The International Prayer Network is a nondenominational Christian ministry based on the Bible and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, founded in 1995 by Dr. Dale A. Robbins. Our purpose is utilize faith and prayer to seek God's favor and intervention to implement His divine will in the affairs of our present world, and to bring lives into a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our organization is made up entirely of volunteers, with a simple mission of encouraging and praying for those who are hurting, to point their lives toward the hope of Jesus. Our prayer volunteers are devoted followers of the Lord and come from every walk of life, from any variety of the nations on earth.
Among our many prayer volunteers, Ruth is a retired school teacher who resides in a small
town in Pennsylvania. Although confined to a wheelchair,
she sits faithfully in front of her computer monitor
each day, interceding over e-mailed prayer requests, and
writing encouraging replies.
Elsewhere, on the other
side of the globe, a Ukrainian lay-pastor named
Vladimir, retrieves his e-mailed prayer requests several
times a day, and takes them to prayer meetings in Kiev
where others join with him in intercession.
Several thousand miles to the east, in the Israeli desert,
Ayelet, a housewife and Messianic Jew, comes indoors
regularly to check her electronic mail and to pray for
urgent incoming prayer requests. At the same time far away in the southern Pacific nation of Malaysia, a seventeen
year old student, Eileen, checks her e-mail for prayer requests, as she browses the 'net for her research
Meanwhile, back in the U.S. a large church in Northern Florida gathers every Wedesday night for prayer. They bring a stack of our printed prayer requests and lay them on the altar so that dozens can read and pray for each one.
These Christians and groups, from all walks of life around the world, are typical of
the scores of prayer volunteers, who serve with the global ministry of the International Prayer Network.
Since its beginning, the International Prayer Network has provided a
ministry that would have been inconceivable just a few
years ago. Using the technology of the internet, the IPN
functions like a vast electronic prayer chain. Prayer
requests which are submitted to the IPN web site are
instantly e-mailed to multiple volunteers who pray for
and reply to the senders with notes of ministry and
How did the International Prayer Network get started?
Although a pastor of a local church, Dale A. Robbins also had a
vision to reach out to the world with Christ's
message of love and encouragement. The idea of an
internet prayer ministry first occurred to him from
seeing news reports that described how the "information
highway" was being misused for unethical purposes. Not
only was he disturbed to discover how pornography and
immorality was being propagated through the internet, he was amazed by the communication potential of the
World Wide Web. He could envision it's better use for such things as commerce, education... and especially for communicating the message of the Gospel.
I was especially
excited about the potential of the internet," says the pastor, "because it
offered a truly revolutionary method of communication.
Not only was it capable of multimedia broadcasting, but
it was user interactive, and could reach millions of
viewers for a very low cost (compared to other mediums)."
From it's inception, Pastor Robbins knew that the IPN would be helpful to the
lives of many people, but had no idea of the growth
that would come, and the thousands of lives that would
eventually be touched through this ministry - together
with the scores of volunteers and churches who would
participate with the international prayer chain. What started out as a simple system and ministry, blossomed into one of the world's largest prayer
ministries (according to a report published in the
Today, the IPN has
meager resources... but we have a genuine
love for our fellow man, and possess an earnest desire
to touch the hearts of others with the love of our
Heavenly Father. Pray for us that we will always be able
to maintain our presence on the web, and to be here to
help and encourage the many cyber-travelers who pass our
way on the world's information highway.
Prayer Network is a subsidiary of Victorious Christian