Saturday was the tenth birthday celebration of 24-7 Prayer, a movement that started with one prayer room and now covers 101 nations. I was there with Richard, Katy and Jean from the Colchester Boiler Room Community.
Based in the beautiful setting of St. Mary’s, Wyndham Square, the day started at lunchtime and included some games (it was a party after all!) Phil Togwell inspired us with a round up of where 24-7 has got to and there were occasional video greetings from all sorts of people connected with 24-7 Prayer. There were also four workshops including one on Prayer Spaces in Schools which I was facilitating.
Pete Greig spoke at the evening celebration, reviewing the scope of the impact of 24-7 Prayer and daring to look forward.
Lasting impressions? The friendships that span the nation(s). And that this is still a movement; it hasn’t fossilised into an organisation. One simple inspiring idea has generated a wealth of creative prayer and profound world changing action. In many ways, this looks to me more like the church than almost anything else I know.