“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 Law of Liberty and a Life of Mercy

    Scotty Smith Posts – The Gospel Coalition Mar 17, 2018 | 09:51 am

    As you extend mercy to us, so you call us to do the same for others. But sometimes that feels unreasonable—even impossible. May your kindness trump our critical attitudes and not-so-righteous indignation. Heal our pain, ramp-down our anger, and center our hearts. Only the gospel—only the “law of liberty” can free us to live and love this way.

  • Mouth Mercy

    Scotty Smith Posts – The Gospel Coalition Mar 16, 2018 | 09:33 am

    When we rush into your presence with demands dressed up like questions, and clenched fists rather than raised hands, you always offer us your non-anxious, kind presence. You’re not only gracious with “bruised reeds and smoldering wicks,” you’re altogether merciful when, like Jonah, we’re pouty and self-absorbed.

  • When We’re “Bugged” but Things Aren’t All That Bug-Worthy

    Scotty Smith Posts – The Gospel Coalition Mar 15, 2018 | 09:51 am

    I’m canceling my plans for a pity party; and I relinquish my elder-brother attitude of condescension, entitlement, and judgment. Our feelings are to be taken seriously, but our feelings aren’t lord. That title and role belong to Jesus. Easily, 93.2% of my aggravation, irritation, and exasperation are connected to my selfishness, and my sinful illusion that I deserve a predictable, uninterrupted, things-going-my-way week.

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