The aim of 24-7 prayer watches is to place watchmen on the walls: to mobilise churches, regions and nations to come day and night to God’s throne of grace with praise, worship and intercession.
Stories and Models of Night-and-Day Prayer
Since the beginning of the 1990’s, there has been a new emphasis on 24-7 prayer (day and night) watches worldwide. This movement, inspired by God, is spreading very rapidly over the whole world. By the middle of the 1990’s, there were only a few dozen active 24-hour prayer watches globally. Since the year 2000, this number has grown to literally thousands. The aim of these 24-7 prayer watches is to place watchmen on the walls: to mobilise churches, regions and nations to come, day and night, to God’s throne of grace with praise, worship and intercession.
Christians in churches, towns, cities, countries and continents are actively mobilised to stand before God’s throne 24 hours a day to praise and worship Him, and to plead for revival in the church and for world evangelism, as well as for the transformation and healing of communities, cities and countries. In this way, the Great Commandment (love God and your neighbour), and the Great Commission (take the gospel to all people) are carried out.
The idea is to call upon Christians in thousands of churches, schools, businesses, literally every part of society. A starting point is to invite and encourage individual congregations to begin praying for 24 hours at least one day a week and when it is well established, to increase it to more than one day a week. Secondly, churches are encouraged to form a community 24-7-365 prayer watch together with other churches to pray for their community, town/city and the country, literally for 24 hours a day, throughout the year. The dream is to establish this concept in every country in the world. A third option, for example, is for local churches to launch a 7-day or 10 or 21 days of full 24-7 prayer once or twice a year. The aim is to establish prayer watches in every town, city and continent in the world so that a constant stream of prayer for a broken and fallen world will be brought before God’s throne.