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Today's set was the last for 13-year veteran IHOPKC worship leader, Marcus Meier. This summer, he will be moving his family to Brazil to plant a house of prayer. His final set ended with the room giving him a standing ovation honoring him for his years of service in this prayer room. In the last thirteen years, Marcus has led six times a week, two hours per set, totaling over 7,000 hours of leading prayer meetings!
I remember the first time I ever walked into the prayer room in Kansas City. Marcus was leading worship and I was so in awe of this young man who had committed his life to being a priest who ministered to the Lord as his full time job. I was hooked from that point and knew that this is what I wanted to do with my life.
Marcus has trained up so many singers and musicians that are still leading and serving in the house of prayer today. But when you learned from Marcus, you weren’t just learning some skills about leading worship or being a better singer or musician; you were learning how to be a better Christian by the example he lived out.
The two biggest things that stand out to me about Marcus are his faithfulness and his humility. I remember when I first started leading and I would see Marcus travel on the weekends for ministry and many times arrive home Sunday night at midnight or 1am; but he would still show up to lead his Monday 6am prayer meeting. I saw him do this over and over again. That marked me as a young leader because it showed that Marcus really did value the calling of being an intercessor and worshipper. His humility stands out to me as I’ve seen him walk through so many different seasons and ride on the ever-changing ‘Ferris wheel of favor,' sometimes up, sometimes down. I know how hard that can be and every time I would talk to Marcus, he always had such clarity and knew what to say even when I knew he was going through challenges. I’ve never once heard him speak negatively or complain about a leader or situation. If you’ve been in ministry for a while, you know that’s rare!
The set today was filled with lots of tears because of the sadness of losing a friend and fellow comrade, but the thing that touched me the most was thinking back upon the life of this leader who has modeled for me and so many others over the past thirteen years what it really means to be a man of God. I honor you, Marcus, as a friend and comrade, and though you will be dearly missed, I am so excited for this next adventure into which you are heading. You have helped shape and mold this prayer room in Kansas City and it will never be the same without you.
If you’d like to stay connected with Marcus or partner with him financially as he prepares to go to Brazil, check out his Facebook page.
Also, check out his new album, Well Pleasing, available on iTunes