Thank you for visiting Shekinah 24/7.
I had some serious doubts as to my sanity and whether or not I should even think about establishing a 24 hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week prayer center. In fact, I wondered if it wasn’t just fanciful thinking that I should organise an ecumenical group of volunteers (and a place) to pray. Just the over-whelming size of the task is daunting. I will admit, the moment I voiced the idea, thoughts starting plaguing and bombarding me with reasons why it couldn’t be done.
The next day, when I was searching for why I shouldn’t do it, I read Haggai 1: 4-8. And there’s the answer I didn’t want to receive:
Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin? Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways.”
“You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.” This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways.”
“Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build the house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honoured”, says the Lord.
So, I guess I have to stop procrastinating and make this 24/7 prayer room a reality. I thought about naming it the Prayer Closet, since Jesus (in teaching us how to prayer) tells us to go into our room, close the door and pray (Matthew 6:6), but the idea of Shekinah is much bigger than that. It’s about reviving all believers, irrespective of denominations. It’s about recreating the revival of Zinzendorf in Moravia in 1727 and the 100 years that followed that revival. It’s about the Wesley revival of the Methodist Church, and getting all of the denominations united in prayer for our country, for its leaders and for the needs of each man, woman and child in this country.
For more information about Zinzendorf, check out http://www.openheaven.com/library/history/zinzendorf.htm