When charismatic minister Mike Bickle gathered 20 people to launch the International House of Prayer in Kansas City (IHOPKC) 15 years ago, he helped plant the seeds of a 24/7 prayer movement that exploded worldwide.
Since its humble beginnings in a storefront location at a former strip mall, IHOPKC has helped launch hundreds of prayer groups. Its web-streamed prayer room and initiatives like the Luke18 Project, a program that aims to train at least 10,000 young leaders to plant prayer furnaces in the hardest and darkest places in the world, help inspire the church to complete the task of world evangelization.
Nearly 1,000 staff intercessors serve at IHOPKC, the majority under 30. Most of those devote 50 hours a week to ministry and prayer at least four hours a day, six days a week. Several thousand students have completed three- or six-month internships or have taken classes at International House of Prayer University.
In addition, hundreds of church leaders, ministries and other groups visit the ministry's headquarters annually to learn how they can start or strengthen prayer groups in their local areas.
While no one maintains an accurate count of the number of full-time intercessors spanning the earth, Daniel Lim, IHOPKC's chief executive, is confident the amount numbers in the thousands.
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