Who we are

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24-7 Prayer

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Who
we are

24-7 Prayer is an international, interdenominational prayer movement, with a vision to revive the church and rewire the culture through non-stop night and day prayer.

We started in 1999, when a simple student-led prayer vigil went viral and groups all over the world joined in to pray. Now, over two decades later, thousands of communities have taken part in 24-7 Prayer in churches, communities and cities in over half the countries on earth. 

A few numbers from this year...

78

Nations Praying

22K+

Prayer Rooms

500K+

Prayers prayed

Our Story

It all started by accident

We launched the first prayer room in a warehouse on the south coast of England way back in 1999. Why? Well… One. Prayer’s pretty much the heart of everything else in the Christian life. Two. We were really, really bad at it…

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And then it grew

Surprisingly, young people flocked to that first prayer room, even at night. They prayed with words, graffiti and weird music. And God seemed to like it a lot in there. Even atheists said they could feel His presence. And then one day, the whole thing went viral…

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The Vision

A poem scribbled on the prayer room wall suddenly took on a life of its own. Within weeks The Vision had reached 100,000 underground churches in China, 400,000 young people in Washington DC, and it had been choreographed in Spain and remixed by DJs from Sweden to NYC.

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The Growth

The last time we counted, that first prayer room had touched more than two million people in more than 10,000 prayer rooms in most denominations and more than half the nations on earth. Today we’re still praying non-stop, night-and-day, from the slums of Delhi to a brewery in Missouri to a punk festival in Germany. Oh, and in churches and cathedrals too.

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Rock n’ Roll baby!

Along the way this accidental movement of prayer, mission and justice has attracted media attention from Rolling Stone to Reader’s Digest. And it’s started new initiatives and prayer tools like Prayer Spaces in Schools, Order of the Mustard Seed, 24-7 Ibiza, The Prayer Course, Lectio 365 and 24-7 Communities; a growing global network committed to spiritual formation and social transformation.

The Vision

The Vision
is Jesus

The Vision Poem began as some words that 24-7 Prayer’s founder Pete Greig wrote on the wall of the first ever Prayer Room, but quickly became the rallying cry for the global 24-7 Prayer movement...

What we do

We’re a movement of non-stop prayer, mission and justice, equipping and enabling individuals and communities all over the world.
Non stop prayer

Non stop prayer

Non stop prayer

At its heart, 24-7 Prayer is a prayer meeting that’s continued for over two decades, with communities all over the world committing to periods of continuous prayer. We also provide learning and teaching on prayer with free resources, courses, apps and ideas.

Mission

Mission

Mission

We believe that prayer is the birthplace of mission; that our hearts, connecting with God’s heart, will lead us into the world to share Jesus with those around us. That’s why we’re passionate about equipping individual and community mission.

Justice

Justice

Justice

We worship a God who fights for the needy and defends those who are unfairly treated. We know that prayer is the beginning of this transformation but that we also need to partner with God to take practical actions that will bring about justice for our world.

Around the world

Around the world

Around the world

We’re a global movement, which means that we champion and support national teams and communities around the world to do prayer, mission and justice where they are.

Join in

Wherever you are in the world, join us as we seek God’s kingdom through prayer, mission and justice.

Stories of prayer

People are praying 24-7 in 72 nations around the world. Here is a snap shot of whats happening.
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