What is ChiHOP?
The Chicago House of Prayer is a non/inter-denominational ministry based on the model of 24/7 worship first seen under the reign of King David, when he instituted day-and-night temple worship before the Lord. Our foundations lie on the Bridal Paradigm and Forerunner Lifestyle, through which we seek to equip the bride to live out the first and second commandments in light of the end of the age. It is our desire that our prayers and worship create a place of habitation for the Lord.
We also desire to see missions birthed out of prayer and worship: apostolic training centers immersed in the presence of God where students can learn how to minister effectively in the manner of the apostles, which stemmed from their intimate walk with Christ. We believe that through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, believers today can walk in the same anointing, signs, wonders, and authority of the New Testament church. We long to see ministry seminars, prophetic schools, internships, art and technology training, and more, all in the context of day and night prayer, so that the Lord may be glorified in the marketplace through natural excellence coupled with spiritual purpose.
What do we do?
The Prayer Room is the heartbeat of all that goes on at ChiHOP and is modeled after the Tabernacle of David, where singers and musicians led corporate worship and intercession 24-hours a day. The Prayer Room is structured into sessions of musicians, singers and intercessors lifting their voices in praise and supplication, asking God to fulfill His promises and to give the nations of the earth to Jesus as His inheritance. Each session functions with live worship teams, recorded albums, or live streaming in one of the following formats: Devotional Worship, Prophetic Worship, Intercessory Worship, or Worship with the Word. In worship we stand, serve, minister and burn before the Lord as we seek to know his heart and be transformed into his image, utilizing the Harp and Bowl model and antiphonal singing. In intercession we cry out for his will to be done and his promises to come to pass.