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An Advent of Hope By Adri Roos

Adri Roos, 9th December, 2008

"People of faith are prisoners of hope" Archbishop Desmond Tutu thinks that hope is fundamental to the way we, as Christians, live our lives. I tend to agree with him because I know that when my hope fades, or even shifts to someone other than Jesus, that I'm walking on sinking sand.

Government of Mexico's Most Violent City Turns to Prayer

Carlos Sanchez, 6th December, 2008

I'm from Culiacan, Mexico.  You might not have heard of my city before.

Youtube Loves 24-7 Ibiza!

Brian Heasley, 29th November, 2008

"The story of our summer in Ibiza this year is one that could cover many pages.", writes 24-7 Ibiza team member Brian Heasley.

Salvation, Peace and Healing in Honduras

, 28th November, 2008

What happens when children spend a week of their school life praying 24-7? One school in Honduras, Central America reports young people giving their lives to Jesus, finding spiritual peace and the disappearance of heart problems. Tiffany Fischer, a teacher at the school, tells us more… “We have had an awesome 24-7.

Giving Thanks in Africa, an article by Lisa Borden

Lisa Borden, 25th November, 2008

“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good.  His love endures forever.

Prayer Advertised on Swedish Public Transport!

Adri Roos, 21st November, 2008

Swedish churches are currently running an ad campaign on the Stockholm underground advertising Prayer as "always connected, always on, whenever, wherever and however you want." The text of the ad campaign, run by a group of Lutheran churches, literally translates as: Wireless Prayer is free Constant connection Pray when, where and how you want to Free support in all congregations "This sign have been posted on subways and buses all around Stockholm, even in cinemas before movies", writes Krister Davén from Sweden.

Truck Fuels Prayer for City, A Story from Montreal

, 12th November, 2008

U-Haul, we pray.  24-7 Prayer Rooms have always been found in unconventional places soaking ordinary locations with God’s presence.

Pheonix, Arizona: Superbowl Massacre Averted By Prayer

Pete Greig, 4th November, 2008

A bloody massacre was averted at February’s Superbowl XLII in Phoenix, Arizona, and Pete Greig sincerely believes that it was thanks to an outpouring of 24-7 Prayer across the State. Here is the remarkable story.

Why Pray?: Discovering God's Purpose in 24-7-365, an article by Carla Harding

Carla Harding, 31st October, 2008

Numbers are meaningless.  That’s the lesson I’ve learnt in the last few months.

Love v. Apathy: Learning from Miracles in Burundi

Adri Roos, 23rd October, 2008

Simon Guillebaud, a friend of 24-7, wrote to us with these extremely encouraging stories of what has been happening in Burundi, Africa. Simon works with Great Lakes Outreach.

Without Ceasing: A Poem by Lisa Borden

Lisa Borden, 22nd October, 2008

And this is how we pray Backs nestled into the hammock Faces turned toward the stars The warm air lifts against us And we are quiet, quiet As you, God, speak to us About how big you are And this is how we pray Sitting on the leaf strewn ground Peering across the pattern of sun and shade The clear pool under the giant fig Where the monitor lizard slips through the water And we whisper our worshipful thanks Again and again And this is how we pray Standing in the kitchen Speaking out the worries in our minds Telling this perfect parent God Just how small our faith feels Conscious of how sweetly ludicrous Our doubts must appear And this is how we pray Curled into our duvets Safely tucked in on this wind blown night Thoughts far from here With our friends who sit in vigil Waiting for a precious life to pass Maybe even tonight And this is how we pray With longing And with hope With stress And with joy With daring And with simple words

Stories from Boy's Town: God is Saving Prostitutes

Adri Roos, 17th October, 2008

Driving into Reynosa we’re avoiding the potholes. It’s just as I remembered; colourful, bougainvillea’s, the subtle smell of sewage and the name of Mayor Oscar Luebbert Gutiérrez brightly painted on almost every other wall.

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