…”the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints…
Harp & Bowl is an expression that speaks of worshiping God with musical instruments combined with prayer. This is a reality that exists around the Throne of God in Heaven.
The EHOP framework for our prayer sets is built around this worship and prayer reality. The combination of worship with intercession, singing the Word of God both Scripturally and prophetically is the basic principle of the “harp and bowl” concept.
Intercession sessions are usually energetic, as the room is invited to engage in corporate prayer. There is generally a specific prayer focus, and individuals in the room are welcome to pray on the microphone for a corporate burden, which may involve Lancaster Co, our region or believers worldwide. There are also cycles of “rapid fire prayer” when intercessors go to the microphone to pray a succession of 15-second prayers on a specific theme, as well as times of small group prayer for any who wish to participate.
Worship with the Word is a prayer format in which we agree with God’s heart as we sing the biblical truths of who God is and what His promises are. These sessions are more devotional in nature, providing an atmosphere conducive to reading the Bible and entering into contemplative or devotional prayer.
Practically speaking, we have found this framework for “prayer meetings” to be both enjoyable and therefore easily sustainable. This is important for EHOP since our goal is to seek God 24/7.