The Prayer Room
Our ministry is based on the Tabernacle of David, in which David instituted continuous worship in the temple, appointing singers and musicians whose sole vocation was worship in the temple. This worship was a constant outpouring of praise before the God of Israel and did not cease day or night. In like manner, we host live worship sessions throughout the week in our Prayer Room, incorporating worship, intercession, thanksgiving, and prophetic ministry as a corporate altar. Everyone present contributes through the outpouring of their devotion to the Lord.
Mingled with this, we allow room for teaching, moved by the Spirit when it is appropriate that we teach, minister according to His leading, or simply worship declaring the truth of Who He is.
In the Prayer Room, there are specific models of worship and prayer that we utilize for a unified and purposeful approach to corporate worship. You will notice that these formats are present in our various sessions throughout the week.
Harp & Bowl
“The twenty four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp and a golden bowl full of the incense, which are the prayers of the saints.” Revelation 5:8
Harp and Bowl is a form of worship taken from this scripture, where the harp represents worship with musical instruments, and the golden bowls represent the intercessory prayers of the saints. We join the musical instruments with the prayers of intercession and the singing of the Scriptures, and what results is a harmony of musical instruments and human voices in antiphonal worship before the Throne.
This same basic principle is used in different prayer formats.
“I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in all the earth.” Isaiah 62:6-7
“And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?” Luke 18:7
Intercession is a time when we partner with the Lord to establish His will on the earth by declaring His Word back to Him. Prayers from the New Testament are used as we focus on calling forth specific promises from the Scriptures which the Holy Spirit emphasizes. As we proclaim these promises we come into agreement with God’s heart and are empowered to speak forth His will. His longings become our longings, our hearts are moved with His compassion and we cry out for His heart’s desires to be accomplished on the earth. In response, the spiritual atmosphere is changed and the angels are released to execute the will of God on the earth according to His Word and purpose.
See also: Psalm 103:20-21; Isaiah 55:10-11
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the Law of the Lord and in His Law he meditates day and night.” Psalms 2:1-2
“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalms 27:14
“You have ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; You have ravished my heart with one look of your eyes, with one link of your necklace.” Song of Solomon 4:9
Devotional Worship is designed to provide an anointed atmosphere for individuals to meditate on Scripture as they sit at Jesus’ feet and wait in His presence. The music and songs are specific in their focus, chosen to create a time of loving intimacy between the Bridegroom and His Bride. During this time we may pray the Scriptures, engage in contemplative prayer or meditate on and behold the beauty of Jesus. Come sit before Him and rejoice in His loving kindness as He sings and dances with delight over you.
“Behold how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity…for there the Lord commanded the blessing…life forevermore.” Psalms 133:1-3
“When the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord…the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud…” 2 Chronicles 5:13
In prophetic worship the body unites in desire and purpose. It is not just individual believers in a room expressing their worship, but a corporate body engaged in worship. As believers comes together in this way the prophetic spirit is released and the Holy Spirit is able to guide us not just as individuals, but corporately. Specific themes which the Holy Spirit emphasizes are then expressed and we are enabled to encounter the same heart experience as one, uniting in one heart before the Lord. In this atmosphere of unity the ministry of the Holy Spirit is released to flow freely and we enter into a unique experience with the Lord that is only available in a corporate setting, like the gathering of family.
There are always elements of this type of worship in the Prayer Room, however, specific nights are label ‘Prophetic Worship’ as they are especially focused on being a corporate engagement with the Lord in one heart.
Worship with the Word
“Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with Grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16
Worship with the Word is format in which we follow the Harp and Bowl model as we come into agreement with God’s heart and who He says He is. Portions of Scripture are lovingly sung and proclamations joyfully declared as the instruments play. During this worship set we focus on singing through portions of Scripture as we purpose to receive deeper truths, revelation and understanding about specific Biblical passages. Our main desire is to have a living encounter with Jesus as we meditate on Him and as His Words burn in our hearts. As we set our hearts on Him, we grow in intimacy and in the ability to express Biblical truths, and we grow deeper in our understanding of God as revealed through Scripture.