24-7 Prayer

Organization Description: 

24-7 Prayer is an international, interdenominational movement of prayer, mission and justice that began with a single, student-led prayer vigil in Chichester, England in 1999 and has spread, by word-of-mouth, into 100+ nations.

For more than a decade the global 24-7 Prayer meeting has continued unbroken, impacting locations as diverse as the US Naval Academy, a German punk festival, war-zones and underground churches, the slums of Delhi, the jungles of Papua New Guinea, ancient English cathedrals and even a brewery in Missouri.

Along the way, this unusual prayer meeting has given rise to numerous new initiatives, communities and ministries particularly focusing on the poor, the marginalised, students and those outside the reach of normal expressions of church

Allen House Pavilion
Guildford, GU1 4AZ
Mission Statement: 

The 24-7 Prayer movement equips the church to change the world through radical prayer, mission and justice.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

The Values of 24-7 Prayer (How we do what we do)

1. Obedient to the Holy Spirit. Like Jesus, we only seek to do what we see the Father doing. We acknowledge his right to break our rules and offend our sensibilities. John 5:19, Psalm 127:1, John 3:8

2. Relational. We are a community of friends with shared vision and values, driven by friendship rather than function. John 15:14-15, Luke 10:1-22, 1Peter 4:7-11, 1John 4:7-12

3. Indigenous. We respect, value and honour cultural diversity. Revelation 7:9-10, Daniel 1, 1Corinthians 9:20-21

4. Inclusive. We work with anyone provided they share our vision and values regardless of race, age, gender or church background. We build unity and enjoy diversity. Colossians 3:11, Ephesians 4:3-6

5. Like Jesus. We seek to be like Jesus in the way we do what we do. For us, the means do not necessarily justify the ends.

6. Deeply rooted. We are committed to growth in maturity rather than size. Psalm 1:1-3

7. Creative and innovative. We embrace God-inspired creativity as integral to authentic expressions of prayer. Exodus 35:30-35, Genesis 1:1-2, Psalm 45:1, Proverbs 8:22-31

8. Just. We will pursue justice and freedom from oppression for humanity and the created world. Isaiah 61, Luke 4:18-19, Romans 8:19-21, Isaiah 58

9. Good Stewards. We take responsibility for ourselves, those around us and the things that God has entrusted to us. Matthew 25:14-30, 2Corinthians 9:6-15

10. Sacrificial. We believe that a lifestyle of prayer is costly at every level. 2Corinthians 8:1-5, 1John 3:16-18, Romans 12:1-2

11. Celebratory. We believe that Jesus came to bring life to the full and that we have a Christian duty to celebrate all that is good. Fun and laughter are central to 24-7 and we do not need to justify these. Genesis 1:31, Psalm 24:1,Matthew 11:19, John 10:10,

12. Raw / simple. We are a network of like minded people. In character we are wild and unpolished, passionate about developing people rather than our own profile. Psalm 116:6, Luke 10:3-5, John 3:8,

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