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                    Worldwide Lay

Monastic Community: 

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Photo: of Monk Linda.  Copyright 2003 S.G.P.  All Rights Reserved. _____________

A Worldwide Lay Monastic Community

Only born-again Christians holding to the basic orthodox teachings of the historic Christian Faith are eligible to participate as a part of this worldwide Evangelical monastic community.

As Evangelical Christians, we require no Formal Vows or Lifetime Commitment.

Photo: of Monk Preston, President of The Prayer Foundation.

...All of Whom Desire to Put God, Jesus, and the Bible, First In Their Lives     

     Benefits include being able to remain a lay person, yet living as a part of a worldwide born-again monastic community of like-minded persons, all of whom desire to put God, Jesus, and the Bible, first in their lives. It includes daily time set aside for prayer and worship.  

Photo: of Monk Bob, wheelbarrow, and our monastery's strawberry garden.

Contact Us: 

Regular Mail:

The Prayer Foundation, P.O. Box 17482, Portland, OR 97217-0482 _________________________

Photo: of Monk Danny in our monastery yard.

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  • (1.) Agreement With our Statement of Faith.  Our Board of Directors have determined that one of the Requirements for Monks in the Knights of Prayer Monastic Order shall be complete acceptance and agreement with our Statement of Faith, and that this is also required for anyone wishing to host/lead (and/or be listed on our Web Site as an affiliated Prayer Foundation meeting: Film Night, Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, "Hours" Service, Witnessing Team,  etc.).
  • (2.) Prescribed Course of Study.  We have posted a prescribed course of study that includes reading the Bible, recommended readings by Christian writers and teachers, scripture memorization, prayer, and other Christian disciplines (see our: Growing In Christ Monastic Training Course).

  • (3.) Observance of Daily Hours of Prayer.  We invite you to join us in observance of Morning, Noon, and Evening Prayers (Actual Times of observance are flexible.  See: Daily Prayer: Praying the Hours).  Postulant, Novice, and Full Lay Monks who live outside of the monastery (Oblates) are required to observe That those Monks who reside outside of our monastery observe a minimum of "The Basics" of the three Daily Prayer (Hours): The Lord's Prayer, The 23rd Psalm, Psalm 117.

  • (4.) Pray for Prayerchain Requests and this Ministry.  We ask that registered Monks spend a minimum of 15 minutes per week in prayer for the daily prayer requests made to The Prayer Foundation   (see: 24-hour Prayerchain), and additionally make mention each day in your personal prayers for The Prayer Foundation , its Ministries, Monks and leadership.

  • (5.) Support This Ministry (and Receive a Monk Certificate & Card).  Support this ministry by making a regular monthly contribution in support of our global outreach ministry of Prayer Teaching and Evangelism.  Unlike most ministries, we do not send out mailings asking for donations or do fund-raising, but only go to the Lord in prayer for the needs of this ministry.  

  • Those who are "already Monks in their hearts" who desire a formal recognition of this fact, and who are supporters of The Prayer Foundation may, if they so choose, upon making a (Registration) donation of $30.00 or more, may request to receive a Monastic Registration Wall Certificate and Wallet-sized Registration Card, both inscribed with their names (see: Monk Certificate and Card).  Please specify exactly how you wish your name to appear on your Certificate & Card.