Southampton House of Prayer (SoHOP)

The theme for Southampton House of Prayer from now until the end of August is “God our Help”, and our verse is Psalm 46:1.

SOHOP summer 1

When we were praying about this theme, one of the team had a picture of someone reaching up and God’s hand reaching down to help them up and out of trouble.
This is God’s heart for Southampton, particularly at this time. He WANTS to help.
We believe that in our personal prayers we will encounter God deeper, especially where we feel we need God’s particular help.
We also believe our prayers for the city will be energised by the revelation that God is an ever-present help for us as a city.
Finally, we believe this is a time for responding, as God uses us to be His help to those around us.
Prayerful momentum is building
Like us, you are probably going to start seeing this four letter word (help) everywhere in your bible!
Let’s take God up on this in our prayers, seeking His help. We invite you to join us, to spread the invitation, and to share this news with your church family. It’s time to pray for God’s help to come to us in Southampton.
 - make time regularly for your 1 to 1 with God and get His help
 - let faith rise up as you pray for His help in Southampton
 - be attentive for how he wants to use you as His help to those around

As mentioned above, the verse of the month is Psalm 46:1. Does this put you in mind of the Isaac Watts hymn, that rings out from the Civic Centre every 4 hours?

May you find God to be your refuge and strength this summer!
What is the house of prayer?
Since January this year, Southampton House of Prayer has been open every Saturday between 9am and 6pm. People from across the city are dropping in to spend some time in prayer.
This can mean a 1 to 1 with God. People have been sensing God’s loving presence in the prayer room and telling us about how encouraged, uplifted or comforted they have been.
As well has having a 1 to 1 with God, we are gathering to pray for Southampton. People who have never met before are making new friends as they join with others to pray for our city.

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