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More than half of the provinces in the Anglican Communion have pledged to join the Anglican Communion Day of Prayer on 30 November.
More than half of the provinces in the Anglican Communion have pledged to join the Anglican Communion Day of Prayer on 30 November. A 24-hour global wave of prayer has been organised by USPG, with the support of the Anglican Communion office and several Anglican agencies from around the world.
General Secretary of USPG, Duncan Dormor, has said: “We believe this is the first global day of prayer of its kind and are very excited about the response we are receiving from around the world. We sense this is very timely. We believe God is calling us to join together to pray for our world – a world that is reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic, the increasingly alarming impact of climate change, and from injustice, exploitation and war.
Davidson Solanki, USPG’s regional manager for Asia and the Middle East, said: “We saw how churches around the world went online, using technology to keep in touch and we felt we could use this growth in the virtual church to unite everyone together and pray.”
The virtual gathering will take place over 24 consecutive hours, and will be divided into half-hour time slots, each of which will be led by one of the Anglican provinces or extra-provincial churches in the Anglican Communion. This means people will be able to join online prayer wherever they are in the world at whatever time suits them.
Regular updates on the Day of Prayer will be posted on USPG’s website and social media channels. Details of how to join in will be released in November.