What feelings are evoked in you when you see a red moon?
Awe, fear, wonder, anxiety?
Joel 2:28-32 talks of a red moon in the last days:
I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke.
The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
God is carrying out His plans and purposes spoken of in Joel in our day.
Many of us were unaware that in September of 1999, IHOP (International House of Prayer) in Kansas City as well as groups of believers throughout Europe began to establish 24-7 rooms of prayer. Today there are over 100 groups in over 60 countries who are praying 24-7.
Ponder that fact for a moment, since 1999 believers worldwide have been engaging in 24-7 prayer . . . that’s the equivalent of:
- 13 years
- 4,745 days
- 113,880 hours
- 6,832,800 minutes
God is doing countless miraculous works of healing, rescuing, redeeming, restoring, and raising up of men and women to live out their callings and to walk in the power, strength, and might He has given us to be His ambassadors in these last days.
If you’re like me, you’ve heard the rumblings, you’ve caught snippets of the story, but you’re on the periphery of the 24-7 prayer movement, I encourage you to do two things.
1. Check out the below links:
24-7 Prayer International
- 24-7prayer.com international site
- 24-7 Prayer International Facebook
- 24-7 Prayer International Twitter
24-7 Prayer USA
Kansas City (KC) IHOP
2. Read Red Moon Rising: How 24-7 Prayer Is Awakening a Generation by Pete Greig and Dave Roberts.
In an interview, Pete shares how it all started:
We were inspired by the 18th century Moravians who prayed non-stop for 100 years in shifts and in the process rewrote history, converting John Wesley along the way. I knew that God was calling his church to pray and that ‘we were bad at it’. After a chance visit to Hernnhut, the German village in which the 100-year prayer meeting, I figured that if the Moravians could do a century of 24/7 prayer, we could at least try for a month in our church back home. – Christianbookpreviews interview
In Red Moon Rising, you will journey alongside Pete, his wife Samie, Dave and others as God plunges them into the adventure of living in abandon to obeying Him regardless of how risky or crazy it seems to us at them time. As a result of theirs and others obedience captives are being taken from warriors and plunder retrieved from the fierce and God’s dearly Beloved children (Is 49:25) are being saved.
No matter where you live, in some way you can join in the 24-7 prayer movement. How is God asking you to partake?