of prayer in Katy
I will praise Your name forever and ever..."
3000 years ago King David, as an out flow of his heart, commanded that the Ark of the Covenant be brought upon the shoulders of the Levites amidst the sound of songs and musical instruments to Jerusalem. He placed it in a tent and appointed two hundred and eighty-eight prophetic singers and four thousand musicians to minister before the Lord, "to make petition, to give thanks and to praise the Lord" day and night. This was unlike anything that had been done in Israel's history, but it was God's plan.
This order of worship has been embraced and instituted throughout the history of God's people ever since. And, each time it has been reintroduced, spiritual breakthrough, deliverance and victory follows...
We acknowledge the following accounts of HIS working through 24/7 prayer both historically and presently:
- 2000 years ago the church was born in a 24/7 prayer room.
- 1000 years ago celtic monostaries prayed 24/7 and transformed Europe.
- 300 years ago Moravians prayed 24/7 for 100 years and took the gospel to the nations.
- 104 years ago a multi-racial 24/7 prayer room on Azusa Street in Los Angeles sparked the global Pentecostal and Charismatic renewals.
- 1996 Dr. Charles Wisdom returns from Promise Keepers calling Katy pastors to unite in prayer. The Katy Church is established.
- 1999 International House of Prayer in Kansas City began and has sustained 24/7 prayer to this day.
- 2004 on December 13, Katy City Council approved a special permit for the Katy Prayer Room.
- 2005 on August 3, The Katy Pastors consecrated the Katy Prayer Room unto the Lord and officially opened in hopes of building 24/7 prayer.
- 2005 Jim Leggett returned from sabbatical with a vision of 24/7 prayer in the model of "Davids Tabernacle" of worship with prayer called Audience of One, or A1.
- 2006 Audience of One began giving 2 hours per week of A1.
- 2007 The Great Southwest Prayer Center was opened and the Katy pastors once more consecrated this space to the dream of 24/7 night and day Audience of One.
- 2007 7 hours per week.
- 2007 In December a guest in the GSWPC, James Edward of the Beth El Prayer Room in Bethlehem, Israel gave a prophetic word that the GSWPC was the place that God would use to build 24/7 prayer in the city.
- 2008 11 hours per week.
- 2008 in March, Mosaic House of Prayer moved from the Katy Prayer Room to "marry" with Grace Fellowship and in unity build one city prayer room, The Great Southwest Prayer Center, for 24/7 prayer.
- 2009 22 hours per week.
- 2010 In February the Mayor of Katy gave the keys to the city to Jesus Christ in the GSWPC with the city pastors.
- 2010 The first weekend of June began once per month 24/1 , twenty-four hours of Prayer and worship, combined with with weekly A1's yielding 105 hours each month.
- 2010 In August the vision was given to do 3 days of non-stop prayer with worship led by participants from throughout the area. This vision came to be in February of 2012 known as "Fire on the Altar"
- 2011 In March the Church of Katy affirm and establish Advisory Council and A1 Leadership Team for the citywide worship and prayer
movement called Audience of One.
- 2012 February "Fire on the Altar" 3 days of non-stop prayer & worship in Katy. Congregations from all over Katy and West Houston came together to pray to and worship Jesus Christ.
- 2014 In May, for the first time in the history of prayer in Katy, National Day of Prayer and Fire on the Altar merge.
- 2016 At National Day of Prayer city leader declares that "Jesus is known" in our city!