Edinburgh House of Prayer
For us, the Prayer Room is a place of overflowing fulness, an unhurried place of worship and joy out of which God prompts prayer for various people and issues.
Edinburgh House of Prayer was born out of Wellsprings Community, with the vision of Rachel Hewitt. She gathered some others around her to help launch a regular rhythm of prayer to serve the city and the nation, based in the Prayer Room.
This was seen as ‘neutral space’ that people from different churches could gather in, inspired partly by the 24/7 Urban Monastery ‘boiler room’ pattern and the IHOP rooms, yet intending from the start to be an indigenous expression.
EHOP has developed over the years, and Rachel handed over the leadership of it to her parents David & Maggie when she moved to Gibraltar. David & Tjits Powell arrived around the same time, and were a huge help in establishing a regular pattern during the week.
Now there is less scheduled, but normally two regular times at which you are welcome to join us;
9am Monday mornings (email to check).
7.30pm Friday evenings ‘Encounter’ worship time.
Parking available on site 9-10.30am and Lothian no.30 bus stops outside the door. Parking is also possible in the GL Floors carpark adjacent; call at their shop and ask for a temporary permit. During school vacations the prayer room schedule may be changed (see website or contact for details)
The Prayer Room can be available at other times for personal prayer and reflection, by arrangement, or for church retreats and meetings.