We are a regional house of prayer with a vision to build a huge prayer furnace in Hartford, Connecticut's state capital that will ignite our entire region in revival.

A fire shall always be burning on the Altar; it shall never go out....Leviticus 6:13

WEDNESDAY MORNING PRAYER, 8-10 AM

SCHOOL OF PRAYER, Monday evenings 7-9 PM

LOVE FEAST - 4 PM Last Sunday of the month

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We are a house of prayer located in Hartford, Connecticut’s state capital.

History has shown the greatest revivals started because groups of people sacrificed their lives in prayer and intercession.  There are some of us living in Connecticut who not only are willing, but are longing to see God move in our region. We pray transdenominationally and cross-culturally.  We realize the only way revival will come to our land is if the Body of Christ come outside their individual churches and pray together.

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What will we be doing as staff of David’s Tent? As part of the staff of David’s tent, we will be serving both inside & outside the tent during our time as a family. We may be required to spend at least 3 hours at the tent daily. Some of the staff duties include: checking in the bands that come, keeping the tent neat and orderly, greeting guests, dealing with law enforcement and park service personnel, keeping watch over the tent as security, and also filling in any empty worship slots that remain un-booked. Staff should also be ready to share the gospel at any time, as tourists and curious passers-by stop frequently to ask questions. We will also participate in evangelistic outreach and missions in DC, being a light to the city in which we live, even as we worship! As a family, we are excited to serve in many different ways and lead worship while we are there too! We get to be a part of a 10,000 hour love song beginning at 7pm on September 11th, 2015! The song will run continuously through the presidential Election day, November 8th, 2016. David’s tent will run for 424 days!!! We feel uniquely called to serve this ministry as a family.
OUR BIG NEWS:  The Lord has called the Mitchell family – Zack, Becky, Grace, David and Anna (our worship leaders) to Washington D.C.   They relocated Monday, November 30 and have already led their first worship set! “Our desire is to minister & bless the Lord at all times before His throne in prayer & worship. Our calling to help build up houses of prayer & worship led us and our three children (Grace(12), David(9) & Anna(6) to the Hartford House of Prayer known as the House of Good Hope in Hartford, Connecticut in May 2013, where we continue to lead prayer & worship times. With our eyes fixed on the Lord, we desire to be used as conduits of His Glory, filled with the Holy Spirit in helping prepare the bride of Christ, ministering to the Lord before His throne day & night, never letting the fire on the altar go out, especially to build houses of prayer & worship for the Lord all over CT and beyond.” WHAT IS DAVID’S TENT? David’s Tent DC is a gathering place for the Church of America to publicly worship Jesus from the highest point of our nation – the grounds of the National Mall in Washington DC. We are inspired by King David, who pitched a tent near his palace and hired more than 4,000 worshipers to minister to the Lord there continually throughout David’s 33 year reign. David made worship central for his nation, and it brought blessing on the whole nation. In like manner, the cry of our hearts is to minister to the Lord, day and night, in worship from our nation’s Capital City.  David’s Tent DC is a national confession that Jesus is Lord of America and that we receive Him as such. A new normal is being set—that America’s capital city will be known as the place where the nation gathers to worship Jesus. The Mitchell family needs your support to serve there the 424 days David’s Tent will be there.  Please help support them by your sending donations via the GoFundMe page.  Every penny is appreciated!

LOVE FEAST Last Sunday of the month, 4-6 PM

As in the days of the first century believers, we gather together to worship God, hear a teaching, take communion and break bread together.  All are welcome to join us!  Please bring a dish to pass.  

SCHOOL OF PRAYER Mondays 7-9 PM

We are studying “Studies in the Revelation of the Bride of Christ from Genesis to Revelation“.  This powerful teaching by Mike Bickle reveals the depth of our covenant relationship with Christ.

Starting March 7:  Prayers That Heal The Heart Through these prayers you will:

  • Break generational sins and curses over your life
  • Sever ungodly soul ties that are holding you back
  • Replace negative expectations
  • Break word curses
  • Cast out demons
  • Receive divine encounters and visions
  • Experience a life of joy and peace in Jesus Christ

All are welcome to come.  No charge for the classes, offerings are taken at every meeting to cover the cost.

MORNING PRAYER Wednesdays,  8-10 AM

Join us as we seek the heart of God every Wednesday morning through worship and intercession.  

Broken Vials

“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of God that will stand”.  Proverbs 19:21 This morning as I was spending time in prayer at the house of prayer, I suddenly had a vision of myself, as well as the whole body of Christ in our western culture.  I suddenly saw how we all are individual vials, and when we come together, we still remain in our hard little vials.  We don’t truly mingle together, we don’t become vulnerable with one another, we don’t truly even love each other.  The Presence of God isn’t fully released because there is no mixing together, no crying out together.  Our churches are individual vials and we don’t mix with other churches.  We, in our individuality all come together, yet we don’t mix with the others. I see how the Lord gives each of us vision  in our journeys with Him and calls us to His assignments.  Our eyes are opened to the importance of the vast call on our lives – something so incredible and much bigger than us!  (this isn’t just about me, I believe everyone has an incredible call on their lives – some haven’t yet discovered it).  But then His assignments become “our” assignments, “our” ministries, “our” callings.  Pride sets in.  We don’t see the reason for the assignments the Lord gives us is for the Greater Cause.  All we can see is what we are called to do.  We can’t see how what we do fits together with all the other things that are going on around us.   There is no laying down our lives... read more

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM HOUSE OF GOOD HOPE!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, Good will to men. And in despair I bowed my head; There is no peace on earth,” I said “For hate is strong and mocks the song Of peace on earth, Good will to men”. Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;The wrong shall fail, the right prevail, With peace on earth, Good will to men. This year our house of prayer had the high honor of singing Christmas carols today, on Christmas Eve at the State Capitol Christmas party.  It was such a privilege to sing about the blessed hope of Jesus in our state seat of government!  As we sang, I started to think through the words of these beloved old carols.  Each of these carols was like a sermon, preaching about the incarnation of our Savior and the hope we have through Him.  What an awesome way to offer this reminder to those who work in our State Capitol! One song began to especially speak to me,  “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”.  The words of that Christmas carol seem so relevant today!  This carol was written in 1863, in the midst of one of the bloodiest times in the history of our country, the Great Civil War.  Henry Wadworth Longfellow just lost his beloved wife and his son was severely wounded in the Battle of New Hope Church.  As he listened to the peal of the bells followed by Civil... read more

Morning Prayer starting December 16

MORNING PRAYER Wednesdays, 8-10 AM House of Good Hope 107 Forster Street #2, Hartford Last Saturday morning the Lord spoke to me while I was in Meriden, part of a powerful prayer monthly meeting with the Wailing Women led by Patricia Videlia. I suddenly had a flashback of the Saturday nights I spent on my face in my church over 20 years ago.  In 1993, I consecrated my life to the Lord in a deeper way.  At that time, I felt the question asked of me:  “How much of God do you really want?”  Of course, I wanted all the Lord has to give me, I want it all!   I made a promise to the Lord I would spend my Saturday nights in prayer at the church.   Those nights of my lying on the floor in my church sanctuary were life-changing for me!  I was so desperate for change, I desperately wanted to see revival come.  Our church needed revival, our town needed revival, our state needed revival, New England needed revival!  Most of all, I needed revival!   I desperately wanted more of the Lord’s Presence in my life and I knew the only way I was going to get it was through times of sacrificial prayer. This was where it all started for me. Those nights of worship, prayer and intercession were some of the sweetest hours in my life! Would you like to have a deeper, more intimate relationship with Jesus?  Do you want to see transformation in your family, on your street, in your town…..transformation in you?    The only way to get that is to sacrifice... read more

Prepare the Bride

PREPARING THE BRIDE In our School of Prayer, this past Monday night, we started a new series called “Studies in the Bride of Christ from Genesis thru Revelation”.  It stimulated quite a bit of lively conversation in light of the Paris attacks.  We discussed Ephesians 5:27 – “….so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish”.  Also, Revelation 21:2 – “And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a Bride adorned for her husband….” We discussed ways on how the Lord prepares His Bride.  How does the Lord prepare His Bride?  We all acknowledged the way it looks now — we the Church, Jesus’ Bride are certainly not ready yet!  We all still see lots of spots and wrinkles in ourselves individually as well as corporately. We talked about how in past history God allows persecution, even martyrdom to purify His church.  We discussed how Christianity grew and thrived in the midst of terrible persecution, even in recent years in places like Communist China as well as in other nations. We asked if could it be possible that the Lord might be using these recent acts of terrorism as part of His plan to purify His church?  One of the things we discussed was Jonathan Cahn’s prophetic word through Isaiah 9:10-12, after 9/11 happened, Some of the leaders of our nation even quoted parts of these verses – they kept saying “We will….”, using portions of Isaiah 9:10-12 as their reference.  They didn’t... read more

DO YOU TRUST ME?

This Monday, we will  finish our last class on “Communion With God” in our weekly School of Prayer at House of Good Hope.  I personally started this class on my own last winter, long before it was introduced in the School of Prayer.  I started it originally with the goal of obtaining college credit.  But the class was so good, I then introduced it on Monday nights.  Many told me they’ve learned so much, said how great it was!   Mark Virkler excellently teaches us how to hear God’s voice, and he taught us many tools on how to do this.  Everyone in our class now knows the 4 basic keys: 1. Quiet yourself down 2. Look for vision 3. Tune in to spontaneity 4. Write what you hear God say to you. All this looks very simple, but it’s a discipline I found we still need to learn.  I was doing some of it, but not all 4 steps.  Following all 4 has stretched and challenged me.  And this comes from a seasoned journalist!  I’ve been journaling almost all of my life: since I was 13 years old, after I read the book – Diary of Anne Frank.  Her story so moved me, I decided to write down my thoughts and keep a record of my life. I’ve kept this up ever since, now have a bookcase full of my journals. Everyone who comes to this house of prayer knows how strongly I emphasize the importance of keeping a journal, I regularly hand out notebooks to encourage those to start journaling.  But one thing I’ve not done is to record all that what I... read more

Weekly updates

  HARP & BOWL WORSHIP AND INTERCESSION Sunday, May 31 4-6 PM 107 Forster Street, #2 Hartford CT 06106 Twice a month we get together to  pray, every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.  We use the “harp & bowl” format of worship and intercession as described in Revelation 5:8-10 and modeled at the International House of Prayer, Kansas City MO www.ihopkc.org .  The Harp and Bowl style of worship, which features musical prayer, derives its name from Revelation 5:8, which describes heavenly creatures which each “had a harp” and “were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.”  A common feature of harp and bowl worship is antiphonal singers, who use the Bible as a song book along with spontaneous instrumental accompaniment.  Ephesians 5:19 instructs us to make music in our hearts to the Lord. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16 –17, we are told to be joyful always and to pray constantly. “Harp and Bowl” combines music and prayer, one empowering the other; worship makes prayer enjoyable and sustainable for longer periods. This allows us to connect with the Holy Spirit and joyfully flow in our prayers. God promised in Isaiah 56:7 to give His worshipers joy in His house of prayer. Many are discovering that through joyful prayer, they are being drawn deeper into the heart of God.  In “Harp and Bowl”, the intercession is rooted in intimacy and encounter with God; we pray using Scriptures as the starting point and pattern for our prayers, and the musicians and singers function as intercessors just as much as the prayer leaders. The prayer leaders speak their... read more

5th Annual Bible Reading Marathon Recap

Glory to God! PRAISE GOD for the blessing and the privilege to be able to read His Word publicly in a FREE country! We finished reading through the Bible on Wednesday, May 13th at 12:15pm & started reading in the book of Matthew again until 10pm where we concluded the 5th Annual Bible Reading Marathon in John 16! Nearly 400 readers from over 49 different churches & Christian ministries from all parts of Connecticut & Massachusetts participated: Hartford East Hartford Bloomfield Windsor South Windsor Seymour the CT Shoreline the CT Valley Shoreline, Norwalk Danbury Middletown Manchester Kensington Cromwell & New Britain The Bible was read in: English French Vietnamese Creole 4 Indian languages Italian Igbo (one of the languages in Nigeria) & several people read in Spanish!! The 3 youngest readers were all 12-years old: 1 young lady from Cromwell & twins from Hartford! “So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of my mouth; it shall not return unto Me void, but is shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11 (KJV) To view some GREAT pictures … just click here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/wihsradio/vz62 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * By the way … the 64th Annual National Day of Prayer was on Thursday, May 7th (the 1st day of the Bible Reading Marathon). At 12noon, representatives for the National Day of Prayer were in an airplane flying over the city of Hartford (including the State Capitol) praying for the state of... read more

A Trickle is Beginning to Flow

Something is beginning to flow here in Connecticut…….. “Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; there was water flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east….”  Ezekiel 47:1 This morning, as I read this passage from Ezekiel, the Lord reminded me again of a vision I had years ago: I saw the Church, a small country church sitting on a small hill.  It was so small that didn’t look like much, it looked small weak, insignificant.  There was very dark all around the church, but the lights were on inside this church.  In fact the lights were blazing so brightly the windows glowed a bright yellow-orange.  The sound coming from this little church was the sound of deep, intense, slow and resonating worship.  It was the sound of worship that came from the depths of hearts pouring out their passion, their lives and their hearts out to God.  Oh the sweetness of the sound that came out of this building!  The deep, slow, heart-wrenching worship!  The melody wasn’t one of the pretty songs we hear in church, in fact some of the people were singing out of tune.  But the sound was so sweet and so intense because the worship came from the depths of their beings.  It was the type of worship that I knew pleased the heart of God.  It was the type of worship that changed the atmosphere.  The church was small, the people were few, but the worship came from those who were passionately in love with Jesus and were actively pouring out their hearts to Him.  Everyone; every... read more

Wanting More of Him

Wanting More of Him   What on Earth Does That Mean?   You might say, how can we want more of God, when we, who are born again, already have ALL of Him. As I pondered how I would answer this, I thought of relationships. I remember when I dated my husband that he would drop me off, after a date and go home. I was so enamored by him that I wouldn’t even take off my coat, but wait for his expected call. Mind you, we had already spent an evening together, but it didn’t seem enough. We became engaged. While II enjoyed the promise of commitment, I longed for the day when we would not have to part again. Waiting seemed to increase my anticipation of being exclusively together and alone. After the Wedding, we moved into our first apartment. Having him all to myself was heavenly. Throughout the years, by seeking and pursuing, we have come to learn a lot about each other. It is in the crucible of life that I learned more about my husband’s love and dedication for me. I have learned that he will be with me in good times and bad and in sickness and health. I learned that more than anyone here on earth, he knows me. He knows my strengths and weaknesses. He has been my greatest cheerleader and friend. He has found it in his heart to forgive me…time and time again. He laughs at my silly jokes and has cheered me on with my various artistic endeavors… He sees the best of me as well as part... read more

Hidden Away in Plain Sight

We think about a monastic life being like monks, hidden away, praying in caves. For 10 days, in commemoration of Rosh Hashanah and in conjunction with the 40 Days of Worship in CT…there are people Worshipping and Praying…Day and Night…24/7…at the House of Good Hope in Hartford CT. Well, you are probably saying that we are not hidden. Well if you are looking at the House and us from an earthly perspective, I can see where you are coming from. We’re in a Big Inner City. There is busy traffic all day long. It is close to gas stations and restaurants. It’s not too far from Hartford Hospital. People pass a nondescript Cape Cod home, all day long. There is a sign on the façade and sometimes I have wondered how many have read the sign. Is anyone curious? Or in the hustle and bustle of life, is it just like passing a church on every corner. But inside, hidden in plain sight, are men, women and even children who are giving honor to a King. Actually, it is no earthly King but Jesus who is the King of Kings. Inside are many forms of expression…music…singing…out loud prayer…silent prayer…dancing…playing instruments…drawing, painting and creating…and a posture of love and adoration for King Jesus. What goes on in that House supersedes any legislation…any marches for causes…any political lobbying…anything of self-effort. The world and the people outside say things like “Thank you very much I CAN run my life on my own.” Those praying inside are saying “Lord, there is not one thing I (we) can do without You.” The atmosphere in... read more

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