THE VISION OF PRAYER
Prayer should not be something we do. It should be the central thing we do. The thing from which everything else we do flows.
Prayer is more than just petitioning God. Prayer is communion—intimacy—with God. It is first and foremost, being in His Presence. Worshipping Him. Honoring Him.
All of Heaven continually worships, never tiring of ascribing worth to God. Prayer Movements (Prayer Centers and Houses of Prayer) desire to see worship "on earth as it is in Heaven."
All of the mighty people of God in Scripture were people of prayer. Enoch walked with God. Moses desired God's glory more than anything else. The prophets were given revelation in prayer. Jesus often withdrew and prayed.
Every great move of God in history was predicated by seasons of intense prayer. Many of them from continual prayer. Pentecost, the Moravian Mission Movement, John Wesley, the Fulton Street Prayer Revival, the Welsh Revival are all examples of God pouring out His Spirit on people of prayer.
The Appalachia Prayer Center is designed to be a place of prayer. A sanctuary where people can withdraw form the "craziness' of life and find refuge in the Presence of God.
While we can and should pray wherever we are, having a place dedicated to prayer brings an intentionality to our prayer. Scripture teaches that God cannot be contained to brick, mortar and stone. However, this does not mean He will not place His glory where He is honored and welcomed.
A 24 hour Prayer Center serves as a testament to the world. A lighthouse where people know they can go to encounter the Presence and family of God.