The Prayer Room
What is the Prayer Room?
King David was a man of “one thing” (Psalm 27:4). Around 1000 BC, as an outflow of his heart, he commanded that the Ark of the Covenant be brought up on the shoulders of the Levites amidst the sound of songs and musical instruments to his new capital, Jerusalem.
There he had it placed in a tent and appointed two hundred and eighty-eight prophetic singers and four thousand musicians to minister before the Lord, “to make petition, to give thanks and to praise the Lord” day and night (1 Chronicles 15:1–17:27). This was unlike anything that had been done in Israel’s history, but it was God’s plan for Israel.
Our heart is to have the same spirit of the tabernacle of David, in America, in this day. This is also a sign of the times and a fulfillment of prophesy.
“And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written: ‘ After this I will return And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, And I will set it up; So that the rest of mankind may seek the LORD, Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, Says the LORD who does all these things.’ Acts 15:15-17
What to Do in the Prayer Room:
There are two basic prayer and worship formats:
Intercession sets are usually energetic as the room is invited to engage in corporate prayer. These one or two-hour sets generally have a specific prayer focus, and individuals in the room are welcome to pray on the microphone for a corporate burden which may involve the Tampa Bay region or believers worldwide. There are also cycles of “rapid fire prayer” when, one by one, intercessors pray a succession of 15-second prayers on a specific theme, and times of small group prayer for those who wish to participate.
Worship with the Word is a prayer format in which we agree with God’s heart as we sing the biblical truths of who God is and what His promises are. Since these sets are more devotional in nature, the volume is brought down to make a more conducive environment for reading the Bible and entering into contemplative or devotional prayer.