National Praise Day | 31st October 2019
Each year, at the end of December, ancient Rome was disrupted by a festival of drunkenness and immorality devoted to the god Saturn. As Christianity began to spread, believers prayed about how to protect themselves and their children from the violence and harmful influences associated with Saturnalia. Their solution was a stunningly bold vision – they decided to redeem the date for Jesus. Even though they knew Jesus wasn’t born in December, they decided to take a date at the end of Saturnalia, 25th December, and use it to celebrate the Incarnation of Christ. And that’s how Christmas was created.
National Praise Day
31st October, 2019 | 9am – 9pm
Maldron Hotel, Blessington Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24 D24 XC9W
Evangelical Alliance Ireland is teaming up with a number of churches and intercessory prayer groups to do something similar with 31st October. As Halloween becomes more prevalent, and trick-and-treating becomes more aggressive, there is a new bold vision to redeem the date for Jesus. So 31st October has been designated as a National Praise Day, with concerts and worship events taking place in locations all across Ireland, and a 12-hour (9am – 9pm) non-stop prayer and praise gathering in the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght.
All events are FREE!
Tea and Biscuits available for the duration.
Car Parking is complimentary. There is a 200 capacity underground secure car parking. Entrance to the car park is at the Arena Complex. Press the buzzer, take a ticket and follow the car park signs. All cars must be parked in a hotel car space.
Go to https://www.nationalpraiseday.ie
to find out more information
EAI Executive Director Nick Park comments, “It’s time for Christians to stop sitting at home in the dark with the lights off pretending there’s nobody at home. We want to redeem this day, so it will be associated with praise, rather than the celebration of occultism and witchcraft. Starting from 2019, 31st October becomes an annual opportunity for Christians across Ireland to celebrate Jesus and lift up their voices in worship.”
Why not see if your local church can hold a praise event on 31st October? Please contact Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org if you. or your church or organisation would like to participate in this nationwide initiative.