A movement of prayer, unity and humility bringing together churches, leaders and organizations for hope, outreach and restoration in American cities. CWPC is a collaborative effort of GLD, regional teams of Alpha USA, and PRMI.
Revive Hearts – Restore Cities – Reach the Nation
Since August, 2011, GLD has worked in partnership with Regional Teams of the The Alpha Course, Alpha USA, to create Citywide Prayer events that create visible unity between congregations and a platform to support evangelism/discipleship in key cities in the Southeast. Our first event was held at First Scots Presbyterian Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on August 25, 2011. Since then, four more quarterly events have been held in Charleston at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, The Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul Episcopal Church, Second Presbyterian Church, and the First Baptist Church of Charleston. These events have contributed to the movement of prayer happening in the great, historic city of Charleston.
Charleston is a key city in American history and culture. The CWPC movement in Charleston through God’s blessing led to the “Historic Churches of Charleston Uniting Prayer for the Church and the United States” outdoor prayer event held on Sunday, September 22nd at 4:00pm at the historic Washington Square Park adjacent to the Four Corners of Law in downtown Charleston. You can watch the entire prayer event at the link below. Also, see the excellent article below from the Charleston Post and Courier and the Order of Prayer for the event. Citywide Prayer for Christ events were also launched in Asheville in 2012 with two more events held in 2013. Please contact us if you are interested in joining one of these events or starting a CWPC movement in your city. firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Citywide Prayer for Christ Events in Asheville
Asheville, NC – January 2013
CWPC was held at Asheville Seacoast Church. A wonderful evening of prayer that began the New Year!
Asheville, NC – November 17, 2013
Citywide Prayer Leadership Summit at Gateway Church in Asheville
Global Leadership Dynamics partnered with several churches in Asheville for this excellent Citywide Prayer Leadership Summit at Gateway Church on November 17th in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Good to be back in NC. Thanks Brother Glen Martin for organizing such a wonderful event. Thank you Susan Garland, Christine Martin and Elisa Mackenzie for putting together such a wonderful meal and providing intercessory prayer support. Thanks to Eva, Rod, Pastor Rick and everyone who contributed. The Body of Christ in Asheville took a major step forward for unity on November 17th. Here is what host Pastor Will Hasskamp of Gateway Church had to say after the prayer event designed to connect leaders throughout the Asheville area
“As I was praying last night, I believe that we’re doing foundational work to war against divisive and religious spirits that have held the church in chains from fighting as one man for the sake of the gospel. I’m thinking about how John the Baptist didn’t allow offense to enter his own heart and squelch the glory of God. He confessed that he needed to decrease so that Jesus’ glory could increase. Jesus called him blessed for his continued humility, and affirmed to him that the passion of his heart was being fulfilled even though he wasn’t center stage. If we can contend as one man for the advancement of God’s kingdom, there is potential to unleash the beauty and magnificent glory of God and his church in this community. The key is unity attained through deep humility.”
Thank you Pastor Will for hosting the event at Gateway Church and for your understanding and passion for unity in the Body of Christ!
Charleston, South Carolina, September 22, 2013
“Historic Churches of Charleston Uniting in Prayer for the Church and the United States”
Washington Square Park, Downtown Charleston 4 – 6pm
Christians gather in downtown Charleston park to pray for revival.
- Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013 7:51 p.m.
About 100 Christians of all stripes gathered in Washington Square for prayer and worship. Organizers said it was to show the need for religion in the public square “at this precarious and confusing time in our national life.”
The park is across the Four Corners of the Law, a landmark that includes the oldest church in downtown Charleston and three government buildings.
The pastor of that church, the Rev. Al Zadig of St. Michael’s Church, took the lead Sunday.
“There is a stability in the local church for the local community,” he said. “There are times when we’ve got to get out of the four walls into the community.”
Zadig read letters of support from Charleston Mayor Joe Riley and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican. State Rep. Samuel Rivers Jr., a Goose Creek Republican who is also a pastor, called on Christians to insist on godly leadership.
The Rev. Marshall Blalock, pastor of First Baptist Church of Charleston, also spoke and prayed about the need for godly leaders.
First Scots Presbyterian Church was also a local sponsor.
The rally was part of a national effort called Citywide Prayer for Christ, which is coordinated by Global Leadership Dynamics. The ministry is led by evangelist the Rev. Christian Zebley of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
“You are the Holy City, and we are praying for a movement of holiness that starts here,” Zebley said Sunday in Charleston. “God is doing something here today that I believe will be noticed around the world … Christians uniting in the public square.”
A representative of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association also spoke. So did Gerald Long, the executive director of Alpha USA, a program to make evangelical Christianity more accessible to those outside the church.
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Order of Prayer
“Arise, shine, for your light has come”
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Greetings and Opening Prayer
Father Al Zadig, Jr.
Rector of St. Michael’s Church
Letter of Greeting from Honorable Mayor Joseph Riley, Jr.
Praise and Worship
Mr. David Childs
Worship Leader, Church of Our Saviour, Johns Island, SC
Reading of Scripture
The Gospel of John 17:20 – 26
Prayer for Unity
Rev. Christian Zebley
Evangelist, Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Solo – “America The Beautiful”
Ms. Anna Booman
St. Helena’s Episcopal Church, Beaufort, SC
Prayer for Godly Leadership in the Church, Government and Culture
Rev. Marshall Blalock
Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Charleston
Prayer for the Church and the Nations
Participants pray in groups of three
Prayer for the Church and Government
Dr. Samuel Rivers
Senior Pastor, Voice of the Lord Int. Ministries
Representative, South Carolina Legislature, District 15
Call to Offering for the Church in South Sudan
Rev. David Booman
Associate for Pastoral Care, St. Michael’s Church
Solo – “Give Me Jesus”
Ms. Anna Booman
Prayer for Revival in Charleston and the United States
Mr. Gerard Long
Executive Director of Alpha USA
A Word from the Billy Graham My Hope Project
Charleston Area Mobilizer for BGEA
Participants pray in groups of three
Prayer for Cultural Awakening to Jesus Christ
Mr. Matt Pridgen
Founder of ReAwake.org
Participants invited forward for prayer ministry during closing worship
Adjournment to Evening Service at St. Michael’s Church including Holy Communion
A generous offering was taken to support the newest nation of South Sudan through the Diocese of Aweil, the Episcopal Church of Sudan led by Bishop Abraham Nhial. www.lostboynomore.org
Contact GLD if you would like to partner with us to a offer similar event in your city.