About the Prayer Room
At the heart of Eastgate House of Prayer is the day and night prayer room. We are offering Jesus our worship, and partnering with Him in intercession for justice and the transformation of every sphere of society. The prayer room is open to the public. The prayer room has been designed to reflect the tabernacle of David (1 Chr. 9:33; 22–24); it is a place where we worship the Lord and intercede 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.
Worship and Prayer
Our prayer format is based on the heavenly picture that we see in Revelation 5:8, which speaks of the harp and the bowl—worship and prayer:
"The twenty four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp and a golden bowl full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints."
In this passage of Scripture the harp represents worship with musical instruments, and the golden bowls full of incense represent intercessory prayer. During our prayer sets at EHOP, we join musical instruments, the singing of scripture and intercession together to allow for sustainable, enjoyable times of prayer.
Intercession - The intercession set is a corporate prayer time led by a worship team and a prayer leader. Each set focuses on a specific topic or theme. Through rhythms of worship, intercessory prayer is led by the prayer leader, who will at times invite "rapid fire" prayer, when those in the room are invited in succession to pray short prayers on the microphone. These sets are a time of engaging with God’s heart and will for particular issues and needs.
Worship With The Word - During Worship with the Word, the team sings and prays through passages of Scripture, going deeper into the revelation of the knowledge of God through Biblical themes. These are times that are conducive to individual Bible study, journalling and meditative prayer.
Devotional - A devotional set is led by one worship leader and is typically meditative and intimate. These sets are free flowing and worshipful, allowing for personal time with God.
We also have Friday Night at the HOP where we gather from 7pm-9pm to worship and simply make room for Him to move any way He wants.