It began with a vivid, unforgettable dream in 2003. In the dream there was a telephone conference call with thousands of people praying together and testifying of God’s greatness. It wasn’t until 2014 before this dream began to take on meaning. God placed a desire to have prayer calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, that would be accessible to people all over the world and in many different languages. With this vision, several daily prayer calls began, leading to the creation of 24/7 United Prayer Call during the 2018 worldwide 10 Days of Prayer. By God’s grace, the calls continued and there were up to 23 daily prayer calls across 6 continents using an app that not too many knew about back then, called Zoom. However, every hour was still not covered, so the prayers continued that God would fulfill this vision. It wasn’t clear how He would answer until COVID-19 struck, and a providential telephone call took place across the Atlantic Ocean. As the vision for this global prayer initiative was discussed, it was very evident that the Holy Spirit was leading. Unbeknownst to each other, both individuals had been praying for a chain of earnest praying believers that would encircle the world. On the heels of the conversation, many things fell into place in a very short time. It was apparent “that God had prepared the people, since the events took place so suddenly” (2 Chronicles 29:36). It was decided that the ministry would be renamed, and the prayer call leaders from around the world were invited to agonize and organize for this vision to be realized. And so it was, 24/7 United Prayer was launched in the summer of 2020.
Thanks to the pandemic, everyone now knows what Zoom is. Satan meant COVID-19 for evil “but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive” (Genesis 50:20). 24/7 United Prayer is definitely one of the best things to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic!
24/7 United Prayer operates in partnership with the Revival and Reformation prayer initiatives and under the endorsement of the General Conference Revival and Reformation Committee.