All great movements of God seem to flow out of a foundation of prayer.

That was true on the day of Pentecost for the beginning of the Church, when believers gathered in one place praying as the Holy Spirit descended and filled them, and it was true in my life as a brand new believer as a teen, discipled and formed in morning prayer meetings.

On May 31, Pentecost Sunday, at 7 p.m. EDT, we will also join in prayer together as Wesleyans from their homes, in small groups or wherever, across North America and the globe, will be seeking a movement of God.

General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt will open the evening, and Wesleyans will be given the opportunity to pray over eight different themes: Spirit-led and filled; disciples making disciples; marketplace ministry; reaching the generations; multiplying churches; multiethnic, multigenerational, multi-economic, lay and clergy and women and men; healing and the miraculous and Everywhere to Everywhere.

A host will explain the focus of each theme and four minutes will be set aside to pray for each theme.

But the real thrust is that those who participate — wherever they are gathered and whoever they are gathered with — will not only listen to prayers but will join in prayer themselves. In fact, the prayer leaders will only pray for one minute, allowing individuals and groups to pray for the remaining three minutes of each prayer focus.

We believe that this will catalyze hundreds of prayers — literally, all over the world.

We believe in prayer. We believe in its foundational value. We know that God hears and answers our cry when we pray. Now, more than ever, we need a movement of God that goes beyond to see lives, churches and communities transformed by the hope of Jesus Christ.

Join us, as we pray TOGETHER for The Wesleyan Church to continue to Unleash a Kingdom Force across the globe in these days and those to come.