Why a House of Prayer?
Mark 11.17 says, “Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer?” Jesus said that His house would be called and characterized by being a house of prayer for all nations and that is our desire. We can go to fast food restaurants, gas stations and grocery stores 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but the typical church in America is closed the majority of the time. It is critical in these days that God’s people humble themselves and cry out day and night in unified prayer so that the name of Jesus Christ can be heard throughout the earth! The Eternal House of Prayer is coming forth and it will fill the entire earth with the Glory of God before Jesus returns!
When are there teams?
Central to Voice Ministries, The House of Prayer-Michiana is a place for people to come and seek the Lord and soak in His presence. Check out the IHOP-M calendar for the latest schedule of worship and prayer teams. During the time we don’t have a team on stage, we stream a live feed from the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, which has been going 24/7/365 since September of 1999!
What is Harp & Bowl?
Psalm 27:4 – “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”
Revelation 5:8 – “Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.”
Revelation 4:8 – “Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “’Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.”
At IHOP-M, the Harp & Bowl model of worship is based upon these scriptures. These verses clearly show us that music (harp) and prayer (bowls of incense) are key components of worship in the heavenly realm that is continually occurring day & night without ceasing. Our goal is to see God exalted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through music and prayer in the spirit of the Tabernacle of David. This is facilitated by using three simple formats as a runway to worshipping God in Spirit and Truth (John 4:23-24 – “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”).
We will always aim to maintain that the testimony of Jesus is at the center of IHOP-M. Therefore, the 3 formats used within the model are prophetic in nature (Rev. 19:10 – “Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”)
The intent is to encourage teams to be led by the Holy Spirit. It’s important to remember that if the Harp & Bowl model serves as a runway, then the destination is the connection with God through the Holy Spirit. This model has been proven as a reliable method for enjoyable, sustainable, worship and prayer as well as encouraging unity in the Body of Christ.
Where are we located?
IHOP-Michiana is located at the Camp — 58247 Crossview Lane, Osceola, IN 46561.
Can I just come in?
You are always welcome to come in and study, read, pray, receive prayer, even work on your laptop. We are open Mon, Wed from 8am-9pm, Tues, Thurs from 8am – 7pm, Fri from 8am – 9pm. Currently closed on Saturdays.
Welcome Packet for New Team Members
If you are a new team member or just want more detailed information on IHOP-Michiana, download this free PDF Welcome Packet >> Welcome Packet 2016. You can also download the three MP3 examples of the worship formats we use here >> Worship Formats.
Voice’s Vision: A Frontline Kingdom Culture united in one voice and one heart to prepare and equip a people for the triumphal return of Jesus Christ through loving Him and loving one another. Mark 16:15 / John 17:22-23 / Eph. 4:11-1 / 1Thes. 4:16-18 / Mark 12: 29-31
The Vision, Function, Purpose, and Role for Watchmen Intercessors
Vision: It is a desire to have a called Watchmen Intercessor assigned by the Lord to cover every hour that the IHOP-M is open to the public. The hours we are open to pray is called “Our Wall of Prayer.” We hope it is part of your vision to be a part of the Watchmen Intercessors Wall of Intercession.
Function: Based on Isaiah 62, the Watchmen are God-appointed people who intercede day and night by praying God’s heart through Scripture and Revelation (through dreams, visions, words of knowledge and basis prophetic insight) to establish the Lord’s will on the earth. Gather together to pray at the weekly Watchmen Intercessor Prayer Meeting held on Thursdays from Noon to 2 pm in the IHOP-M. You can use the downloadable PDF of the Watchmen Intercessors Prayer Guide as a help to pray while you are in the IHOP-M. There are also IHOP-M Apostolic Prayer Sheets of Scripture as a guide to help you pray Scripture while in the House of Prayer.
Purpose: Position yourself as part of the Watchmen Intercessor Team to walk out your God-given function as a Watchman Intercessor and your God-given purpose in the House of Prayer. As you hear from the Lord, pray accordingly, and communicate what you have seen, heard and prayed to the Watchmen Director and other Watchmen Intercessors. You can pray for the Region, County, State and the Country as well as for Christians around the world.
Role: The Watchman Intercessor role is one of a servant. As you come to pray, always be ready to serve the community, other Watchmen Intercessors and members of the Worship Teams. Your role is also to maintain your commitment to the specific task from the Lord. Do your best to keep the time set apart to be in prayer so to honor the Lord as you honor one another. Your highest role is to promote unity and to express that unity through a posture of prayer, humility and love at all times.
It has been a great joy and privilege to lead the IHOP-M Watchmen Intercessors for nearly 15 years. We have spent countless hours collectively praying in The House of Prayer – Michiana. I am so blessed to see the faithful watchmen Intercessor come weekly to their regular time slot that the Lord had called them to come and pray. Through times of fasting and prayer, I see the fruit of their labors. I see the commitment of the Watchmen Intercessors who attend the Weekly Prayer Meeting that has been going weekly for nearly 15 years. This weekly prayer meeting is one of the longest running weekly prayer meetings in our region. Some of our current Watchmen Intercessors have been a part of that the entire time.
Over the years, there has been Watchmen Intercessors from many nations. We have prayed for the nations; prayed for presidents and other government leaders; prayed for our military and law enforcement; prayed for those in need of healing; prayed for the elderly and the young; prayed for so many of the schools around the entire region; prayed for the church leadership in the entire Michiana area. We have prayed many times for various needs of provision and miraculously, we have seen it come in…just in God’s time.
An invitation is extended to you. Won’t you come and pray at The House of Prayer – Michiana. Come and let the Lord lead you as to when to pray; how to pray and for whom you should pray for. Come and avail yourself for the Spirit of prayer to be poured out on you. Come and enter into the new places of prayer that you have not gone yet, in the Holy Spirit.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
May the Lord bless you as you come to pray,
Pastor Stan Dudka,
Director of the Watchmen Intercessors of IHOP-M