Prayer is the simple act of having a conversation with God. It’s about talking with the Creator of the Universe: whether aloud or in our thoughts, during special or ordinary moments, when we’re on the move or before we go to bed. It’s the privilege we get as His children—a direct connection to God. No voicemail messages, no call waiting.

Some may see prayer as a one-way conversation, or even worse, a conversation with ourselves, but studies have shown that not only does it improve our quality of life (1), it actually has the power to heal. Scientists say interactions with God through prayer give us the ability to better manage our negative emotions (2) and reduce our aggression towards others (3).

According to researchers Marek Jantos and Hosen Kiat (4), “[Prayer] should be recognized as an important resource for coping with pain and illness and improving health and general well-being.” The Bible even promises that when we pray, we will experience “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding (Philippians 4:7).”

But Seventh-day Adventists don’t just pray for the sake of our health and well-being. As Christian author Ellen White wrote, “Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend.Why should the sons and daughters of God be reluctant to pray, when prayer is the key in the hand of faith to unlock heaven’s storehouse, where are treasured the boundless resources of omnipotence.”

We are encouraged to pray without ceasing (I Thessalonians 5:17). It is what fuels and develops our relationship with God, and when we take time to speak directly with Him, we discover that He takes the time to reply and transform us with His love.

Prayer Groups

We have eight (8) prayer groups at Houston International SDA Church (HISDA). If you are interested in joining any prayer group, contact ELDER TAYO (


Team Leader: Sis. Debola Ola
Team Leader # (832) 528 -7213
Members: Sis. Debola, Sis Moyo, Bro. Edmond, Sis. Nathaline, Sis. Charity P., Sis. Neema, Bro. Mawa, Sis. Tabitha A., Sis. Gayle, Sis. Carolinette H., Sis. Perusi, Sis. Margaret, Elder Cliff
Conference Call # (712) 770 – 5378
Access Code: 822175
Meeting Days: Wednesdays & Fridays
Meeting Times: 5:30 am – 6:00 am


Team Leader: Sis. Arit Nwagboso
Team Leader # (713) 391 – 7383
Members: Sis. Arit, Sis. Georgina, Sis. Stella, Sis. Nevine, Bro. Dalkeith G., Sis. Bailey, Icon Ajaero, Sis. Jillian W., Bro. Vitalis, Sis. Tiffany, Bro. Wesley, Elder Valmy
Conference Call # (712) 770 – 5378
Access Code: 822175
Meeting Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Meeting Times: 5:30 am – 6:00 am


Team Leader: Sis. Maria Lindo
Team Leader # (832) 443 -0096
Members: Sis. Maria, Sis Tessie, Bro. Robert, Sis. Helen, Sis. Barbara B., Sis. Juliet, Sis. Patsy, Sis. Rahila M., Elder Steve
Conference Call # (425) 436 – 6301
Access Code: 457620
Meeting Days: Wed., Thur., Fri., Sat.
Meeting Times: 5:30 am – 6:00 am


Team Leader: Sis Abigael Kosgei
Team Leader # (803) 570 -3624
Members: Sis. Eunice, Sis. Gladys, Sis. Abigael, Bro. Ryan, Sis. Venecia, Sis. Ukachi, Mama Rose, Sis. Joy I., Elder Chris, Bro. Solomon, Sis. Charlina, Sis. Jan, Sis. Charity N., Sis. Chi, Sis. Maryse, Bro. Basil, Bro. Godwin, Pr. Akwarandu, Bro. Everete, Sis. Marsh, Bro. Mike, Sis. Florence, Bro. David.
Conference Call # (712) 770 – 5024
Access Code: 413956
Meeting Days: Daily
Meeting Times: 5:30 am – 6:00 am


Team Leader: Sis. Miatta Hne
Team Leader # (832) 322 -0709
Members: Sis. Miatta Hne, Dr. Kristy Akom, Sis. Anneisha Phillips, Sis. Barbara Brown, Eld. Dennys Momanyi, Sis. Doreen Davis, Sis. Gift Nwogu, Sis. Glory Nmeribe, Sis. Grace Fawibe, Sis. Ifeoma Onyemachi, Sis. Joy Stephenson, Bro. Julius Hne, Sis. Maviene Samuels, Sis. Mitzie Walker, Sis. Mope Olaleye, Sis. Rona Kibore, Onyeoma, Moe Clarke, Eld. Morrison
Conference Call # (513) 386 – 0000
Access Code: 318302
Meeting Days: Daily
Meeting Times: 5:30 am – 6:00 am


Team Leader: Sis. Caroline Struggs
Team Leader # (571) 991 -9108
Members: Sis. Caroline, Sis. Joy O., Sis Adams, Sis K., Bro. Jimmy, Mother Rose, Elder Elijah, Sis. Charity A., Sis. Marla, Elder Jeff
Conference Call # (860) 970 – 0010
Access Code: 412012390
Meeting Days: Monday – Friday
Meeting Times: 6:00 am – 6:30 am


Team Leader: Sis. Chin
Team Leader # (281) 881 -4526
Members: Sis. Barbara W., Sis. Chin, Bro. Chin, Sis. Chelsea, Sis. Ugochi, Sis. Joy F., Sis. Chi, Sis. Eva, Eld. Caballero, Elder Gerry, Elder Tayo
Conference Call # (605) 313 – 5111
Access Code: 421222
Meeting Days: Daily except Saturday
Meeting Times: 5:00 am – 5:30 am

Youth Prayer Line

Team Leader: Sis. Jan Kambona
Team Leader # (713) 614 -5950
Members: Youth
Conference Call # (717) 275 – 8940
Access Code: 5336030
Meeting Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays
Meeting Times: 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm