The Hours

Join us as we gather together at our Commercial Road location on the 6th of March at 7:30pm for ‘The Hours’ 12 hours of prayer and worship. 

This event is a chance for us to gather together as a church and pray for our city.  

It coincides with the start of Lent, a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. Easter is not just another event in the church calendar but a chance to share the incredible, life-changing story of Jesus. What better way to lead into this season than with prayer and worship! 

We are creating space for God to fill. Hopeful and expectant for God to speak to us. We are praying for the city, to see lives transformed and for this nation to encounter the love of Jesus.

Life moves so quickly, there is never enough time in the day. With so many things fighting for our attention we want to be a church that prioritises time spent in God’s presence. 

Paul Washer says: 

One of the greatest attacks of the enemy is to make you busy, to make you hurried, to make you noisy, to make you distracted, to fill the people of God and the Church of God with so much noise and activity that there is no room for prayer. 

 

Why Should we pray? 

When we prioritise time with God: 

·      We refocus our perspective. We remember who God is. That he is mighty, merciful, loving, faithful and Holy. That with him “All things are possible,” that we don’t have to be afraid of tomorrow. Deuteronomy 31:8 says “The Lord Himself goes before you; He will be with you. He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged."When we pray we look above our own circumstances and instead get a heavenly perspective. 

·      We remember Who’s we are. The creator of the world; so powerful even a word from Him calms the storm, wants to be in relationship with you! Nothing is too big or little to bring to God, in the bible it says “Don’t worry about anything but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.” 

·      It changes things. When we pray God intervenes. God listens to our prayers and speaks back, though sometimes in different ways than we would like.  James 5:16 says “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results”.  

 

We have so many great events coming up at Harbour Church, so many opportunities to share the love of God, and prayer and worship is right at the heart of it. Prayer and worship is the engine that will take us forward, The Hours is just the beginning. 

Jessica Elliott