SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 11 /RNS /- -This Sunday, April 14, is Global 4/14 Day. An international coalition of one million Christians, known as the 4/14 Window Movement, will partner together in prayer on six continents. They will specifically be praying for children in the “4/14 Window.”
The 4/14 Window refers to all children between the ages of 4 to 14. During this decade or “window,” most children in this demographic develop their moral and spiritual foundations.
“Global 4/14 Day is an annual day of prayer for the world’s children.” said Steve Karges, founder and president of Children’s Ministries International, Inc. and coordinator of the event. “The focus of our prayers on Sunday will be for the children who are forgotten, vulnerable and spiritually lost,” Karges explained, “and we invite Christians everywhere to join the movement and pray.”
There are 2.3 billion children on earth under age 15 (seven times the population of the USA) and they represent the largest unreached people group (to Christianity) in the world. Boys and girls in the 4/14 Window are given priority by evangelical mission strategists, because they are more open and receptive to the gospel than older youth and adults. Research shows that nearly 85% of people who make a decision for Christ in the United States, do so between the ages of 4 to 14. Christian missionaries serving around the world report similar results internationally.
The event’s website, www.Global414Day.com [http://www.Global414Day.com], is available in 14 of the world’s most spoken languages. A free Prayer Guide has been posted online to download and print.
“The response to Global 4/14 Day from Christ followers is nothing short of miraculous,” Karges explained, “One million Christians, either praying on their own or with a group, for two billion children worldwide is amazing! God is using Global 4/14 Day to bring Christians together through their shared faith and love for Jesus, and their love for children,” Karges concluded.
This Sunday morning Karges and his wife, Janette, will be praying with other believers at a church in Colorado. He will then spend the afternoon monitoring reports coming in from Christians near and far, as they e-mail their testimonies, answered prayers and photos from Global 4/14 Day.
For more information on Global 4/14 Day, visit www.Global414Day.com [http://www.Global414Day.com].