A Local House of Prayer is very simple, just two or three people in a neighbourhood or workplace praying for five minutes a day, five times a week for others who are not followers of Jesus, and then getting together about once a week for a little bit longer, to bless those other people, and to bless the community nearby.
The Local House of Prayer movement started at Ffald-y-Brenin, the Christian Retreat Centre in rural Wales that is described in the wonderful book “The Grace Outpouring” by Roy Godwin. Here they have discovered that God seems to like it when we regularly pray, and bless the community around us, and that when we do this people start to have wonderful life changing encounters with the living God. That if we do this as an act of worship to God, our communities begin to change.
One lady, who leads a Local House of Prayer in her home, in a rural village in England, has recently discovered the local real estate people are finding buyers really want to buy in her street, because of the “lovely feeling” in that street.
A Local House of Prayer is something any of us can do to make a difference – not all of us are preachers, or musicians, and many of us don’t find it easy to talk to others about Jesus. But, praying for five minutes a day is something we can all do.
If you are interested in having a Local Houses of Prayer training day for your church or locality please contact us.
For more information, please contact Steve Mitchell on 021 127 9224