An estimated 250 million Christians lifted their voices to God on the 10th anniversary of the Global Day of Prayer, which was observed on Sunday, May 23, 2010.
Participating Christians reportedly prayed in 219 nations. Believers gathered in stadiums, concert halls, and in small groups in cities and villages around the world.
The prayer themes for this year included the global financial crisis, the HIV-AIDS epidemic, as well as crime and government corruption.
The annual day of prayer observance began in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2000, according to the Christian Broadcast Network website.