OUR STORY

You may have at some point heard of, if not seen, what is known as The Great Tapestry of Scotland. It is an incredible project – an artistic portrayal of the (hi)story of Scotland through the weaving together of panels that have been hand-stitched by residents of cities, towns and villages all across Scotland and was inspired by the beloved Scottish story-teller Alexander McCall Smith.

Storytelling has been a central aspect of community throughout the history of the Celtic peoples, taking a role in many parts of society such as community decision making and community cohesion, not just in history keeping and entertainment.

The Seanachaidh (storyteller) would seek, through the telling of their stories, to weave the listeners together, to give the people a sense of who they were, where they came from.

This is our heart as 24-7 Prayer Scotland for this blog site, that as we tell the stories, your stories, of what God is doing through prayer across this land, we will be woven together, reminded of who we are, where we have come from, and Who it is all for and about.

Over recent years we have heard stories of healings of bodies and of hearts, restoration of relationships, life-transforming encounters with the tangible presence of Jesus. And most recently, we are hearing and seeing a deep stirring, a growing hunger in God’s people across the land, from ages 8 to 80, for prayer, for greater unity, to come back to the main Vision, to the simple yet powerful truths that have time and again awakened and set on fire the hearts of this nation, for Jesus Himself. As people are responding to this gentle, persistent drawing of Holy Spirit, stories are being written. Leonard Sweet says, “The future belongs to the storytellers and connectors” and we believe this to be true.

24-7 Prayer exists to ‘Revive the Church and Rewire Culture’ and we seek to do that largely through inspiration, equipping, resourcing and connecting – relationship-building. And we are convinced that one of the best gifts God has given us to inspire and to connect with one another is the gift of story. So this blog is our gift to you. We hope you enjoy it and even more, are set alight by it.

My prayer for Scotland is that Scotland would know again her identity as sons & daughters of God and that revelation would restore her courage and release her wild spirit, so that the nations of the world once again are touched and transformed by wildly abandoned Celtic lovers of God and of people.
Crystal Crystal
Crystal Crystal 24-7 Prayer Scotland
Crystal Cryer
24-7 Scotland Co-ordinator
Crystal Cryer originally hails from Oregon, the best state in the US, but now claims Scotland as home. She is the National Coordinator for 24-7 Prayer Scotland and loves being part of the wild, contagious and life-transforming movement that is 24-7 Prayer . She is also part of the Prayer Spaces in Schools Scotland team as well as the Central Church family in Edinburgh, where she is based. Crystal loves hospitality, cooking, talking about prayer, the history of Celtic Christianity, all things Nature, exploring new places and cultures, conversations over coffee (or a glass of red wine), reading and all things creative
My one big prayer for Scotland is that the church in Scotland will truly be loving God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength and loving their neighbour as themselves.
Ruth Greene
Ruth Greene 24-7 Prayer Scotland
Ruth Greene
Ruth lives in Orkney and works as a business development manager for Gogo Olive, a charity based in Zimbabwe. In Orkney, Ruth is involved in youth work in her local church and is apart of a team made up of individuals from a variety of churches who run a number of joint 24-7 prayer weeks through out the year. She loves to encourage others and running.
My home city of Glasgow's motto is 'Let Glasgow Flourish' but it's original full motto is 'Let Glasgow Flourish by the preaching of His word and the praising of His name'. My prayer is this will be the case for all of Scotland!
Andrew Rooney
Andrew Rooney lives in Bishopbriggs and is newly married to Steph. Andrew is currently training for ministry with the Church of Scotland & Steph is a pharmacist. Both were completely captivated by 'Red Moon Rising' & connected with Team Scotland at the 24-7 Eurogathering in Geneva 2016. Andrew loves sports (watching rather than playing!) and loves cinema and theatre.
My prayer is for every child and young person in Scotland to have the opportunity to visit a Prayer Space.
Debbie Meehan
Debbie Meehan Prayer Spaces in Schools
Debbie Meehan
Debbie Meehan lives in Ayr with her husband, Steve, and they have three grown-up sons. She is a secondary-school Maths teacher (the best subject) and she leads the Prayer Spaces in Schools Scotland team. Her life was totally hijacked by God in the "prayer room in the dining room" in 2009 and she has loved being part of the family of the 24-7 Prayer movement since then! Debbie loves laughing, reading, walking, swimming and blethering with friends over coffee and avoiding housework.