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The Elements of a Burn

The Elements of a Burn

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Guidelines for a Burn in the House of Prayer
Guidelines for a Burn in the House of Prayer

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The Burn: Long Island
Music is meant to move people. Worship is meant to move God. When worship is used to move thepeople or to facilitate preaching, or ministry time, or hyping the audience, or any other reason otherthan for God, it digresses back down to just being music again.LEONARD JONES
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family
 
in heaven and on earth derivesits name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spiritin your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, beingrooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide andlong and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—thatyou may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to doimmeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, tohim be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.Ephesians 3:14-21
The Burn: Long Island
is part of the larger identity and mission of 
IHOP-LI
.It is our intentional gathering as One Body to fast our time and engage in a feast of affection as we focus our hearts fully on the Lord and declare His Merciful Justice andBeauty to Him and over Long Island/NYC. It is also our discipline of returning our focusto Jesus as our first love; realigning our hearts to the first commandment (really, the first pleasure).We are purposefully submitting the agendas of intercession for humanity (that cansometimes become our focal point) to the primary agenda, which is extolling theExcellencies of Christ Jesus.We bring the gifts of our heart and our creativity to Romance the King and attest to our love for Him and each other. It is ALWAYS the 4th Friday of the month. We begin at 10a.m. and end whenever but never before 10 p.m.On a secondary level, it is meant to create a place of refreshing where the entire Body of Christ, with all of its beautiful diversity of expressions, can come together to minister tothe Lord with one heart; where worshipers, artists, intercessors, and minstrels canminister to the Lord with confidence in the love of God and as the priesthood of all believers.It is minimally formatted to create breathing room for us to grow in sensitivity to themovements of God’s heart, love on Him and prefer one another. It is a place of rest.Together we establish a place and space where God can be glorified in the city and that acommunity of hungry lovers of God can build their lives around His Presence.
 
Elements of a Burn:
“For the natural things speak of the invisible. Look around and see.Who could deny the wonder of His love.” from “God is So Good” by Kevin Prosch
 Fuel + Heat + Oxygen = Fire1.Fuel, heat and oxygen are essential for combustion (burning)2.Fuel must be ignited before it will burn3.Without a reaction, fire will not burn materials such as wood, cloth and paper 4.Chain reactions are crucial to fires5.If the reaction is interrupted, the fire will be altered or extinguished.6.Burning will continue until:a.The fuel is cooled below ignition temperatureb.The fuel is removed or completely burned c.The oxygen is removed or lowered 
Recently, I had a dream where the Lord was asking me to re-evaluate the Burn and evenshut it down if need be because it was not progressing as a collective endeavor. The Burnis designed to take the flame of our personal worship and collectively compound it’sstrength by each successive “set” until it is an inferno of love, life and Presence. As wesee above, “Chain reactions are crucial to fires”. The natural aspects of sparking andsustaining a fire are instructive in this arena if we view it as an analogy for the morespiritual expression of “The Burn”. It is clearly due time that I clarify and communicatethe elements of a “Burn” of worship here in the House of Prayer so that we reach the truedepths of what we are in fact invited to experience together.
The order of the elements matter: Fuel + Heat + Oxygen = FIRE
 Hearts set upon the Lord +Lovesick Worship + Prayer = a Burn of Fascination
In order to understand
The Burn: Long Island
, you must view it within the context of 
IHOP-LI: The Ark House of Prayer
 
The Furnace: IHOP-LI: The Ark House of Prayer
IHOP-LI is set upon becoming a Furnace of 24-7 Worship-filled Prayer. Its primaryidentity is found in the cyclical “Watch of Intercession” interspersed with the meditationsof “Worship with the Word”, “Devotional Worship Sets” and “Prophetic Worship”. Eachof these sets are distinct and in our context two (“Apostolic Intercession” and “Worshipwith the Word”) employ the “Harp and Bowl” model designed by IHOP-KC as it’s mainstructure. (Prophetic Worship here at IHOP-LI has more latitude and may move in andout of Harp & Bowl. Devotional Worship focuses upon creating an atmosphereconducive to personal meditation upon the Lord while soaking in His Presence.)
 
24 Hour Harp & Bowl Worship Model 
The basic 24 hour harp and bowl worship model uses four different prayer formats:
Intercessory Prayer:Intercession is intimacy, partnership and agreement with God. Intercessory prayer isan exchange of romance where God speaks to us and it moves our hearts. When wespeak back to God, His heart is moved. God desires to establish or deepen thisromantic relationship with us. He desires intimacy with us. The power to engage innight and day prayer is found in having a heart that enjoys God. Encountering God’s beauty and desire for us is where we most enjoy our primary reward, which is GodHimself.Prophetic Worship:Prophetic worship is designed to facilitate united group participation in worship sothat we might receive the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Our goal is to reach the highestexperience of corporate worship, including ministry times for healing anddeliverance.Worship with the Word:Worship with the Word involves agreeing with God's heart as we sing biblical truthsof who God is and what He promises to do. This helps us to gain deeper revelation,knowledge and understanding about a specific Biblical passage or theme of Scripture.The worship team focuses on one specific passage or theme by singing through keyverses from that passage or about that theme. This causes the Word to come alive tous.Devotional Worship Prayer:Devotional worship provides an anointed atmosphere for meditation on scripture andfor lingering in the presence of God. During this format, the worship songs and musicstyle are devotional in focus so that we may“sit at the feet of Jesus” as Mary of Bethany did.
Taken from the Wikipedia article Harp & Bowl licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and thePrayer Room Resource Manual at IHOP-KC Mission Base www.IHOP.org
Although these four set types are not yet part of our daily and weekly expression, they arethe structural building blocks of a 24-7-365 Mission Base that we embrace.
The Fuel: Hearts set upon the Lord
IHOP-LI takes the first commandment that Jesus articulated quite seriously and we viewit as given in order of priority.
 
Mark 12: 28-33“What commandment is the foremost of all?” Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘HEAR, OISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GODWITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, ANDWITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ “The second is this, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR ASYOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” The scribe said to Him, “Right,Teacher; You have truly stated that HE IS ONE, AND THERE IS NO ONE ELSE BESIDES HIM; AND

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