Participants in the Pray4Louisville prayer gathering include, from left: Pastor Tim Hartlage, left, Pastor Emory Lee, Bonnie Epperson, with Southeast’s Missions Ministry, Pastor Daniel Ramirez and Pastor David Thomas.

On Sunday, April 14, members of more than 60 churches will meet for Pray4Louisville, a prayer gathering at the University of Louisville’s Swain Student Activities Center.

Last year, several hundred people from a wide variety of denominations, cultural backgrounds and languages met to pray in an unforgettable evening. Some prayed in Swahili while others prayed in Spanish and English.

Pray4Louisville will include group and individual prayer as well as worship.

This year, Bonnie Epperson, who works in Missions Ministry at Southeast Christian Church, expects more than 400 at the prayer gathering. Area pastors are praying for 100-plus churches to attend.

April 14 marks the close of 40 days of prayer for the city that began March 6.

Epperson said in the last 40 days people have gathered to pray at schools, hospitals, the abortion clinic and neighborhoods around the city.

“We see pastors in the community meeting together to pray,” she said. “And we know uniting in prayer is powerful. We have already seen God move among His people in great and mighty ways. According to 2 Chronicles 7:14, ‘If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven.’ As God’s people we must be willing to love one another as God loves us.”