On September 19, 1999, a prayer meeting began which continues to this day. From dawn to dusk and through the watches of the night, prayer and worship continues twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The prayer room is the heartbeat—the essence and the the origin—of all that goes on at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC). As we seek the face of the Lord by day and by night, our desire is both to grow in intimacy with Jesus and to stand in intercession for a greater release of the Holy Spirit’s power across the earth.
Live worship and prayer have continued at the International House of Prayer since 1999; the prayer room has become a spiritual greenhouse for musical creativity. Forerunner Music was birthed out of our desire to share the melodies and new songs created here. The artists featured on the Forerunner Music label are worship leaders and songwriters at IHOPKC, who express the message of abandonment to Jesus and love for Him through song.
Each Forerunner Music artist is, or has been, on staff at IHOPKC as a worship leader, spending many hours each week in the prayer room. All are committed to living a life focused on the “one thing” King David described in Psalm 27—to dwell in the house of the Lord and to behold His beauty.
We believe many in the Church are hungry for worship that carries the message of wholehearted devotion to Jesus and longing for the coming of the Lord. Our prayer is that the music and worship arising from the International House of Prayer would bless and encourage you and stir you to greater love for God.