrayWORLD!02 daily Calendar is available on internet at www.prayworld.org. "Beside English, it is also ready in Chinese -- traditional and simplified, and Tagalog translations. Spanish, Korean and Japanese are in process, thanks to Martin Chow and Jorge Romero.
"Please be free to aggressively translate, print, distribute, or forward the Calendar widely. Help get it out to the global Body of Christ. The potential is enormous. The need is vast. Promised Biblical answers are "beyond all that we can ask or imagine" (Ephesians 3:20)," said Jennings.
In his letter, Jennings outlined the key themes of PrayWORLD! 02.
"THEOLOGY: Massive prayer does not help to persuade God. Rather, it provides many more "avenues of invasion" for the intervention of God in human affairs!!
"IDEAS: A huge portion of the Body of Christ will unite in Great Commission praying if they know about it. So send news of the Calendar to your email and mailing lists. Enclose it in prayer letters. Spread it on the pages of your publications. Announce and use it in radio and television releases. Let us flood the earth with Jesus!"
"To enrich and transform your use of the Calendar, order copies of "Seek God for the City" from . The price range is abundantly worth the cost (from $2 US for single copies to $1.30 each in quantities of 250 or more). Jennings shared recent comments about PrayWorld!02:
"(Denominations) - "Thank you for this beautiful piece. I am planning to forward it to a lot of our people world wide. I value the type of prayer mobilization you are engaged in."
"Wonderful news, Ben. Thanks for all you're doing. God is using you. Blessings."
"(Networks) - "Thank you for the information. I have sent it out to my state (Washington) listing. Watching on the Wall with you."
"Praise God for keeping us going. God's man is 'immortal' until God's work through him is completed here on earth."
"I will be joining with all of you in prayer and passing this on to other believers as well. Keep pressing on"
Jennings made the following appeal: "Invite the Church to unite in prayer before the Throne of Grace for this 'Kairos' Year!"