Ethos, from the Greek meaning character, is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a church community. Prayer is the “ethos” of everything we do at Gate City Church.

Yet it is not prayer for prayer’s sake, it is prayer that leads us to the heart of God. We do not dedicate ourselves to seek after the Father’s hand, we dedicate ourselves to seek to know God. Our passion is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our soul, and all our mind. Prayer is the vehicle that takes us deeper places in knowing and loving God.

The Gate City House of Prayer is open seven days a week for morning and evening prayer. We also meet corporately weekly on Tuesdays for a time of worship and prayer at Tent of Meeting, as well as monthly to connect with our Jewish roots at Shabbat. Click on the links below to learn more about these recurring prayer events.

History of the Gate City House of Prayer

The Gate City House of Prayer was birthed in obedience to the word of the Lord. In November of 1999, the Lord called us to begin a season of morning prayer. During this time, meeting together to seek His face, the Lord made it clear that our commitment to morning prayer was to continue. We have continued this commitment to this day, growing deeper in prayer, more devoted to intimacy with the Father, fulfilling the call of 2 Corinthians 11:3, “the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” Since then we have expanded our prayer and worship events to include our weekly Tent of Meeting and monthly Shabbat.

Fulfilling our Call as the Gate City

Our commitment to prayer is in fulfillment of the call sent forth in Isaiah 62:6: “On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; All day and all night they will never keep silent. You who remind the LORD, take no rest for yourselves”

The Bible promises us that the Lord works on behalf of those who wait upon Him. Join us in dedication to seeking, knowing, and loving our God by joining us in one of the prayer venues above. May God richly bless you as you grow closer to Him.