The Prayer Room is located on level 1 of 177 South Terrace, South Fremantle, and is open throughout the week for you to come in and worship and pray with others.
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 a city is transformed through worship and prayer. We celebrate what God is doing in this expression of his ‘house of prayer’ here in Fremantle, and dream of the day when our city will have a place of 24/7 worship and prayer.
You can view our current Prayer Room schedule here.
“It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer”
THE PRIORITY OF THE 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’.
The idea of agreement is a particularly helpful description of our function as the house of prayer: we agree with who God is (expressed in worship), and we agree with God’s will (expressed in intercession).
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).
As such, the New Life Prayer Room plays a central role in our community. The prayer room can be likened to the ‘nucleus’ or the ‘engine room’ for all our activities.
WHAT WE DO AND PHRASES WE USE
‘Live worship’ means there will be musicians and singers leading the set.
‘Webstream’ means we’ll be using a pre-recorded worship/prayer session.
‘Intercession’ sets will have times where those who want to can join in praying for specific themes.
‘Devotional’ sets provide an opportunity to read and meditate on the Bible and engage in personal prayer while being in an atmosphere of worship.
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 ‘harp and bowl’ model of prayer (named from 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.