A term derived from Revelation 5:8, describing the elders before the throne with harps (representing worship with music) and a bowl of incense (representing the prayers of God's people). It is the basic model of ERHOP's prayer meetings—combining worship (led by worship teams) and prayer (both personal and corporate). As we take time to both worship and pray, we use a model of intercessory worship that has been called "Harp and Bowl".

We believe that only the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired and, therefore, inerrant Word of God. The Bible is the final authority for all we believe and how we are to live. (Mt. 5:18; Jn.10:35, 17:17; 2 Tim. 3:16–17; 2 Pet. 1:20–21)
 
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man; that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered Himself as a penal, substitutionary sacrifice for sinners. By His blood shed at the cross, He obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. He was raised bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to make intercession for the saints forever. (Mt. 1:18–25; Jn. 1:1–18; Rom. 8:34; 1 Cor. 15:1–28; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:10–14; Eph. 1:7; Phil. 2:6–11; Col. 1:15–23; Heb. 7:25, 9:13–15, 10:19; 1 Pet. 2:21–25; 1 Jn. 2:1–2)
 

 

Jesus quoted Isaiah1 when he cleaned out the temple saying, "My house shall be called A House of Prayer for all nations."  Since we are called temples of the Holy Spirit2, each of us is called to be a House of Prayer as we turn our hearts towards Jesus in words of love, worship, and intercession. But He does not expect us to remain isolated.  In the scope of what He is doing in the earth today and according to 1 Peter 2:5, we are called to be this corporate House of Prayer, many individuals, but one House - many gatherings, but one House - many regions, but one House.

In response to Jesus' words that if we keep asking, we will receive (Matt 7:7) we continually pray for these points and many more.  As the basis of our prayer, we use scripture (particularly the prayers of Jesus and the apostles) knowing that if we ask for what God has already spoken and what Jesus and His apostles prayed, then we know we're praying within the will of our Father in heaven.

Man's time on earth began in a wedding with God the Father establishing the marriage of Adam and Eve1 and it will culminate in a wedding with God the Father presenting the Church to His Son, Jesus, at the Marriage of the Lamb.2 

The believers in Jesus have 3 identities throughout scripture: the body3 of Christ, the sons of God4 and the bride5.  But in the end, on that triumphant day when Jesus returns, He is returning for His Bride6 and it will be in that hour that the Bride in full unity with the Holy Spirit will cry out to her Bridegroom God: "Come!"7

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