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.”

  • The 2nd Sunday of Advent:Craving the Day of No More Harm

    Scotty Smith Posts – The Gospel Coalition Dec 10, 2017 | 15:34 pm

    As much as we love the vision of shalom in the animal kingdom, a gazillion times more so, do we long for the Day when we—the two-legged image-bearers of God, no longer harm one another in any way. No more using or abusing fellow image-bearers of God, no more demeaning or dismissing, vilifying or idolizing one another; no more hating or hurting, ignoring or igniting one another—by any word, thought, or deed. Jesus, thank you for securing that Day by your life, death, and resurrection.

  • Entrusting Our Kids, Grandkids, and Ourselves to Our Grace-full Father

    Scotty Smith Posts – The Gospel Coalition Dec 9, 2017 | 15:16 pm

    What more could we possibly want for our children, than for them to love Jesus more than anything or anyone else in the world? What other story would we write for them than a story of resting in your love, growing in your grace, and serving you with joy? The assurance of heaven will always top acceptance into Harvard. May the gospel always be our measure of success.

  • The Impossible WILL Come to Pass

    Scotty Smith Posts – The Gospel Coalition Dec 8, 2017 | 13:51 pm

    Just as surely as you placed the life of Jesus in Mary, you’ve done the same for us. Though in an entirely different way than Mary, Christ is being formed in us (Gal. 4:19). By the gospel and your Spirit, you are making us like Jesus. One Day we will love perfectly, with the kindness and compassion of Jesus. We’ll only think, see, and choose with the wisdom, eyes, and heart of heaven.