WHEREAS God has created us, declared His desire for fellowship with us, and has offered us the awesome privilege of contin-ually abiding in His presence through the practice of prayer in the name of His Son Jesus; and
WHEREAS our Lord and Savior taught us to pray, commanded us to pray, and gave us His own example of a powerful life of daily prayer; and
WHEREAS the great men and women of God throughout history have, without exception, been faithful in fervent prayer; and
WHEREAS the Church of God was born in prayer and has expanded throughout the world in obedience to our Lord and in the strength of prayer; and
WHEREAS we have experienced great revival only where our peo- ple have invested themselves in earnest prayer; and
WHEREAS God has always manifested Himself to save, to heal, to sanctify, and deliver; to baptize in His Spirit, and has called His people into ministry in those times and places of great prayer; and
WHEREAS our world is in desperate trouble, and can only be helped by the message of truth, confirmed by signs following through the ministry of God’s anointed servants, in the power of prayer;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the people of the Church of God, do solemnly commit to a renewed emphasis to spend time before God our Father in daily devotion to Him, and that we will stand in the gap and make up the hedge as intercessors for those in need. We pledge to obey our Lord Jesus Christ and, by following His example, be a prayer force until He returns (63rd A., 1990, p. 65).
For over 125 years the Church of God has been a distinctive movement focused upon communicating the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. Presently, the Church of God has a world-wide membership of over 7 million with a presence in nearly 180 countries.