Our movement, the Church Of God In Christ, was birthed because (our founder) the late Bishop Charles Harrison Mason’s lifelong goal was to "recapture and maintain the prayer traditions of the slaves." Bishop Mason was infamous for his prayer life.
The Presiding Bishop of the Church Of God In Christ, Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., is a spiritual leader with the desire that our denomination maintains its legacy of being a church of prayer and fasting. For 2016, God has given Bishop Blake the theme, "Christ’s Extreme Sacrifice Calls for Our Extreme Commitment" (2 Corinthians 5:14-15).
Bishop Blake’s goal is that we experience a tremendous move of God in our 109th Annual International Holy Convocation. This can only occur through the power of prayer, fasting and seeking God. The power of prayer will impact our world for Christ.
The need for prayer today is greater than ever. Our world faces wars, along with an epidemic of broken homes, poverty, violence, sexual immorality and social strife. As the founding members of the Church Of God In Christ did in the past, we must again commit ourselves to prayer and seeking God. We must ask the Lord to bless us so that we will have the fortitude to overcome the challenges at hand.
The 40 Days of Prayer was established by Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., in 2011 to intercede on behalf of the Annual International Holy Convocation. The Holy Convocation is the highlight of our faith’s liturgical year.
Bishop Ted G. Thomas will be the Wednesday Night Guest Speaker during the
54th Holy Convocation for Eastern Missouri – Western Illinois Jurisdiction