Prayer Room

A Place to Seek God

Placing our need for prayer and communion with God at the center of campus was founder Oral Roberts' intent when, in 1967, the Prayer Tower was constructed. 

The Prayer Room, located on the main floor of the magnificent Prayer Tower, is open to students, faculty and staff who are hungry for spiritual guidance and nourishment for the soul. This quiet retreat is the site of the university's prayer initiative, a student-led project that encourages the campus community to make their requests known to the Lord on a 12-hour-a-day, 6-day-a-week schedule.

Facts About the Prayer Tower

The tower is 200 feet tall, and its location at the center of the campus underscores that communion with God must always be the focus of life.

An aerial view of the Prayer Tower reveals the Star of David.

The Reece Memorial Gardens surrounding the Prayer Tower contain bronze statues of Jesus and two ORU students designed by Beverly Paddleford, reminding all that students come to ORU to learn God's will by sitting at Christ's feet.

From the ground a view of the observation deck represents the Crown of Thorns with red tips, denoting the blood of salvation.

An eternal flame burns atop the Prayer Tower, symbolizing the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

View the Prayer Tower Information Sheet here.


"The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry."  Psalm 34:15