North American Prayer Summit Draws Three Nations Together
For the past six years, prayer leaders from the United States, Canada, and Mexico have met together in love and unity to hear from God and intercede for their nations. The most recent summit was held September 27-30, 2011, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the site of the oldest state capitol in the United States, and significantly, also the capitol with the highest elevation.
Each of the three days focused on hearing from and interceding for one of the three nations represented. In a spirit of cooperation, repentance, forgiveness, reconciliation and great love, the delegates heard how God is moving in the midst of each nation, along the borders, within the government, in the churches and through movements of prayer. Prayer leaders committed to stand with and by one another in prayer.Strategic Focus on Children and Youth
Of great significance was a continual revelation about the training up of children and youth as intercessors, church planters, worshippers, etc. in nations experiencing intense persecution such as India, Indonesia, and Mexico.
The 4-14 Window (4to14window.com
) focused on the demographic group from four to fourteen years old, representing the age at which children are most open and receptive to every form of spiritual and developmental input. This window gives a powerful opportunity to transform the world as God radically changes the way the church views the strategic importance of children and youth in His Kingdom. Delegates prayed for the next generations, and for increased resources and awareness among the three nations toward more intentionality in training children in prayer.
Global Prayer Movement in 2012
Delegates were also invited to the World Prayer Assembly (wpa2012.org) that will take place May 14-18, 2012, in Jakarta, Indonesia, with representatives from perhaps every nation in the world. Indonesian and South Korean pastors and prayer leaders will co-host this historic prayer gathering. The focus will be to bring together prayer leaders, intercessors, church and marketplace leaders, children, and youth to accelerate the development of an ongoing, interactive global prayer movement towards the fulfillment of Habakkuk 2:14.
—KIM BUTTS is the co-founder of Harvest Prayer Ministries.