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HEART Christian newspaper | February 20, 2020

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Boiler Room Bognor

Ben and Louise are a local Christian couple who after a week of 24/7 prayer in their town, felt led to dedicate a room in their house to prayer.  Just like the title of a well-known book, although both are busy teachers and parents, they feel they are too busy not to pray.

Ben says: ‘Since we were blessed with an open-plan extension at the back, we have never really used this room properly.  Now it is a dedicated Boiler Room.  Every time I walk into it I feel peaceful and reminded of God’s presence.  With our two young boys, it is also a challenge and an opportunity to encourage family prayer and help them to see that God is real and makes a difference.’

The couple are planning to have a 2-day 24/7 period of prayer in February, and the room is bookable through the 24/7 prayer website.  There is a regular monthly open prayer meeting.  Ten others from Ben’s church, King’s Gate, joined them on New Year to make declarations for 2017 and it will also be used for corporate silent prayer.

‘We are looking to make it as interactive as possible,’ said Ben.  ‘We now have a ‘Reality Wall’, a ‘Global Wall’, a ‘Family Wall’ etc.  We are grateful to King’s Gate for helping us to fund some large pinboards on the walls.  We dream of it being open completely round the clock, or if not, for other prayer spaces to open up in the town.  God moves heaven and earth when his people start to seriously pray.  Already a YWAM House of Prayer in Blantyre, Malawi, have asked to partner with us, which we’re really excited about.’

If you would like to spend some time in the Bognor Boiler Room, contact Ben on benleney@gmail.com.

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