Prayer was the priority as thousands of viewers from around the globe tuned in to the second annual Night of Prayer live simulcast being broadcast from the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices. The two-hour event, translated into Spanish and French, drew more than 300 requests, which were prayed over by church leaders and live operators.
Among the more than 1,500 live connections, which could represent tens of thousands in locations where members gathered to watch together, were viewers from China, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Poland, Peru, Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, Morocco, Australia, South Korea, Kenya, and many others, representing a total of more than 60 different countries. The webcast is also available on demand at www.cogop.org and within hours of the end of the live broadcast, more than 1,100 more viewers had tuned in.
“It is amazing that we can connect with our church family to pray over the same needs at the same time,” said Bishop Sam N. Clements, General Overseer. “This incredible connection point we have with our church family perfectly illustrates our 21 Days of Prayer theme, ‘United In Prayer’.”
Through the evening, Bishop Clements, along with General Presbyters and International Offices leaders, led the participants in various prayer points relating to the “core values” of the Church of God of Prophecy, including leadership development, the harvest and stewardship, as well as prayer for local churches, pastoral families, and needs that were sent in during the night.
“I believe we will see mighty results from this time of prayer,” Bishop Clements said.
“United Through Prayer” tied into the theme for the Church’s International Assembly, “United,” taking place July 13-17, 2016, at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.
During the prayer simulcast, a pre-Assembly simulcast was announced that will be held at 7 pm EST on Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016. Along with the online viewers, the public will be invited to the worship service, which will be held at the new Ministry Training Center at the International Offices in Cleveland, Tennessee.