The first element of the three‐fold vision is to establish a canopy of 24/7 prayer, praise and worship in the community. The first step is to find thirty churches who commit to pray one day per month every month (2nd Thursday, 3rd Friday, etc). Together, these churches will help establish 24/7 prayer and begin setting an atmosphere for God’s abiding presence in our churches and community. Each church is free to divide their 24‐hour day of prayer as they see fit (usually into 24 one‐hour segments or 48 30‐minute segments). Mid‐size churches can commit to one 24hr day once per week. Larger churches can cover full 24/7 prayer (168 1hr commitments, or 336 30‐minute commitments). Identifying a local church prayer coordinator to serve the pastor is an essential step in the process.
The committed pray‐ers can pray from home, with their families, workplace, local church prayer room, or city‐wide house of prayer. Each pray‐er is also encouraged to pray for one or two other families in the church in order to build community and follow Jesus together in prayer. Simple prayer tools can be developed to help the pray‐ers to know how to pray for an hour, praying Scripture, adding praise, or praying through prayer guides, etc.
Each local church is asked to pray first for their local congregation. The local church prayer coordinator has the responsibility to develop a prayer guide for the local church, working together with the pastor/elders. Second, the prayer coordinator sends/delivers the prayer guide from the 7 strategic teams in the community to the committed pray‐ers. Third, the prayer coordinator follows up with these pray‐ers to encourage, train/equip, connect and gather. Fourth, the prayer coordinator meets with the other 30 prayer coordinators/connector once a quarter (minimum) to connect, build trusted relationships, pray and learn together best practices from one another.