Our story

Decatur House of Prayer is a non-denominational, not for profit 501( c )3 charitable organization. We are a Christian prayer room encouraging others to come and sit before the Lord and worship Him! It is a place where we worship the Lord and intercede for our world. Each two hour period is led by a worship team. There is worship and a time of intercessory prayer where we pray for our city, state and nation. We pray for our youth and families as well.

We are a praying community of believers, committed to pursuing intimacy with the Lord through worship, prayer and the Word of God. We are committed to establishing night & day intercessory worship in Decatur, fulfill the Great Commission and prepare the body of Christ for the Lord’s return.

All are welcome to come and go freely and to stay in the prayer room as long as they like. While in the prayer room, feel free to join in with the corporate worship and prayer, read your Bible, study a favorite commentary, write in your journal, or engage in private prayer. You may sit, stand, or 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 an attendant or contact us!

Our History

God called a group of people to the International House of Prayer in 2005.


We fell in love with the Harp and Bowl model of worship and prayer. During the next five years we gathered together with children and adults at Lampstand Presbyterian Church, in Decatur, IL., on Wednesday nights. During those nights, many children and adults had powerful encounters with God. We sang and played instruments, we prayed for healing and miracles to abound during a one-hour prayer and worship set.


In January 2010, God called us to begin gathering other times during the week, calling adults to night and day prayer in Decatur, IL. In addition to the Wednesday’s night prayer meetings with the children, we had prayer meetings, Tuesday evenings and Fridays’ at noon.


In May of 2012, we became a 501 (c) 3 registered not-for-profit organization. We then moved

to the Guiding Light Healing Rooms on North 51. In July 2017 we relocated to our “present” house at 1920 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL.


In January 2020, we started our tenth year at Decatur House of Prayer.


For over ten years, we have been contending for night and day prayer in the city and region.

We are blessed to have had many, many people engaged in night and day prayer throughout our years. Some for a season, many for the long haul!


We are encouraging anyone with a love of Jesus and a heart for this city and region to consider joining us. We know God has called us to minister to Him and cry out to Him to release His power and anointing for night and day prayer.


We will not stop because He is WORTHY, and His grace is sufficient for us.


Please COME and join the story. Find YOUR place!