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Several prayer initiatives contributed to the birth of the International
Prayer Council (e.g. The International Prayer Assembly for World Evangelization
in 1984 in Korea and the World Prayer Advisory Council). The International
Prayer Council came into being just after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Prayer leaders from around the world decided to form a new organization
that would connect prayer networks and ministries worldwide to focus
prayer on common global concerns.
At the end of 2002, almost 300 prayer network leaders from all 15
world regions gathered in Cape Town, South Africa to strategize how
prayer networks and ministries worldwide could become better connected
for focus on the fullness of God's purposes for the body of Christ.
They resolved to work together for the glory of Jesus Christ and the
healing and transformation of the nations.
2. THE VISION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRAYER COUNCIL
"Compelled by God to seek Christ's glory worldwide for the blessing,
healing and transforming of the nations, the International Prayer
Council exists as a coalition of prayer networkers and mobilizers
working together to motivate, develop and equip national movements
and local churches to fill al nations with prayer for the fulfillment
of the Great Commandment and the completion of the Great Commission."
3. THE IPC WANTS TO
The International Prayer Council wants to CONNECT prayer leaders in
every region of the WORLD in order to:
Celebrate the wonders of God together, learning from one another what
the Lord is teaching the Body of Christ in the realm of prayer ministry.
Build relationships between prayer leaders from every region in order
to expand the global prayer network and motivate national prayer movements.
Plan jointly a second World Prayer Assembly that will bring prayer
leaders together in 2009.
Strengthen regional prayer connections through consultations and summits.
Develop a mechanism for continued relationships and sharing of strategic
prayer information and resources globally and regionally.
Support the Global Day of Prayer every year on Pentecost Sunday that
will continue till 2010..... and help to connect nations by satellite,
internet and other means to enable believers in every nation to pray
together for the transformation of our world.
Spawn new international networks, where none exist, focusing on particular
global issues (e.g. HIV/AIDS pandemic, terrorism, the poor and the
needy and natural disasters).