THE PRAYER ROOM
Prayer requests? You can send them through using the contact form on this page.
The Prayer Room is located on level 1 of 177 South Terrace, South Fremantle, EXCEPT ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY NIGHT OF THE MONTH, see schedule below. The Prayer Room is open throughout the week for you to come in and worship and pray with others. There are times just to sit and rest in God’s presence, and time when you’ll be invited to pray with others. You don’t have to belong to New Life to join in, and you don’t have to be an expert, just come along with an open heart and be a part of what God is doing in our region.
Since 2005, this little room in South Fremantle has been set apart as a place of encounter with God – a place where people are transformed and where the atmosphere of our city is transformed through worship and prayer.
MY HOUSE WILL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER – JESUS IN MATTHEW 21:13
PRAYER ROOM SCHEDULE
The Prayer Room is closed on Public Holidays. Our intention is to have live devotional worship around 9:30am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday but this is not always possible.
Monday – Open 8am-12pm
Tuesday – Closed
- Open 8am-12pm
- Open 7pm-9pm (live worship and prayer teams)
- VENUE CHANGE ONCE A MONTH FOR “HEARTBEAT” – see below
Thursday – Closed
Friday – Open 8am-12pm
Saturday/Sunday – Closed
SERVING THE CITY THROUGH PRAYER AND WORSHIP
Our Heartbeat prayer nights are typically on the first Wednesday of the month and are held at Fremantle Christian College. At Heartbeat you can expect opportunities to worship, meditate, receive prayer for healing or prophetic encouragement, and opportunities to pray for our city and nation.
“Prayer is the heart that pumps blood into all the words and acts. Prayer is not just one more thing in an inventory of elements that make up a following-Jesus, kingdom-of-heaven life. If there is no heart doing its work from the centre, there is only a corpse” – Eugene Peterson.
Upcoming Heartbeat dates are:
- February 13
- March 6
- April 3
- May 1
- June 12 (date change due to guest speaker)
- July 3
- Aug 7
- Sept 4
- Oct 2
A HOUSE OF PRAYER
Jesus quoted Isaiah 56 when he declared ‘my house shall be a house of prayer’ (Matt 21:13). When God calls us by a specific name, it indicates our character and how we are to function. In God’s eyes the house of prayer reality is central to our identity and activity as the Church. Prayer is primarily about encountering God and growing in relationship with him. With a Biblical understanding of prayer, we could paraphrase Jesus’ declaration as: ‘my house shall be a house of encounter, intimacy, partnership, agreement’.
As an expression of the broader ‘house of prayer’ in Fremantle and Perth, we gather to:
• Worship – we minister to God by declaring His worth continually, reflecting the way He receives worship in heaven (Matt 6:10; Rev 4:8).
• Intercede – we ask for the release of God’s power to spread the fame of Jesus and to win the lost, revive the church, and impact society.
• Feed on God’s Word – we ‘read it, say it, sing it, pray it’ because it leads us to Jesus and gives us understanding of God’s heart and his will for this hour of history.
In pursuing an active prayer life, we are constantly challenged with the lie that we are wasting time talking to a wall when there is so much to do! However, we are convinced in agreement with the Bible that our primary role as believers is to walk in intimacy with God, and from that place truly worthwhile productivity will flow (John 5:19, 15:4).
WHAT WE DO AND PHRASES WE USE
‘Webstream’ means we’ll be using a pre-recorded worship/prayer session, usually from IHOPKC.org.
‘Intercession’ sets will have times where those who want to can join in praying for specific themes.
A prayer leader will be present to give direction for all of these activities.
When a live team is leading the set, they will often use a musical model of prayer (see ‘harp and bowl’ in Revelation 5:8). This means that music and singing (harp) will mingle with the prayer leader’s speaking (bowl). We have found this to be a powerful and enjoyable model for sustaining communal prayer.