And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers. Mal 4:6
Malachi prayer meetings started about two years ago, I guess. As a prayer focused community (IHOP-KC) we want our kids not only to bw participants but also the creators of the activities that concentrate and point toward the reality where prayer and fasting are the fundamental disciplines of every day life.
These prayer meetings are called Family Prayer Meetings, because the whole families even with the small children are coming to assist our kids in creating their own prayer meeting.
Our vision is to establish a place for families to engage in prayer together, and for parents to partner with the CEC to raise up their children as intercessors, worshippers and musicians. Our prayer meetings will be structured around twenty minute prayer themes focused on the Church of Kansas City, our government, missionaries, local schools and many other topics. Intercession times will also include times of small group prayer, rapid fire prayer, and the laying on of hands to those who are sick.
Kids and teens are leading worship, playing instruments ans leading prayers, old people (parents) are making sure that the younger crowd (under 3 years old) are not leaving the building and assisting in making the meeting to go smoothly.