ABOUT US

We are a transdenominational, cross-cultural house of prayer representing many churches in the greater Hartford area; from large to small and everything in between. We are comprised of many races and nations which populate the city of Hartford. The Lord has called us to build a house of prayer strategically in Connecticut’s state capital, in the heart of the state. One thing we all have in common; we are hungry for more of God in our own lives; in our cities, in our state, in our region, in our nation, in the world. It is our desire to set ourselves ablaze with the Fire of God that will ignite our state in revival and transformation. We hear the call: “Go out to the highways and byways and COMPEL people to come in so that My house will be full!” Luke 14:23 We firmly believe the government of God is established only through persistent worship, prayer and intercession.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR FOUNDER

Audrey ChurchAudrey Church, Ordained Minister and President of House of Good Hope, Inc, She leads retreats, workshops and seminars for groups big and small. She is a Courts of Heaven, Keynote Speaker and Workshop Leader, teaching Centering Prayer and 7 Mountains Prayer Points. READ MORE . . .

OUR HISTORY

In 2001 the Lord revealed His purpose to raise up a house of prayer in Hartford, Connecticut’s state capital. It was His will to call His people to establish and build a prayer furnace in the heart of this state. In 2004, the Lord said: “No more guerilla warfare. It is now time to occupy the land”. The Lord revealed this house of prayer is to take the original name of this city when it was an old Dutch fort on the banks of the Connecticut River: “The name of this house of prayer is to be HOUSE OF GOOD HOPE”. We, by our retaking Hartford’s original name are prophetically declaring Hartford to be a City of Hope: GOD’s Hope. The Lord is calling a people who…..”will not keep silent and will not be quiet until (Hartford’s) righteousness goes forth as brightness and her salvation as a burning torch; so all nations shall her righteousness and all kings her glory….” Isaiah 62:1-2 A house was purchased in 2007 in Hartford as a private home, but in reality half of the house was used for prayer. It was used as headquarters and prayer rooms of the Connecticut House of Prayer. For the next 4 years it was part of this statewide prayer network. In January, 2012 we incorporated as a local house of prayer under the name of “House of Good Hope”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe that the One True God exists eternally in Three Persons: FATHER, SON, and HOLY SPIRIT.

 

 

 

 

 

We believe God created the world and also now upholds, sustains, governs and providentially allows or directs all that exists. Genesis 1:1; Psalm 104; Matthew 10:29-31; Matthew 28:19; Acts 17:24-28; John 1:1; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 1:9-12; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4-6.

We believe the Bible is the only true inerrant, fully inspired, authoritative Word of God. Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 30:5-7; Matthew 5:18; John 10:35; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

We believe the only way to salvation is by grace alone, through the Blood of Jesus. Nothing needs to be added or done to earn eternal life except through believing faith in Jesus Christ. John 1:12-13; 6:37-44; 10:25-30; Acts 16:30-31; Romans 3-4; 8:1-17; 31-39; 10:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Titus 3:3-7; 1 John 1:7-9

We believe in two main ordinances: water baptism and the Lord’s Supper, to be observed until the time of Christ’s return. They are not a means of salvation but are channels of God’s sanctifying grace and blessing to the faithful in Christ Jesus. Matthew 26:26-29; 28:19; Romans 6:3-11; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; 1 Peter 3:21.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit, in Whom we are sealed for the day of redemption. Matthew 3:11; John 1:12-13; 3:1-15; Acts 4:29-30; Romans 8:9; 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Galatians 3:1-5; Ephesians 1:13-14; 5:18.

We believe that God has called us, the Church to preach the Gospel of Christ and make disciples of all nations.

We, the church are called to remember the poor, to minister to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service.

We believe we are called to be the embodiment of Christ; His hands & feet here on earth. Isaiah 58:6-12; Isaiah 61:1-3; Matthew 5-7; 28:18-20; Luke 4:18; 21:1-4; Galatians 2:10; 1 Timothy 6:8

We believe in the literal Second Coming of Christ at the end of this age when He will return to Earth personally and visibly consummate His Kingdom.

We believe in and are praying for a great end-time harvest of souls and the emergence of a Victorious Church that will experience an unprecedented unity, purity and power in the Holy Spirit. Psalm 2:7-9; 22:27-28; Romans 11:25-32; Ephesians 4:11-16; I Thessalonians 5:11; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12.

We believe in a literal heaven and a literal hell.

We believe those who made covenant with Jesus will pass immediately into the blessed Presence of Christ, and those who have not made covenant with Jesus will be consigned to await the Day of Judgment where they will be eternally separated from God. Isaiah 14:10-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Matthew 12:25-29; 25:41; John 12:31; 16:11; Ephesians 6:10-20; Colossians 2:15; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Revelation 12:7-9; 20:10.    

WHAT IS A HOUSE OF PRAYER?

A house of prayer is not a church in the traditional sense. It is a place where worshipers and intercessors across a wide variety of churches, fellowships, denominations and cultures can meet together to spend their lives in nonstop prayer and intercession. Today the Holy Spirit is orchestrating a global prayer strategy far eclipsing any other prayer movement in history, resulting in an unprecedented harvest of souls and completing the Great Commission. The greatest revivals in history were ignited when groups of praying Christians came together cross-denominationally to sow their lives in intercession and 24/7 prayer. This is our vision, and it is our goal to establish prayer houses, 24/7 prayer rooms and prayer cells across New England.
The Lord has promised: “I will make you joyful in My house of prayer for all nations”. Isaiah 56:7.
We are focused on seeking to understand the Heavenly model of worship as seen in the book of Revelation, as described as Tabernacle worship. David’s Tabernacle only points to this greater reality. [heading style=”2″]What will Heaven look like?[/heading] The Bible gives us brief but incredibly awesome pictures of what Heaven will look like: “Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice:
“WORTHY IS THE LAMB Who was slain, To receive power and riches And wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!” Revelation 5:12
If we are to worship God with all our hearts there, why don’t we start here and now? Why can’t we bring a little of heaven here to earth?[

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