Despite the strange uncertainty of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve been continuing to help people all over the world to pray.
And so, at the end of 2020, we’ve asked our national teams to share their highlight of the year.
Read on, and be encouraged…
“This year we saw over 150 prayer rooms registered in Canada, and we connected with over 300 Churches to give training, support and resourcing in prayer, mission and justice!” – 24-7 Prayer Canada
“We know of at least 7 people who gave their life to Jesus at our Prayer Caravan this summer”- 24-7 Prayer Czech Republic
“We have been amazed by the faithfulness of God’s people in Great Britain, with 1,388 prayer rooms in 2020! Even in the midst of Covid-19 restrictions, communities have prayed creatively – in York, a group walked in circles around the uni campus, standing for God’s love for God’s people.” –24-7 Prayer Great Britain
“Our centre in San Antonio, Ibiza, is usually busy with tourists, workers and 24-7 Prayer summer teams. But in this season, we opened a small food bank and it’s been beautiful to see those who benefit from this resource being the same ones who volunteer to serve others. These humble shelves have been a source of life and joy, to those who receive, but also to those who give.” –24-7 Ibiza
“In March 2020, thousands joined us in 40 days of prayer for Iran, and specifically in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. And this autumn, we have been so thankful for a new prayer guide that many are using to pray for Iran. We trust great things will come out of all of these prayers!” – Elam Ministries, serving Christians in Iran
“We held an island-wide week of prayer for schools at the end of November. We were so encouraged by the engagement of people and churches across Ireland and feedback from schools feeling supported and blessed.” –24-7 Prayer Ireland
“In 2020 we’ve seen a rise in prayer in Dutch churches: 177 prayer rooms were registered in the Netherlands, double the previous year! We’re also thankful for a growing team in Rotterdam for the prayer community there.” – 24-7 Prayer Netherlands
“A huge highlight for us in Scotland was planting our roots a bit deeper and becoming our own Scottish charity! We also loved our annual Gathering in early 2020, before any of us knew about how Coronavirus would unfold. It was a deeply significant time of praying for Scotland and building relationships.” – 24-7 Prayer Scotland
“We’ve translated The Prayer Course into Spanish, and a few of the Lectio 365 series, which have been a blessing to people across Spain and Latin America. We’ve also started a learning community for young people called Sublime, which has been really popular, even though we’ve had to meet online!” – 24-7 Prayer Spain
“Even in a pandemic, we are so thankful to God that we successfully ran a year of non-stop prayer in Sweden between September 2019 and 2020!” – 24-7 Prayer Sweden
“Because of Coronavirus, we joined several organisations to call for an online day of prayer in Switzerland. 14,000 people participated in the livestream and prayed for our nation; it was such a great blessing!” – 24-7 Prayer Switzerland
“In the midst of the pandemic, the death of George Floyd became a tipping point for our nation. A team from 24-7 Prayer USA went to Minneapolis and stood with a beautiful community of believers in prayer, declaring that in the midst of the disruption, our God is able to bring redemption, reconciliation and restoration. This launched us into a wave of prayer and justice that reached major cities across the nation.” – 24-7 Prayer USA
We praise God this year, for His constant presence, power and strength, even in the midst of the challenges.