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07 July 2015

Global Church uniting with South Korean Prayer Mission in UK

Global Church uniting with South Korean Prayer Mission in UK

More than 1,000 Christians, many from South Korea, assembled at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster for two nights of vibrant worship and prayer to mark the end of the 2015 Prayer Mission that took place over two weeks. 

This is the second year that the National Day of Prayer and Worship have partnered with the Korean World Prayer School, led by Pastor Namsoo Choi in Korea. 

The National Day of Prayer and Worship hosted a Leader's Reception for around 150 church leaders and intercessors from across the nation. 

During the reception, organised by Pastor Jonathan Oloyede, stories of God's work in the hosting areas were shared. 

Steve Clifford, general director of the Evangelical Alliance, along with denominational representatives, led a session of repentance and prayer for the unity of the whole Church across the Isles. 

Teams visited towns up and down the country - meeting with both Christians and people on the streets, as well as prayer walking, holding all night vigils and supporting local church initiatives. 

Many of the regions visited praised the tremendous encouragement brought by the Christians from Korea. 

The prayer evenings were supported by a host of organisations including the Evangelical Alliance, London Prayer Rooms, London City Mission, New Wine, Heart Cry and the Emmanuel Centre, which is a UK-based Korean church. 

One of the highlights during this year's celebrations was to pray for London, as the capital of the UK as part of a city-wide campaign this week to rally Christians to unite for the capital. 

During the evening there was a call to Christians from the country to pray with those gathered in London. 

Thousands of people joined in virtually to pray for the United Kingdom via social media, as the event was beamed live to millions of people in Asia.

Reflecting on the South Korean Prayer Mission, Pastor Jonathan Oloyede, convenor of the National Day of Prayer and Worship, said: "This Prayer Mission has created a very powerful prophetic picture of the global Church uniting with the British Church for the reviving of Christianity across these isles. 

"This is not the end for what God wants to do, but the start as the legacy of the Korean visitors is being lived out in the 30 towns and regions they have visited. This year's mission builds on last year's momentum of placing prayer at the heart of everything we do in our local churches and organisations. 

"As a church, I am calling on Christians to keep on praying and believing for God to move."