At 2 PM on Oct 1, 2016, the National Day and Prayer for World Peace Ceremony was held in Hohot New Town Nanjie Christian Church by Inner Mongolia and Hohot Christian Council. Over 1,500 people from church choirs, fellowships, clergymen and congregations attended this event.
The event kicked off with the "World peace Anthem" and "Prayer of St. Francis" sung and read by everyone. Pastor Yang Youshun presided and gave the prayer before the ceremony, and Pastor Xie Baohua, creator of the event and chairman of Inner Mongolia Christian Council, gave a sermon followed by choir singing and praying. A short film of the frequent world disasters and wars was played first on the big screen after which there was responsive bible reading led by Pastor Yang Youshun, 13 choirs sang hymns and Pastor Zhang Xuefei from New Town Nanjie Christian Church gave a prayer.
The ceremony lasted 2 hours and 40 minutes and the curtain descended on the blessings given by Pastor Gao Youhong, director of New Town Nanjie Christian Church. The lyric writer Zhao Yizhong and composer Yu Guojun of the theme song "World peace Anthem" planned the event.