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Want to Enjoy Praying?

A key to ENJOYABLE praying: Learn to GAZE!


Praying is meant to be enjoyable. Not only discipline but delight. Dutiful  but joyless praying is often the reason for prayer gatherings being thin in attendance or disappearing completely. It’s difficult to sustain what isn’t enjoyed. Our joy in prayer is not only in the celebration of answers but the celebration of access to the Throne. When prayer routine stifles that celebration of access it impoverishes our praying. Learning to see Him, to gaze unhurriedly and respond is central to growing in prayer enjoyment.

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Why Wingspan?

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Love for God’s Presence and praying are radically inseparable.

HoPe (House of Prayer Equipping) was set up as a teaching and prayer coaching ministry to local believers and Kingdom networks, particularly building into the ‘Bless Thailand (Chiangmai)’ prayer movement for harvest and transformation. Wingspan developed from that to sharpen the focus of prayer equipping for Kingdom advance.

The Christian's spiritual vitality, authority, intimacy with God, and ability to soar in Him are connected to the prayer 'wingspan' God has given His image-bearers. And amazingly the Father has connected His Kingdom’s advance on earth to the spreading of our prayer wingspan! He grows His Kingdom as we pray.

Wingspan Prayer Equipping is aimed at helping individuals, congregations and mission networks to grow a culture of prayer that is enjoyable and serves the advance of Christ's kingdom. The ministry aims to express the Holy Spirit's passion for the Lamb-King and zeal for His Kingdom to affect all nations. The various prayer tracks cover a broad spectrum. (click link for a list of tracks)

Wingspan doesn’t have all there is to know about praying. It’s an imperfect ministry by people discovering treasure on the Way and wanting to pass it on. Wingspan is a response to the urgent need for the Lamb’s followers to be a living, growing “house of prayer”, a mobilized priesthood, a warrior bride of Christ that loves prayer and is eager to learn from the Perfect Prayer.

There's an urgency to be a people moving into prayer experience that corresponds with the exciting level of Kingdom manifestation God has written for this chapter of earth’s history.

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About David & Sandra Macmillan

david sandra mcmillanHe was a discouraged missionary, ready to fly home as a failure. He stood on a central Thailand riverbank complaining to God that the impossible Thai language had ripped the heart out of his evangelistic dreams. Then a riverside encounter with God rescued his future. Presence of God became current experience not just future hope.

It started Dave and Sandra on a journey of growing in the Emmanuel miracle. Now, thirty-five years later, they are more convinced than ever of the importance of an appetite for God-with-us, and that living in response to His presence is the essential core of daily life and ministry. 

Their primary ministry arena has been Asia, with some input into Africa and Pacific Rim countries. Their experience has been in church planting, mission leadership and teaching. Over the past decade their ministry focus has been on prayer equipping. Their passion is to teach about living in God’s presence, and to help equip congregations and mission teams for enjoyable prayer that brings pleasure to the Father, transforms the pray-er and makes a difference in nations.

David and Sandra work with WEC International and are currently based in Chiangmai, Thailand.


 


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The Wingspan Prayer Mandate

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“Lord, teach us to pray” Luke 11:1

Those words are more than an echo from the past. It's the current heart-cry of millions of Jesus-lovers. The sound is being amplified in hearts left empty by religious routines.

Awakened hunger for God is feeding fresh desire for prayer. It’s a cry He welcomes. It’s one that leads to a life-changing journey of discovery in the heart of God.


What is Wingspan?

Wingspan is a mobilizing, teaching and training ministry focused on the adventure of growing as pray-ers, for the joy of the Lord and advance of his kingdom.

What we do

  • teach a lifestyle of enjoyable prayer
  • equip for strategic prayer
  • mobilize for missional prayer
  • facilitate training of Gateway prayer people for placement in front-line church planting teams as onsite ‘prayer assignment’ people

 

Rescued for a prayer adventure

  • moving beyond today’s boundaries
  • living with raised hearts
  • developing appetite for God
  • learning to live in response to God-with-us
  • enjoying prayer…and bringing pleasure to God
  • exploring paths of ‘praying from Scripture’
  • building agreement with God
  • increasing corporate prayer strength
  • praying strategically for nations & communities

Emphasis is placed on:

Living in God’s presence

– teaching on God’s immediate presence, the appetite, romance and formation disciplines of living with Him, and ministry that helps people encounter God in a way that refreshes, repairs and builds them in their journey as lovers of God and workers with him.

Prayer equipping

- teaching and coaching in prayer disciplines and enjoyable prayer lifestyle, in strategic praying for target communities or people groups, and in strengthening corporate prayer agreement. Usually the prayer equipping is done within the frame of the above (teaching on the adventure of living with God).

Corporate prayer sessions

– Prayer is the cutting edge of Kingdom advance. Corporate prayer carries an enormous strength potential through agreement. And – apart from the way it affects God and can impact the world – it allows us to earth principles from the top two areas into practice.

 

See Wingspan Prayer Equipping Topics


 

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