Welcome to the OIKOS Prayer Band
This is the online home for news, encouragement and resources for Great Commission prayer. It will help you connect with the Lord as you support the great work of tens of thousands of missionaries around the world. Over the coming months and years, we will add new content, so please consider bookmarking this page and coming back. But to begin, let’s answer a few questions.
What Is the OIKOS Prayer Band?
On January 1, 2019, Every Home for Christ launched the OIKOS Initiative — our fresh, bold vision for indigenous missionaries throughout the nations to reach every home on the earth with a presentation of the Gospel in 20 years. The laborers are going, but there is an urgent need to raise up a band of intercessors who will cover them in prayer for spiritual authority, encouragement and protection as they go. There is also a great need to raise up prayer for a new wave of gospel workers to be sent into the harvest field.
The vision has a couple stages:
First — This prayer band will support the global OIKOS Initiative 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with at least two believers praying every hour. (That’s 336 prayer-hours a week.)
Second — We will see a 24/7 prayer coverage for the ministry in every nation on the planet. (That’s 76,000 prayer-hours a week.)
Why Do We Need the OIKOS Prayer Band?
Both scripture and history show that prayer is the main and first activity which God calls all believers to, and wherever prayer is mobilized, missions is released. The need for 24/7 prayer for the mission of Every Home for Christ was recognized from the very first charter of the organization in 1946, and this vision for a global prayer force was something that has been in the heart of International President Dick Eastman since 1971. Put simply, prayer dynamically undergirds the mission, and without it, the OIKOS Initiative will be pointless and powerless.
What Do I Receive if I Join the OIKOS Prayer Band?
You will be joining a company of believers who are committed to praying for the release of God’s power throughout the nations of the world. We will also provide you with resources and communication to keep you informed about how to pray effectively for what the Lord is doing throughout the nations.
- Prayer Band Kit (including prayer guides, books, maps and more)
- Online Tools
- Invitations to Prayer Meetings (both in-person and online)
- Up-to-date prayer requests from the frontlines
By signing up below you are committing to be an intercessor for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. We would encourage you to pray in various ways but to begin by committing to one hour of prayer with a focus on the nations and the OIKOS Initiative. We believe that your partnership and contribution to the Great Commission through prayer will change the world, and we are deeply grateful.