Last night, as you slept someone, somewhere was praying 24-7. In fact, right now, as you read these words, people are interceding in scores of locations around the world. This has been continuing every minute of every hour of every day since 1999. Participating groups simply find a venue in which to establish a night-and-day prayer vigil by splitting each day into one-hour shifts, thus filling anything from a weekend to many years with an unbroken chorus of prayer and worship. Keeping rules to a minimum, we simply encourage groups to make their place of prayer as creative and accessible as possible, and to particularly focus on young people.
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These videos also help introduce aspects of 24-7 Prayer...
Prayer as movement
Plenty of organisations claim to be 'movements', but 24-7 really is one...
Watch the four-minute video to see how this wild explosion of prayer, mission and justice started by accident and spread into more than a third of the nations on earth. Featuring 12 men, 7 women, a man in a cowboy hat, and 3 people called Jo, all making fools of themselves in central London
Prayer as community
Atheism and unemployment prevail as the lasting legacy of Communism in the villages around Leipzig, East Germany. But there is hope! Meet a truly radical modern-day, monastic community which has moved into a picturesque village.
'Our neighbours just call us The Christians because we're the only ones they've ever known,' says Markus Laegel. 'It's scary because the way we live will define Jesus to them.'
Prayer as creativity
'Prayer to me is far more than just a monologue with God. Its breathing... It's being.'
Beautifully filmed in a derelict Oklahoma Warehouse, this short film follows a group of friends who are exploring new ways of communicating with God - through drums. Their story provokes a bigger question: 'If hitting things in a Tulsa Warehouse can be an expression of intercession, is there any act of human creativity which cannot be turned to prayer?'
Prayer as mission
Find out how 24-7 Prayer is being used as an expression of mission in Ibiza. This package follows a team in Spain who are taking prayer out of the sanctuary and in to the streets, pubs and clubs of Europe's biggest party island. It may be a top holiday destination, but the work is far from glamorous as they dodge the fights and the after-effects of a long night's drinking...
Prayer as justice
In the mafia-run graffiti-walled city of Boys Town, Mexico, Kelly Greene is praying with women and men caught up in cycles of prostitution, poverty and drugs. She knows that prayer is a dangerous, dirty business, but she's modelling Christ's love, mercy and justice and lives are being changed. Watch Kelly's story and consider how it could be applied in your community.