The culture of enjoying prayer
has been changing, and a key figure in the interactive prayer room phenomenon is Nicki Carleton. Here is a snippet from her Blissful Ministries
Because we need miracles more than we need strategies
Because the world is a vacuum waiting to be filled
Because the MTV generation is lost in space
Because we’ve seen the end of the movie
Because this is not the dress rehearsal
Because the poor are getting poorer
Because we’re aliens in the world
Because we’re too sensible
Because boredom is sin
Because he’s worth it
When we run out of things to say that is when we really start to pray.
Not only is prayer beginning to be offered creatively, it is beginning to pop up like convenience stores. I recently passed a church that now occupies a former bank branch. Instead of drive through tellers, it offers drive through prayer from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM on Friday nights.
The award-winning 24-7 Shorts
is worth viewing, as well as how prayer is being employed in other nations.
Prayer as a Movement:
An introduction to 24-7 Prayer
Prayer as Community – Germany
Prayer as Creativity – USA
Prayer as Mission – Spain
Prayer as Justice – Mexico
Young people seem to be spearheading this 24/7 prayer movement. One book that can inform you and get you started in it is:
The 24-7 Prayer Manual, by Pete Greig and David Blackwell
Order a paperback copy of the book here.