NAOS House of Prayer is located in Berkeley, California. We are a contending house of prayer, church, and academy devoted to:

  • contending in spiritual warfare through united fasting and prayer
  • being a biblical/missional community through the preaching and teaching the word of God and proclaiming The Gospel of the Glory of Jesus Christ in our region and beyond
  • training and equipping believers from all over the Bay Area in sound biblical doctrine and practical ministry, to be effective soldiers of Christ in the Bay Area and beyond

We are a 'God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated,' Holy Spirit-filled family and army. Jesus is our only vision. Abiding in Him, and thus, glorifying the Father, through loving and joyful obedience to His word is our only mission. (Col. 3:11; 1 Cor. 15:1-8; 1 Cor. 4:6; Eph. 5:18; Jn. 17:3; Jn. 15:9-11; Ps. 27:4) (Quote by John Piper)

 

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).