God is listening. He wants to hear from us.
At NewHope, we count it a privilege to pray with and for you. On this page you’ll find opportunities to reach out for prayer. You’ll also find resources to help you in your own journey of talking with God.
Prayer & Praise Email
How wonderful it is to support each other as the body of Christ. The Prayer & Praise Email is a place for our church family to uphold one another in prayer and celebrate the awesome things that God is doing among us. The church would love to pray for you! Please use the button below to submit a prayer request or praise point. You can also sign up to join this group of NewHopers and receive the weekly email direct to your inbox.
Prayer on Sundays
We would love to see you at one of our Sunday gatherings and pray with you in-person. Our Prayer Team is available and ready to welcome you every Sunday following the 9am service in the auditorium.
NewHope Prayer Ministry Centre
The prayer ministry centre offers relaxed confidential sessions of prayer for restoration, transformation, hope, and freedom from all that holds us back from our relationship with our Heavenly Father.
Our prayer ministry team are trained and gifted for compassionate ministry with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Come and experience Jesus’ healing work in you, no matter what your circumstances whether you would like prayer over emotional or physical concerns, or you are desiring a deeper intimacy with God and his Spirit’s fruit in your life, we are here to help.
To make an appointment call the NewHope Church Office during office hours on 9890 7999 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meditation in the Christian Tradition
This small group gathers on Wednesdays from 2:00-2:45 pm at Forest Hill Chase Community Space (opposite the Post Office).
This is a time of setting aside our own agenda, and practising the presence of God, using some mindfulness exercises and guided silence. The aim of this group is to provide a weekly commitment that can assist in participants developing their own daily meditation practice. Robyn Stokes facilitates the group, as a Whitehorse Churches Care volunteer and all are welcome!
What type of Christian Meditation is this?
This time of practising the presence of God follows the tradition of John Cassian and the early Christian fathers in the fourth century, and rediscovered by John Main in 1970s.
What can I expect at Christian Meditation?
Christian meditation is sometimes called the prayer of the heart. An example might look like this:
- Sitting down with your back straight and eyes closed lightly.
- Then silently begin to recite a single word – a prayer word or mantra, such as the ancient Christian prayer word “Maranatha”.
- Giving your full attention to the word as you say it, silently, gently, faithfully and above all – simply. The essence of meditation is simplicity.
- Letting go of all thoughts (even good thoughts), images and other words.
- Letting distractions go by and gently returning to the word when you realise you have stopped saying it or when your attention is wandering.
Can anyone join?
Yes! Everyone is welcome. Feel free to drop in any Wednesday to explore.
Resources for You
Praying the Word of God Booklet
The word of God is a powerful tool for prayer. Here is a booklet we produced at NewHope to use as a quick guide to powerful passages that relate to some of your prayer cries. May it bless you.