Prayer hours

I’ve been taking a hiatus from praying at Resurrection Sanctuary during the holiday season. But that will change in Friday, January 12 when once again the church will be open for prayer.

On Fridays, I am committed to prayer at the church from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm. People can drop in at any time. I especially encourage those who want to pray for the Nipomo schools to come at 8:00 am, and those who want to pray for our families to come at 9:00 am.

On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 7:00 am, please come join me in incorporating Psalms and other Scriptures in our prayers, and joining our prayers with other Believers throughout the world and throughout history.

House of Prayer…2 years later…

It’s been over two years now since my husband and I purchased Resurrection Sanctuary. Almost immediately, a dream began to form in my heart and mind:

I wanted to start a “contending house of prayer”, which I hoped to be characterized by:

  • commitment to advancing the Kingdom of God through intercession and worship
  • praying for revival and transformation
  • seeking the leading of the Holy Spirit
  • prayers based on and inspired by Scripture

I had high and lofty hopes that God would send me musicians and other intercessors, and that together we would build a unique house of prayer in Nipomo, and that our prayers would bring glory to God and have an significant impact for the Kingdom of God. I tend to be a quite the dreamer!

For those first few months, when I was full of exciting plans, it seems that almost everyone had the same word for me: “Despise not the day of small beginnings.” I took it to mean that I needed to start small and then suddenly it would be as if the floodgates of Heaven would open, and musicians and intercessors would rain down on Resurrection Sanctuary.

God had other plans. A musician or two came and went. So did a few intercessors. Sometimes our “Open for Prayer” sign is like a magnet, and there have been weeks where several people with prayer needs came in each day. Those were and are exciting times!

The many hours I have spent alone have, at times, been exciting in their own way. I have been, and still am, in the school of prayer — and it is not just my prayers that are being changed. It is my very life.

In addition, some of the practical considerations and circumstances of my life have been changing as well, and the prayer schedule has had to reflect that.

So that brings me to now. There is a song that I have sung at various prayer gatherings and also in the solitude of Resurrection Sanctuary. It is a prayer, really: “Make me a house of prayer.” I believe that is what God wants to do with each one of us. Why He has given me a church to pray in, when others struggle to find the time and place to pray — well, I’m still trying to figure that out.

In the meantime, whenever possible, I start my weekdays (except for Tuesdays) at Resurrection Sanctuary. I have been rediscovering the beauty of prayer books, and of some of the beautiful, time-tested prayer traditions that help connect and unite me with the global Church throughout time and history. I have been also rediscovering the prayers of the Bible. At the same time, I have been enjoying a fresher, deeper sense of spontaneity in my private prayer and worship.

On every Friday that I’m available to do so, I spend my time in prayer, Bible reading, worship, praise, and meditation at Resurrection Sanctuary, from 7:00am until 2:00pm. Come join me as God builds His house of prayer in each one of us and in Resurrection Sanctuary.

National Day of Prayer

I’m excited to announce that Nipomo Churches Together will be sponsoring a community prayer gathering on Thursday evening, May 5, from 7:00-8:15pm. It will take place here at Resurrection Sanctuary! Our address is 110 N. Thompson Ave. in Nipomo.

Prayer focus for March

Beginning March 1, I will be focusing much of my prayer efforts on revival, and specifically on the upcoming event, Azusa Now. In many ways, Resurrection Sanctuary House of Prayer was birthed out of TheCall Berkely in October 2014, so Azusa Now is something that has captured my attention and prayers since I first heard of it, and immediately made plans to attend.

Many of my prayers these days end up being about revival anyway, especially about personal revival for myself and loved ones, and true revival in the Church. 

I hope to be posting our updated prayer schedule soon.

Christmas Break

Resurrection Sanctuary House of Prayer will be closed for the holidays from December 23, 2015 through January 6, 2016. We look k forward to opening back up on Thursday, January 7, and will hopefully post our updated schedule before then.

Calvary Chapel of Nipomo and King’s Covenant will be still holding all scheduled events and services.

Weeping may endure…

“Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones,
And give thanks to His holy name.
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime;
Weeping may last for the night,
But a shout of joy comes in the morning.”‭‭

-Psalms‬ ‭30:4-5‬ ‭NASB‬‬

I thought of this passage this morning as I caught sight of the sunrise while leaving the house.

Via Facebook had come the news, moments before, that a man I’d never met — but had been alerted to pray for — had turned out to be one of those killed by the killers in San Bernardino yesterday:

“We lost one of our own yesterday. A good man. A solid Christian. A husband and father. A member of our church. He was apparently in the room where the shooting started. 

If you live on our mountain, or in the San Bernardino area I have a favor to ask. Go out of your way to spread the love of Christ. Be ready to pray with hurting people…even if it is in public. Tell people about Jesus and the hope that you have. 

Those grieving need to do so, and those not as close have a calling…to be there. To love. To pray. To mourn with those that mourn. 

Be aware & sensitive to those God puts in your path today. Be like Jesus.”

Certainly the weeping of his family will endure for more than a night. Death still stings when loved ones are torn from our lives.

But there will come a glorious morning when all sorrow will cease.

Members of Calvary Chapel, which meets in Resurrection Sanctuary, had begun decorating their tree. Even semi-hidden in the corner, unlit, it offered a hopeful reminder of an everlasting love that invaded our world as a tiny baby so many years ago.

As I began my prayer time, my heart was still heavy. At the same time, I knew that tragedy, senseless violence, and suffering does not change who God is. He is a good, good Father — my beloved Papa — but He is also the righteous Judge who will someday make all things right.

How I wanted my inadequate praise and worship to waft up to Heaven like a sweet fragrance before Him! And how I longed for the sweet fragrance of the Holy Spirit in return!

I want to be more like Jesus.

Most days, I pray alone. But today God sent me one of my fellow intercessors and co-laborers…and then He sent us both encouraging divine appointments. As usual, my Papa knew just what I needed. He is good…even when the world is not.

We are on Twitter! (and other news)

RS-HouseofPrayer is now tweeting. You can follow us @ResSanctHOP.

We have also scheduled more prayer sets. Info can be found here. For more specific times and dates, check out our upcoming events and calendar pages.

Please join us in praying that God would continue to guide and direct us in our prayers, particularly in the focus of our prayers. We are open to suggestions and would appreciate any comments or feedback.

Also, we are looking for more people to pray with us, or for musicians and worship leaders to work with us. Email us at or leave a comment below.

We’ve updated our information and calendar!

I just finished updating a number of the pages on this site (Resurrection Sanctuary) so please check them out. We’ve also added a number of new prayer sets. Currently, it’s mostly me (Rebecca Prewett) who is running our fledgling house of prayer, but I am looking forward to God bringing in more intercessors and prayer leaders — and especially some worship leaders and musicians!

Please come join us.

Information about our new house of prayer

Upcoming events

Answer to prayer

Recently a young couple came to Resurrection Sanctuary during our prayer chapel hours, because they had seen the “open for prayer” sign out front while riding the bus. They spent some time in quiet prayer, soaking up the peaceful atmosphere, before they introduced themselves as newly arrived in our country from India and on staff with YWAM.

We had a nice conversation and I had the privilege of praying for them.

A week later, they were back. In the meantime, they had called me with a prayer request: they desperately needed a new place to stay, immediately. Now it was Thursday, and they needed to move on Saturday. We joined together in prayer. 

Today I got the good news. My urgent request on Facebook had put them together with a family who had an extra room. They were given a few extra days to move. Wow! What a quick dramatic answer to prayer!