Engage 2015 is hosting a Global Prayer Wave on the 17th September, 2015 one day before the Rugby World Cup kicks off in England. Participants will pray from 8.00pm locally in every time zone.
By asking people to pray at 8pm their local time and tracking it all over the world a prayer wave is formed. The prayer wave is designed to encourage people from all nations to gather in groups to to cover the worlds third largest sporting event in prayer.
This is an initiative of Engage 2015. The first prayer wave for the Rugby World Cup was on Thursday 18 September 2014, a year before the opening game between England and Fiji. This year the prayer wave will be tracked online via an interactive map on the Engage 2015 website allowing people to see the progress and contribute to a global community of prayers for the Rugby World Cup 2015. The interactive map will show global participation through the use of social media and the #RWCPRAYERWAVE hashtag which links directly to the map allowing people to contribute to the wave and see themselves online.
Explains David Chawner, Engage 2015’s coordinator, ‘Engage 2015 is providing ideas and prayer topics to meet the needs of everything from a group of friends in a home to a whole church together. The Rugby World Cup is a wonderful way for God’s people to show his love and prayer needs to be at the heart of it all’.
For inspiration on specific areas to pray into, please see prayer wave topics here: http://engage2015.co.uk/resources/prayer-calendar/
The prayer wave will be tracked using the hashtag #RWCPRAYERWAVE. Follow the wave throughout the 24 hours before the tournament begins on our interactive map here: http://engage2015.co.uk/events/global-prayer-wave
Interactive map: http://engage2015.co.uk/events/global-prayer-wave/
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Note to editors:
Engage 2015 has been established with the support of all the main Christian denominations to help churches serve their communities in the context of the Rugby World Cup – the world’s third largest sports event.
The Rugby World Cup is the world’s third largest international sports event – and comes to the UK during September/October 2015. Involved are 20 national squads – including all the home nations, 48 games and 50 training centres. All the games will be shown on ITV.