Truck By Day, Fire By Night
"So we were thinking, if you're already doing 17 hours of prayer a day in the truck, why not just add another 7 hours and pray through the night?"
I was chatting with Andrew and Kristen, team leaders of MoveIn Hamilton. We've been buddies for a while, loving on and praying for and with one another.
"30 days is a long time. If you think you can do it..." (ah, to be so young and energetic, I thought).
When Hammerhop (the other House of Prayer in town) heard that MoveIn wanted to do 30 Nights of Fire, they didn't hesitate, and marshalled their resources as well.
MoveIn, Hammerhop, and GOHOP, working together. One of the beautiful things about what God is doing in Hamilton, is building collaborations built on friendship, mutual respect, and shared vision.
So for the last month, with the exception of a Sabbath night every Saturday night/Sunday morning, there has been 24/7 worship and prayer for Hamilton.
30 Nights of Fire at the True City Office.
And then, at 7 am, the baton was handed to the Prayer Truck
Then at midnight, back to the night watch team again!
"I found it to be an amazing complement," said Laurie, who frequented both Truck and 30 Nights of Fire. Get filled up at night in His presence, just worshipping Him, and pouring it out in the Truck by day, bringing His presence to the neighbourhood.
I arrived at 6 am this morning, to catch the tail end of the last shift of the 30 Nights of Fire. They were singing, dancing, praying and proclaiming over the city. Praying through the night is difficult. Praying through 30 nights in a row is miraculous!
"Thank you all for your sacrificial service," I had an opportunity to share with them, right at the end. "In prayer rooms like these, behind closed doors, we build invisible things. But there is a river that makes glad the city of God. The Lord Most High is in the midst of her, and she will not fail. God will be with her at the break of day!"
Tonight we finishing up the Prayer Truck with a Barbecue at 7, at the truck. We will feast together, enjoy each other, and enjoy God's goodness in our midst. 30 days of night and day prayer for the city. Several salvations, many hearings. Countless divine appointments. Lives changed. We have much to celebrate!