Prayer at HVBC

“I will fill them with joy in my house of prayer … because my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

The purpose of prayer at HVBC is to unify the body under Christ through fellowship with Him.

HVBC seeks to provide opportunities for the body to connect through prayer with each other and with God. We want prayer to be woven through every event, every life, and every relationship at HVBC. We want God’s people to take the blessing of prayer out into the world to encourage, to heal, and to bring salvation. We want all people everywhere to experience the joy, the fellowship, the healing, and the daily effectiveness of prayer in relationship with Jesus Christ.

Prayer Monday is a church-wide commitment to pray and fast. It is the call of God for every person, each Monday, to seek God and pray for His will to be done in us, in the church and in the world. “The measure of continued believing prayer will be the measure of the Spirit’s working in the church.” (Andrew Murray)

As part of the focus on Monday, prayer services led by the church leaders will be held monthly. It will continue to be creative and engaging in the many forms of prayer and worship that enrich Christ’s church. HVBC will continue to pursue being “a house of prayer.”

Prayer is also a part of meeting together - in services, home groups, and as friends.

Prayer for personal needs is also available for anyone after each of our two services on Sundays (9.30am and 5.00pm). You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at any time.

Heavenward: Scotty Smith

Scotty Smith is a Founding Pastor of Christ Community Church, in Franklin TN – a PCA church he planted with friends in 1986. After pastoring CCC for 26 years, Scotty resigned from the staff in May, 2012, to serve the larger church with his preaching, teaching and writing. Scotty has written 6 books, including Speechless and Restoring Broken Things with Steven Curtis Chapman, Unveiled Hope, Objects of His Affection, and Everyday Prayers. Scotty also has his own blog “Heavenward” on The Gospel Coalition’s website and is a person Tim Keller calls “a praying man as well as a great preacher.”

  • Body Aches, Heart Longings, and Growth in Compassion

    Scotty Smith Posts – The Gospel Coalition Jan 17, 2018 | 13:09 pm

    An eternity of perfect health is looking better and better, Father. Our healing will be complete, and never again will we experience sickness and pain in any form. No more cancer or flu, joint replacements or even runny noses; no more addictions or heart disease; no more memory loss or even hiccups. Hallelujah, and hasten the Day!

  • Whether 77 Times or 490 Times, the Call to Forgive Persists

    Scotty Smith Posts – The Gospel Coalition Jan 16, 2018 | 13:21 pm

    We are to forgive others as you've forgiven us, Jesus. It's as simple and as costly as that. We’re not doormats, but the gospel does call us to be the doorway to stories of redemption. You've promised us all the wisdom and grace we need.

  • THE Day, MLK Day, and Today

    Scotty Smith Posts – The Gospel Coalition Jan 15, 2018 | 12:22 pm

    “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my Disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 Lord Jesus, remembering the work of Martin Luther King Jr. ignites our longings for the Day of your return, and everything that comes with that Day. It will begin an eternity of perfect everything, but especially, perfect relationships. And in the current climate of divisiveness and hatred, vitriol and factionalism, our cry is, “How long, O Lord?” Finally, and fully, we’ll love each other the way...

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