Tag Archives: 24-7 prayer

The Power of Stories

I’ve only recently realised how much impact a good story can have. Perhaps I should have seen it before, as there are many things that indicate this: films, books, tv series, songs. And not only do fictional tales grab hold of us for a lifetime, but real-life ones too. The ending of apartheid in South Africa is a story that still inspires hope. The story of each gold medalist in the Paralympics are all probably equally breath-taking too. Continue reading

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The clue is in the title.

The question on my mind at the moment is how can you recreate something unique?
Vague? Yes.
Existential? Possibly.
Let me rephrase it. How can recreate something unique using different materials? In a different place. At a different time.

Let me rephrase it again. How can I recreate the kind of Christ-centred community I find myself being a part of in Stanford, in Huddersfield? Continue reading

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Time well spent

man sitting in front of citySomething I expected moving to be with the Stanford Boiler Room community was getting lots of time and opportunity to pray. Doing the school prayer space on a Monday and cafe on a Thursday involves praying in the morning, just before starting, and afterwards. And with all the other things we do, prayer is always a part of it. Not to mention having my own time during the week to pray. Continue reading

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Suitably under-qualified?

Being a sound engineer, I know quite a bit about sound, and I’m aware that others don’t have that knowledge. It’s great for me to help out in a way that others cannot. At the same time, it also frustrates me when I see (or hear) equipment improperly set-up or being used poorly, as I can know how to improve it but be unable to do anything about it! Continue reading

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Here I am Lord, send someone else

As well as getting to know the city and meeting people from the church, we have also spent time in prayer and worship here in Thessaloniki, and there is a song written by Worship Central we sung recently called ‘Spirit Break Out’. It’s a passionate song about God’s presence ‘breaking out’ and I love it for two reasons. Firstly because it reminds me of the words in the Lord’s prayer, which I have found myself praying more and more recently, as it is part of the 24-7 Prayer daily rhythm. Continue reading

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Some ideas, some learning to do

Brevity is a good thing occasionally, so I’ll give it a try today!

Stanford-le-Hope in Essex to most of the world is an insignificant little town, but for me (and for countless others I’m sure) it now holds a special significance because of the 24-7 Prayer community that live there. We were privileged to spend time there over the past two weeks, and to be involved in everything they did. It was said by many people before we went that Stanford really knew about hospitality, and I was slightly nervous we might be disappointed after such a build-up. After just eight days there, I would certainly echo the words of my friends in this respect. Continue reading

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Aufstehen oder sich knien? Part 1

A change of environment often helps to bring us a new perspective, and makes us see more clearly what we have.


We have been in Frankfurt recently, where the European gathering of 24-7 Prayer took place. The name of the event was ‘Aufstehen’ which means ‘stand up’. It was a good few days (bookended by some long drives!) for me to see a bit more of who the wider 24-7 family is. Continue reading

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Putting pins in the map

Welcomed/Challenged/Fed/Commissioned/Awakened/United

I can’t convey all the details of what I’m doing here, as it would take far too long. And I’m also unable to fully describe the feeling and atmosphere here, but I know I have friends and family that want to know how and what I’m doing, so these are the snippets that will hopefully give a fair impression. Continue reading

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