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24/7 Worship & Prayer

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24/7 Worship and Prayer here for 100 years – click to see 9 minute video

24/7 Worship & Prayer

Two invitations:

This is my invitation for you to be included in our informal group of people committed to giving at least:

(1) one hour a day to worship and prayer. You may be doing that anyway so you may like to be included in our praying friends’ group.

(2) one hour a week devoted to worship and prayer in addition to church services!

You can inform me on geoffwaugh2@gmail.com  I hope to eventually post numbers involved to inspire us all. I’ve found it helpful and inspiring to add a brief Bible quote in red biro in my diary each day for the last 50 years, from my daily reading and prayer.

I use Brisbane time in Australia so you can work out the Brisbane times from a Time Zone Converter, such as this link.

Those of you overseas may help to fill the 1-5 am times in Brisbane!

You could listen to worship music for that hour as you worship and pray. 
Here are beautiful background worship recordings:

INSTRUMENTAL

The Beauty of Hymns, Instrumental – 1 hour

Piano/Orchestra Hymns – 1 hour

Hymns, Instrumental – 2 hours

Popular Hymns and Bible Praises, Instrumental – 3 hours

Best Loved Hymns – Instrumental – 3.5 hours

Nearer my God to Thee – Andre Rieu (19 million views)

Amazing Grace – Andre Rieu (4.6 million views)

CHORAL

Hallelujah Chorus – international choirs

Messiah – over 2 hours (3 million views, Hallelujah at 1.35 hrs)

The Lord’s Prayer – Ardrea Bocelli & choir (7.5 million views)

The Lord’s Prayer – Only Boys Aloud

I Hear Thy Welcome Voice – Only Boys Aloud (in Welsh, about 3 million views)

Crown Him with Many Crowns

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (over 1 million views)

And Can it Be (Charles Wesley) – Songs of Praise (about 3 million views)

Christ the Lord is Risen Today (Charles Wesley)

Joy to the World

Gloria – Angels from the Realms of Glory (26 million views)

Albert Durer Praying Hands

Praying Hands  (Albert Durer)

Bible Prayers

Here a few of my favourite Bible Prayers – you can pray as you read.

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
(Matthew 6:9-13)

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness,
The power and the glory,
The victory and the majesty;
For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours;
Yours is the kingdom, O Lord,
And You are exalted as head over all.
Both riches and honor come from You,
And You reign over all.
In Your hand is power and might;
In Your hand it is to make great
And to give strength to all.

Now therefore, our God,
We thank You
And praise Your glorious name.
(1 Chronicles 29:11-13)

Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me.
Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight—
That You may be found just [a]when You speak,
And blameless when You judge.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.

14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.
(Psalm 51:1-17)

Moravian Revival

Here is part of the story of the Moravian Revival from the first issue of the Renewal Journal (available as PDF, eBook and Paperback):

At Herrnhut, Zinzendorf visited all the adult members of the deeply divided community. He drew up a covenant calling upon them ‘to seek out and emphasize the points in which they agreed’ rather than stressing their differences. On 12 May 1727 they all signed an agreement to dedicate their lives, as he dedicated his, to the service of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Moravian revival of 1727 was thus preceded and then sustained by extraordinary praying. A spirit of grace, unity and supplications grew among them.

On 16 July the Count poured out his soul in a prayer accompanied with a flood of tears. This prayer produced an extraordinary effect. The whole community began praying as never before.

On 22 July many of the community covenanted together on their own accord to meet often to pour out their hearts in prayer and hymns.

On 5 August the Count spent the whole night in prayer with about twelve or fourteen others following a large meeting for prayer at midnight where great emotion prevailed.

On Sunday, 10 August, Pastor Rothe, while leading the service at Herrnhut, was overwhelmed by the power of the Lord about noon. He sank down into the dust before God. So did the whole congregation. They continued till midnight in prayer and singing, weeping and praying.

On Wednesday, 13 August, the Holy Spirit was poured out on them all. Their prayers were answered in ways far beyond anyone’s expectations. Many of them decided to set aside certain times for continued earnest prayer.

On 26 August, twenty-four men and twenty-four women covenanted together to continue praying in intervals of one hour each, day and night, each hour allocated by lots to different people.

On 27 August, this new regulation began. Others joined the intercessors and the number involved increased to seventy-seven. They all carefully observed the hour which had been appointed for them. The intercessors had a weekly meeting where prayer needs were given to them.

The children, also touched powerfully by God, began a similar plan among themselves. Those who heard their infant supplications were deeply moved. The children’s prayers and supplications had a powerful effect on the whole community.

That astonishing prayer meeting beginning in 1727 went on for one hundred years. It was unique. Known as the Hourly Intercession, it involved relays of men and women in prayer without ceasing made to God. That prayer also led to action, especially evangelism. More than one hundred missionaries left that village community in the next twenty-five years, all constantly supported in prayer.

Here are more links about the Moravian Revival:

Renewal Journal 1: Revival  PDF

PDF Books and Journals are also on the Main Page
Renewal Journal 1: Revival includes this article

Renewal Journal 1:  Revival

Renewal Journal 1: Revival

Reproduction is welcomed.

Available in book form (republished 2011)
Renewal Journal 1: Revival

Renewal Journal 1 article: Power from on High

The story of the Moravian Revival

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This story is also a chapter in Great Revival Stories

Great Revival Stories – PDF

Great Revival Stories eBook – Amazon

 

THE SPIRIT OF THE MORAVIANS – VIDEO

Photo Album – Herrnhut and Berthelsdorf: Visiting the Moravian Revival locations.


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