About

Mission

Exalting Jesus day and night, in united prayer, praise and worship for global harvest.

At Light of the World Prayer Center (LOWPC) the primary goal is to exalt Jesus. He is the Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the world, the victorious Savior to whom all things in Heaven and earth have been given. “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” (Rev 5:12)

Prayer and worship is linked to the harvest in scripture. “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few, therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest.” (Mat 9:37) “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” (1 Tim 2:1) Prayer is a key to bring in the harvest and see His kingdom come.

We have a promise from God. “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up…And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?” (Luke 18:1 &7)

John 17 unity is an integral part of Light of the World Prayer Center. Every local church is a “house of prayer” and carrying out LOWPC’s mission includes serving, encouraging and equipping local churches in their prayer ministry. We also serve as a meeting place for the Church of Whatcom County to gather across denominational and generational lines, joining in prayer and worship together as one.

Vision

“Build a House of Prayer in the spirit of the Moravians.”

We believe that the legacy of the Moravians has been one of the most fruitful and greatest moves of God since the early church. On August 13th of 1727 a group of 300 Moravians under the leadership of Count Zinzendorf experienced a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit, called the Moravian Pentecost. After this outpouring of the Spirit of God, the Lord spoke to Zinzendorf from Leviticus 6:13 that the ‘fire should never go out on the altar.’ They began a prayer vigil that continued night and day, 24/7 for 100 years. Zinzendorf organized twenty-four men and twenty-four women who would each take one hour a day to pray for God’s people and the mission endeavors of the Moravians. As Jesus said, “my house shall be a house of prayer for all nations.” Their mission statement was, “one on the field, one at home, one to pray and one to go.” They would not allow anyone to go to work unless someone was first praying!

From this God breathed Christ-awakening, hundreds of missionaries were sent to preach to the gospel to the ends of the earth, launching the Protestant missionary movement. Many of these missionaries were even being willing to sell themselves into slavery to reach slaves with the gospel!

The most prominent theme for the Moravians was the Glory of the Lamb! Zinzendorf was famous for saying, “I have but one passion, and that is Jesus, only He.” The seal of the Moravian church has in its center the white Lamb of God. He holds a staff with a victory banner displaying the cross. In a circular band on the outer edge it says: “Our Lamb has conquered, let us follow Him!”
The Watchword of the Moravians was, “May the slain Lamb receive the due reward of his sufferings!”

Values

These are the core values that drive and guide us at LOWPC.

  • Day and night prayer by lay people. It’s our desire for the prayer meetings to be led and filled with regular folks in the church who have jobs and families, both young and old.
  • Humility. We want to serve our community through love motivated prayer, washing the feet of those in our city. We are praying for every local church and ministry to be prayer devoted, and each of us being committed and submitted to our local churches.
  • Strategic Missions. We are called to be a house of prayer for all nations but first for the first nations. We want to point the prayer cannons towards the unreached, praying for the salvation of the lost. We pray for Native Americans, for Israel, and for Indigenous missionaries in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Chile.
  • Kingdom Transformation. We want to pray for God’s kingdom to transform culture, transform our society for good, releasing justice, and seeing Christ exalted in every sphere of society.
  • Community. We want to establish praying, missional communities. The Community involves the individuals, and families that are called to the prayer room, the mission of Christ, and the local church. To function properly as a praying community, we must embrace the reality of the “Great Commission” (Matt. 28:18-20).
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We live out our values with prayer that is:

  • Bible-based. Scripture is the foundation and authority over everything we do at the prayer center. We pray God’s word back to him in full assurance of faith that he will release his power in response to our prayers.
  • Worship-fed. Our prayer and praise is first and foremost God-centered, flowing from him, through him and back to him. It’s all about HIM!
  • Spirit-led. The Spirit of God stirs us, inspires us, and empowers us to pray in agreement with God’s desires.
  • Gospel-driven. We recognize that we can’t do anything apart from Jesus. We are a needy people, dependent on his work on our behalf. The gospel drives our prayers, “the news that Jesus Christ, the Righteous King, died for our sins and rose again, eternally triumphant over all his enemies, so that there is now no condemnation for those who believe, but only everlasting joy.”
  • Covenant-commitment. By the grace of God, we are committed to the Lord and to one another in biblical covenant.