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10 Days Invitation for 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Jesus prayed, “Let them be one, just as we are one.”  For frail human beings to be one as the Father and Son are one—that’s extraordinary!  And yet Jesus’ words give us boldness and confidence to ask God and approach one another in hope of true fulfillment of this prayer.

10 Days is a vision to unite cities in worship, fasting, and prayer.  It takes place each fall from the Day of Trumpets to the Day of Atonement on the Biblical Calendar (Sept. 24 - Oct. 4, 2014).

Unity as defined by Jesus in John 17 is at the heart of the 10 Days movement.  We believe that 10 Days is a God-idea that has the potential to significantly bless and unify the Body of Christ in your community through an extended season before the throne of God.  

When we humble ourselves as individuals, it attracts the grace of God.  God’s presence can’t resist a humble heart!  When we humble ourselves together, as a city-wide church, God’s presence is attracted in an even more powerful way.  As Psalm 133 says, it is good and pleasant to dwell in unity.  We believe 10 Days can be a catalytic season of repentance and renewal, leading to “times of refreshing from the Lord” in your community.

The Issue of our Day:

10 Days is not primarily about praying for one issue or another.  It’s about the issue of our hearts.  Real repentance, where God transforms our thoughts and emotions by His word and His presence, is at the center of the 10 Days vision.  For John 17 unity to be possible, we must be transformed through a face-to-face encounter with Jesus Christ.  Repentance is much more than confessing sins—it’s having our thoughts, perspectives, and emotions come into agreement with God’s.

An Invitation:
Zechariah 8:20-23 says: “The inhabitants of one city will go to another, saying, ‘let us go and pray before the LORD and seek the LORD of hosts.  I myself will go also…’”

Last year, 12 cities on both U.S. coasts joined in seeking God together. We’re expecting many more cities to plan their own 10 Day gatherings this September 24 - October 4. We’re going to pray and seek the Lord, will you join us?

Learn More about 10 Days:
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Understand the Vision: Check out these 10 Days Bites, eight short videos explaining the vision of 10 Days step-by-step.
 

Interested in Serving This Year?

Seeking Coordinators: Are you interested in coordinating a 10 Days gathering in your region to bring unity to the body of Christ? Contact us to explore this calling with us.  We’re looking to connect with people with a heart for John 17 unity and united prayer in their cities.

Mentors: If this is your first year doing 10 Days, we’d love to connect you to an experienced coordinator in another city.  Mentors will be available to help coach and encourage new coordinators.  It’s also a way for us to connect across the nation with like-minded brothers and sisters.

Blessings!

Jonathan Friz

10 Days National Coordinator