The Vision

The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give.

Isaiah 62:2

The fire on the altar

The vision of the House of Prayer Meran-o (HOP) is a place of never-ending prayer, intercession and worship. The fire on the altar (a biblical picture for worship) shall not go out, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 day per year. Never-ending prayer and worship change a city, a region, a whole nation. When we pray, heaven begins to move and God intervenes. In the prayer room teams pray in 2 hour shifts and then hand over to the next team. The teams are composed of Christians from different denominational backgrounds and language groups.

We pray, because Jesus is worthy and we believe, that prayer changes the world.

The House of Prayer isn’t a church, a community, where Holy Mass or church services are held. Neither does the House of Prayer replace or compete against the local churches, but it collaborates with all Christian communities to build up the Kingdom of God in our town.


A House of Prayer which crosses borders between denominations and languages

A House of Prayer which crosses borders between denominations and languages

We have a heart for unity between Christians.
For my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.
Isaiah 56:7b

The House of Prayer provides a space for community between Christians of different churches and denominations.

One body, one spirit, one God.

A prayer house that is bilingual

We want to unite the Italian and German speaking people of our region, so that everyone can contribute freely in his native language for the glory of Jesus Christ.

How we pray

We pray mainly, but not only, according the Harp & Bowl prayer model.

Harp is a symbol for modern, contemporary worship, Bowl is a symbol for prayer/intercession according to Revelation 5.

And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

The Harp & Bowl model brings together contemporary worship and spoken prayers. There are two different versions:

Worship with the Word – This is a biblical meditation, where verses from the Bible are prayed and sung.
Intercession – Spoken prayers and intercessions are interpreted and sung by the musicians and singers.

Who we are

Our team consists of believers from different spiritual backgrounds. Even if Catholic, non-denominational Christians or Protestants have different views, we have one centre which unites us – JESUS!

1 John 5:14 tells us that God answers the prayers which conform to his will. More than ever our land needs prayer and intercession. We don’t pray for our own personal wishes, but we stand in unity for requests according to the apostolic prayers in the New Testament. For example we pray for:

  • South Tyrol and Italy
  • unity of Christians
  • government, families, schools
  • Israel

HOP ALLIANZ – a network of Houses of Prayer

The House of prayer Meran-o is connected with the International House of Prayer in Kansas City (Missouri) and is part of HOP ALLIANZ, a connection of different Houses of Prayer in Italy. The aim of HOP ALLIANZ is to build up Houses of Prayer in every region of Italy.

Together we work on different projects and visions for this nation – in unity, in the same spirit.

HOP Allianz Gebetskirche Meran


We can’t and do not want to realize this project alone. we need people who carry this vision and are willing to become supporters, partners or staff members and build up with us the House of Prayer. HOP Meran-o is funded 100 % by donations and for that reason we need your help to cover all costs and charges.

There are 3 different ways to support the House of Prayer:

Become a partner

As partner you can donate regularly for periods of 6, 12, 24 or more months with a fixed amount of money. You will receive a newsletter and we keep you up to date on everything that happens in the House of Prayer.

Once a year we invite you to an exclusive event to meet and celebrate with us. If you want to become a partner, write us an email.


You are also free to donate when and how much you want. You can give a one-off donation or donate regularly an amount of your choice. Do you want to support the vision of a House of Prayer and help build God’s Kingdom in South Tyrol? Donate now, thank you!

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To realize the vision of 24/7 prayer, we need volunteers – people who will put their heart and soul into the House of Prayer and take on responsibilities.

Help us to realize the vision of HOP Meran-o and become a staff member. If you want to work with us, write us an email.