The HOPE (House of Prayer East) Prayer Room was launched on July 9, 2016. The Prayer Room is a catalytic resource center for the whole Body of Christ to join together through worship and prayer as we proclaim the beauty and power of God over our city. In Revelation 4-5, we see the throne of God filled with night and day worship and prayer. Jesus said in Matthew 6:10 that we are to intercede for the Kingdom paradigm and will of our Father to be established on earth just as it is in Heaven. As David cried out to the Lord, “One thing I desire of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and inquire in His temple” (Psalm 27:4). Our mandate is to prepare a place of worship and prayer for people to experience the Lord and rest in His presence as they listen to His heart.
Our goal is to be open 24/7. Currently, visitors can join us during hours of operation (40 hours a week).
General Hours: Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm
HOPE Prayer Room Fellowship: 1st Sunday Night of the month from 6-8pm for fellowship and worship.
LIVE Worship Sets: Click here to view set times
“Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” (Isaiah 56:7)
“And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer‘ “… (Matthew 21:13)
“One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple.” (Psalm 27:4)
“Zadok the priest… before the tabernacle of the Lord at the high place … to offer burnt offerings to the Lord on the altar of burnt offering regularly morning and evening, and to do according to all that is written in the Law of the Lord which He commanded Israel” (1 Chronicle 16:39-40)
“Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints…[He] has made us kings and priests to our God, and we shall reign on the earth.” (Revelation 5:8,10)
It is important that the house of prayer be organized, so that there is no confusion for leaders and participants. We believe God works through anointed leadership that allows freedom in the Spirit. God is the Head, and He looks to partner with us here on the earth. It is important to create an environment where every person of every denomination has the freedom to worship and pray to the Lord (1 Cor. 11:3; Eph. 5:23; 2 Tim. 2:12; Rev. 5:10).
We base our Prayer Room on three core values: enjoyable, simple, and effective worship and prayer. This helps us maintain a culture of sustainable worship and prayer that fuels the HOPE Prayer Room.
Enjoyable: God assured us through the prophet Isaiah that He would give us joy in the place of prayer (Is. 56:7). “At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Ps. 16:11). In the house of prayer, we are operating under a paradigm of a God who is beautiful, fascinating, and full of delightful pleasures. Combining worship and prayer encourages the prayer life of the saints to be simple, effective, and enjoyable. These qualities are inexhaustible on this side of eternity and are a worthy and wise pursuit for the human heart.
Simple: “For I (Jesus) am jealous for you with godly jealousy…I fear…as the serpent deceived Eve…you may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ”(2 Cor.11:2-3). The simplicity of devotion is expressed through worship and prayer because they were given as simple ways to commune with the Holy Spirit, who gives us access into the realm of encounter with Jesus. As we begin to understand how amazingly beautiful He is, we also begin to understand that He has passed His own beauty on to us. We stand confident in His love and grace, sustained in affection, not in shame or fleshly motivation.
Effective: “The effective prayer of a righteous man avails much” (Jam. 5:16). Worship and prayer are effective in a generation of those that know who Jesus is and agree with His kingdom and will for the earth (Matt. 5:9-10). Every word that comes from Heaven cannot return void (Is. 55:11). So, praying and singing the Scripture ensures that we are agreeing with the Lord’s heart for His people.
We are in the midst of a global worship movement, focused on prayer and intimacy with God. It is vital that prayer becomes enjoyable for every believer; it releases a spirit of devotion and fills the heart with worship. Through God’s sovereign design, when worship is combined with intercession, a spiritual stirring occurs through the corporate body of believers. Music awakens the heart to beauty. Since God is a musical being and we have been created in His very image, we have been made with a musical spirit. Almost every person finds solace, comfort, or expression in music. Again, this is God’s design (Rev. 4-5, 7, 10, 19). In heaven, music and verbal expression (prayer) are never separated from one another. We base most of our prayer meetings in the house of prayer upon this concept and value. “Now…the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints” (Rev. 5:8).
Intercessors are just as important as musicians and singers in the House of Prayer. We highly encourage you to join our Prayer Team, Section Leaders, Ushers, Administrators, Logistics Team, and Outreach Team… There are multiple ways to serve with various giftings.
We like to encourage people to use this time as your personal Bible study time or simply a devotional time with the Lord. We often use Apostolic Prayers (Eph. 1:16-19, 3:17-19), which are select key prayers from Scripture, to help begin studying the scripture. We encourage people in personal or corporate Bible study time to take the Scripture and implement a 5-fold application of studying the Word of God (Read it, Write it, Sing it, Say it, and Pray it).
House of Prayer is to be a catalytic resource center with influence in the city that equips the global Church Body to be ready for when Jesus returns. Individual church prayer rooms are a meeting place for specific church congregations to intercede on behalf of their church and the church’s needs. We want to emphasize that neither perspective overpowers the other. However, their function is clearly distinguished based on their spheres of intended impact and influence. We recognize the need for both in the Body of Christ.
A mobilized Prayer Room is God’s disaster relief for the nations. Every crisis and disaster creates vulnerability in the human heart for a spiritual awakening. We, as the Bride of Christ, are called to disciple the nations (Matt. 28:18-20). What better expression than to usher the nations into beholding the One who gives eternal hope, peace, and love when all is lost or taken away from them? We find Jesus experiencing peace and hope in the midst of a cosmic disaster because His heart was moved with compassion and His devotional life with the Father sustained Him (Mk. 4:35-41). Jesus overcame in confidence as He had faith in who God is and how the Holy Spirit was working in Him. Because of His devotional life, He endured verbal and emotional persecution, physical crisis, and spiritual disasters (Lk. 4:28-30; Mk. 4:35-41; Mt. 4:3-17). Devotion to the Lord means storing up the oil of intimacy with God: us knowing Him and Him knowing us (Matt. 25:1-13). House of Prayer in the Kingdom of God operates not just in a building, but in our hearts as well. In the place of encountering His heart, we are able to respond in worship and intercession as we endure persecution or crisis that infiltrates our life.