The Heart of Our Vision
John the Baptist said, “…the friend of the Bridegroom rejoices because of the Bridegroom’s voice.” (John 2:29)
Anna…did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day, and she spoke of Jesus to all.” (Luke 2:37 – 38)
“Pray that the Lord of the Harvest would send out laborers into His Harvest… therefore go to all nations and make disciples.” (Matthew 9:38; 28:19)
“for My House shall be called a House of prayer for all nations.” (Isaiah 56:7)
At the International House of Prayer – One Thing Ministries, the Lord has called us to be a Forerunner Community that is committed to Prayer with Worship, the Prophetic and the Great Commission.
As a Forerunner Community, we embrace and seek to live out the following four heart standards (embodied in the acronym “IHOP”), in order to be a people who will partner with God in these Last Days:
Intercession: a people of prayer, expressed corporately through night and day prayer and worship;
Holiness: a people who have set themselves apart for intimacy with God, and who live out the Sermon on the Mount lifestyle;
Offering: a people who give extravagantly to God for the advancement of His Kingdom, and who live a fasted life (ie. simply) for themselves;
Prophetic: a people who stand boldly in faith, move in the power of God and have confidence in His provision, protection and direction.
As a missions base, we seek to equip and send missionaries as dedicated intercessors and evangelists with a forerunner spirit who will labour to see revival and a great harvest all over Asia.
The heart of our missions base is 24/7 worship and prayer; thus, we seek to establish a 24/7 House of Prayer in Singapore – a perpetual and sacred assembly gathering corporately to fast and pray in the spirit of the Tabernacle of David.
Two historical figures from the Bible who inspire us are Anna, the first evangelist and forerunner in the New Testament, and King David from the Old Testament. Anna prayed and fasted for over sixty years before Jesus’ first coming (Luke 2:37), and King David organized and paid 4,000 musicians and 288 singers to worship God night and day (1 Chron. 23:1 – 25:31).
Our mandate is to train believers, from this place of night and day prayer, to love Jesus and people wholeheartedly as they go forth to preach the Word, heal the sick, serve the poor, plant Houses of Prayer and proclaim the return of Jesus across the earth.