24-7 Prayer has a vision to create a Motherhouse to provide a Hub for the 24-7 Prayer Movement, a Home for the global network of 24-7 Communities (including the Order of the Mustard Seed), and a local House of Prayer, Mission and Justice.
24-7 Prayer’s inspiration is Herrnhut, the village in Saxony, built on Count Zinzendorf’s estate, that became the epicentre of the Moravian 100-year prayer meeting, and from which the Great Missions Movement of the Reformation was launched.
Phase one is the establishment of the Seed Community, which will be a House of Prayer based on the Waverley Abbey Estate. Waverley Abbey Estate is the home of CWR, which was founded by Selwyn Hughes 55 years ago. It has a global legacy of teaching people to pray the Scriptures through its resource Every Day with Jesus. CWR has kindly made room on the Estate for 24-7 to begin to outwork their vision, and Jill & Kirk Weber have just moved onto the Estate where Jill will be leading the Seed Community.
The Seed Community will host onsite and online prayer and run a number of onsite and online retreats, prayer sessions, courses, and internships.
Picnic & Pray! Sundays in September and October at 1pm
Come to the ruins of Waverley Abbey, picnic with friends and House of Prayer enthusiasts, and pray! Every Sunday at 1pm. Places are restricted to 30 participants separated into groups of 6, so to reserve a space please sign up here.
Waverley Prayer Room
We are very excited to announce the launch of the Waverley Abbey Prayer Room at Waverley Abbey House! This is a collaborative project between Waverley Abbey, 24-7 Prayer and The Seed Community. You can sign up here to pray between 10 am – 5 pm weekdays.
Social distancing guidelines will be in place.
Internship – Exploring the Ancient Paths: October – May
An 8-month part-time internship (about 6 hours a week) designed to equip disciples of Jesus to love God and love their neighbours, by drawing from the riches of historic and contemporary monastic prayer communities. In this experimental and practice-based learning community, you will explore a variety of topics, including prayer, hospitality, and justice. For now, the internship will be on Zoom. However, as social distancing eases, it should be possible to learn together onsite. For more information and to register go to this link.
Course – Pursuing God’s Will – Saturdays in November @ 9 am
Is there a trustworthy process that enables Christians to actively seek God’s will, direction and voice in decisions we are making? This 4 week Biblical and practical course will explore the habit and practice of discernment, individually, in community, for leadership teams, and for couples.
For more information and to register click here.
Retreat – Soulspace @ Home – Saturday 17th October, 9 am – 12:30 pm
SoulSpace mini-retreats provide a contemplative space to still and quiet our souls. Rest in and encounter God through biblical meditation, small group spiritual direction, silence, and nature. In this unique season 24-7 Prayer will be offering Soulspace @ Home Retreats. Click here to register.
When our community was founded in 2006/7 (originally as Guildford Boiler Room and later Emmaus Rd Church), one of its foundational visions was to be a ‘House of Prayer to all nations’. Therefore we are so excited, that as a church which was born out of the 24-7 Prayer movement, we are partnering with the newly formed Seed Community and encourage you to get involved!