Lay Monks Ordinary
Christians Living a Life of Prayer and Evangelical Monasticism
in Daily Life
Oblate: (from the Latin offerre;
to offer). A layperson dedicated to religious
life. A layperson affiliated with a religious community.
Our policy is not to ask for donations
(we do not do
mailings, fund raising, etc.) but to go only to God in prayer (in this
we are following the examples of George
Mόller and Hudson
Those who wish to be regular
Supporters of The
can begin making their monthly contributions by Regular Mail to:
The Prayer Foundation,
P.O. Box 17482, Portland, OR 97217-0482
Checks or Money Orders should
be made out to: The Prayer Foundation.
As of 5/16/07 we have Registered
Lay Monks (Oblates) in 5 Countries.
A Total, Bible-based,
Christ-centered, Born-again Evangelical Monastic Lifestyle
You can become a Lay Monk
with our Knights of Prayer
Monastic Order while remaining in your own home, job, career,
life. You can do so whether you are single, married, male or
Historically, this has been
known as "Oblate" status. We are a
Christian Religious Order that gives Full Lay Monk Status to our "Oblates."
Your Goals must be
to Grow in Christ, to Become a Man or Woman of Prayer...to Draw Closer to
God, that He might Draw Closer to You
Agreement With our Statement of
Board of Directors have determined that one of the Requirements for
Monks in the Knights of Prayer
Monastic Order shall be complete acceptance and agreement
with our Statement of Faith,
and that this is also required for anyone wishing to host/lead
(and/or be listed on our Web Site as an affiliated Prayer Foundation
meeting: Film Night, Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, "Hours"
Service, Witnessing Team, etc.).
(2.) Prescribed Course of Study.
We have posted a prescribed course of
study that includes reading the Bible, recommended readings by Christian writers and teachers,
scripture memorization, prayer, and other
Christian disciplines (see our:
Growing In Christ
Monastic Training Course).
Observance of Daily Hours of Prayer.
We invite you to join us in observance of
Morning, Noon, and Evening Prayers (Actual Times of observance
are flexible. See: Daily
Prayer: Praying the Hours). Postulant, Novice,
and Full Lay Monks who live outside of the monastery (Oblates)
are required to observe That those Monks who reside outside of our monastery observe a
minimum of "The Basics" of the three Daily
Prayer (Hours): The
Lord's Prayer, The 23rd
Psalm, Psalm 117.
Pray for Prayerchain Requests and this
We ask that registered Monks spend a minimum of 15 minutes per week in prayer for the
daily prayer requests made to
The Prayer Foundation
(see: 24-hour Prayerchain),
and additionally make mention each day in your
personal prayers for The Prayer Foundation ,
its Ministries, Monks and
Support This Ministry
(and Receive a
Monk Certificate & Card). Support
this ministry by making a regular monthly contribution in support of
our global outreach ministry of Prayer Teaching and
Evangelism. Unlike most ministries, we do not send out
mailings asking for donations or do fund-raising, but only go to the
Lord in prayer for the needs of this ministry.
Those who are "already Monks in their hearts" who
desire a formal recognition of this fact, and who are supporters of
The Prayer Foundation
may, if they so
choose, upon making a (Registration) donation of $30.00 or more, may request to receive a Monastic
Registration Wall Certificate and Wallet-sized Registration Card, both
inscribed with their names (see: Monk
Certificate and Card). Please specify exactly how you
wish your name to appear on your Certificate & Card.
It takes two years to attain "Full" Lay Monk Status, but you
Monk status immediately, progressing to "Novice"
level status in your second year.
(Additional explanations of monastic terms can be found on our page: Monk
Certificate and Card)
listen daily to Dr. J. Vernon Mcgee's Thru the Bible Radio
Program and to The Bible Answer Man Radio Program (Hank
Hanegraaff) as much as we are able. You can find out times and stations in your
area by going to www.ttb.org
(Dr. McGee) and
(Bible Answer Man).
Highly recommended. ____________________________________________________________