"My house shall be called a house of prayer." Matt. 21:13 (NKJV)


What is Prayer?

Prayer is communicating with God. More than just "talking to God," prayer involves our friendship with Him, and like with any friend, sometimes we talk, sometimes we listen, and sometimes we just enjoy each other's company!

Why is Prayer Important?

All Biblical ministry is based on prayer and fasting, which will bring a knowledge of God's will and the empowerment to fulfill His purposes on the earth. Sustained, fervent, unified prayer will increase a passion to reach the harvest on the peninsula by promoting the unity and involvement of the Body of Christ on the congregational and city level.

Statement of Purpose:

To provide prayer coverage for individuals, families, the local church, nation(s), and our world.

To provide prayer coverage for ministers and ministry leaders of the local church and beyond.

To provide training in the models/types of prayer so that every one may find their ministry of prayer in order to fulfill the Great Commission.


Building a House of Prayer:

Church A is a church that hardly recognizes the importance of prayer to its ministry. It gives lip service by opening meetings in prayer and holding special prayer meetings from time to time for important issues. There may even be a few people praying for the church and its ministries, but they are not specifically given requests and are not recognized as a ministry of the church.

Church B recognizes that prayer is important. It wants to see needs prayed for and wants to provide dedicated intercessors with a place to plug in. It recognizes prayer as a ministry of the church, much like youth or music. People who have an inner burden for prayer are involved, but not many others.

Church C believes that nothing lasting will happen apart from prayer. It believes that prayer needs to permeate every ministry of the church. Every ministry must be prayed for, and prayer must be a significant part of each ministry. Virtually everyone in the church gets involved in prayer.

(Reprinted with permission of Cheryl Sacks - 2002)

Core Values for Building a House of Prayer:

We believe that persistent prayer will bring the knowledge of God's will and an empowerment to fulfill His will. "the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous person avails much." James 5:16 (NKJV) We believe that prayer will change us both individually and corporately as the Body of Christ; which will cause His presence to affect those around us.

24/7 Prayer

What Prayer Opportunities are Offered at WOWC?

We are in the training/recruiting stage of developing prayer teams to cover 24 hour periods of prayer for the peninsula.  We are working in unity with other churches on the peninsula hosting all night "Prayer Vigils" praying for those without the knowledge of Christ, covering and protecting our ministry leadership, and unity to come to the Body of Christ.  We are developing our local "Prayer Room" to inform intercessors about the prayer concerns on a congregational, community, city, state, national, and international level by posting information and requests at "Prayer Stations."  Here are the many available opportunities to participate in prayer ministries at World Outreach Worship Center.

Prayer Opportunities:

Open to everyone!

Morning Prayer

Every Tuesday 6:00 a.m.

Every Friday 5:00 a.m.

1233 Shields Rd. Newport News, VA 23608

Weekly Prayer

Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Intercessory Prayer

Monday & Tuesday 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

525 Industrial Park Drive, Newport News, VA 23608

Encountering God Service

3rd Friday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

525 Industrial Park Drive, Newport News, VA 23608

Night Watch

1st Friday of Month 11:59 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.

1233 Shields Road, Newport News, VA 23608

Missionary Prayer

Thursday 7:00 p.m.

Pre-Service Prayer 

Prayer for our weekly services

Every Sunday 7:00 a.m. & Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

1233 Shields Road, Newport News, VA 23608

Saturday Soaking Prayer

Every Saturday 7:00 p.m. 

1233 Shields Road, Newport News, VA 23608

National Day of Prayer

First Thursday in May

Prayer for our nation and leaders

Neighborhood Prayer

Prayer through our local neighborhoods


Emergency Prayer

Contact 757-874-1223

Website Prayer Request 

Submit your prayer request to us online

Click here to submit your prayer request

If you would like to get involved please contact:

Pastor Russell Evenson

Lead Pastor

Office: 757-874-1223