We are pleased to bring you this special Pentecost 2021 edition of IPC Connections.
In our editorial article, Dr Jason Hubbard takes us on a valuable journey of learning about this time in the Church's calendar. He introduces it by saying 'As we prepare for Pentecost 2021, I want to highlight ten aspects of Jesus's ascension in hopes that this climactic event will be an important bridge of understanding and inspiration for us linking Passover to Pentecost. Let's give attention to the Ascension!'
Among many difficult situations around the world, our hearts are particularly burdened at this time with the challenges facing India, Israel and Burma. In this edition, we are providing some 'on the ground' briefings along with links to more information and suggested prayer pointers as we seek to intercede for these nations.
It is a time to pray, but it is also a time to participate in making a difference, in whatever ways we can. We are providing some suggested routes for sending financial support to India in the article that follows below.
It is now available to watch with multiple language sub-titles and audio translation in 10+ languages along with a prayer guide download.
A 30-minute special edition is being prepared including some of the many testimonies. Subscribe to the@ipcprayer YouTubechannel to be notified when it goes live.
The Global Day of Prayer – Pentecost Sunday Broadcastis a 60-minute program that is being shown around the world on Pentecost Sunday, online, on GODTV and many other networks. Its theme is 'Hope of the Coming Harvest' - a clarion call for the Body of Christ to unite and pray earnestly for the coming harvest. This one-hour celebration of diversity includes key voices from around the world, and opportunities to pray united prayers for justice, healing, restoration, reconciliation, and hope for the nations with a special emphasis on the next generation and families.
The program is being made available to churches and networks to download, translate and play as appropriate on Pentecost Sunday, May 23rd. See the final article below for details and a download link.
Hope of the Coming Harvest 2021- The Pentecost Sunday Broadcast is one of several events taking place under the same theme, of 'Hope of the Coming Harvest' that aim to mobilise united prayer, worship and missions initiatives, contending for the great harvest in 2021. (Luke 10:2) Details of the events taking place during May follow below.
The Global Family 24-7 Prayer Room will be hosting 10 Days Pentecost - a 24/7, 10 Day online prayer meeting with believers from around the world. It runs from May 13-23 and includes two daily teaching times.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York along with Our Friends at 24-7 Prayer, are launching 'Thy Kingdom Come' today. It is a global ecumenical wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know the love and peace of Jesus Christ.
There are a huge number of national and international prayer and mission gatherings taking place during this season - more than any of our team can recall! The pandemic has brought challenges, but it has also brought unprecedented opportunities as the church has leaped into the world of live-streaming and online meetings. We thank God for the spirit of Luke 17 'oneness' that pervades between each event, as we all respond to the times that we are in, and our common motivation, to make Jesus known across all peoples.
Thank you for continuing to partner with us in mobilising and informing united prayer across nations, denominations, movements, and generations for the fulfilment of the Great Commission.
May we express grateful thanks to Andy Page and the IPC Editorial Team who put this email together each month.
Jason Hubbard - Director
International Prayer Connect
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