Ten Days of Prayer
God poured out His Spirit in Pentecost power after His church spent ten days together, pleading for His promised blessing. He is ready to do it again today! All around the world, Adventist churches are experiencing the renewal of the Holy Spirit by following the disciples’ example and participating in Ten Days of Prayer.
Church elders, pastors, and lay leaders have led prayer groups of all sizes in homes, schools, churches, online forums, and teleconference. Groups unable to meet during the designated days have chosen an alternate ten days and been just as blessed. Will you lead your church to join us in Ten Days of Prayer 2014? The dates voted for 2014 are January 8-18 (Wednesday evening through Sabbath morning).
A Call to Pray
The Ten Days of Prayer initiative (formerly called Operation Global Rain) was adopted by the world church in 2010. Churches in over a hundred countries have received rich blessings through Ten Days of Prayer. Reports from 2012 are most encouraging! "God is faithful! The Ten Days experience can’t be quantified. Hearts were surrendered, souls were convicted, and requests for prayer were answered. To God be the glory!" —Veta, Nigeria
"On the 10th day one young person who had not been to church for years walked in and testified that they wanted to give their life to Jesus. And he has been coming to church every week since.”—Arnold
"We prayed for members who left to return. The week of Global Rain we challenged every active member to sign up to pray for three or four members in our church. This past Sabbath, we had seven members return to church." —Lisa, New Mexico, USA
"We have never experienced so much spiritual growth and so many answers to prayer in any past event. The daily leader and participant instructions have been WONDERFUL guides to experiencing a revival. The drops of rain are beginning to fall." —Bill, Rhode Island, USA
"The Ten Days of Prayer revived the mid-week and Friday prayer meetings which no longer existed in my church. This 10-day session taught us that the power rests in prayer and brought unity amongst church members and a zeal to work for the Lord." —Luvuyo, South Africa
"We concluded the 10 Days of Prayer with a foot washing and the Lord’s Supper on the second Sabbath. We fasted and went out for visitation after divine service. As a result, three non- Adventists who came to the meeting have started taking Bible Studies. The 10 Days of Prayer has changed the lives of the church members, and I believe that it will have an impact in their families and church." —Kelera, Fiji
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Alternate Themesheets from 2013
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Alternate Themesheets from 2012
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Ten Days in the Upper Room
Welcome to an incredible spiritual journey! Have you ever wondered why the disciples had such death defying faith? What gave them the courage to proclaim the gospel to the ends of the earth in spite of such overwhelming odds? Why were they so different after Pentecost? In this book, you will revisit the Upper Room and specifically study the preparation necessary to receive the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. 10 Days in the Upper Room is divided into three distinct sections: Examining Inspiration, Reflecting on Inspiration, and Applying Inspiration. You will examine the disciples heartfelt preparation, reflect on the writings of the Bible and Ellen White, interact with inspiration as you complete the workbook sections, and you will discover ways to apply these principles in your life. Elder Finley’s prayer is, “May God empower you to be a mighty witness for Him at this decisive moment of earth’s history.”
Revival and Reformation
StoriesWhat people are saying...
I thank God for the privilege and opportunity to be part of Operation Global Rain. We had the 10 Days of Prayer with fasting and concluded with an anointing service the last night. People were anointed and already there are testimonies of deliverance from oppression and depression.
Pastor O.E. Obebe, Maryland Church, Lagos, Nigeria
It has been an awesome experience with Operation Global Rain. OGR has afforded us the opportunity to ignite the Holy Spirit in our members and the community we serve. Walls that previously bordered us have crumbled to pathways that bless us.
Pastor Roscoe Shields, South Central Conference, USA
It was a beautiful time of fellowship and prayer. I feel so much closer to my church family and with God. I can feel and see myself growing into a woman of God. Taking the role of prayer leader was a big task but I thank God for sustaining me during the 10 days.
Jessica Cutting, North Mackay SDA Church, Australia
During the 10 Days of Prayer our church asked for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The Sabbath program was really special because it had time in the morning for prayer and divine worship. The congregation was invited to seek earnestly the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and took part in the global fasting. I believe in this generation that the Lord will do great things today, tomorrow, and always.
Pr.Sergio Molina, Hatillo Church, San Jose, Costa Rica