During the weekend of April 13-14, 2014, a worldwide call went out for children, youth, and families to unite in prayer and worship. Global Prayer and Praise is a collaborative worldwide initiative comprised of various organizations such as The International Prayer Council, Children in Prayer, Youth With A Mission, International House of Prayer in Kansas City, 4/14 Window Movement, Global Day of Worship, Transform World, The Call, Arise International, and numerous others who believe this is a God movement. The goal is to raise up a generation of children and youth who will pray strategically for their nations.
In a recent gathering in China, 500 key leaders from 24 provinces met to pray, worship, and commit to mobilizing children in prayer. One International Prayer Council leader writes that this movement of God is experiencing significant growth: “Thanks for praying. Our whole team just came back safely from mainland China. We had an extraordinary, powerful time. Breakthroughs after breakthroughs these few days, with quite a lot of both tears and laughter. . . . What the Father has been doing right now in China is really so far and deep beyond our expectations.”
In an historical gathering in Nepal on April 13, more than 2,200 children, youth, and parents gathered to worship and pray together. Leaders considered the open doors to be “miraculous.”
During the weekend of April 13–14, a 12-hour broadcast from the International House of Prayer in Kansas City involved some 20 different prayer movements and 39 countries in the first attempt to run a globally linked, Internet-driven effort to mobilize children and youth in prayer.
More initiatives are planned, with the hope that thousands, and potentially millions, will partner with a unified focus to release children to become Jesus worshipers. For more information, go to globalprayerandpraise.com.
(C) 2014 Prayer Connect magazine