New Year's Sunrise Prayer Relay

New Year’s Day Sunrise Prayer Relay 2022

25 December 2021

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Wherever you are at sunrise on New Year’s Day, let’s pray together for your family and friends, your town or city, your nation and the nations to know Jesus.

We invite our brothers and sisters in Christ, prayer groups and churches to join us all around the world to pray at sunrise on New Year’s Day. Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 6:2)


On New Year’s Day 2021, people at over a thousand locations in over 70 nations participated in the Sunrise Prayer Relay, and we are believing for even more in 2022.

Your prayer gathering could be at a public location like a hill, lookout, bridge, public landmark, at a church in your city or town, or you can also pray privately in your home. These prayer gatherings at sunrise around the world generate a synchronised 24-hour global prayer relay.

We suggest that you arrive 15 minutes before your local sunrise time to pray for around 30 minutes or longer if you feel so led. We encourage you to pray together aloud as the sun rises, and make a declaration that “Jesus is Lord” of your life, your family, your region, your nation and the nations.

We also want to encourage you to contend in prayer for souls to be saved in your nation; pray for our unsaved friends and family to know Jesus in 2022. God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9), so let’s pray in agreement with His will and contend for whole nations to come to salvation.


Your group might like to include praise and worship in your time of prayer; you could also include communion, a time of fellowship, and we also encourage you to share the Gospel with others who have come to watch the sunrise. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent?

That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” (Romans 10:13-15)

To register your participation and receive the prayer resources and updates, please click here.

This year we will not be publishing the public locations. We encourage you to promote your own public gatherings locally. If you are posting photos or videos on social media, please use the hashtag #SunrisePrayerRelay or send them to us via email so we can share them.

Let’s awaken the dawn together in 2022 with prayer and declare “Jesus is Lord” over the nations.


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