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SHOP

SHOP (Shalom House of Prayer)

24-hour, 365-day house of prayer in Shinjuku

"SHOP" stands for "Shialom House of Prayer". There is a story in Matthew 25 about 10 virgins waiting for the arrival of the bridegroom. 5 of them were wise and took with them some extra oil in jars along with their lamps, but the other 5 were foolish and they did not take extra oil with them.
When the bridegroom finally arrived, the foolish virgins asked the wise ones to spare some oil for them, but they were told by the wise ones:
"There may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil (SHOP) and buy some for yourselves."
Our vision for the SHOP is a place open 24 hours and 365 days where prayers are constantly being offered in a non-stop manner, just as a constant flow of the oil.
In this way, our desire is that SHOP helps people to prepare themselves as the bride of Jesus Christ, with readiness of fresh oil of the Holy Spirit, through prayers, worship and fellowship with Him, ready for His Second Coming.

Also, giving constant prayers in the midst of the town is an important strategy to win the whole town to Christ. We can read in 1 Samuel chapter 19: a hostile troop was sent to a town called Rama, where Samuel and his prophets lived. But as soon as they entered into the town, the Spirit of God came on them and they started prophesying. Constant prayers and worship can actually change the spiritual atmosphere of the entire town, promoting the work of the Spirit of God more freely.

Shinjuku Station is used by the largest number of commuters in the world, and there are average of 4 million people coming to Shinjuku per day. Shinjuku is a point of interchange and transit for a number of railways and businesses. Shalom House of Prayer is located in such an unique environment and has had a number of prayer warriors from all over Japan and from all over the world. We also hope that SHOP can serve those pray-ers to be spiritually refreshed, renewed, encouraged and then be sent (back) all over the world, fully charged with spiritual energy.

Lord Jesus taught us the prayer, "...your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." In Heaven, there are praises offered non-stop, "Holy, holy, holy," day and night. Moreover, the Lord Jesus Himself is praying to intercede for us without stop at the right hand of God. This means that the Kingdom of Heaven is a place saturated by constant, non-stop prayers and praises. We believe that it is the precious Will of our Father that the same thing takes place on earth also, so that the Kingdom of God is manifested on earth. When there are unceasing prayers and praises on earth, the Heaven and the earth will become one.



Specific Goal & Plan

To give unceasing prayers for 24 hours and 365 days, and restore the Tabernacle of David.

In the time of the Old Testament, David had created the "Tabernacle of David" on top of Mount Zion. There the prayers and praises, worship and intercessory prayers were offered up to the Lord for about 30 years without stopping.
That time Israel was in its golden era. Grace and favor of the Lord was so richly poured out and Israel flourished as the most powerful nation through which the glory of the Lord was demonstrated to many other nations. The root of those blessings was the unceasing prayers and praises offered in the "Tabernacle of David" .
The Lord loved the "Tabernacle of David" indeed. Even after its most glorious period was over and it was abandoned, the Plan was told through the prophets that "the Lord Himself will restore the Tabernacle of David in the last days".
When the New Testament era had started, James, an apostle and the leader of the church in Jerusalem, had spoken his words with reference to the Book of Amos:
"'After this I will return and rebuild David’s fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who bear my name, says the Lord, who does these things’—things known from long ago." (Acts 15:16-18)
It is the Lord's significant plan in these last days that the Tabernacle of David be restored and continuous, non-stop prayers and praises be offered there. And there will be a great harvest of souls as the plan proceeds.
When all the Gentiles who are called by the name of the Lord seek Him, it will become a path to the salvation and restoration of Israel, as it is promised in Romans 11:25-26, "Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, and in this way all Israel will be saved."
Furthermore, it is written in Isaiah 59:19, "From the West, people will fear the name of the Lord, and from the rising of the sun (East), they will revere his glory. For he will come like a pent-up flood that the breath of the Lord drives along."
This is a promise that the glory of the Lord will be revealed in a region of the East and there will be a move of Holy Spirit as vigorous as a flood.
Also from the 43rd chapter of the Book of Ezekiel, it is promised that the glory of the Lord will return to Israel from the East. Looking from Jerusalem, Japan is located in the farthest East. We believe that in order to trigger the final great revival which will bring the Gospel back to Jerusalem, it is a crucial plan that true worshipers who worship the Lord in their spirits and truth will arise in Japan and offer non-stop, constant prayers and praises before the Lord, by which the Gate of Heaven will be opened. For that reason, we are working toward restoration of the Tabernacle of David in the leading of the Holy Spirit, with fervent hearts for the Lord.


List of Our Prayers:

- Christians would wake up and prepare themselves for the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, knowing that they are the Bride of Christ.
"Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour."

Matthew 25:13

- Christians would seek after the Lord Himself (face of the Lord)
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

Matthew 6:33

- Salvation and transformation of Japan
" if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. "

2 Chronicles 7:14

- For revival in Japanese churches
"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people"

Ephesians 6:18

- Intercession for the people in the Japanese government and/or of high positions
"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority... "

1 Timothy 2:1-2

- For salvation and restoration of Israel
"I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night.
You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth."

Isaiah 62:6-7

- For salvation and restoration of the town of Shinjuku, and all cities in Tokyo
"Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."

Jeremiah 29:7


- Korean and China and Japanese and all other Asian nations would be united in Christ and stand up as one.
"From the west, people will fear the name of the Lord, and from the rising of the sun, they will revere his glory. For he will come like a pent-up flood that the breath of the Lord drives along."

Isaiah 59:19

- For continuous fasting and prayers offered by prayer warriors in and around SHOP.
"”Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.”"

Joel 2:12

- For building a House of Prayer in Jerusalem through coordination of Korea and Japan.
"The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of your enemies!”
Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy splendor, your young men will come to you like dew from the morning’s womb."

Psalm 110:2-3

The Word of God


"The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it."

Levites 6:12


"... these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” The Sovereign Lord declares — he who gathers the exiles of Israel:
“I will gather still others to them besides those already gathered.”"

Isaiah 56:7-8


"It is written," he said to them, ”‘My house will be a house of prayer’; but you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’"

Luke 19:46


"And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people."

Revelation 5:8


"One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple."

Psalms 27:4

" I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night.
You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth."

Isaiah 62:6-7

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. "

1 Thessalonians 5:16-19

"Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name."

Hebrews 13:15


"Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.”"

Revelations 4:8


Access:

Shinjuku Shalom Church
7-9-7 Nikka Bldg. B1
Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo

Stations near-by:
"Shinjuku" station (JR) - 7 minute-walk
"Seibu-Shinjuku" station (Seibu Shinjuku line) - 3 minute-walk
"Shinjuku Nishiguchi" station (Toei O-edo line) - 2 minute-walk


If the front - entrance shutter is closed, please pass the church (church on your right), and go around the building, where you can find the coffee shop sign "Renoir". There is a back-door entrance to the church (stairs going down to B1 floor), next to the entrance of the coffee shop. Please step down to B1 floor.

Offering

Currently there are 30 prayer staff members and more and more pray-ers visit SHOP to join this unceasing cycle of prayers and praises 24 hours a day.
We would appreciate your praying for the enhancement of the prayers ministry and that financial needs of the SHOP would be met.

If you would like to support S.H.O.P. Shalom House Of Prayer by giving, please address your offering to the following account:

MHBKJPJT Mizuho Bank
Shinjuku Shintoshin Branch
209 - 3717160
Shinjuku Shalom Church
Elmer Inafuku

Your offering will help us to raise prayer warriors and to build up the house of prayer. Your understanding and support are greatly appreciated.


(24-hour-prayers are offered.)
(Morning prayer time is broad-casted by USTREAM 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. every morning. )