10 Days

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By: Kandy Persall

What began as a meeting of near-strangers ended as a gathering of friends. A few nights ago, a local intercessor invited me to her home to learn about a worldwide prayer emphasis she’d recently discovered. As I listened, I realized that our city of Lubbock, Texas, is blocking off ten days in the fall for united worship, prayer, and repentance. 

The best news is that Lubbock isn’t alone. The enterprise, which began last year, had over 200 locations on six continents set aside time to focus on Jesus through prayer. Simply referred to as “10 Days,” they’ve added so many cities and towns this year that the national website can’t keep up with the multiplication. Lubbock’s own addition happened after I wrote this initial post. 

The vision of 10 Days is simple: “to see thousands of cities simultaneously and continually seeking God’s face for 10 Days in unity and to see individuals taking time off from work, fasting food, taking #10daysoff from social media, and devoting themselves to prayer with other believers.” Just think — believers from various denominations and socio-economic segments seeking God’s face in prayer and repentance. It’s the perfect recipe God desires in 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Just what we need, don’t you think? 

Beginning on Sunday, September 25th, 10 Days 2022 will be observed through October 5. By resting in God’s presence, participants will seek to lay aside their earthly endeavors to pursue heavenly ones. Wouldn’t you love to be a part of such a global movement?

The beauty of 10 Days is that each locality will look a little different. Some may meet in larger formats, while others depend mainly on small groups. Some may rely heavily on prayer walking neighborhoods, while others may worship in parks. Resources are available through the 10Days website, but specifics are managed locally. 

If you are in the Lubbock area, set aside time to join us during these days of prayer and fasting. Details are still coming together, but you may contact city coordinators Wenona Andress and Debbie Green to offer your support and to volunteer your expertise. 

If your town isn’t currently hosting 10 Days, prayerfully consider becoming a city coordinator. There is still time to register your city on the website.

In the meantime, earmark these upcoming days with a commitment to seeking God’s heart. You may even keep yourself accountable by taking the “challenge pledge” as found on the 10 Days website. With fear and trembling, I’ve done so and hope you will join me in the global prayer room September 25 – October 5, 2022.