Prayer Storm is a movement of worship, prayer and fasting which exists to provoke a spiritual awakening by raising an army of praying warriors. We gather people together around divine encounters and equip them to be increasingly fervent and strategic in prayer.
We have a vision for the mass mobilisation of a prayer army who are consecrated to a lifestyle of prayer because they are so gripped with the conviction that only a revival of prayer in the church can revive the heart of a nation. As a result many come to Prayer Storm with distractions and addictions and leave re-fired with a new focus to take awakening prayer back to their churches.
The Story So Far
While the ministry was officially birthed while I was working as Prayer Coordinator at The Message Trust in Manchester in May 2009, the spark first happened at an American youth gathering called The Ramp. I had a divine encounter which totally transformed my heart for prayer. Seeing other young people come alive to God through prayer woke me up in a radical way. Now I’m convinced that not only is prayer caught more than taught but you only realise you are asleep when God uses someone to wake you up. This is why we desire to awaken a generation to the reality of God. Another pivotal moment occurred at The Call, where over seventy thousand young adults gathered to fast and pray together, here God spoke to me to “mobilise like this in the UK.” In obedience we started a small prayer meeting and since that day me, our team, and all of our partners have dedicated ourselves to seeing a mass movement of fasting and prayer. We’re continually amazed at what God has done so far and hope you will join this growing army.
“Across the world through every generation, radical youth prayer has birthed and maintained every true move of God. Prayer Storm is more than important!” – Andy Hawthorne, The Message Trust, UK
“Prayer Storm is a gathering of awakened people who understand there is no shortcut to revival. Prayer causes awakening. There is no other way” – Karen Wheaton, The Ramp, USA
What We Do
Convinced that the message of prayer will precede a great revival, just as John the Baptist preceded Jesus; we seek to spread awakening prayer in four main ways. Firstly, through regular events in Manchester like the Gathering, Boot Camp, Furnace, and Night Watch, we gather people together for life changing God encounters. Secondly, through preaching across the nation, igniting hearts through the Prayer Storm Music, and our annual Awakening tours, we spread the message of prayer and fasting across the UK churches. Thirdly, utilising modern media outlets, like our weekly TBN program, Prayer Strom TV, and social media, we hope to capture the hearts of a younger generation for God. Lastly, through our resources we seek to achieve the ultimate goal of inspiring and assisting people to start their own prayer meetings right where they are.
The vision of Prayer Storm is to get Christians praying. We believe that the local church is the greatest vehicle for achieving this and also that prayer is the life blood of a healthy church. As a result, we intentionally develop strategic relationships with churches and ministries in order to enrich the prayer lives of Gods people and advance the kingdom of God.
Practically this means that we regularly prayer for our church partners, develop prayer material for local churches, offer prayer bespoke workshops and training, foster relationships with the pastors and prayer co-ordinators, and prioritise the invitations we get for our partners. We also appreciate that our partners give financially into the vision of Prayer Storm and help rally people to our annual prayer Gathering events where their people can catch a heart for prayer.
If you would like more information about church partnership, think your church might be interested in partnership, or would like to become a partner, please contact our Director of ministries Rob Sharp [email protected]
How You Can Get Involved
Prayer Storm is only made possible by the generosity of so many people who give into the cause with their time, resources, and money; but most importantly by joining in their prayers, faith, and heart with ours. People often ask how they can get involved and there are numerous ways to join in with our growing community. Whether it is attending, volunteering or inviting people to events, giving as a one off or a regular partner, joining us in praying or simply sharing something on Facebook to get the message out, we recognise this is a mission bigger than a couple of individuals and appreciate all who get involved.