Location: EPICenter; EPIC Prayer Room (walk in, take a left, past the bathrooms, before the game room)
Duration: Lent (Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday)
Sundays 8 AM-2 PM (open; walk-ins welcome);
Mondays and Thursdays, 6AM-10 PM and
Saturdays 7AM-3PM (sign ups only).
Of course! Pray at home, in your car, on a plane, in the store… do all that. But we firmly believe, through Scripture and through experience, that there is something powerful about designating a space for prayer. Besides that, we know sometimes it’s hard to pray in our everyday spaces – distractions abound, or maybe you don’t know where to start. We’ve set up this space to minimize distractions, and guide you into God’s presence, even if you’re totally new to that kind of thing.
There’s also a communal element to this! In spending an hour in the Prayer Room, you’re coming alongside others in our community who will be too. You’re also joining in with a number of other believers around the country whose churches are dedicating their Lenten season to prayer.
A prayer room can look like a lot of different things, but this one is more than a room with places to sit. While you’re welcome to use it to simply come and pray, you’ll find multiple areas around the room that have been set up, guiding you into creative ways to engage with God through a variety of topics (gratitude, confession, relationships, healing, mission & justice, etc).
Sundays from 8 AM-2 PM are open hours where anyone’s welcome to come use the room, provided there aren’t too many people in there already. Otherwise, the room is open Mondays and Thursdays, 6 AM-10 PM and Saturdays 7 AM-3 PM, and yes, we’d ask that you book a slot for when you’re planning to come.
No. (Though we encourage you to try an hour alone with God at some point, especially if you’ve never done it before!) This is not a small group meeting space, but groups / married couples / friends / mentors/mentees are welcome to come together. Given the size of the room(s), we suggest no more than four.
Kids are welcome, as long as they have parental supervision. That said, please know the room and its materials (i.e. Sharpies, pens, thumbtacks, etc.) are not set up for kids.
You’re welcome to bring your Bible, journal, headphones, or anything else you may find helpful. You can also bring nothing besides yourself and just show up. The room will have plenty of resources for you to use. There are bathrooms and a water fill-up station just outside the room down the hall.
An hour may seem long, but you’ll be surprised how time flies! If you need to leave early, you’re more than welcome to do so.
In most circumstances, we’re going to ask you to refrain from booking multiple hour time slots so others are able to enjoy the space too.
Yes … however, whenever possible, we are asking you’d cancel at least 24 hours ahead of time to allow others the opportunity to book.
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