Interview with Jordan Marcotte – Prophetic Musician Series

I’d like to introduce you to a friend of mine, Jordan Marcotte. Jordan is an Intercessory Missionary and Worship LJordan Marcotteeader with the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri (IHOPKC). I actually got to know Jordan while we were both helping lead worship at a small local house of prayer in his hometown in Kansas. Jordan has faithfully served in the local house of prayer as a worship leader and a musician, giving glory to God and singing for an audience of One. From there, he was able to serve as a watchman on the wall in the night as part of IHOPKC’s Nightwatch and Fire in the Night internship. He now serves as a full-time intercessor and musician at IHOPKC, on teams with both Misty Edwards and Audra Lynn. I was able to speak with him recently and pick his brain about his experiences in leading in the house of prayer.

 

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Prophetic Musicianship: A Guide – Series

I’d like to introduce a second series I will be writing in the next months: Prophetic Musicianship.

This will be a co-series with my Harp & Bowl series. This series of posts will focus on the musicianship side of things, such as practicing your instruments and mindsets to take while playing prophetically that help the music support the worship that is being done, submitting to the leadership of the Holy Spirit and helping the room follow where He’s going. Music has an ability to alter the atmosphere and emotion in the room in a way that words alone cannot. This places an utmost importance on the musicians’ ability to play and express the emotions that are being communicated through the Word. This is the core of prophetic musicianship.

I am now taking questions that you may have about playing prophetically so I can tailor this series around what you would like to know. Please email me at sierranoelburke@gmail.com with any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!

Harp & Bowl: Tips – Series

Folks, I’ve noticed a ton of people have been coming here looking for chord charts and worship info. I’ve seen the searches that bring you here, and I am responding accordingly.

I’ve been playing the “official” harp & bowl style for a good number of years now, (translation: I live in Kansas City and am on teams at IHOPKC), and have experience in the Prayer Room(s) as a musician on multiple instruments and even a bit as a worship leader. I am more than happy to share from my experiences and help others lead a gathering of people in enjoyable prayer – for when we enjoy it, we do it more, and when we do it more, we not only touch the heart of God, but our hearts are changed, and we agree with Him in His promises, and His heart is moved, and the earth is changed, and His glory goes forth… pretty much, I’d be foolish not to share what I know.

It’s not a bunch of hard & fast rules, it’s predominantly a communication model that was formed over trial and error over the years, and so it’s not the end-all method, but it’s one that we have found works quite nicely.

This is a heads up post, and I am kind of feeling it out. I will also have a co-series on Prophetic Musicianship.

Please, by all means, e-mail me at sierranoelburke@gmail.com with any questions you may have on Harp & Bowl, Intercession/Worship With The Word sets, Worship Leading, playing as a Musician, etc… Even stuff you are curious about. I will do my best to construct this series around what you really want to know (within reason). Perhaps I can even ask a friend or two to do a guest spot and help me answer these questions for you.

The Beautiful King, the Beaten Man

Hello, all. I wanted to share a bit about something I was meditating on today… by accident 🙂

I was on mikebickle.org and decided to listen to the series on prayers to strengthen your inner man. I recommend it – I’ve included a link to the teaching series later in this post. I was listening to it while in the prayer room, and got to the 2nd session, which is on studying Jesus in the book of Revelation.

Meanwhile, the worship team in the prayer room changed out, and the team that came up began singing through Isaiah 53. So, I am sitting there studying the victorious and glorious Jesus who is coming again in all authority and power, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him… and then the worship team is singing about this broken man, who created human hands and then was beaten by the very hands He formed, who created mouths to praise him, and they cursed Him.

I was undone. Simultaneously meditating on Jesus in glory and hearing them sing about how low He came. I’ve been so moved all day by this, to the point of weeping, and so I am sharing it with you. I recommend taking a full 3 hours to listen to the teaching (Descriptions of Jesus in Revelation) and then listen to the worship set, which I have uploaded here.
I hope it moves you as much as I was moved.

Prayer Room Funny…

Ok. Ever since this happened, for some reason I’ve been getting a good number of hits to this blog because people are looking for a particular funny from the prayer room earlier this week. I’ve decided to go to the webstream and snag out the clip people seem to be searching for.

Without further ado, here is the Misty Edwards “Cocoa Hot” story that y’all have been looking for!

I don’t speak officially for IHOP or anything. I’m just a person who thought this was hilarious, and noticed that people had been looking for it, so I’ve put it up for y’all. 🙂 Enjoy, and laugh. I know I did.

By the way, you can buy the original song on iTunes! I recommend the whole album.

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My Soul Sings/All I Want – Ron Downing & Laura Hackett’s team, 2/9/2010 10p-12a

10pm-midnight set, lead by Ron Downing, with Laura Hackett’s team.

During my time at the International House of Prayer over the summer Ron Downing would lead the 8 am sets I attended and do this song, and it’s got a special place in my heart thinking back on what that summer meant to me. This song is one of the anthems of those 11 weeks… and so powerful!

A Change of Seasons

“All I can say is I feel that there’s a new season…”

I was visiting International House of Prayer KC over Thanksgiving break, and ran into a friend of mine who is on staff there, who is very prophetic. There’s a certain rule there about people prophesying to visitors about coming to live at IHOP. It makes sense. He has asked me my plans, and I had jokingly told him “You’re prophetic, you tell me!”

That was his response.

I didn’t blow it off, but I didn’t know what to make of it either. I lived at IHOP for the summer of 2009 and I love that place, I would love to spend a season of my life there, at least a few years, even 10 years, and preferably a very near season!

Then I got back to Texas, and in more than one conversation the idea of a new season came up. “Ok, Lord, I get what You’re saying.”

But I still don’t know what it looks like. I can definitely feel the shift in the air, like that subtle warm sun on a chilly winter day indicating new life is just around the corner. Indicating that the season of rain is coming. Indicating that the seeds that have been sown, that have been buried under drifts of snow and that have died, will soon be springing to life.

Ok. I hope there’s more than just poetic language to those statements. I hope it’s time for new life. I pray that the change of seasons is upon me. I wonder what it means. I wonder if it means that He’s paving a path to IHOP-KC for me.

Or not?

Whatever He has planned, He knows best. I deeply desire to be in Kansas City.

Right now, I am listening to Cassie Campbell & team in the prayer room, and they are singing “You who started a good work in me will be faithful to complete it, and on the day I see Your face I will shine.”

It’s very applicable. Wherever I am, as long as I remain with my gaze fixed on His face, I will do well. He’s the purpose. He’s the same wherever I am. . .

So here I am, just waiting for what He has in store… looking for signs of a new season….

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Laura Hackett – When I Am Afraid chords

Note: It’s not in the key on the CD. It’s in the key she did it in the prayer room on Oct. 28th. The key for the CD is 1 step up.

Note 2: if you purchase the actual CD from IHOP, it’s enhanced with the chords and lyrics. 🙂

F#m, A, Bm, D

When I am afraid I will trust in You
When I’m overcome I will cling onto
The Rock that is higher
He’s higher
The Rock that is higher

F#m, E, D, C#m

When my enemy’s too strong for me
I don’t know how to fight the fear
That comes against my heart and mind
I call upon the name of Christ
He’s higher, He’s higher, the Rock, He is higher

When my enemy surrounded me
He comes to steal my joy, my peace,
I let go of my reasoning
And fall upon the Rock that is higher
He’s higher, the Rock, He is higher

F#m, D, Bm, E(C# and C#sus 2nd time)

I will not build my life
Upon the passing sands
Of how I feel inside from one moment to the next
But I will love You, Lord
My Rock, my God, my Strength
A precious cornerstone the floods of death could never shake

Bm, C#(switches to C#sus also)

Oh, for there is no peace of mind
Outside of Truth in Christ
For the fear is real, and its power can kill
But the stability of our times
The stability of our times
Will be (the rock that is higher, He is higher)

Beautiful Song – Psalm 45:1-2 – Audra Lynn – 10/26/09

Psalm 45:1-2

My heart is overflowing with a good theme;
I recite my composition concerning the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Enjoy.

Published in: on October 27, 2009 at 2:49 pm  Comments (1)  
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I love to sing along and mean it

Sing with caution. Sing with fear and trembling before the Lord. This song is beautiful, the words are powerful.

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