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#prayeralert: Ebola — and fear — continue to spread  Laura Gish  22nd Oct

“The world’s deadliest...”

Those words are on the lips of people worldwide. Fear of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading as fast — or faster — than the dreaded disease that has already claimed thousands of lives

As fear of the virus increases, daily life is affected, as people have to rethink how they live and interact with others. Government officials are strongly discouraging public gatherings and large celebrations.    

Ei al-Adha is a Muslim festival celebrated at this time each year. Government officials have warned individuals not to gather for the event. In Guinea, where the outbreak is severe, 11 million people are Muslim. Public prayer places are deserted. Muslim leaders have encouraged their congregations to avoid bodily contact. At this time of year, some 2 million Muslims take a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Although there are currently no recorded cases among those making the pilgrimage, many fear it’s only a matter of time — the virus will find its way to Mecca.  

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Pete Greig: How did Jesus live out prayer, mission and justice? [VIDEO]  Carla Harding  16th Oct

Can prayer make a difference in the world?

Shouldn’t we just get out there and bring the difference we want to see? 

Prayer, mission and justice - these three words have been used to encapsulate the both/and vision of 24-7 Prayer, but what do they mean and how could we live them out?  In a recent interview with Pathlight co-founders Mark Parcher and Roy Goble, 24-7 Prayer’s Pete Greig explains why he thinks prayer, mission and justice can change the world, and how Jesus showed us how to live them.

(And all in less than two minutes!)

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Free Phone Wallpaper for October  Nick Beasley  5th Oct

Pinch, punch, first of the month...

In case you missed it, this year we're celebrating 24-7 Prayer's 15th birthday and 15th year of non stop prayer.

And as part of the festivities, we're releasing a new smart phone wallpaper every month, for free, just cos we're nice. For this month, we've gone with Presence as the theme, to tie in with this years gathering in Madrid, later in the month.

If you want to read more about our 15 years and all we've seen God do, you can check out the pretty impressive infographic we put together here.

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#prayeralert: New Technology Brings Tsamounde (Hope) to Cameroon  Laura Gish  3rd Oct

“Every woman who gives birth has one foot in her grave.”

Cameroonians hope to make this African proverb a concern of the past.

The U.N. Children’s Fund recorded that for every 100,000 live births, 670 women in Cameroon die. In 2012, 61 infants out of 1,000 did not survive birth. Yet, there may be hope to change this tragic reality.

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#prayeralert: Hong Kong protests  Wendy Andrews  30th Sep

Unprecedented protests and an equally unusual police response are in full swing in Hong Kong this week.

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong students and citizens are acting together in civil disobedience, protesting an August decision from the Beijing government that limits Hong Kong residents’ power in electing their chief executive in the coming 2017 elections.

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The biggest secret I learnt at University - The #GoingToUni Series  Hannah Mcveigh  25th Sep

You know those little lists that pop up all over your newsfeed and email inbox?

'17 things you never knew that will blow your mind… you won’t believe number 15!' …and etc.  Why is so much of our communication these days in weird little lists?!  They never blow my mind!  So in general, I try my best to ignore them...

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