Are you looking for prayer?

Prayer Mid Week

It would be a privilege to pray one-on-one over you and for you.
Simply use the Contact Us button at the bottom of the page or call us at NewHope on 9890 7999 during office hours, Monday to Friday. One of our NewHope team will be in contact with you as soon as we can – to either pray over the phone or set up an opportunity for you to come into the building for prayer. You are not alone.

Sunday Prayer

Between the 9 am and 11 am services every Sunday we have a team who are there to pray for you. Look for the Prayer Banner at the back of the auditorium.

    Wednesday Prayer

    Join this group who are praying over our church, it’s people and ministries every Wednesday from 7- 8pm. This session will be held either on Zoom or in person. If you would like more information or details for the session simply email 

    Prayer and Testimony Nights

    This group meets on the first Tuesday night of each month either in person or online.

    We are a group passionate about worshipping God. We share what He is doing through testimony – which grows our faith and expectation in the powerful move of God.

    We seek to grow in understanding the differing practical demonstrations of the living and active presence of Holy Spirit.

    This is also a safe and fantastic space to practice moving in the prophetic.

    This group is created as a training space for our prayer teams but is available to all.

    Click here to join!


    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.

    Session Times.

    Mondays: Wednesdays:
    7.30pm-9.30pm 9.30am-11.30am


    To make an appointment call the NewHope Church Office during office hours on 9890 7999 or Email:

    During restrictions of the Covid season, ministry is being facilitated well  through various online options (e.g. Zoom) or telephone.

    God is deeply committed to giving His people peace and calm.

    To provide for us our ‘daily bread’.  He hears when we cry out and He is so ready to speak to our hearts and situations, to minister to us and encourage us. Nothing is beyond His care and touch.

    His word reminds us that “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…” (Psalm 46:1-2a).

    Meditation in the Christian Tradition

    Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10).

    This small group gathers Wednesdays 2:00-2:45 pm, at Forest Hill Chase

    Community Space (opposite 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. All are welcome.

    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.

    What type of Christian Meditation is this?

    Following the tradition of John Cassian and the early Christian fathers in the fourth century, and rediscovered by John Main in 1970s. The form it takes is as follows:

    • Sit down.
    • Sit still with your back straight.
    • Close your eyes lightly.
    • Then silently begin to recite a single word – a prayer word or mantra. (We recommend the ancient Christian prayer word “Maranatha”.)
    • Say it as four equal syllables. Breathe normally and give your full attention to the word as you say it, silently, gently, faithfully and above all – simply. The essence of meditation is simplicity.
    • Stay with the same word during the whole meditation and from day to day. Don’t visualise but listen to the word as you say it.
    • Let go of all thoughts (even good thoughts), images and other words. Don’t fight your distractions but let them go by saying your word faithfully, gently and attentively and returning to it immediately that you realise you have stopped saying or it or when your attention is wandering.

    Feel free to call in any Wednesday to explore.


    Prayer Retreats

    Personal Retreats

    ‘Be still and know that I am God’(Ps 46).  This is the gentle call of God for us, His children, to pause, draw away from the busy, listen and let our souls rest in His presence. Personal retreats are here to bless and facilitate those times.
    Personal retreats can be done anywhere and take as long as you would like, use the document below to plan your personal prayer retreat.
    To plan your Personal Retreat day click here to download the PDF.
    Also click here to download the Lectio for Rythyms of Grace Document.

    Group Retreats

    Retreats@NewHope – Refresh:Reflect:Renew

    In person 

    At our retreat days we aim to provide a quiet, safe and welcoming place for rest, reflection and personal prayer.

    Why?  With our increasingly busy lifestyles it can be difficult to find time to pay attention to our inner lives and to seek the deep spiritual nourishment God longs to bless us with. Days like this are a wonderful opportunity to allow ourselves space for rest and renewal. Attending a retreat can be an intentional response to Jesus’ invitation to “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”  (Mark 6:31). Seeking regular times of silence, prayerful listening and attentiveness to the presence of God’s Spirit can help us create life-giving personal rhythms in our lives. 

    What to expect? The program includes a brief welcome and introductory session, then free time to spend quietly however you wish. Books and art materials are available for your use, as well as handouts with suggestions for prayer and reflection. We often offer workshops (optional) about prayer practices and the spiritual life. There is also a time for sharing together and a simple communion service. While most of the time is spent in silence, the retreat leaders are available to talk or pray with you, if so desired.

    What to bring? Bring a journal and pen, and anything else you need to feel comfortable. Morning tea will be provided but please bring your lunch if you would like to remain into the afternoon. 

    Dates for 2022

    Saturday 10th September “Embracing Joy”

    Time: 9.30am – 1pm with option to remain until 3pm.

    Where? Function Room 2, NewHope Baptist Church

    Bookings through NewHope Reception

    You are warmly invited to join us!

    For further information, contact

    “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)

    The Refresh Retreat

    There will be good food, a beautiful, tranquil location only a stone’s throw away (Lower Plenty) and you will have opportunities to navigate the time as you most need. You will be inspired by stories, a panel, worship, games, walking tracks and prayer ministry available. Come alone or bring a friend or your NewHope group. We expect to see God do a powerful reset and refresh over the weekend. You won’t want to miss it!

    There are a few ways you can join us;

    Be a Weekend Guest or a Day Guest

    However you decide to join us, we look forward to growing deeper connections with God and with one another.


    The Prayer Course

    “The Prayer Course is an 8 week journey that will help you and your community to grow and deepen your prayer life”. (24-7 prayer).
    The Prayer Course is free, easily accessible , relatable and comes in bite sized teachings.
    Participate as an individual, with family or friends or with your small group.
    To view the prayer course and for more information click here

    Praying the word of God booklet

    The word of God is powerful as a 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.

    NewHope Prayer and Praise Email Team

    If you have a heart to pray for others we invite you to join the NewHope Prayer and Praise email team. As a part of this team you will receive weekly Prayer and Praise emails to help guide your prayer for our church, our community and our world and to celebrate the testimony of answered prayer.

    Simply email and we’ll add you to our list of well over 100 passionate pray-ers.


    Looking for some free resources to help you pray that are easy to access, free and are worth a look?

    Soulspace – A 5 minute daily Christian meditation based on a bible verse of the day to bring peace and calm to your day.

    Lectio365 – A daily bible devotional that helps you pray the bible, this is a resource from 24-7 prayer.


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