WORLD PRAYER ASSEMBLY
TO BE HELD IN JAKARTA
MAY 14th-18th 2012
You are invited to a once-in-a generation gathering, an encounter with the Lord God Almighty together with Christian leaders from around the world. The World Prayer Assembly (May 14-18, 2012) will take place in the midst of a spiritual revival that is taking place in the nation of Indonesia. Millions of Indonesians are now connected in prayer for their nation. 24/7 "prayer towers" are operating in many cities and over two hundred thousand trained child intercessors are crying out to God for the transformation of their nation.
All of this is taking place in the largest Muslim-populated country. The Lord is moving in this vast archipelago of 17,000 islands with many diverse people groups. The Church has united in an extraordinary way, creating an environment for spiritual and societal transformation that is spreading across the region.
Thousands of prayer, mission and marketplace leaders, along with on-fire youth and children, will gather in Jakarta to seek the Lord together in a new paradigm for an international congress. Like the five leaders at Antioch (Acts 13:1-3), we will "let God be God" and seek Him together for His strategies of "prayer-action" for our hurting world. It was the first International Prayer Assembly, almost 30 years ago in Seoul, Korea in 1984 where the seeds for the current global prayer movement were sown. Korea will serve as the co-host for the WPA with Indonesia.
The WPA will be led inter-generationally, with youth and children helping to facilitate plenary and other sessions. There will also be strong youth and children tracks. This will help launch the next generation of men and women of God to lead the prayer and mission movements- modern Josephs, Esthers, Daniels, and Deborahs that God will use to impact the nations.
Then, on May 17, we will gather in the national stadium with 100,000 others, including 20,000 children and 20,000 youth. Our Indonesian colleagues anticipate 200 cities of Indonesia to host simultaneous gatherings, connected by live television. Tens of millions more will join us across the world by satellite TV and Internet streaming. As one of the largest prayer meetings in history, it has the potential to change our planet in fundamental ways.
We believe the WPA will be a stepping stone to the fulfillment of the ancient prophet's prediction that "the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Habakkuk 2:14). It will also be a direct answer of Jesus' prayer in John 17 as Christ's people unite in prayer around the world.
Please pray for the World Prayer Assembly and join us in Jakarta for this unique time in the presence of the Lord, as leaders gather from around the world. If there are others in your ministry network that you feel should be with us, feel free to share this letter of invitation with them.
More information is available on the website www.wpa2012.org. I will be going back to Indonesia for the WPA. If God is speaking to you about growing in your prayer life this would be an incredible way to do that. Will you ask God if He desires you to go? Call me and I will pray with you.