“Burning Around the Throne of King Jesus”
The CPR is a solemn place dedicated to the Lord for prayer and worship. It is the heartbeat of all ministry training and outreach, and the primary vocation of our entire team (leaders, interns, volunteers) is to keep charge of the sanctuary as priests to the Lord (Ez. 44:15). We are all responsible for keeping the fire on the altar burning (Lev. 6:13) by serving as worship leaders, singers, musicians, prayer leaders, ground leaders (support), and intercessors. We also want to help ignite and fuel the house of prayer across our region and beyond, whether by leading prayer meetings or equipping others to do the same, our goal is to charge believers to gather around the Throne in worship and intercession as the central point of all ministry. (Isa. 56:7; 62:6-7; Amos 9:11-13; 1 Chr. 23:5; 25:7)
We currently have weekly prayer meetings called “prayer watches” that are led by our team. During these prayer watches, we focus on different themes for prayer as well as create an atmosphere for personal or devotional prayer and study. The CPR is an expression of our desire to worship the Lord on earth as He is in heaven around the throne (Rev. 5:8). It also is inspired by the Tabernacle of David where musicians and singers continuously ministered before God as their full-time occupation in response to the Lord’s inexhaustible greatness (1 Chron. 22-25). God even calls his house a house of prayer for all nations (Isaiah 56:7, Matt. 21:13). Although this was founded as a prayer ministry of HCTOP, our desire is for the collective body of Christ in our city and region to unite in the place of prayer and worship. In order to remove confusion and cooperate with the leading of the Holy Spirit, we divide our prayer watches into 2-hour sets that include times of focused intercession and worship with the word (See Prayer Watch Overview).
Our three-fold purpose is to exalt JESUS, contend for REVIVAL, and raise up MESSENGERS.
1) Exalt Jesus
The primary reason we gather is simply because Jesus is worthy. God’s unending glory warrants our endless praise and unceasing adoration. (Ps. 145; Mal. 1:11; Isa. 42:10-13, Rev. 4:8)
We understand that we are first and foremost called to be a kingdom of priests before the Lord who minister TO Him before we minister FOR Him. (Ex. 19:6; 2 Pet. 2:9)
2) Contend for Revival
The Church is in dire need of “CPR”. The only hope for our nation is a true heaven-born and God-breathed revival, which can only be birthed and sustained by prayer. Our role is to stand in the gap and humbly cry out for mercy on behalf of our land. (2 Chr. 7:14; Ez. 22:30)
We are contending alongside the praying church in our region for the Lord to pour out His Spirit on all flesh. We desperately need to tune our hearts to heaven in this hour and keep watch (Joel 2).
Scripture teaches that night and day prayer is essential to establishing justice in society (Lk. 18:1–7); therefore, we are taking a stand in prayer for the manifestation of God’s justice in every realm of life.
3) Raise up Messengers
We believe that the Lord is preparing forerunner messengers all across the earth to prepare the way for His soon return. We simply want to be the “wilderness” for these messengers to learn to hear the voice of the Lord. Our assignment is to equip, train and send forth laborers into the harvest from the place of prayer and worship. (Mal 3; Isa 40:3; Matt. 28:19; Acts 13:1-3)
“These I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer…for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”—Isaiah 56:7
“I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.” –Isaiah 62:6-7
“And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?” –Luke 18:7
“And they do not rest day or night, saying: ‘Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!’” –Rev. 4:8
“…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. And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy…’” –Rev. 5:8-9
“This one thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.” – Ps. 27:4
“Prayer also will be made fore Him continually, and daily He shall be praised.” – Ps. 72:15
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