The Global Move of Prayer is a new name for a multi church campaign in
the St. Louis Bi-State Region to emphasize the importance of prayer and
encourage the number and frequency of prayer gatherings to honor God in the
name of Jesus Christ. St. Louis area team members who coordinated the annual Pentecost
events known as the Global Day of Prayer are now being led to encourage unity in God's
family throughout each year. Whereas past gatherings were held each year in Busch Stadium
or Chaifetz Arena, the future direction is to get many gatherings in many locations.
The purpose has always been to honor God with prayer for repentance and healing
and to encourage unity in His family according to Jesus' prayer in John 17:21.
The global events of last year on Pentecost drew millions of Christians in thousands
of locations in 220 nations around the world. The St. Louis area coordinating team spent
last summer listening for the Lord's direction, and sensed that He is calling His family
to build a stronger foundation of year round prayer and strive to pursue a "culture of
prayer", both publicly and privately. We feel we are to pray more often, listen more
carefully, and obey Him more completely with ongoing acts of kindness and service to
those in need. We believe that as we discipline ourselves and make prayer our daily
priority, the Lord will transform our Region according to His will.
(see "Prayer Connection")
We are calling on everyone who accepts the essential beliefs of Christianity as
written in "The Apostles' Creed" and
"The Nicene Creed" to participate.
To launch this "new season" of emphasizing year round prayer, we are recruiting churches
to host prayer gatherings during the ten days prior to Pentecost this year
(May 9th through 18th). We are also asking churches to consider becoming a neighborhood
prayer center. The idea is for two or three local churches to meet together each month and
build relationships and unity by praying with and for each other. We can provide the
coordination, and oversight, if desired, so not to add burden on pastors. If you might
be a host location, please contact Pam King at
The Global Move of Prayer represents many Christian churches, and everyone is welcome
to join our monthly meetings from 7 pm to 9 pm on the first Monday for prayer and on
the third Monday for planning. We meet at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 201 S. Skinker,
St. Louis, MO 63105. For more information, please contact us at