Equipping and Connecting Disciples to Deepen Their Prayer Lives

The mission of The Upper Room Living Prayer Center is to help individuals, small groups and local congregations grow in their understanding and experience of prayer. For more than 33 years, we've had a single purpose: to help disciples of Christ experience the living, transformative power of prayer.Intercessory prayer is not something that just "happens." That's why we've created a way for the thousands who need prayer to connect with prayer partners who are called and trained to meet those needs.

We Connect Callers to a Powerfull Prayer Network

Our ministry is dedicated to fulfill the mission of Galatians 6:2

Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Funding for the toll-free line is provided by The Upper Room, United Methodist Men groups, and individual gifts.

Intercessory prayer groups across the world are a vital part of the prayer ministry. Upper Room Covenant Prayer Groups, chartered after a minimal study period, receive prayer requests weekly or monthly from The Upper Room by mail or by phone. There are now over 255 Covenant Prayer Groups across the United States and abroad.

How The Center Works

Each day, hundreds of people request prayer by calling the Living Prayer Center's toll-free number 1-800-251-2468 (available 7 am - 11 pm). This is more than our staff can handle, so we rely on the assistance of about 200 volunteers around the country. For example, our incoming calls can be forwarded to your home or church phone number. You might choose to receive calls for just two hours a week. Even small commitments of time make a real difference! If you're led to participate in this ministry, contact us.

As your heart connects with callers, you make notes about their specific needs before praying with them. This information is then shared with our Covenant Prayer Groups around the world, who will continue to pray for the caller.

To become a phone volunteer, all you need is a vital Christian experience out of which to share with persons who call, and a desire to grow in your own prayer life.