International House of Prayer Celebrates 20 Years of 24/7 Prayer with Worship
Prayer room is live-streamed on the IHOPKC website
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:00 PM | Category:General Artist Tags: Source: Staff Reports JP
We're living in a time when worship music is having major influence, and much of that worship music is being born out of specific churches and ministries and expanding to reach the world. The International House of Prayer (IHOPKC), one of the most impactful worship movements today, is celebrating 20 years of day and night prayer with worship. IHOPKC's prayer room began in Kansas City, MO on May 7, 1999 and expanded to 24 hours a day, seven days a week on September 19, 1999.
IHOPKC draws inspiration from biblical accounts of prayer with worship: the Tabernacle of David, where King David employed singers and musicians in the work of ministering to God and leading the people in praise of God, and the throne room described in Revelation 4-5 where God is worshipped day and night as the prayers of the saints rise to His throne like incense.
IHOPKC prayer meetings are led by live worship teams in the Global Prayer Room. Many of these singers, musicians and intercessors embrace a ministry as missionaries and serve in the prayer room as their full-time occupation. Many others who have other primary occupations but are members of the spiritual community also fill the room and keep the fire of prayer and worship burning day and night, as the teams lead corporate prayer and worship from the platform.
Several well-known worship leaders have had their start at the International House of Prayer. Kristine DeMarco of JesusCulture and William Matthews formerly of Bethel Music were singers at IHOPKC in their early days. Cory Asbury, who penned "Reckless Love," and Matt Gilman of Influence Music both spent several years as primary worship leaders in IHOPKC's prayer room before their transition into new endeavors in worship music.
Misty Edwards was pivotal in the founding of IHOPKC and her songs have impacted many across the world. The music of Laura Hackett Park is starting to connect with audiences within IHOPKC's sphere of influence and beyond. She has worked with beloved CCM producer Brown Bannister on her most recent album, Love Will Have Its Day, performed at this year's Worship On The Rocks, and has a brand new album set to release soon.
To connect more with the worship of IHOPKC, you can check out Unceasing, a subscription-based streaming service where you can access a growing, curated library of the best spontaneous moments of worship and prayer captured live in the Global Prayer Room. The prayer room is live web-streamed for free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the IHOPKC website. The next album featuring IHOPKC worship leaders includes moments from Onething 2018, IHOPKC's annual young adult conference and the last one IHOPKC will host for a few years. You can access that album through the Unceasing website on September 19, 2019. Check out a sneak preview here, and click here for more on the history of IHOPKC.