HARP & BOWL WORSHIP AND INTERCESSION
Sunday, May 31
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 prayers, the singers sing their prayers and the musicians play their prayers, all in worship to the LORD.
This Sunday will be our next harp & bowl night. All are welcome!
**Zack & Becky Mitchell – worship and prayer leaders.
SCHOOL OF PRAYER: New class starting Monday, June 1