DENVER, CO — Faith-based leaders across Denver’s metro area are coming together this weekend for a 72-hour virtual prayer marathon amid the new coronavirus pandemic. The event, Denver Prays, will include one-hour prayer sessions around the clock on Zoom.

Led by dozens of faith-based leaders, people who join the sessions will pray for first responders, those grieving, the unemployed and homeless, government leaders, economic relief, and other concerns amid the pandemic, organizers said.

The sessions will begin Friday at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday at midnight. Prayer groups will be hosted in English and Spanish.

“I don’t know where you were when you first heard about COVID-19, but this problem is bigger than any of us can handle,” event organizer and Providence Bible Church Pastor Jason Janz said in a statement. “We recognize this is an important time to bring churches and the greater community together to pray for our city and everyone impacted by this pandemic.”

Those belonging to churches and those unaffiliated with a faith-based organization are welcome to join a prayer group or multiple prayer groups, organizers said.

Denver Prays also needs Christian Prayer Leaders who will lead one-hour prayer sessions during the three-day period, organizers said. Prayer Leaders will submit a topic for a prayer hour and invite others to pray with them.

“Prayer is beautiful and powerful. We welcome everyone to pray with us this weekend as we maneuver through this pandemic. We hope everyone invites their friends and family to pray with them and our community finds these one-hour prayer sessions uplifting,” Janz said.

Community members and Prayer Leaders can join the event here. All prayer groups and topics are listed online. Once registered, Denver Prays will send registered attendees access information into the Zoom (Prayer) Room, organizers said.