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How do we worship?

At Hour of Prayer, we believe in freedom of worship. David, a man after Godís own heart, encourages us to praise God with the timbrel, in the dance, upon an instrument of ten strings, and with the Psaltery and harp (Psalm 81:2, 92:3, 150:4).

We Lift our Hands in Worship, why?

From the time when men began to call upon the name of the Lord (Gen 4:26) until now, we are free to worship Him in a manner of holy expression from the innerman. The lifting of hands depicts total surrender to the Lord.

"And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground." Nehemiah 8:6
We Pray in Church
"I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting." I Timothy 2:8

We serve Lord Supper/Holy Communion
When the Lord instituted this rite, He encouranged his followers to commemorate His death till he comes. We continue all the ordinances instituted by the Lord and his apostles. If you are a believer, we invite you to join us on fourth Sundays for Lord Supper.
"For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, ye do show the Lord's death till He come." II Corinthians 11:26

We serve the Lord Supper at night

God has chosen the foolish things of this world to confound the wise (I Corinthians 1:27). Serving the Lord Supper at night is an act of faith which illustrates the quelling of all forces of darkness. Did you know Jesus served it at night? Read John 13:30.

We incorporate Feet Washing in our Communion Service

When Jesus washed His disciples, he stated that he had given them an example (John 13:15). Feet washing displays humility and unity of the spirit.

"If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet." John 13:14

We speak in tongues, why?

We believe that speaking in tongues is the initial evidence of the infilling of the Holy Ghost. The book of Acts is replete with instances of people receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. They all spoke in tongues as the Spirit of God gave them utterance. Some people will say that tongues are only needed when there are foreigners, or tongues are not necessary today. We believe otherwise. Let us also know that one can also pray in an unknown tongue, in which case the spirit prays directly to God. We believe that God has also placed the gift of tongues in the church. Speaking in tongues, however, must be done in moderation especially in the assembly, unless there is an interpretation. See I Corinthians 14.