What is the Prayer Room?
About the Prayer Room
Central to the programs, activities, and outreach of the Moravian House of Prayer is our prayer room, which is open to the public during our published prayer and worship sets. The prayer room has been designed to reflect the tabernacle of David (1 Chr. 9:33; 22–24); it is a place where we strive to never cease worshiping the Lord and interceding for our world.
All are welcome to come and go freely and to stay in the prayer room as long as they like. While in the prayer room, feel free to join in with the corporate worship and prayer, read your Bible, study a favorite commentary, write in your journal, or engage in private prayer. You may sit, stand, or pace up and down the aisles. Whatever you do, we ask that you do it in a manner that honors and serves the other people in the room.
If you have any questions while visiting, please do not hesitate to ask. We extend a very warm welcome to you, our visitor, and hope the Lord will minister to you while you visit.
Worship and Prayer
Our prayer format is based on the heavenly picture that we see in Revelation 5, which speaks of the harp and the bowl—worship and prayer. Within the harp and bowl prayer model, we use two basic worship and prayer formats. Each time we gather, it is either a two-hour intercession session (or sets, as we call them) or a two-hour worship with the Word session, which are more devotional in nature.
Intercession sessions are usually energetic, as the room is invited to engage in corporate prayer. There is generally a specific prayer focus, and individuals in the room are welcome to pray on the microphone for a corporate burden, which may involve the local region or believers worldwide. There are also cycles of “rapid fire prayer” when intercessors go to the microphone to pray a succession of 15-second prayers on a specific theme, as well as times of small group prayer for any who wish to participate.
Worship with the Word is a prayer format in which we agree with God’s heart as we sing the biblical truths of who God is and what His promises are. These sessions are more devotional in nature, providing an atmosphere conducive to reading the Bible and entering into contemplative or devotional prayer.