Fifty of us from Cairnhill Methodist Church visited the recently rebuilt National Stadium for the highly anticipated event - Jubilee Day Of Prayer ("JDOP" ). This event was held in conjunction with the Global Day Of Prayer, an annual movement held in over 220 countries that beckons a call to repentance and prayer so that healing takes place and lives may be transformed:
“...if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
— 2 Chronicles 7:14
As Singapore celebrates her 50th birthday this year, the Global Day Of Prayer was specially named “Jubilee Day Of Prayer”.
From the very first praise song to the last, the atmosphere was electric! It was simply wonderful to have over 50,000 brothers and sisters from various Singapore churches united as one family in Christ. Our ABBA Father must have been really pleased.
Here are some responses of those who attended:
“JDOP was incredible, with fifty thousand Christians gathered together to lift up the name of Jesus. The event was an amazing display of unity amongst the churches in Singapore but I believe that this spirit of unity goes beyond the JDOP event itself. In fact, JDOP is merely an outward expression of a greater goal of the churches in Singapore. The goal of seeing Jesus at the center of peoples’ lives, our nation and our home.
— Samuel Yeo Weihong
“This is the first time I joined a prayer event of such a massive scale. It is so wonderful to see so many thousands of believers from different denominations and all walks of life assembled in one place, and be united in prayers for our Nation.
— Yen Pheng
“One of the highlights was when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong entered the stadium. The crowd cheered as if for a rock star! We then sang the Aaronic Benediction as a prayer for the PM. Christians naturally stretched out their hands to bless him. My heart was moved to tears as were many others too. The next day, PM posted on his facebook that he too found the song “deeply moving”.
— Audrey Lee
“I am thankful that I was able to attend the event with my son. It was a historic event, an event which would shape the future of our Nation. God’s presence was real and we know that He will be here for us, and keep our Nation in His safe hands.
— a Cairnhill Methodist Church member
It was a very memorable event that does not end here but the prayer momentum for revival continues. Let us live L.I.F.E. together such that our every day is the Year of Jubilee. God bless our nation, Singapore!