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Mike Bickle Reveals Prayer Strategies at IHOPKC’s OneThing Conference.


crowd shot of One Thing conference
Over 30,000 people from 100 countries met in Kansas City for the International House of Prayer Conference. (K.M. Photography)

Over 30,000 people from 100 countries gathered in Kansas City for the One Thing Conference hosted by the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in late December. The conference was also the launch of the first annual summit of the major leaders in the missions, prayer and Bible translation movements and a partnership with the Seed Company of Wycliff Bible Translators. “We want to see the Gospel preached and 24/7 worship and prayer in every tribe and tongue,” Mike Bickle, founder of the International House of Prayer said in the opening session.

Bickle added, “We’re believing for 10,000 prayer chains or prayer ministries across the earth. We’re hosting the first meeting bringing together the movements in church planting, missions, prayer and Bible translation. There’s one movement in God’s heart and some people think a call to prayer and fasting is a call to isolation and disengage. The missions movement needs the prayer movement and the local church needs to be filled with the glory of God.”

Over 500 leaders from around the world met for the first OneThing Leadership Summit. “We sent letters to 200 leaders inviting them to this summit six weeks ago,” says Daniel Lim, CEO of the International House of Prayer. “Over 80 percent of the leaders we invited said ‘yes.’ This is such a unique meeting because we have a common urgency that we need to pray.”

Mark Anderson, president of Youth With a Mission called the summit historic. “We are in a time right now where we are launching a new expression of missions and prayer.” Johannes Hartl, a House of Prayer leader in Europe and theologian, is hosting a conference in Europe on Friday that will attract up to 4,000 people. Hartl founded 50 Houses of Prayer in Europe. “Today’s meeting was mind-blowing and overwhelming,” he said. “I saw great unity and humility with all of the leaders. I’m also surprised at how far the prayer movement has come.” The IHOP conference in Europe will be broadcast on BibleTV.

IHOP leaders unveiled the results of a survey at the summit that revealed houses of prayer are in 18 nations on 6 continents. The main proponents of prayer are millenials with over 60 percent of the participants under the age of 35. Over 30 percent of the houses of prayers have 40 hours a week of corporate prayer.

Leaders at the summit also pledged to pray for over 300 languages that still need to be translated by Wycliff’s Seed Company. “Something historic that has never happened before is happening before our very eyes with the prayer movement joining hands with the Bible translation movement,” says Roy Peterson, CEO of The Seed Company.

“There are over 6,000 Wycliff Bible translators who go to places no one wants to, they are hated by locals and unsung heroes of the Body of Christ,” says Bickle. “They work 8 to 10 hours a day writing and translating the Bible.” Brian Kim, director of the Luke 18 project at IHOP added that 4 billion people had no Bible. “This is the ultimate injustice.”

Bickle sees the IHOP movement as a catalyst for missions, evangelism and Bible translation. “We’re just hosting the dialogue and providing the platform for new relationships, new ideas and new plans every year in Kansas City,” he said. “The prayer movement is the banner for all of these over movements.”

The IHOP movement has dramatically expanded in a city famous for its Prayer Mountain – Seoul, Korea. “We’ve been in Seoul for four years,” says Hojong Boaz Pank, leader of the House of Prayer in Korea. “We over 100 churches involved with 112 full-time and part-time staff. I came here in 2011 with my whole family – including my mother-in-law – from Seoul to receive training. Today’s meeting (with summit leaders) was very strategic and I’m expecting some great things to come.”


Leilani Haywood is the editor of Spirit Led Woman and frequent contributor to Charisma. Leilani is a Kansas City, Mo.-based award-winning writer and columnist. She has been published in the Kansas City Star, Metro Voice and other publications. Follow her on Twitter @leilanihaywood.

{ Day 1 }.

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16

No one can come face-to-face with what God is like and ever be the same. Seeing the truth about His personality touches the depths of our emotions, which leads us to spiritual wholeness and maturity.


Lord, there is nothing I want more than to experience a growing, ever more intimate relationship with You. Let me see You as You are so that I may be transformed in my own life and walk with You. Amen.

Beholding the glory of who He is and
what He has done renews our minds,
strengthens us, and transforms us.


{ Day 363 }.

He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:2-4

Take the posture of being learners rather than experts in the ministry of the Spirit. There really aren’t that many of our generation who have gone before us in some of these things. We must continue to become like little children before our heavenly Father, the Lord Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. We must be more confident in their ability to teach and lead than in our ability to learn and follow. Fortunately, their commitment to us is stronger than ours is to them. And this reality is truly the source of our strength. Be gracious, kind, and patient with differences in perspectives within the community of believers and various streams of the body of Christ. If God is the true source of a move of the Holy Spirit, then He is well able to act independently of our judgments and criticisms to defend His honor. He will raise up creditable witnesses and advocates.


Father, I have so much to learn about You. If I spend each waking day of my life in Your presence, I will still have so much more to learn about Your work, Your love, and Your purposes for my life. Make me a learner, dear Father.

We don’t have to prove to anyone that
something is of God if it really is!


{ Day 360 }.

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God‘s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. —Romans 12:11-13

Faithfulness. We must become involved in personal prayer ministry knowing that it will call for perseverance on our part. We will often have to pray more than one time for the same people with the same needs. We mustn’t become intimidated by apparent failure. We also need to remember the truth that if we are faithful in little, then God will give us more with which to work. The anointing of the Spirit grows stronger upon us as we put into practice what we have learned. Commit yourself to praying for hundreds of people for the rest of your life and see what God will do.


Above all things, dear Father, I want to be counted faithful to You. Cause me to be faithful in my intercession before You for the souls of others.

Commit yourself to praying for hundreds of
people for the rest of your life and
see what God will do.


{ Day 358 }.

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. —Ephesians 2:6-7

Kindness. We will often be praying for people whose lives have been wrecked by sin. Many haven’t been taught social skills, and they have unlovely characteristics about them. Many have embraced wrong teachings and even are oppressed by demons. We must be braced to gracefully absorb some of their immaturity and deal kindly with their deception. We must overcome evil with good and be kind to those who are unkind to us. This honors the Lord and gives them the best chance to get His help.


Make me a kind person, Spirit. Let me express the kindness of our loving heavenly Father. Help me to overcome the evil around and in me with the response of spiritual kindness.

We must overcome evil with good and
be kind to those who are unkind to us.


{ Day 354 }.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. —Galatians 5:22-23

The various aspects of the fruit of the Spirit are important to consider as we allow the Holy Spirit to move us out to personally minister to others. Today’s devotional and the following eight daily devotional lessons will consider how each fruit of the Spirit applies to the prayer ministry of Spirit-filled individuals.

Love. Love can be viewed as the overarching characteristic from which the other aspects of the fruit of the Spirit flow. Really, the fruit of the Spirit is nothing less than the character of Jesus Christ being manifested in and through believers. As we pray for others, we must view ourselves as servants and not heroes. As we pray for others, we should be conscious that it’s much more their moment than ours. A spirit of love will help keep this in view.


Father, I know that love must begin, flow through, and permeate my entire life. Give me a spirit of love like Yours.

The spirit of servanthood is the most
outstanding sign of true love.


{ Day 353 }.

You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. —Psalm 16:11

Some people seem to be more susceptible to the occurrence of outward manifestations. Other people seem less susceptible. Still other people have various kinds of barriers that hinder the flow of the Spirit into and through their lives. Bring the burden of possible barriers honestly to the Lord in prayer and trust Him to reveal if there are any. This is an easy prayer for God to answer! Once you have done this, don’t become too introspective about the issue—it may be that you will not experience much of the outward manifestations or phenomena. This does not mean that you haven’t received from the Holy Spirit. Many people have reported having much fruit and power of the Spirit being released through their lives after “soaking” in the presence of God in renewal settings without having any outward awareness that they were being filled up. It is not the outward effects of spiritual renewal that we must focus upon or draw attention to, but rather the inner transformation of our souls into the likeness of Jesus.


Remove the barriers, dear Spirit, that hinder the flow of Your presence into my life. Allow me to “soak in Your presence” and to be transformed by Your ministry that I become more like Christ in all my ways.

Bring the burden of possible barriers honestly
to the Lord in prayer and trust Him
to reveal if there are any.


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