The Ears2Hear Network began in October of 2006 after months of seeking God about this vision, and conferring with national leaders. Numerous prophetic confirmations indicated that this was indeed God's will and his time. Then the morning of the first meeting a prophetic word was released by the Elijah List as the final heavenly endorsement that we were on track, the title of the word was "A New Sound is being Released Today... for Him who has Ears to Hear"!
Additionally that morning the Lord spoke powerfully to Ears2Hear's founder, Sara Maynard in her morning scripture reading: "Ears that hear.... God has made them" (Prov 20:12)
The first meeting began with 15 leaders from 9 different cities, and continued to grow to over 60 different prayer leaders from all over Canada, many of which committed to gathering monthly on a national conference call, to build relationship and share what God is doing and saying in the nation. These calls became extraordinary, often times of profoundly encountering God together.
The Network grew together even more as we began to hold national summits, 3 days of seeking God in worship and prayer, at the beginning of each year.
A Refreshed Vision However, after 10 years, the Canadian prayer movement had grown, developed, and changed remarkably, and we recognized it was time to respond by refreshing the vision and mandate of the Network. So in February of 2016, we gathered a new Core leadership team made up of full-time directors of nationally established prayer and worship ministries, and began to seek God.
Today the Network connects over 50 senior leaders from coast to coast. Each leads a city, regional or national prayer or worship ministry and has a heart to walk together in friendship and unity. But we've gone beyond just gathering to build relationship and discern what God is saying to the prayer movement, Ears to Hear is now actively serving the members and their ministries by equipping and tangibly supporting each other's initatives.
It's our desire to not just gather but together see the Canadian prayer movement unite in deeper ways and mature. We are very excited with what God will do with a united, mature sound of intercession and worship rising from Canada.