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.”

  • Once. And. For. All! (Microphone Drop)

    Scotty Smith Posts – The Gospel Coalition Feb 22, 2018 | 10:53 am

    Even as we rest in your finished work, so we rejoice in your present reign, Lord Jesus. Atoned-for-sin will be abolished sin; already-defeated evil will be eradicated evil; vanquished enemies will be eliminated enemies. May the joy of this good news buckle our knees in humble adoration. And may it empower our hands for neighbor love.

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  • Hope Trumping Hype

    Scotty Smith Posts – The Gospel Coalition Feb 21, 2018 | 10:27 am

    Whether it’s the poor choices of a dear friend or the fake news of social media; the heartache of church messes, or the transitions of the aging process; a canceled flight, or a misplaced treasure; the vacation that didn’t happen, or the car accident that did; the job our child didn’t get, or the flu we did catch; the cancer that came back, or the prodigal that hasn’t yet... you are still God, still in control, and still loving us.

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  • Listening to the Spirit’s Voice More Carefully Than to Others

    Scotty Smith Posts – The Gospel Coalition Feb 20, 2018 | 10:07 am

    There’s the voice of our vain regrets, haunting us about our past failures, and hounding us about missed opportunities. The voice of our worries and anxieties blast us with “what if’s” and “if only’s. And the voice of our selfishness, is unrelenting—telling us we deserve better and more.

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