What precautions is CCV taking for COVID?
The room has been set up with your safety in mind with all items properly sanitized and chairs spaced 6ft apart. For safety purposes, we will be posting signage around the prayer area requesting all participants to adhere to specific CDC recommended guidelines such as social distancing, proper sanitation, etc. Hand sanitizer will also be available outside of the prayer room. There will also be a staff member or volunteer monitoring the prayer area at all times.
How much time in the room is allowed?
There is no time limit for prayer, however, because of limited space inside the room, we ask that each person be respectful of those waiting in line to enter the prayer room.
What if I get there and it's full or unavailable?
If the prayer room is full upon arrival, each campus will have an area available to wait until space clears. In the unlikely event that the prayer room is unavailable, a CCV staff member will give you further information. There will also be a staff member or volunteer monitoring the prayer area at all times to assist you.
Can I bring my kids? Is there an age restriction?
There are no age restrictions in the prayer room, however, as this time is meant to be an intentional time of focused prayer, we do ask that all participants be respectful of others who are in prayer and also that all participants adhere to all safety guidelines listed for the prayer area.
If I can't come, can I still pray?
According to Scripture, there is no specific place where you must pray in order to speak with God (John 4:20-26). The purpose of this designated prayer area is for people to be able to get away from distraction and spend intentional time in prayer with Jesus Christ, however, the prayers you pray at home or work or in your car or in any place are heard just the same by God.
Do I have to be a Christian or a member of CCV to come?
The prayer area is not restricted only to Christians or members of CCV. This is an area for anyone who is interested in spending intentional time in prayer to Jesus Christ. All are welcome.
Why the Western Wall?
Today, one of the old retaining walls that surrounded the Temple Mount — called the Western Wall — is a principal prayer site for Jews and others visiting the Holy Lands. The Western Wall is one of the four original retaining walls. Like many places in the Holy Land, it holds great historical significance. The ancient Jews used it as a place of study and prayer. As noted in the Bible, Jesus was a frequent visitor to the Temple, and this is where he challenged the local authorities, a move that eventually led to his arrest and crucifixion.
Jesus said of the temple, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations” (Mark 11:17). This replica represents the “Western Wall” in Jerusalem, the only remaining portion of the Temple where Jesus prayed. It is, therefore, a visual symbol of Jesus’ call to prayer for all people. We come to the wall, not for any magic power but for the powerful memory of our Christian history and heritage. It reminds us that we, the people of God, are the new temple because the Holy Spirit dwells in us (Ephesians 2:19-21). It can be a place where you can draw close to God. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world (James 4:8).