If we ever needed prayer, it’s now.
That’s how many Christians are feeling at this point in an out-of-control year. So when Franklin Graham announced a Prayer March through Washington, D.C., Americans weren’t the only ones to respond. Believers all around the world are committing to cry out to God on September 26.
A few told us why this spiritual discipline is important to them. Enjoy their answers below, and grab a world map to see the various countries where prayers will be lifted on Saturday.
“Prayer is a ‘lifeline’ that gives us direct access to talk and pour our hearts [out] to our Lord Jesus Christ. … I became a praying person from 1989 to today, 2020. I am always praying. Whenever I pray I know that I am talking to God and Jesus my Lord is hearing me.”
“I pray to say to God at any time and at every moment, ‘Thank you for the breath of life.’ … Prayer is important because it brings me closer to God.” —Josué Amisi Kimwanga
“I pray because I believe that it is a way to talk to God. Prayer is important because you can communicate with God.” —Hannah Tewoldemedhin
“Prayer is an act of worship. Prayer is relying on God not yourselves. … Prayer is a divine courtroom for Christians where we present our petitions, pleas, supplication and pardon. Prayer is a breath that we cannot do without.” —Siwa Benjamin
“Every Christian is incomplete without a prayer life. In other words, prayer is oxygen in a believer’s life. Prayer is important for a believer because it gives us power to live the Christian life. We must pray continually, in steadfastness and in earnestness unto God for our spiritual growth and for God to manifest His will in our lives.” —Dennis Varghese
“We keep praying for your team. God gives strength and comfort, [even as] COVID-19 has hindered our plans. … Prayer can change a situation.” —Djuwardi Tarjono
“I pray because I am grateful for His mercy and grace, and mostly to be Christlike. I know I could not do it without the help of the Holy Spirit. My flesh is weak, but my God is able. So I need Him to help me.” —Mazuii Das
Florida (United States)
“I pray because the Bible says to, and I believe the Bible. … I can bring everything to God through prayer.” —Benjamin
“Without praying, the whole body and soul is empty.” —Lorperemmy