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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.

A Recurring Dream, an article by Andy Freeman

Andy Freeman, 17th October, 2008

I’d been having the same dream for over a month, maybe six or seven times.  God doesn’t often speak to me this way, so I guess he wanted to repeat things to get his point across.

God is on the Move in Europe, an article by Shannon Byous

Shannon Byous, 9th October, 2008

Christianity's been on the decline in the United Kingdom since 1851 (yes, 1851).  Although 70% of people nominally claim to be ‘Christian’, less than 10% are making even the most basic expression of that commitment (i.

A Newcomer's View of 'HOME', by Kevin Gilchrist

Kevin Gilchrist, 23rd September, 2008

My wife and I were complete newcomers to 24-7. We'd never even set foot in a prayer room before.

Postcards from America: Snapshots of What God is Doing in 24-7 USA

, 19th September, 2008

The eyes of the world are on the United States of America this month as they engage in a historical presidential election, spearhead the global financial crisis and recover from the devastation left by Hurricane Ike.  But what is God doing in 24-7 USA?  Here are some bite-sized snippets, postcards if you will, from the lives of our friends and "family" on the other side of the pond: Living for Jesus What compels a beautiful and talented young woman to turn down a prestigious career offer?  Stacey Cunningham stepped away from a $50,000 job in order to coordinate prayer across the state of Maryland.

Prayers of Tears in the Desert Place, an article by Andrea Percy

Andrea Percy, 4th September, 2008

When suffering hits our world and those around us, when we’re in a place of the deepest pain, where is God? Why, so often, are our cries reciprocated with apparent silence? I’ve wrestled with these questions.  In that place of pain it’s like nothing fits anymore with what we thought, with our view of God and his nature.

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