May 2012


House of Prayer Message

Still Stirs Audiences

A Classic Message by Jim Cymbala

Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle in Brooklyn, NY, preached a sermon at a praise gathering in Indianapolis in 1994 that is considered one of the most powerful messages delivered on prayer in the last few decades.

In this message, he declares that Jesus did not call His house to be one of preaching or worship – but a house of prayer. He challenges believers to get serious about prayer if there is to be hope for a fresh move of God in our churches and nation.

He also shares a redeeming story of his daughter returning home as an immediate answer to the prayers of his congregation. As people cried out to God for his wayward daughter, that very night God woke her up and moved in her heart to repent and return home. The very next day, as she knelt before her father and wept over her rebellion, she asked, “Who was praying for me?” The evidence of the Spirit’s conviction in her heart was so profound, and she knew it was in answer to prayer.

You can order this popular DVD from or view it on online (click here).This is a great resource to share with your prayer team and pastors. It will inspire them to pray with hope and faith!

A Unique Prayer Meeting

Cymbala leads a Tuesday night prayer gathering at the Brooklyn Tabernacle that often draws more than 2,000 people to what he considers the most important gathering of the week. Many churches have taken teams of people to Brooklyn just to visit this prayer gathering and be inspired toward greater corporate prayer.

He is also part of the leadership team of the 6:4 Fellowship, which hosts one-day gatherings for pastors and leaders – with a call to return to the centrality of the Word and prayer. Prayer First is co-sponsoring one of these events in Bloomington, MN, on October 18. More information is below.

Looking Ahead: A Day with Jim Cymbala

Prayer First and Converge Worldwide are co-sponsoring a day for pastors, spouses, and ministry leaders with Jim Cymbala, Daniel Henderson, and the 6:4 Fellowship. Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 18, in the Minneapolis, MN, area.You will be encouraged to deepen your ministry focus on prayer and the ministry of the Word.

Plan to Stay for Dinner!

We will also host a special dinner for pastors with Converge President Jerry Sheveland on the evening of October 18.

More information will be coming, but registration for the conference is open at