Continual Prayer In The Bible & Throughout History


24-7 in the Bible & Church History

24-7 Prayer is not a new idea, in fact it's as ancient as the Church...

"When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place… All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit… and about three thousand were added to their number that day” 

Acts 2:1,4&41

About a week had passed since the disciples had seen Jesus ascend to heaven, and they went to an upstairs room to wait for the gift He'd promised. Throughout the week they continued in prayer and then suddenly, out of nowhere, there was a strange noise like a strong wind blowing hard through the room. As they looked around in wonder they saw what looked like flames settling over everyone’s heads. Then it got really wild – they all felt an overwhelming presence of God And burst out into the streets of Jerusalem speaking strange languages. The Jewish people who had come from all over the world for Pentecost were suddenly hearing the Gospel in their own languages. Then Peter (the same Peter who had just over a month ago denied he even knew Jesus!) got up and gave them a Holy-Spirit-empowered sermon they would never forget. Three thousand people chose to live for Christ that day!

The Church was born in night and day prayer.  If you want to know more about where we can find it in the Bible, or how the Church has done it through the centuries, then click the links below for further study.