London City Boiler Room

The other day we went to visit the (24-7 prayer) boiler room in London.  We found it in the spaceous basement of an office building on Tabernacle Street.  Later we learnt that it is in the exact spot that John Wesley had his first headquarters (the foundary) in.  It seems like God is really keen on ‘tabernacling’ in that place, for normally a boiler room starts with a bunch of people who want to share in 24-7 prayer and not with a building.  In this case it was the other way round.  God chose this place for a prayer room (without anyone but Him knowing that it was on Tabernacle street), without there yet being a core group of people to do the praying.  He even got it for a really good deal!  The rent is £1/year!

It is a beautiful place.  Prayers and Impressions are written or painted and pinned to a wall.  Fabric & curtains cover walls & ceilling.  Little lamps & ferrylights all throughout the room.  A seperate area, all in white, with white linen and cushions, to soak in His presence.  A cross in the corner & rough pavers on the floor.  A stereo, a prayer journal, and many more little details add to the amazing atmosphere.

As we spent time in the prayer room/tabernacle, we really could sense the presence of God.  It was beautiful, gentle & calming, yet in the same time we could feel His fierce love for the city.  Being down there in the basement with no daylight coming in, reminded us of a seed planted in the ground, hidden from the world, yet full of life & power.  We left refreshed & full of joy.  Praise the Lord!

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