Prayerfest 2017

Prayerfest is an all-day celebration of God’s power and goodness. Friday, July 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., we will come together to seek the heart of God through prayer and fasting. And He will answer—offering healing and direction for our lives as well as the lives of our families and communities.

How to Prepare

Get ready to gain power through prayer! At Prayerfest, soul-stirring worship, praise and preaching give way to life-changing expressions of the Holy Spirit. Join hundreds of people throughout the region as we prepare to meet God. Here’s how!

Articles on Prayer

Learn how to use prayer as your go-to power source! Christians are called upon to, “Fight the good fight of the faith” (1 Tim. 6:12). Discover ways to build disciplined prayer habits; how to build a prayer shield around your life, your family, and your community; and grow closer to God. Read more!

Sermons on Prayer

Strengthen your prayer life! Get the tools and inspiration you need to stand firmly in God’s promises. Christ Church Senior Pastor, David D. Ireland, Ph.D., will inspire you with his teachings. Listen now!


Prayer is the birthplace of miracles! God displays His wonders to those who pursue Him on bended knees. We invite you to take a 40-day journey designed to help you experience the miracles that prayer births. Jesus encouraged us to pray for miracles when He said, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24). This is a pretty strong challenge. Let’s take Jesus up on His offer! We must no longer stand idly by while an evil tyrant steals our finances, snatches our health, destroys our marriages, and makes off with our career goals and other promises God intended for His children. It’s time to seize your miracle through the power of prayer!


Prayer is a potent spiritual force given by God to take you from one place of victory to the next. Along this journey, you may encounter formidable spiritual opposition designed to extinguish and neutralize the impact of your prayers. However, we are guaranteed conquest over the forces of darkness if we know how to strategically and persistently engage them through the agency of prevailing prayer. Jesus’ ministry was replete with miracles as a direct result of His devotion to the practice of prayer. We too can expect the same miraculous answers to our prayers for provision, healing, deliverance and salvation (Acts 4:23-31).


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William McDowell

Gospel and praise & worship artist William McDowell grew up in Ohio. Musically gifted from the start, he was playing piano by the age of five, and by 13 he was playing drums for his church, moving to playing organ in the church at the age of 16, and he began leading his own worship sessions by the time he was 18. He relocated to Orlando, Florida in 2001, where he began serving as music director and keyboardist for Ron Kenoly. Two years later in 2003, McDowell opened his own recording studio, The Delivery Room, and tracked his debut album, The Reason I Live, there. In 2006 he accepted a worship leader position at the Gathering Place in Lake Mary, Florida, and a year later he was ordained as a pastor there. McDowell issued an ambitious two-CD set, As We Worship Live, in 2009. His second album, 2011’s Arise, another two-disc affair produced by McDowell and Clay Bogan III, was recorded live on December 10, 2010 at the Christian Life Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and featured guest performances from Stacey Joseph, worship leaders David & Nicole Binion, Josh Dufrene, and twin sisters Martha Munizzi and Mary Alessi. It topped the Billboard gospel chart and marked the musician’s first appearance on the Billboard 200. Recorded with a crowd of 2,000 worshipers, Withholding Nothing followed in 2013 and repeated both chart feats, reaching the Top 30 of the Billboard 200. It also earned McDowell a Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Album in 2015. His fifth album, Sounds of Revival, was recorded live at Bethany Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with guests including singer Travis Greene. Again produced by McDowell and Bogan, it was released in early 2016 and continued his string of gospel number ones.

Eugene Cho

Eugene Cho

Eugene Cho is the founder and Lead Pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington – as well as the founder and Executive Director of the Q Café, an innovative non-profit community café and music venue (closed due to relocation in 2015).

He is also the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages (ODW) – a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.

The vision of ODW is to create a collaborative movement that promotes awareness, invites simple giving (one day’s wages) and supports sustainable relief through partnerships, especially with smaller organizations in developing regions. Since its launch in October 2009, ODW has raised over $5 million dollars for projects to empower those living in extreme global poverty. ODW has been featured in the New York Times, The Seattle Times, NPR and numerous other media outlets. For his entrepreneurial work and spirit, Eugene was recently honored as one of 50 Everyday American Heroes.

Eugene recently released his first book, Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? 

Eugene and Minhee have been married for twenty years and have three children. Together, they live in Seattle, Washington.


9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Christ Church
140 Green Pond Road
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Raising a Child Who Prays: Teaching Your Family the Power of Prayer

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In every revival, God responds to the desperate cries and passionate prayers of His people for a holy visitation by invading their lives and generation with His power and glory. In response, the people allow their tears of repentance to become liquid prayers for God’s purposes. They learn how to pursue God in intercession, and take up intercession as a lifestyle. These actions have, throughout history, transformed simple men and women into history makers.
On Friday, July 28, 2017, hundreds of men and women from around the region will assemble at our West Campus in Rockaway, New Jersey, for the sole purpose of seeking a transforming moment with God. With the assistance of gifted intercessors and worship leaders, we will learn and practice the spiritual secrets involved in building a life of prayer.
Join us at Prayerfest as we use our passion for Christ to seek God for a holy visitation and a transformational period of revival.


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Equipping People to Become Kneeling Warriors
Are you looking for a way to strengthen your prayer life through biblical and experiential training? Then the School of Prayer is for you!
The School of Prayer is a biblical training offering three levels of training in the art of prayer; beginner, intermediate and advanced. Our students include clergy, prayer groups and leaders, churches and individuals from all Christian denominations who desire to be trained in intercessory prayer. With a total of 14 different sites, nationally, enroll in the School of Prayer and watch your effectiveness and knowledge of prayer reach new heights!
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Expect the presence of God to descend on our prayer festival! Expect to receive major breakthroughs in your life. Expect to receive instruction at the School of Prayer that will revolutionize your prayer life.


Bring a Bible, a pen, and a notebook so you can capture whatever God speaks to your heart. The aim of this special time of prayer intercession at Prayerfest is for each of us to encounter the presence of God and experience the release of His power for breakthrough in the major areas of our lives.


Dress for your own personal comfort. Prayerfest is a relaxed and informal event. We will be praying and ministering to the Lord throughout the day, so wear what makes you feel comfortable.