Prayer 7's is a calling that God placed on my heart one night, at the 7pm Evening Youth Service at All Saints, Palmerston North. I was not born and raised an Anglican, my family were Methodist, then I got "Born Again" when I was 16 years old and have come up through the Pentecostal Churches mostly, along with a season at the Presbyterian Church during the 2 years I attended the New Zealand Bible College in Palmerston North, a season at the Maori Mission Church in Wanganui 'Te Wai Puna'. God was training me in both cultural sensitivity and Intercessory Prayer. I tried Theology for about 6 months, that was long enough to get the idea I would rather live it than be academic about it. I have, learned all about the Saints as we went along, my passion for the Lord and for History helped. The thing about the saints is that these guys aren't Jesus, he was divine, they weren't. They were no better or worse than you and me. Like us they were redeemed sinners, but look what they achieved through Christ.
This website is originally aimed at youth, which includes the young at heart. Some of which at All Saints Youth Service were in their 80's, so all are very welcome.
Without a plan, many of us drift or don’t know where to begin or how to approach God. Here is a plan, a way to start, whether you pray the full seven times a day challenge, or take on possibly Morning, Midday and Evening Prayer. For morning try Lauds, Terce and Sext all together. None (3pm) on your lunch-break and Vespers, Compline and Matins all together one after the other before bed. Even only the primary Hours of Morning and Evening, putting God first and last in your day, is a good place to start. Whichever plan you adopt; pray with sincerity and expect to see God act in your life.
Psalm 119:164 states: "Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws" which is among the scriptural quotes in the attestation of Saint Symeon of Thessaloniki that commences "The times of prayer and the services are seven in number, like the number of gifts of the Spirit, since the holy prayers are from the Spirit.