While the Global Call to 24-7 Prayer - A Day and Night Cry for Justice seeks to be an ongoing prayer initiative, there are already several Salvation Army centres with a sense of vision and calling to become Houses of Prayer (SA-HOP) - places where the fire of intercession never goes out and where God makes himself at home according to Isaiah 56:7 ' house will be called a house of prayer for all nations'.

Sanctuary West London is a Salvation Army Prayer Centre based in Ealing in the United Kingdom with the Republic of Ireland Territory. Captains Gary & Dawn Lacey were appointed as West London Development Officers in 2013 to address the decline of The Salvation Army in the area. This has been carried out through the vision of building a place that is based on prayer, mission and justice. Sanctuary’s missional framework also develops around hospitality/pilgrimage, creativity and teaching.

The Centre has four designated prayer rooms, a hospitality area which serves food and drinks throughout the opening hours the centre is open, a community room, spaces for creative prayer and a worship/gathering room.

Sanctuary operates a signposting practice that seeks to help people get effective help while providing spiritual direction to those who require it. Its bedrock is the daily prayer rhythm set twice a day and with time further activities such as regular worship meetings will commence. It’s also a place to help people become more effective in the development of a lifestyle of prayer with quality teaching on subjects such as personal prayer life, spiritual warfare, street prayer, prayer ministry and more.

The Lacey’s hopes for the Sanctuary are that by establishing this prayer base, other new corps will begin to appear in the area. “We believe that restoration will come to the streets of west London through lives that have been transformed through the power of prayer and the love of Jesus.”


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