"Red Moon Rising by Pete Greig and Dave Roberts shows the fascinating history behind the 24/7 Prayer Movement. A night of prayer for the nations leads to a vision of an army of young people awaiting orders. A youth pastor cries and wrestles with God’s silence when prayer is all he has left. And the history of a tiny village in Germany holds the key to a movement that changes lives.
With this intriguing beginning, narrator Pete Greig shares the story of the radical movement that soon grew beyond his founding. Central to 24/7 is the prayer room, a small room set apart for prayer, whether written or drawn, spoken aloud or in the heart. Modeling the historic Moravians of Hernnhut, who set prayer “watches” and prayed nonstop for 100 years, Greig planned for his church in Chichester, England, to pray 24 hours a day in the prayer room for an entire month. Time slots were quickly filled and when the month was over, no one wanted to stop. The concept quickly spread to other cities, and then internationally.
"Brimming with prayers and anecdotes, Red Moon Rising presents extreme concepts in ways adults can understand and young people will enjoy. The narrative drags a bit at times in comparison to fast-paced portions, but each chapter is broken up in small sections for easy reading. As the movement stretches beyond denominational barriers, you may not agree with every method used, but keep reading. Your prayer life will be challenged as never before." -- Katie Hart, Christian Book Previews.com
An extraordinary story about the adventure of faith and the power of persevering prayer…
On a summer’s day in 1727 a community of Moravians started praying and didn’t stop for more than 100 years. Throughout history God has mobilised such movements and moments of 24/7 prayer – from the Upper Room of Pentecost to Azusa Street in Los Angeles, through ancient Celtic saints and extraordinary characters like Alexander the Sleepless.
This is the story of a movement of the Spirit in our time, a move as ancient as it is modern.
As young people desert the church and AIDS orphans Africa, a new generation is learning to pray and obey like never before. From Communist China to Washington DC and from the ranks of the Salvation Army to anarchic German punks, the 24-7 Prayer movement has been interceding continually, night and day, since 1999 in more than fifty countries. This is their extraordinary story; an honest account of pain and perseverance alongside pioneering mission and miraculous answers to prayer.
“I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night…” (Isaiah 62:6)