Worship and prayer through the night hours keeps the fire of adoration burning to change the spiritual atmosphere over our cities.


The NightWatch at the International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) covers the hours from midnight to 6am. Within a ministry that runs twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, a committed group of people are needed to labor through the night hours.

Because of the lifestyle change the NightWatch schedule requires, a unique dedication exists among this company of intercessors in the IHOPKC family. These intercessors, singers, and musicians have rearranged their lives in order to carry the torch of intercession through the night hours.

A typical day in the life of a NightWatch intercessor begins at midnight and ends at various times the following afternoon. The NightWatch is a diverse group of IHOPKC staff, interns, and students from all stages of life, from single young adults to families with children.

The NightWatch mandate, with a special blessing, is found in Psalm 134: “Behold, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who by night stand in the house of the Lord! Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord. The Lord who made heaven and earth bless you from Zion!” We receive the blessing that the Lord promises those who stand in His house through the night.