One of the exciting ministries that has now begun here at PIB ( Primeira Igreja Batista ) First Baptist Church in Valentina… is the “Boiler Room,” or House of Prayer.
The term “Boiler Room” has reference to the ministry of Charles Spurgeon, who attributed the power and success of his crusades to the men and women who would intercede for him in the boiler. See this link: “Spurgeon’s Boiler Rooms”
Here at PIB, the “Boiler Room” was inaugurated in December of 2012 with a great celebration in front of the house. The “Boiler Room” actually began functioning in January of 2013
Currently, we have one week per month that is 24/7 prayer and worship. The church is built upon a cell group model, so each cell group takes at least one two hour session in the “Boiler Room” each week. This includes men, women, youth, adolescents, and children.
The “Boiler Room” is located on the first floor of the house where I live. I live on the second floor. That enables me to give oversight to the “comings and goings” of the “Boiler Room,” and be blessed by the worship and prayer that takes place just below me.
The “Boiler Room” consists of several rooms and areas in the house.
First is the Area of Promises. Here intercessors can post promises from God, and be reminded of His promises in their lives and the lives of others they are praying for.
There is also the Room of Worship… click on this link to watch a YouTube video. You will get a little peek at what happens here. Boiler Room Worship
Then there is the Room of Silence. A place for meditation, Bible reading and prayer for the nations. When I moved here from the US, I brought with me some items that we had collected in our travels over the years. In this room and the Room of Promises, I have placed these items as ways to remind intercessors to pray for the nations.
Then there is the Room of the Arts, where people can express their hearts of intercession or adoration to the Lord through art, and post these on the walls.
In the months ahead, it is our goal to continue to expand the ministry of the “Boiler Room” until we do have 24/7 prayer 365 days a year.
Please join us in prayer that the Lord would do mighty things here in Valentina, in Joao Pessoa, in Brazil and in the Nations as the incense of intercession flows from our “Boiler Room”