a house of prayer for the nations…

I suppose it’s time that I’m honest about what the Lord has told me regarding a house of prayer for the nations which He’d like to be established here in Christchurch…

I suppose there’s lots of “churches” here in Christchurch…

a house of prayer for the nations is not to be a “church”…

I suppose there are lots of “outreach groups” here in Christchurch…

a house of prayer for the nations is not to be an “outreach group”…

a house of prayer for the nations here in Christchurch is meant to be a 24/7 place where people can go to pour out their hearts to the Lord for the nations – for the salvation of the nations…

Starting with Israel…

To the Jew first and then to the Gentile…

That is the biblical pattern, that is the Heart of God, that is the apostolic pattern…

I suppose a house of prayer for the nations here in Christchurch is supposed to be like a house of prayer for the nations is meant to be like in any other city in the world…

Focused on prayer…

Focused on reaching God’s Heart – in the sense of sharing His Heart – for the nations and touching His Heart to move in the nations of the earth to bring salvation to the ends of the earth…

I see worship, I see passionate worship, touching His Heart with our worship…

I see the prophetic, prophetic worship, new songs…

I see waiting on the Lord, waiting in silence before the Lord, for Him to Speak to us…

I see intercession, prophetic intercession, deep anguishing cries for the birthing of God’s Plans in the nations of the world…

I see teaching, in the sense of teaching God’s Heart in intercession and in prophetic intercession and in our lives being our intercession…

I see diversity of expression of our love for Him under the Sovereign Leading of His Holy Spirit…

I see unity in our purpose to “lay ourselves out” for Him to bring Revival to the ends of the earth and with it salvation – like we’ve never seen before – to the ends of the earth – until such a time as every creature alive on the planet has heard the Gospel presented to them in the Love and in the Anointing of God…

I see that there is a lot of work to do before the Church can be One in this generation…

Until we can be mature and of the full stature of the measure of Christ which He has planned us to be…

No divisions in His Body all over the earth…

What a huge call…

This is our call and this I see to be the call of every house of prayer for the nations in every city in the entire world…

I know when the Lord first put this word a house of prayer for the nations on my heart I stopped and asked myself “what does this mean?”, “what is it?” even “where is it?” all in one deep question in my mind, it was a “teachable moment” for me as I was all focused on understanding it and the Lord said to me, “You are”…

Wow, so first and foremost a house of prayer for the nations is within every saint of God – in our hearts where the Holy Spirit (the One who intercedes for us) dwells…

a house of prayer for the nations here in Christchurch will not have any membership…

There will be no card which anyone needs to sign saying, “I belong to a house of prayer for the nations in Christchurch, New Zealand”…

There will be no obligations to being involved with a house of prayer for the nations here in Christchurch – this is a free will initiative as the Lord leads you…

No donations will ever be requested from anyone who feels they are to be involved…

If it’s going to happen at all the Lord will need to make it happen, cos I can’t make it happen…

I don’t even have a clue where we’re going to meet or when (until we are “up and running” in the 24/7 sense of the word 🙂 )…

I do sense that there will be a physical meeting place…

I felt that the Lord gave me AMI Stadium when He first told me about this before the September 2010 Christchurch Earthquake…

I had AMI Stadium on my heart when I returned from Manila and went in there before the February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake but the person I needed to see about hiring out a room (like a conference room) was unavailable at the time…

AMI Stadium got “munted” in the February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake and hasn’t reopened since…

AMI Stadium has now transferred to its new Addington facility – what used to be Rugby League Park – but I haven’t had any sense to approach anyone from the Christchurch Stadium Trust about using one of the Corporate Suites as a venue at this point in time…

I suppose I don’t mind where we meet, in someone’s home, in a rented room, wherever the Lord gives us a peace to meet – I suppose the thing I’m seeing is that we need to meet and supplicate before the Lord in unity on behalf of our nation and on behalf of the nations of the world – especially Israel – even before we supplicate on behalf of our own nation we should first seek the Lord for His Will to be done in His Nation, the Nation of Israel…

I’m going on a word from the Lord here – the Lord told me to come back to Christchurch and start a house of prayer for the nations here in Christchurch…

I really don’t have a clue how to do that but feel it is time to “put out there” the vision of this work which I believe the Lord has told me that I am to commence…

I suppose at the right time He will bring others to me who really have this on their hearts – in fact He has told me that He will bring others to me – even from the other side of the world – who He has placed this on their hearts – to partner with me in commencing this work…

So this is and will be a work in progress…

I haven’t got any blueprints, or fancy ideas about how it’s all meant to work, I just know that the Lord will show me and show those whom He calls to come and partner with me in this work…

There you go, I’ve expressed my vision in terms of a house of prayer for the nations here in Christchurch, is there anyone interested in being a part of this work (remember no membership 🙂 )?

What about starting a house of prayer for the nations in your city or town?

If you’re “streets ahead of me” and already have a house of prayer for the nations established in your home town or city please let me know, I’d like to know what the Lord’s been doing in your city or home town…

Love in the Lord,

Andrew

Ps. a house of prayer for the nations here in Christchurch will welcome all who love the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and their God and want to please Him in everything that they do (don’t have to be perfect 🙂 just have to want His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven and have a heart to pray this into reality in our generation)…

Pss.  Please feel free to email me on andrewjameshorton555@gmail.com if you want to know more or have stories to share about a house of prayer for the nations in your city or home town or if you want to get involved, i.e. this is also a passion which the Lord has placed on your heart…

Psss. a house of prayer for the nations here in Christchurch is not intended to replace your regular meeting together with the saints of God in whatever manner you presently partake – a house of prayer for the nations here in Christchurch is not affiliated with any “church” either here in  Christchurch or anywhere else and is something which I see as separate to that (i.e. separate to a “church”), something which Jonathan Edwards called “extraordinary” prayer… Something which just “spills out of you” and you can’t help yourself but to pray that His Kingdom would come, that His Will would be done on earth as it is in heaven, i.e. this is for those who really have prayer as a burden or who know already or think they’re starting to realise that God has called them to be an intercessor…

Pssss.  I do see though over time that all the Church (those who have been born of God) here in Christchurch will partake in a house of prayer for the nations here in Christchurch as we all come together, no matter what our backgrounds in terms of denominations, or streams, or whatever and seek His Face in unity for Him to pour out His Spirit upon our nation and upon the nations of the world, especially Israel, His Nation…  I believe that a house of prayer for the nations here in Christchurch will truly become a work of the Church of God here in Christchurch and that we will see the world impacted for God as we join together in His Name to pray that His will would be done and that His Kingdom would come on earth as it is in heaven…

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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