“Now when He had taken the scroll, 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.” Revelation 5:8

The “harp and bowl” style of worship is not a new method of worship but a restoration of what once existed here on earth and is going on around the throne of God now.

In 1 Chronicles 15 and 16, King David established praise and worship mixed with music and prayers in the Tabernacle of David. During his reign, there was constant praise and worship going twenty-four hours, seven days a week before the Ark of the Covenant. For over thirty years, they worshiped God wholeheartedly and He blessed the nation of Israel in mighty ways. God promised in Acts 15 that He would restore the Tabernacle of David. Whenever the Davidic style of worship was restored, God blessed His people with mighty signs and wonders.

According to Revelation 4 and 5, this is the style of worship going on around the throne of God. The four living creatures and twenty-four elders fall before the Lamb. Each one holds a harp and a bowl. The harp represents music and the bowl represents the prayers of the believers.

Ephesians 5:19 instructs us to make music in our hearts to the Lord. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17, we are told to be joyful always and to pray constantly. By using the harp and bowl style of worship, we combine music and prayer. This allows us to connect with the Holy Spirit and joyfully flow in our prayers.

God promised in Isaiah 56:7 to give His worshipers joy in His house of prayer. Joy is just one of the many emotions you will experience at Higher Call Christian Church. Come and find out for yourself! Intercessory Prayer meets at HCCC on Sunday mornings at 9AM.