The Downtown House of Prayer is a ministry of Mercy Gate seeking to establish and facilitate a culture of prayer by holding corporate prayer meetings, offering an environment for personal prayer and study, training intercessors, singers, and musicians, and teaching the biblical basis for night and day prayer.
Downtown House of Prayer (DHOP) grew out of Mercy Gate’s prayer ministry, opening in August 2011. Through a miraculous work of God in the summer of 2010, Mercy Gate was given a store front building in downtown Carmi. Its prayer ministry was moved to this location in the summer of 2011, where it continues to hold weekly prayer meetings, host Sacred Assemblies, and equip believers for involvement in the global prayer movement. DHOP offers preschool prayer training, internships, and teaching seminars, and is also open throughout the week where people can come and pray, study, or simply soak in the presence of the Lord.