Ongoing prayer and worship altars sustain the transformation
We see the Kingdom come every day only because we pray – individually and corporately. Therefore, we have a House of Prayer in Gulu, Uganda that functions as the headquarters for all ministry operations, and likewise our House of Prayer in Juba, South Sudan.
The House of Prayer ministry team fulfills a wide range of community and staff functions. The activities of our Houses of Prayer (HOP) enable Christian influence to permeate all other aspects of these societies in order to pave the way for restoration and sustainable transformation by grounding entire communities in the truth and values of Christ.
To gain a glimpse of the routine of the HOP teams, this is what a given day may look like. The teams begin in city streets with door-to-door evangelism and spread throughout the region with the good news of the Gospel. Often, prisons are added into the schedule because of how key the prison programs have become. Testimony after testimony prove the fruit of ministering to prisoners. The prisoners are reached through regular Bible studies and the provision of basic necessities. For our hospital outreach, teams share the Gospel, pray for the sick, and give gifts to patients without means to afford food or sanitation. In government halls, our staff host dinners that serve elected officials through prayer, Bible distribution and training. Local military forces are engaged with the Gospel message through targeted outreach. Their plates are continually filled with various types of ministry, which demonstrates how the Holy Spirit has led us to implement empowering prayer throughout all facets of the ministry. In addition to all this, our HOP teams annually conduct evangelistic crusades strategically targeting communities and regions with little to no Christian influence. This is just a glimpse of what our prayer teams accomplish in their normal structure and routine.
Here is a list of other impactful responsibilities the HOP teams hold:
- Lead noon hour prayer for the whole city every weekday
- Provide a neutral, stationary ground for guest speakers
- Provide a 24/7 prayer covering for new believers
- Serve Favor staff with worship and morning devotions every weekday
- Launches local and rural outreaches
- Coordinates community unity initiatives.
- Launches large-scale prayer mobilization events