There is a lot going on within the House of Prayer, and central hub to everything is the prayer room.

Central to the programs, activities, and outreach of  the International House of Prayer Northwest is our night & day prayer room, which is open to the public (click here for schedule). The prayer room has been designed to reflect the tabernacle of David (1 Chr. 22–24), where we never cease worshiping the Lord and interceding for our world. There are an increasing number of worship sets a day which transition after two hours, and each is guided by one of several prayer formats (see Prayer Room Format below for more).

We want you to feel comfortable, whether as a participant or an anonymous visitor. You are welcome to stay in the prayer room as long as you like. While in the prayer room, feel free to sing along with the worship teams, read your Bible, study a favorite commentary, write in your journal or just pray. You may sit, stand or even 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, and trust that the Lord will minister to you while you spend time before him.

(Go to Calendar for prayer room hours)

Prayer Room Format

Harp and bowl worship is a unique experience of worship derived from Revelation 5:8. The harp represents music and the bowl prayer. Prayer is sung or spoken along with music and is used to sustain long periods of worship such as 24 hour prayer.

A common feature of harp and bowl is antiphonal singers, who use the Bible as a song book, singing and declaring the Word of God along with instruments that accompany the singers. In Harp and Bowl, the major focus is not the singers or the musicians, but the One being worshiped in such a setting.

Harp & Bowl Worship Model

The basic night and day harp and bowl worship model uses four different prayer formats:

(1) Intercessory Prayer

Intercession is intimacy, partnership and agreement with God. Intercessory prayer is an exchange of romance where God speaks to us and it moves our hearts. When we speak back to God, His heart is moved. God desires to establish or deepen this romantic relationship with us. He desires intimacy with us. The power to engage in night and day prayer is found in having a heart that enjoys God. Encountering God’s beauty and desire for us is where we most enjoy our primary reward, which is God Himself.

Download this resource of the apostle’s prayers in the scriptures (the “apostolic prayers”), which we use as the foundation of much of our intercessory prayer.

(2) Prophetic Worship

Prophetic worship is designed to facilitate united group participation in worship so that we might receive the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Our goal is to reach the highest experience of corporate worship, including ministry times for healing and deliverance. This is typically the format for worship during our Encountering God Services (EGS).

(3) Worship with the Word

Worship with the Word involves agreeing with God’s heart as we sing biblical truths of who God is and what He promises to do. This helps us to gain deeper revelation, knowledge and understanding about a specific Biblical passage or theme of Scripture. The worship team focuses on one specific passage or theme by singing through key verses from that passage or about that theme. This causes the Word to come alive to us.

Download this resource of the worship hymns of Revelation, which we use as one of our foundations for Worship with the Word.

(4) Devotional Worship Prayer

Devotional worship provides an anointed atmosphere for meditation on scripture and for lingering in the presence of God. During this format, the worship songs and music style are devotional in focus so that we may “sit at the feet of Jesus” as Mary of Bethany did.

More Information

Further notes regarding the sets, including times, are on the calendar here.

Additional study resources are available here.

Are you a singer or musician, and interested in the possibility of coming on with the worship teams at International House of Prayer Northwest? Please fill out an interest form here.

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