decatur house of prayer

217-433-0486

decaturhop@gmail.com

1920 N. Oakland Ave.

Decatur, IL 62522

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Why a house of prayer

Psalm 27:4 "One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple." 

King David's, a man after God's own heart, chief concern was to dwell with the Lord, to gaze upon His beauty & talk with Him. The house of prayer is committed to keeping this goal as our heart, and to create a culture of the One Thing (relationship with the Lord). Our heart is to perpetuate this One Thing culture though people, communities, and ultimately the globe. 

Isaiah 56:7 "Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations."

God loves our prayer! He loves our offerings and sacrifice! The house of prayer is the Lord's house where we offer up to Him prayer and worship as sacrifice and offerings. 

Amos 9:11 "On that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old."

The Lord promises to raise up the tabernacle of David; this is the tent where King David had put the Ark of the Lord and where he had employed over 4,000 Israelites to continually minister to the Lord with worship and prayer in His Presence (before the Ark of the Covenant). We believe that the house of prayer movement is the rebuilding of the tabernacle of David. In the house of prayer we continually worship and pray in the Presence of the Lord. Our chief goal in the house of the prayer is to minister to the Lord. 

Revelation 4:8 "The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: 'Holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come."

Revelation 10-11 "The twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying 'You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; and by Your will they exist and were created"

Revelation 5:8 "Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp & golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints."

24-7 Worship and prayer is happening in Heaven before the Throne of the Lord. The four living creatures and the twenty-four elders never cease to worship Him, and to present the prayers of the saints before the Lord. It is our highest honor to join with Heaven in this never-ceasing worship and prayer!  This is what Jesus meant for us when He taught us to pray in Matthew 6:10, " Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven".

Mission & Vision

Our Mission is first and foremost to minister to the Lord through night & day prayer and worship. Our relationship with Him is our highest priority & our greatest gift, and we seek to steward that here at DHOP. We seek to promote the One Thing lifestyle through prayer, worship and intimacy with the Lord. 

Our Vision is to see night & day prayer and worship breakout across Decatur, America, and the globe! We want to see His kingdom grow and over take the world. Continual prayer and worship are the vehicle for this to happen in the world. We seek to change atmospheres and culture through night & day prayer and worship. 

Biblical Night & Day Prayer

1 Chronicles 16 outlines the Tabernacle of David. This is the tent where King David housed the Ark of the Covenant. He employed over 4,000 Israelites to continually keep worship going before the Presence of God night & day. This is what the House of Prayer is!

Revelation 4 & 5 is a beautiful picture of what is happening in Heaven around the Throne of God. Guess what?... Night & day prayer and worship! The four living creatures and the twenty-four elders are forever singing and praising the Lord while the prayers of the saints are continually before Him! 

The four Gospels tell us that Jesus often went away to get alone with His Father in prayer! John 5:19 tells us that Jesus did nothing but what He saw the Father do! If Jesus had to pray & get alone with the Father, how much more do we need to! 

Harp & Bowl

The harp & bowl model of prayer and worship comes from Revelation 4 & 5. The four living creatures and the twenty-four elders are in constant worship around the Throne of the Lord with the prayers of the saints constantly before the Lord. 

We worship & pray together in our sets. At set times we have worship, at other times we have set prayer, and then at other times we pray in song. Doing this mixture of worship and prayer back and forth and mixing the two, singing what we pray, is a very powerful thing! It releases what the Lord wants to say over a people, city, nation and world! 

One Thing

Psalm 27:4 "One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple." 

We are a One Thing House. We believe that it is our highest calling and greatest privilege to minister to the Lord, to be in relationship with Him, and to know Him. We aim to cultivate that atmosphere here at DHOP and everywhere we go! We want people to see the value of relationship, devotion and intimacy with the Lord! Prayer and worship is the chief method for strengthening your relationship with the Lord! 

Join the Story

If any of this is striking a chord in your heart, please reach out to us! Send us a message, stop by or call us any time! We would love to meet you and talk about how you can jump in and join the story here at DHOP! Positions we have open are; greeters, sound & computer techs, prayer leaders, singers, musicians, and worship leaders! There truly is a place for everyone. And don't forget that God has placed a unique voice in you, and we need to hear that! We need your flame here on the altar at DHOP. 

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