33-Day ‘1:11 Prayer Challenge’ Begins Sunday, Marking the Day of Pentecost and International Day for the Unreached

Sunday, May 23, is the International Day for the Unreached. Join Francis Chan and many others who are praying and bringing awareness to the third of the world who are still denied access to the Gospel. Draw the three lines and start the conversation. (Photo, caption courtesy of A Third of Us)

This Sunday, May 23, marks the Day of Pentecost – an annual Christian holiday observed by believers worldwide. The International Day for the Unreached also falls on Sunday, as well as a brand new 33-day prayer campaign.

“The Day of Pentecost takes us back to Acts 1 and 2. Jesus promises to His disciples that they should go to Jerusalem and wait [because] He’s going to send the Holy Spirit, which will empower them to bring His message to the whole world,” York Aspacher with the Alliance for the Unreached says.

Two thousand years later, the Gospel remains out of reach for a third of humanity.

“Three billion people in the world today are without access to the good news of Jesus. Many Christians just don’t realize that.”

You can help change this on the International Day for the Unreached. Learn more here. “We hope the people who come to the live event on Facebook and connect with us will then turn around and share that in an ongoing way,” Aspacher says.

The 1:11 Prayer Challenge kicks off on Sunday, too. You can register here.

Starting at 1:11 pm Eastern Time, Aspacher will lead short prayer sessions on Facebook Live for the world’s unreached people groups. “We will meet for 11 minutes. I’m going to walk people through a few introductory comments, we’re going to look at an [unreached] community, and then we’ll spend a few minutes praying together for that group,” Aspacher says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


  • Sign up for the 1:11 Prayer Challenge and ask a friend to join you!
  • Ask the Lord to make believers and churches aware of the 3 billion people who have no access to His Word, a local church, or believers.
  • Pray God will stir up a desire in His Church to reach unreached people groups.