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House Of Prayer

What is a House of Prayer?

Over the past twenty years, across the globe, the prayer movement has been expanding and birthing “houses of prayer” in many nations.  A house of prayer is a para-ministry that often intertwines worship and prayer into a “harp and bowl” format, with the harp being the worship and the bowl being the prayer.  Other ministries offered at some houses of prayer include outreach, healing rooms to pray for physical-mental-emotional needs, etc.  Themes often include the raising up the righteous to join the end-times spiritual battle, along with cultivating lives that connect with the heart and emotions of God to develop daily intimacy.

The phrase “house of prayer” is built upon Isaiah 56:6-7 (NAS) – “Also the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, To attend to His service and to love the name of the Lord, To be His servants, every one who keeps the Sabbath so as not to profane it, And holds firmly to My covenant; 7 Even those I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”  The original purpose of the “house of prayer” was to establish a place where Israel and the nations would worship the God of Israel together.