“…pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests…” Eph 6:18
24-7 Prayer Rooms help people (especially young people) learn to pray by praying. Through words, art, music, activity, silence and more, anyone can try talking to God. In Churches, schools, homes, prisons, campuses, tents and festivals all over the world, thousands of people are encountering Jesus in prayer. It only takes 24 people, praying an hour a day in a creative space, to fill a week or more with night and day prayer. See the hopes and hurts of your community poured out, experience God’s presence fill a people and place, and gain new momentum for mission and justice in your community. Read about the encounters, answers to prayer and challenges that birthed the 24-7 Prayer movement in ‘Red Moon Rising’ and it’s sequel ‘Dirty Glory’ by Pete Greig.
Five steps to a 24-7 Prayer Room
The 24-7 Prayer Room resources available when you register equip anyone to run a 24-7 Prayer Room. If you want an idea of what it takes without registering, here are five key steps to mobilising night and day prayer…
1. Gather your friends
Who do you want to pray with? Your church, youth group, other students, work colleagues, a mission team or others? It only takes 24 people to pray an hour a day to fill a week with prayer. The strength of the community; your commitment to God and each other, is even more important than the size of the group, Gather them together, share the vision and get their support.
2. Pick a week
Most groups find a week of 24-7 Prayer long enough to be a challenge but short enough to be achievable. Choose how long you want to pray for and when; is there a significant opportunity or a time when the community is available? Give everyone lots of notice and prepare to pray.
3. Find a space
Find somewhere that’s accessible 24 hours a day that can fit however many people will pray at once. You don’t want a massive space for one person or a cupboard for ten! People have prayed in churches, tents, caravans, shops, planes, basements, bedrooms and more.
4. Get creative
Find a new language for talking with God in a creative 24-7 Prayer Room. When designing your room include inspirational images, verses and suggestions for prayer, as well as materials for art, music, activities and more. The aim is to engage the heart and mind of all ages and personality types in prayer. Get some inspiration with our ‘Encouraging Creative Prayer‘ page and check out our Pintrest board.
5. Mobilise people to pray
Break the prayer week into hours and ask people to sign up using the online tool or sign-up sheet template you will receive as part of our free resource pack after registering. Teach on prayer and remind people to get involved as the week approaches. Check out the ‘Motivating people to pray‘ page to get 10 ideas for filling your sign-up sheet.
Then go for it!
Launching a 24-7 Prayer Room can be a little intimidating but as the week progresses you’ll see the hunger for prayer and the presence of God increase. Register now to get free resources and personal support as you pray.
Find out more about how to run a prayer room:
- Motivating people to pray
- Encouraging creative prayer
- Continual prayer in the Bible and throughout history
Register your 24-7 Prayer Room and get free resources, an online sign up sheet and support from an experienced team.
Find out how 24-7 Prayer can also help:
- You pray
- Churches pray
- Students pray
- Prisoners explore prayer
- Youth groups learn about prayer
- Schools open prayer spaces
- Prayer for justice issues
Need to pray now? Post on our prayer wall.