House of Prayer
What is S-HOP?
S-HOP (Shore House of Prayer) is a place where any and all can gather to meet with God, bringing both their love and their needs to him, listening to hear his voice, and resting in his presence.
At the heart of S-HOP are worship teams appointed both day and night to bring worship and prayer together before God, modeled after the tabernacle of David (1 Chr. 16-25) and the worship in heaven (Rev. 4; 5) This means that, in our times before the Lord, we carry both the harp (worship) and the bowls of incense (prayer), because something amazing happens when these two join. And as with Israel in the time of King David, the long-term vision of S-HOP is to have worship and prayer going on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Furthermore, S-HOP is not confined to the 24/7 prayer and worship sets, but will include healing and the prophetic. There will be strategic thrusts outside the walls into the community - prayer walks, prayer journeys, community outreaches with prayer and worship, and conferences.
As we emphasize prayer and worship, seeking first his kingdom and his righteousness (Matt. 6:33), he will provide all we need to do his work here on earth, both individually and corporately. We will see his justice fulfilled. We will achieve the transformation he desires. We will see unity fall on his Bride, the Church.
While S-HOP is presently housed at Shore Vineyard Church, already there are people participating from other churches. We believe that many individuals and churches from our shore area will join us in prayer and worship together, creating one voice before the Lord!
We cannot say all of what S-HOP is or will be because the infinite God is not contained by our thoughts. Each person who comes to join us will bring new gifts, needs, and creative expression in worship.
Come, now is the time to worship and pray!