Honouring Graham Power
*06/04/1955 – 14/10/2022*
Today we say goodbye to a dear mentor, father and friend, who walked closely with the Lord and whose life has touched millions around the globe.
Graham Power, a general in the Christian prayer & missions movement, visionary marketplace leader, philanthropist and dearly loved family man went to be with the Lord earlier today after succumbing to kidney failure and lung complications.
Graham was the founder and Chairman of the Power Group of Companies, formed in 1983. The company has made its mark in the world of construction, building and property development. In 2001 Graham initiated a stadium gathering in Cape Town, South Africa that saw 45,000 Christians pray for the needs of their nation. By 2010 this movement grew to become the largest prayer gathering in recorded history, where about 350 million people from 220 nations participated in the Global Day of Prayer on Pentecost Sunday.
Unashamedly Ethical was launched internationally under Graham’s guidance in 2006, promoting ethics, values, and clean living across all sectors of society. The movement has also launched a youth arm, known as Tribe. In 2020 Graham brought together a number of leaders and ministries to launch Global Voice of Prayer, a new expression of unity in the global prayer movement. He also founded Heal our Land in 2021, an initiative focusing on developing sustainable solutions for social and spiritual challenges.
All of these ministries form part of a vision that Graham received from the Lord in 2006, entailing 3 waves starting from the Southern tip of Africa and crossing the continent of Africa into the nations around the globe. The first wave was a wave of prayer, expressed through the Global Day of Prayer movement 2001 – 2010. The second was a wave of ethics, values and clean living brought about by Unashamedly Ethical, in operation since 2006 to the present. The third wave Graham could only describe as a massive tsunami of transformational revival like the world has never seen. Graham strongly believed that there will be a dynamic global revival in the near future, following these ‘waves’ of prayer, ethics, values and clean living and ultimately, the healing of our land, based on 2 Chronicles 7:14. Many believe that we are beginning to see this third wave of transformational revival rise.
Graham had been diagnosed with Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a cancer of the blood and bone marrow exactly a year prior and after a courageous battle was declared 0% cancer free earlier this year. A run in with COVID-19 triggered a series of complications with his health and Graham was hospitalized end of September after attending the Economic Summit Africa and a special Unashamedly Ethical Awards Gala where he received a Lifetime Leadership Award. He passed away peacefully on Friday, October 14th in the presence of his family.
Graham is survived by his wife, Lauren, their children, Gary, Ilene, Nadene, Stephen and Alaine, and their 5 grandchildren, Geordie, Robert, Madison, Amelia and Gabriella, as well as his siblings, Theresa, Avril and Alex.
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