#WEPRAYCOG Begins Sunday

Faith News Network Release: 10/18/2019

Loran Livingston, senior pastor of the Charlotte Central Church of God, has been named USA chairman for the global #wepraycog initiative, a 40-week period of consecrated prayer that begins this weekend and concludes at the Church of God International General Assembly next summer. 

Church of God General Overseer Tim Hill formally announced the prayer focus last month during the regular session of the International Executive Committee. Joining Hill as co-chair is Niko Njotorahardjo, pastor of the Gereja Bethel Church in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Hill also announced an ambitious goal of recruiting 1.5 million people to officially sign on to the movement as prayer partners. To assist in the endeavor, Hill asked the Field Directors of five regions of the world to each seek at least 250,000 partners. The regions include Caribbean, Latin America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Africa. Livingston will chair the efforts to recruit prayer partners in the USA. 

The Charlotte Central Church has been engaged in a “Monday Night” revival for the last several weeks. This past Monday, October 14, the 6,000-member church was filled to capacity with more than 250 waiting to enter. Testimonies of healing, deliverance, salvation and Holy Spirit baptism have highlighted the prayer emphasis. 

A link to a video from the October 14 service is available by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/rVyg3Txrrj0 

“This is a holy move of God,” Livingston told the packed-out Central church on Monday night. “We are here to do warfare…if there is any fear in this house it comes from Hell because they know what is about to happen here.” 


The 40 weeks of the #wepraycog initiative officially begins this Sunday, October 20, 2019 and continues through the International General Assembly July 21-24, 2020. 

Between October and July several events have been scheduled that draw an even higher concentration on prayer. They include Agree ’20 on January 6-8, 2020, three days of prayer originating at the International Offices; 40 Days of Prayer between Easter and Pentecost Sunday where there will be a daily noonday Facebook Live session; GO FINISH 2020, a one-day salvation event in May; and 40 Hours of Prayer, a final, non-stop prayer focus that will take place at the General Assembly. 

To learn more about the initiative, find resources and register to be a prayer partner or congregation, please visit wepraycog.com.