According to Mike Bickle, in the 1980s, there were a few dozen groups organizing 24-hour-a-day prayer watches. There are now an estimated 20,000 groups pursuing some expression of 24-7 prayer. Something miraculous is happening! There is a groundswell of prayer throughout the earth.
The term "movement" has become another Christian buzzword, but the prayer movement is a true movement. There is no central organization or single leader. It is a genuine work of the Holy Spirit in our generation. It spans cultures, streams, denominations and nations. It is so widespread that it is even hard to track all that is happening.