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Red Moon Rising: How 24-7 Prayer Is Awakening a Generation

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  1,085 ratings  ·  101 reviews
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

Paperback, 196 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Relevant Books
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May 04, 2008 rated it liked it
I ordered this book somewhat by accident - amazon recommended it to me and I put it in my cart to get to my "free shipping" requirement. I remember opening it in a coffee shop in Amherst and the first page had a quote from U2's Electrical Storm, which intrigued me. A book about prayer that quoted U2?

The book opened my eyes to how big God is and how he uses ordinary people. It opened my eyes to a whole different way of living for God that I had never heard of in my quiet suburban churches.

Aug 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to me by a 16 year old Irish boy. Easy to read. Adventure. Pray first-then wait and see what God brings about and go where He is working and leading. An Incredible Adventure. It re-Awakened the part of me that is hungering for an adventure. Sometimes we get stuck in a prayer module, type or style and it can feel very boring and rote. This really challenged me, got my intercessory gifting excited again.

How many times do we see it modeled in the Bible - 1. Pray first. 2. Wait to see
Apr 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I never wanted to finish this book. Only because it is so good and I wanted to absorb as much of it as I could. It has really challenged me to take another look at my prayer life. I need to change and pray more. It causes such stirrings in me.
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Life's cyclical nature is amusing. I read this book in 2007 and have recommended it over a hundred times since. I returned to it this year wondering if a decade of life changed my outlook; I am happy to report, it hasn't. However, I experienced the book differently this time. The first time I read it, I was swept away by the stories of answered prayer and the powerful experiences of the holy spirit. This time, however, I noticed the unanswered prayers, the long seasons spent in the wilderness, ...more
David Campton
Yet another of those books that everyone told me I 'must read' and consequently didn't... Whilst I wouldn't recommend it to others in the same way it is worth a read. Pete's attitude has always impressed, and the fact that they haven't tried to turn 24/7 into an Alpha-like Christian industry... There are a few bits of history within it that are a tad shaky (e.g. the suggested involvement of the Desert Fathers in the evangelization of Ireland) that makes me wary of citing this book as a secondary ...more
caroline filler
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
If prayer, the current state of religion and how movements are born this is a book for you. Love this book.
Aug 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Would that everyone interested in understanding the true heart of "emergent" believers read this instead of the McManus and co. tripe. Inspiring, true and relevant.
Jonny Hayes
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christianity, culture
This was incredibly sincere. The cover may be a bit too striking, but the Pete's story is gripping.
Break a bit out of what you think you know.

My favourite extract:
"Just as Jesus had spent his time at parties, among the crowds, engaging with the disreputable and apparently non-religious, so today he seems surprisingly comfortable among the crowds of party-goers, the non-religious pilgrims of our time. Prehaps he longs for us to vacate our buildings from time to time, to turn our temples into
dafydd walters
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Although very much a book by a Christian for Christians it shows how devotion,compassion and a sense of social justice can change lives, ripple outward and expand . It's youthful and hopeful and emphasises the power and simplicity of prayer in all its guises. It celebrates the creative, explores the many ways we can pray and will encourage us all to do that one amazing thing ...prayer to God.
Leslie Yong
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The adventure of Faith...The Power of Prayer. The story of 24-7 Prayer. Its a very interesting read on how the author receives the vision and how God open doors for their willingness of heart to follow Gods open door.
Very encouraging and deeper understanding of how Gods plan & work at precise timing.
Jami Kitchel
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the best testimony's I have ever read.
Robin Peake
Fire-in-belly-lighting stuff.
My mind is popping with possibilities for a 24/7 prayer room in the estate we live
joyce a stevens
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Power of Prayers

This may be my calling in my senior years as I move to a new home. I pray that God will guide me.
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
unbelievably challeglnging and encouraging. A must-read for Christians to better grasp the power of prayer
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Inspirational - encouraging to read of the wonderful outreach that is still going on in the world to help and inspire others. A must read if even only to lift your spirit.
Rob Markley
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian
The flippant tone grated at times. Helped me get my head around the 24/7 prayer movement which I've heard of but never seen. Gave good spur towards prayer in my own church
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uplifting and contemporary.
Casey Taylor
Oct 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Stirring account of how a global prayer movement was birthed. But it could've been shorter.
Regine Koroma
Very inspiring! I have started to frequent a prayer room near me since reading this book.
Stanley Harder
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing review of what God is doing in our day and age. In light of the depressing news we see every day and the endless strife in politics, this is very welcome news!!
Ellen Wood
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very inspiring and interesting book about the 24/7 prayer movement!
Andy Groark
Jan 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Influenced me very strongly. Prayer changes things, I believe that... But while theres truth contained in the pages, where is a matter of faith. ...more
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such an inspiring read on a subject new to me.
Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
It tells a story using many stories from all over the world. The picture you get is of 24-7's miraculous, unintentional (to man) start over a 2-year period.
Mike Eccles
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
A fascinating insight into the spread of 24/7 Christian prayer centres around the world starting from a single prayer meeting in the South of England. An amazing on-going miraculous movement.
Jes McGrew
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely fell in love with this book! I read it when it first came out and God used it to inspire, challenge, excite and grow my life of intercession/prayer! I need to reread it again.
Tucker A. Lewis
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ive read it twice. It challenged me both times. Motivated me to start a prayer room. Ill read it again next year ...more
Kate Atkinson
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian, favorites
The fascinating beginnings of the 24-7 prayer movement, an emotional read full of inspiring stories, gems of wisdom and a call to action.
Bethel Library
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love the open-arm approach of this ministry. Pray first, serve second. Expecting God to direct and empower everything that is worth doing. A timely read as Gurnee churches gather to pray for God to direct us in loving our own community. From the book's introduction:

This book is about a prayer movement; 24-7 is catalyzing intercession and mission all over the world, and anyone can join in. ... A nameless, faceless army meets God on its own in tiny prayer rooms from Alaska to Australia and emerges
Nov 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This book is worth the time it takes to chew through it. Every chapter leaves you challenged and empowered to meditate on and use the power of prayer. It's set up as a story following one man with one God-sized dream- to see the Church revive the century old practice of praying 24-7. He doubts his own abililites and the abilities of his fellow men, but once he takes that first step of faith, he sparks something not only to be seen by him but to be felt all over the world. It's beautiful, ...more
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Pete Greig is the bewildered founder of the 24-7 Prayer movement which has spread into more than half the nations on earth.

He is also the Senior Pastor of Emmaus Rd, Guildford, Ambassador for the NGO Tearfund, and an Associate Tutor at St Mellitus Theological College, London.

His latest book, How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People is a companion volume to The Prayer Course (

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