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 next to JCPenney in the Concord Mall at 3701 S. Main Street Suite 1208 Elkhart, IN.
Can I just come in?
You are always welcome to come in and study, read, pray, receive prayer, even work on your laptop (we have free WIFI). We are open Mon – Wed from 8am-9pm, Thurs from 8am – 4pm, 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.