24-7 Prayer

24=7 Prayer

24/7 Prayer

A. OUR VISION

“24-7 prayer exists to transform the world through a movement of Christ-centered and mission-minded prayer.”

B. OUR 12 VALUES: (How we do what we do)

1. Obedient to the Holy Spirit
Like Jesus, we only seek to do what we see the Father doing. We acknowledge his right to break our rules and offend our sensibilities.
John 5:19, Psalm 127:1, John 3:8

2. Relational
We are a community of friends with shared vision and values, driven by friendship rather than function.
John 15:14-15, Luke 10:1-22, 1Peter 4:7-11, 1John 4:7-12


3. Indigenous
We respect, value and honour cultural diversity.
Revelation 7:9-10, Daniel 1, 1Corinthians 9:20-21

4. Inclusive
We work with anyone provided they share our vision and values regardless of race, age, gender or church background. We build unity and enjoy diversity.
Colossians 3:11, Ephesians 4:3-6

5. Like Jesus
We seek to be like Jesus in the way we do what we do. For us, the means do not necessarily justify the ends.

6. Deeply rooted
We are committed to growth in maturity rather than size.
Psalm 1:1-3

7. Creative and innovative
We embrace God-inspired creativity as integral to authentic expressions of prayer.
Exodus 35:30-35, Genesis 1:1-2, Psalm 45:1, Proverbs 8:22-31

8. Just
We will pursue justice and freedom from oppression for humanity and the created world.
Isaiah 61, Luke 4:18-19, Romans 8:19-21, Isaiah 58

9. Good Stewards
We take responsibility for ourselves, those around us and the things that God has entrusted to us.
Matthew 25:14-30, 2Corinthians 9:6-15

10. Sacrificial
We believe that a lifestyle of prayer is costly at every level.
2Corinthians 8:1-5, 1John 3:16-18, Romans 12:1-2

11. Celebratory
We believe that Jesus came to bring life to the full and that we have a Christian duty to celebrate all that is good. Fun and laughter are central to 24-7 and we do not need to justify these.
Genesis 1:31, Psalm 24:1,Matthew 11:19, John 10:10,

12. Raw / simple
We are a network of like-minded people, not some new slick organization. In character we are wild and unpolished, passionate about developing people rather than our own profile.
Psalm 116:6, Luke 10:3-5, John 3:8


C. OUR METHODS: (by which we outwork the vision)

  1. Prayer communities
    i. Prayer Rooms
    ii. Prayer houses (Boiler Rooms)
    iii. Virtual prayer through the web community
    iv. Years of unbroken prayer (24-7-365)
  2. Developing prayer resources
  3. Active support and encouragement
  4. Servicing large events and festivals
  5. Evaluation and evolution
  6. Partnerships

For more information on the world wide 24- 7 prayer movement on which this information was taken please head to the web:  www.24-7prayer.us.