Thursday, February 02, 2006

Involving Youth In Outward Focused Prayer

Get Your Church Youth Praying for Persecuted Christians

“I can't wait for this year’s SHOCKWAVE event. Last year I really felt God moving. And when He moves...WOW!”

Those are the words from Hannah, who participated in the 2005 SHOCKWAVE event. This year’s worldwide event is slated for March 3-5.

SHOCKWAVE is an initiative of Underground, the youth outreach of Open Doors International USA. It is a global 72-hour youth prayer event that will take place in SHOCKWAVE chat rooms as well as at prayer meetings throughout the world, including the United States.

SHOCKWAVE kicks off in New Zealand and works its way across the time zones, literally covering the entire world. In 2005 thousands of young people from 19 nations prayed for persecuted Christians.

Jeff Shreve, Underground Coordinator for Open Doors USA, says that “SHOCKWAVE is a global phenomenon. There's opportunity for masses of young people from many different places, races and backgrounds to unite and pray for persecuted believers worldwide. If you are looking for a way to get the youth of your church involved and committed, this is it.”

SHOCKWAVE can be run as an all-night event, an evening or even a prayer breakfast. There are SHOCKWAVE resources available – including an information packet full of prayer and program ideas – to make the event easy to run. ===>Click headline to access these resources. There is also a message board and chat zone on the Web site.

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