Who We Are
NAOS House of Prayer is located in Berkeley, California. We are a mission’s base devoted to ministering to the LORD and establishing a resting place for His presence through 24/7 worship and prayer. Every time we gather we seek to behold His beauty and intercede for the things that are on His heart. We are a growing family of believers who long to fully obey the great commandment and fulfill our part in the great commission so that Jesus our King and Bridegroom may return and rule the earth. As a community, are chief longing is to fulfill the desire of Jesus to be one with Him and behold His glory forever.
In the fall of 2010 a few students began to meet in obedience to a strong prompting from the LORD to “rebuild the altar” of prayer in the city of Berkeley. Shortly thereafter a ministry known as the Luke 18 project launched what was called “The Purple Pig Tour,” an initiative to visit major California universities and plant furnaces of prayer at each school that would contend for revival on their campus and in their region. The tour, coupled with a series of powerful events, culminated in a 40 day fast that launched Berkeley’s house of prayer.
Since then, by the grace of God, NAOS has been seeking the face of the LORD continually, interceding for the saints, for Berkeley, and the nations of the earth, believing for a mighty outpouring of the Spirit and a new missions movement that will carry the gospel to the ends of the earth, that the Lamb might receive the reward of His suffering.
Our Name & Logo
Naos is a Greek word (ναός) that was used as a translation from Hebrew for the phrase, “Holy of Holies” which in the Old Testament was the very dwelling place of God. Scripture teaches that we both have now become the dwelling place (naos) of God (1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 2:21) and have confident access into the Holy of Holies through the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 10:19) where we may boldly present our requests to the LORD. As such, we seek to approach every prayer meeting with a proper fear of the LORD and with hearts filled with faith, knowing that we are indeed entering the dwelling place of His presence. Through our worship and prayer and seeking Him, we are longing and believing for His presence to truly dwell in and among us.
Our logo is derived from the breastplate of judgement which consisted of twelve precious stones representing the twelve tribes of Israel that the high priest would wear over his heart as he made intercession for Israel (Exodus 28). We believe as a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9) under the authority of our Eternal High Priest, Jesus Christ, we have been given the mandate to intercede for the things on God’s heart even as Christ himself ever lives to make intercession (Hebrews 7:25). As the twelve stones represented the twelve tribes, so we believe we must approach intercession from a place of unity and with all men and all of the church on our hearts, so as to truly be a house of prayer for all nations (Mark 11:17).