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7:14 - A multi-city, simultaneous, public prayer event

posted 23 Nov 2011, 09:04 by Matthew Key
On December 1st, at the start of Advent, more than 30 cities around the world will unite for an hour of prayer for their nations. And we will be gathering in Oxford too - so come along and join in this amazing worldwide prayer initative!
 

THE HOUR
7:14pm – 8:14pm

We will come from all over, all streams and all ages, carrying candles and lights of all kinds. There’ll be singing and silence, worship and witness, corporate acts and complete freedom.

A beautiful image of what the church is called to be. A visible sign of what the church is called to do.

Yet within that hour, EVERY CITY will be united at set points in simultaneous acts of corporate worship:
The Lord’s Prayer / Kneeling / Singing / Breaking Bread

Indeed our breaking bread together will be our greatest witness to hope.
Christ’s Broken Body for a broken world.

COMPLETE FREEDOM IS ENCOURAGED, BUT A POSSIBLE STRUCTURE FOR PRAYER IS BELOW. REMINDERS TWEETED ON THE NIGHT: @7_fourteen #7_fourteen

7.14 - 7.30: Justice
7.30 - 7.45: The Economy
7:45 - 8.00: Healing of lands
8.00 - 8.14: Revival
SIMULTANTEOUS ACTS OF CORPORATE WORSHIP:

7.14 - ALL lift voices and hands together in prayer
7.30 - ALL say The Lord's Prayer
7.45 - ALL sing 'How great is our God'
8.00 - ALL kneel for one minute in silence / ALL rise and break bread together
8.14 - ALL sing 'Amazing Grace' to finish

OXFORD, RISE UP! Let your light be seen!

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THE VISION

All over the world, nations are shaking. Politically, economically, socially, environmentally.
It’s a time of great challenge and change.
In the face of such need, we can often feel powerless, wondering what difference we can make.
At times such as these, God calls his people to pray.
This is such a time. This is such a call.

This is a call to cities. It’s a call to cities to pray for nations.

Not just inside, within four walls, behind closed doors.
But outside, publicly, in the heart of every city.

A visible statement of faith.

7:14 is a vision to see ALL of God’s people released and empowered to rise up and make a difference. To see the WHOLE Church, young and old, come together to pray for our nations and leaders.

No stage, no mics, no brands, no speaker. Just the people of God in one place at one time, with the healing of lands on our hearts.

The world is on the streets right now, rising up for change.
It's time the Church was too, proclaiming Jesus Christ is Lord!

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
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