We’d Love to Pray With You!

The power of prayer is undeniable. God asks us to pray … without ceasing … about everything … telling him what we need and thanking him for all he has done. At Hope West Des Moines, we have a variety of ways to learn about and participate in prayer. 
To receive prayer, you may post a prayer request on the Prayer Wall or text PRAYER to 515-219-9093 and you’ll be asked to submit your prayer request. On the Prayer Wall, you may also pray for others in the Hope family. 

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Other Prayer Opportunities

  • Receive healing prayer on the first Wednesday of the month in the Chapel. Join us for a time of worship, teaching, testimony, reflection and prayer. Silent soaking prayer and trained prayer partners are available to pray with individuals and families.  
  • Come to Thursday Night Prayer. This wonderful time of silent soaking and/or verbal prayer with trained prayer partners is offered on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Jordan Creek Prayer Room located on the Jordan Creek side of the building near the entrance to the Worship Center. All are welcome to come and go as they please.  
  • Classes on prayer are regularly offered, including Intro to Prayer, an online, self-paced study; Let Prayer Change Your Life; and others. 
  • Hope’s Prayer Shawl-Making group meets on Mondays at 10:00 am to knit and crochet prayer shawls while praying over everything they make. Prayer shawls can be requested for anyone who would like to be wrapped in prayer. Request a free prayer shawl
  • Walk the Prayer Path located around the perimeter of the Hope building and parking lot. Be surrounded by God’s creation and pray as you walk Hope’s grounds (¾ of a mile). 
  • Experience the prayer labyrinth located in the grassy area of the south end of the Hope West Des Moines parking lot. Labyrinth walking is the practice for spiritual centering, contemplation and prayer, and has long been used as a mediation and prayer tool. Enter the path of the labyrinth and walk slowly while quieting your mind and focusing on a spiritual question, prayer, favorite Scripture or image. You may also invite others to walk with you. While walking, know that God is also with you. Upon reaching the center, give God thanks. You may sit or stand to reflect. Benches are provided outside the labyrinth for continued meditation. 

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Jami Ramirez

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”

Philippians 4:6 
Young woman receiving healing prayer from prayer partner

Pastor Dave blessing church member

Prayer shawl ministry group knitting prayer shawls

Church member lighting prayer candle in the Worship Center

Elementary girl receiving prayer from Hope prayer partner after worship service

Prayer partner walking through worship service praying for all in attendance