Summer is here… wow 2017 is flying by! I hope you are doing well. We are in full-on transition mode to the Raleigh-Durham area, along with my new role with Burn 24-7. By the end of the summer we expect to be settled into a new home and my new ministry work.
Have you heard about Awaken the Dawn? I wanted to take this newsletter and let you know about this amazing gathering happening on the National Mall in Washington DC October 6-9th.

There is going to be 50+ tents set up on the National Mall, with each state in the US hosting three days of non-stop worship & prayer simultaneously! Burn 24-7 is partnering with Awaken the Dawn to mobilize for this unprecedented event. I am personally serving as an Awaken the Dawn regional ambassador (our region includes NC, SC, GA, and FL). I am also helping mobilize the Burn 24-7 US tribe to help, AND I will be leading worship at the gathering too.

Following the three days in 50+ tents, there is going to be a united gathering on Columbus Day with the Call that will include worship, prayer, and outreach to the city of Washington DC. Hundreds of churches and ministries are working together towards this gathering. You can learn more and get involved at

More than a one-time event, we are praying for a new Jesus Movement in America! We believe this catalytic gathering is part of an ongoing awakening in our nation. Our vision for 2018 is that each state would set up a tent at its capital city and host a mini Awaken the Dawn (another reason God is relocating to the Raleigh area?).

Thank you so much for your prayers and support as we mobilize day & night worship & prayer across America. We are honored!

Matthew & Shepard Lilley
US National Director for Burn 24-7
Prayer Missionaries to North Carolina

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Prayer Points:

  • Transition to Raleigh-Durham. Pray for peace, provision, and joy throughout the process.
  • Prepare Conference. Matthew will be leading worship at the Prepare Worship Conference in Washington, NC July 20-21.
  • Burn 24-7 Global Summit. Taking the whole family to Pittsburgh, PA July 24-30
  • Partnership Team. Praise God for six new individuals and families joining our partnership team!


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