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GDOP London Links Up With Micah Challenge and Calls UK Churches to Remember the Poor In Their Communities

As part of their 500 days of prayer initiative Global Day of Prayer London is partnering with Micah Challenge’s 10-10-10 campaign. They are encouraging churches across the UK to pray for the marginalised in their local areas and the world’s poor this October.

GDOP London Convener
Jonathan Oloyede

“We want every church in the UK to actually conduct and pray for the poor in their services. They can dedicate the whole service or make some aspect of their service relevant to praying for the poor and take appropriate action,” said GDOP London Convener Jonathan Oloyede.

Micah Challenge is a global coalition of Christians holding governments to account for their promise to halve extreme poverty by 2015. On October 10, 2010 GDOP London is encouraging churches across the UK to support the Micah Challenge 10-10-10 campaign by putting on special services to remember the world’s poor.

He added: “Micah Challenge is challenging us all to remember the world’s poor and enforce and remind the government to fulfil it’s obligation of the millennium development goals. By 2015 we believe a large percentage of the world’s poor can be reduced and many of the children caught up in poverty to be delivered from the vices of poverty. So that’s what we’re pushing. It’s not just about prayer but it’s also about doing something practical and doing something positive.”

As churches throughout the UK are getting behind GDOP London’s 500 days of prayer initiative, Oloyede wants to continue to build this momentum of prayer by providing more and more resources to keep mobilising Christians towards 24 hour intercession.

GDOP London is now producing a monthly podcast with regular interviews and features with key Christian leaders. Their October podcast, with a special focus on praying for the world’s poor, includes interviews with Church Army UK Director Mark Russell, the former Bishop of Rochester Michael Nazir Ali and Youth For Christ UK Director Gavin Calver.

GDOP London Convener Jonathan Oloyede also presents a monthly video blog to keep Christians inspired and updated on the 500 days of prayer movement and there are a number of prayer resources on the GDOP London website.

To access the podcast, video blog and resources go to: www.gdoplondon.com

You can also go to the Micah Challenge website for 10-10-10 church resources at: www.micahchallenge.org.uk

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