7 Harp and Bowl


Harp and Bowl 

 A weekly evening of worship and intersession
Mondays, 7.30pm

Free Admission

Harp and Bowl prayer is a universal format that can be expressed in a number of different ways. Meetings are a total integration of prayer and worship woven together seamlessly.

It is an expression of what is happening around the throne of God at this very moment: we get a glimpse in Revelation chapter 5, where we see the four living creatures and the twenty four elders around the throne of God. In verse 8 we read they they each have a harp and a golden bowl. The harp speaks of music and worship, while the bowl signifies the prayers of the saints. So we have this tremendous picture of worship and prayer surrounding the throne of God, continually being offered before Him.

King David had a revelation of this reality long before John saw it in Revelation. We read in 1 Chronicles that David brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, and placed it in a tent or tabernacle. But instead of veiling the Ark with a curtain as Moses had done, David surrounded the Ark with musicians and singers, who continually offered up worship and prayer to God day and night without ceasing.

So this is what we do with our Harp and Bowl prayer gatherings: we surround the throne of God with prayer and worship just as David did - in the spirit of the Tabernacle of David. We know that David's Tabernacle will once again be a physical reality when Jesus returns (Amos 9:11–12), but in the meantime we see this spiritual parallel, which God is raising up all over the world in these days.