After months of preparations GDOP London is expecting thousands of Christians from a wide mix of denominations and ethnic backgrounds to gather this weekend at Upton Park for a significant day of prayer for the capital and the nation.
“It’s an exciting time to be praying for London. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to gather together in one place to seek the Lord for our capital city and the nation,” said GDOP London co-chair Hugh Osgood.
London Mayor Boris Johnson will be in attendance to lend his support for the event along with Stephen Timms MP, despite still recovering from a stabbing attack.
“We’re encouraging people to come to West Ham Stadium June 13 to celebrate our intent to pray then and daily for the common good of our nation and that the Christian presence in our country will become more obvious and more transformational,” said the Bishop of Barking Rt Revd David Hawkins.
He added: “We want people to come in large numbers of whatever styles and denominations they’re used to, in a common accord to worship, to pray and to go out from that stadium determined to make a difference for our Lord Jesus Christ in our communities.”
GDOP London has invited a wide array of worship leaders and Gospel artists for the event including Graham Kendrick, Noel Robinson, Godfrey Birtil, X Factor finalist Beverley Trotman and many others. For more details go to: www.gdoplondon.com
For further information contact:
Dr Jonathan Oloyede: 08456 528 600 / 07956 237 266
Kim Dopson, GDOP Administrator: 08456 528 600 / 02088 539 529
The Global Day of Prayer London (GDOP) is a movement of collaboration across the Christian Church in the capital towards Unity, Prayer and Transformation, and is part of a global network which began in South Africa at the turn of the Millennium. In 2009 over 250 million Christians united in 220 countries to pray. In London, GDOP has been a focus of prayer and Christian action since 2006 with prayer networks now in every London borough. West Ham Stadium 07, and Millwall Football Stadium in 2008, saw a combined attendance of 30,000 Christians attending. Organisers hold a vision to host the 2011 event at Wembley Stadium. www.gdoplondon.com
Peter Wooding, Assist News Service