Children’s Prayer Network
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Seen below the children of Barbados with Maureen
Bravo lifting the world in a net
vision of the Children’s Prayer Network is to mobilise and network
praying Christian children; to support and encourage the nurturing,
discipling, training and equipping of these children, to enable them
to take their place in God’s family as part of the army He is
raising up to reach this generation.
Seen above the children of Barbados lifting the
world in a net of prayer.
In 1993 “Lighthouse” began at St. Paul’s, Wahroonga
in Sydney – an after school group which trained children to
use puppets, drama and dance as an outreach and evangelism tool. In
1995 Lighthouse became a children’s prayer group and in May
of that year three of its members travelled to Seoul, Korea to attend
the Global Consultation on World Evangelisation as praying delegates,
along with 35 other children from eight different countries. This
was possibly the first time in history that children were a part of
a world conference of such significance.
here the children of Barbados with Maureen Bravo lifting the world
in a net of prayer.
Jane Mackie, then leader of Lighthouse, was invited to lead the team
working with those children in Korea. It was as a result of that life-changing
experience that Jane accepted the invitation from the Australian AD2000
Movement to set up and co-ordinate a Children’s Prayer Network
in Australia. The Network was officially launched in July 1995 at
Merroo Christian Centre at the National AD2000 Conference.
Since 1995 representatives of the Children’s Prayer Network
have travelled to many countries, and all over Australia, sharing
the vision in churches, schools, at regional meetings, and world conferences.
Thousands of children worldwide have heard the message that children
can pray and children can minister; that they don’t have to
wait until they are grown up to have a meaningful relationship with
the Lord, and that He wants them to use the gifts He has given them
to pray, worship and serve Him.
The Network children now run their own weekly prayer groups, as well
as rallies, workshops, prayer and worship events and conferences,
and the original prayer group is now in its 9th year. The Network
also offers leadership training, largely conducted by teenage leaders.
Regular prayer, worship and training events are held both at Merroo
Christian Centre, Kurrajong, an hour west of Sydney, and at St. Andrews
House of Prayer, Turramurra, Sydney