10 Days began in 2004 with a visionary experience given to Jonathan Friz. It was born out of a time of seeking God with prayer and fasting, motivated by Jesus’ prayer in John 17, “Let them [my followers] be one just as we [the Father and the Son] are one.”
Jonathan heard the following phrase from the Lord: “Babylon refuses to mourn, but my people will mourn before I return.” You can hear Jonathan describe the experience in full here:
The 10 Days vision includes:
· A Call for 10 Days of fasting, mourning, and repentance from the Day of Trumpets to the day of Atonement. This time period is known as the “Days of Awe”.
· A vision of a map kept getting bigger and bigger. This vision is something for many places to enter into together. (Zechariah 8:20-23)
· A vision of a city entirely inundated in the glory of God. The people of this city had stopped everything for 10 Days in order to seek the face of God together. This city was covered with a thick, deeply hued golden light that seemed to penetrate everything in the city. The city was “under water” in the glory of God and was like an “on earth” image of the “in heaven” throne room of God (Revelation 4-5).
· Two Questions:
- How would God respond if a city sought him by stopping everything for 10 Days? If we did that, what would He do in response?
- Is this how you want to answer Jesus prayer in John 17? 10 Days is a strategy seeks the fulfillment of Jesus’ John 17 prayer.
· Confirmation: The initial vision also included the call to “pray for 10 Days leading up to Pentecost this year (2005)”. Amazingly, that same year (2005), a new movement called the Global Day of Prayer was calling for 10 Days of global prayer leading up to Pentecost. Jonathan found out about the GDOP about a month after receiving the 10 Days vision, which was a powerful encouragement and confirmation. The GDOP engaged over 100 million believers in prayer that year on Pentecost Sunday.