10 Days is a prayer meeting for your whole city. The goal is a season where Jesus Christ is the focus of every heart in your geographical area for 10 entire days!
10 Days 2023 is from September 15-25 beginning the evening of Sept. 15. It’s celebrated simultaneously in cities and towns around the world on an annual basis. Over 300 Locations organized and joined in 10 Days in 2022 with participants joining from around the world and gatherings on all six continents.
Our vision is to see thousands of cities simultaneously and continually seeking God’s face for 10 Days in unity and to see individuals taking time off from work, fasting food, taking #10daysoff from social media, and devoting themselves to prayer with other believers. Together, we are forming a global upper room (Acts 1-2) as an act of intercession so that entire cities and regions may come to repentance (Jonah 1-4) and be transformed.
10 Days is a tangible step of obedience toward the answer to Jesus’ prayer in John 17:21: “Let them be one as We [the Father and the Son] are one.” This is about seeing Jesus receive the answer to His dying wish, for the John 17 unity of His followers. “Jesus gets what He prays for!”
10 Days is a call to stop and rest in the presence of God. It includes worship, prayer, fasting, and fellowship among believers with a focus on repentance, humility, praying for God’s promises, and mourning for our sins and the state of our world.
It’s a call to take a break from what’s normal on earth so we can enter into what’s normal in heaven. Revelation chapters 4-5 describe the kind of worship that’s normal in heaven. 10 Days is a call to take vacation time from what’s normal to us, to fast from ordinary life and daily distractions in order to see what’s normal in heaven happen here on earth.
It’s rooted in the 10 “Days of Awe” between the biblical Feasts of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement. These feasts prophetically foreshadow the second coming. Therefore, 10 Days is also a time of longing for the return of Jesus Christ.
“People of one city will go to another and say, ‘come seek the Lord with me, I myself am going.’”
10 Day is for city-wide Christian movements. It’s not primarily designed for local churches, but rather for the city-wide Church.
We look for a city coordinator who is called and willing to serve as a catalyst for their city. This coordinator forms a team that reaches out to believers and churches in their region, organizing and coordinating 10 Days of united worship, prayer, and fasting with believers around the city or region. This strategy can work well within existing city-wide movements, helping them to advance their mission and calling.
Each 10 Days is managed locally by church leadership in that city or region. Our 10days.net team provides resources on why and how to do 10 Days and connection to other locations that are seeking God at the same time. Working together, we seek to create a global upper room, cities united around the world in 10 Days of fasting, prayer, and repentance.
As 10 Days has spread around the world, we also see 10 Days happening among Small Groups of believers who are devoting themselves to prayer and among geographically diverse Networks. In many parts of the world, united public gatherings are not a viable option due to pressure and persecution. We encourage you to experiment and innovate with various forms–above all, let’s devote ourselves to prayer in our local communities and together as a Global Upper Room.
10 Days is, quite simply, an extended prayer and worship meeting for your entire city that happens on an annual basis. It’s an attempt to make a way for entire cities to meet with God together! So, expect that during this time it will be vertically focused on God and meeting with him personally and corporately.
10 Days is a flexible form that can be combined with many different types of activities including major events, service projects, justice ministry, evangelism, or many other activities. We love creative expression at the local level in response to the Holy Spirit!
At its core, 10 Days is incredibly simple:
The Main Attraction is the Presence of God experienced through prayer, worship, and fellowship with the people of God from many congregations, backgrounds, and denominations.
The prayer focus includes repentance, fasting, and “mourning”—this is a 2 Chronicles 7:14 type atmosphere.
There’s a spirit of longing for the return of Jesus. (Revelation 22:20)
The invitation is to “make room” for the Kingdom of God to come, “on earth as it is in heaven” by setting aside 10 entire days.
The atmosphere feels like a family reunion.
The reward is transformation, healing, renewal, revival, purity, unity, breakthrough, salvation, deliverance, maturity, a heart on fire, love for God, his Word, his people, and the world.