Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long have you been in ministry?

    Our Living Prayer Center started on April of 1977.

  • Is your ministry affiliated to a particular denomination?

    Ours is a mainline interdenominational ministry serving all those in need of prayer. We do have a United Methodist base.  

  • What happen to the prayers received over the phone?

    The prayer requests received over the phone are sent to our global prayer partner network across the globe. They will be praying for your need.

  • What equipment do I need?

    All you need is a direct phone line to receive the calls. All other materials will be provided by our office.

  • Do you provide training?

    Yes, there is a free Volunteer Training DVD available.

  • What is the cost of answering the prayer line from my location?

    There is not cost involved. A donation toward our ministry is always welcome.

  • How do I answer the phone?

    We recommend one of the following: Upper Room Prayer Center may I pray with you, or Upper Room Prayer Center my name is (your first name) may I pray with you.

  • What is the minimum time of service?

    A minimum of two 2 hours.

  • What is your theology of prayer?

    Our theology of prayer is formed by the practice of Jesus recorded in the four gospels, the teaching of scripture in both the Old and New Testaments, and the history of the Christian church.  We pray because Jesus prayed.  We pray as he taught us to pray (Matt. 6:9-15 and Luke 11:1-11). We pray using all the wisdom and insight available to us through the lives and examples of those who have gone before us. We pray in and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Upper Room believes that prayer is one spiritual practice that is available to all. Our commitment is to help you to discover this power for yourself and then to make it available to others through a simple telephone call.