Go 2020 is month-long prayer, mission and evangelism effort for the month of May that seeks to mobilize 100 million believers to pray for and reach one billion still unreached by the Gospel. It began with an online prayer meeting on May 1st with prayer and mission leaders and tens of thousands of praying people from every region of the world. The four-hour prayer service focused on prayer for those in our own communities who don't know Christ as well as the unreached people groups in the far reaches of the earth that are still prevented by linguistic, cultural and religious barriers from having a witness for Christ.
The gathering was co-hosted by John Robb, chairman of the International Prayer Council and Jason Hubbard, executive coordinator of the IPC along with David Demian and Wanda Fost of the Watchmen prayer movement. All are members of the Go 2020 Prayer Taskforce along with other leaders from many different prayer streams.
“This is an unprecedented hour for humanity. With the Covid-19 Pandemic, we face one of the greatest challenges of modern history,” said John Robb. “At such a time, Christians need to come together in prayer and reach out to others with Christ’s life-transforming Good News to those still without hope!”
Jason Hubbard added, “Many of the prayer streams, so far embracing 145 nations and including International Prayer Connect, have come together to arrange this united prayer gathering.”
The broadcast attracted tens of thousands of views on YouTube and Facebook, which engaged over 75,000 people. The broadcast was also shared over 700 times on Facebook. The World Prayer Together meeting brought together leaders such as Mike Bickle, founder of the International House of Prayer; Dick Eastman, Every Home for Christ; Reverend David Mohan, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in India; Bishop Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Church of God in Nigeria; Bekele Shanko, Vice President of CRU and Global Church Movements Chairman, GACX and many other leaders.
Children from the Children Equipping Center, an outreach of IHOPKC interceded with teenagers such 13-year-old evangelist Hadassah Lawson, and other young adults for the persecuted church and for the salvation of those without Christ. The prayer service had a live chat stream on Facebook with over 4,000 comments and YouTube. To view the World Prayer Together service, click here: https://youtu.be/VHpvq3I3S8c