The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray.
As well as encouraging personal prayer, Hillside fosters many opportunities for corporate prayer. In particular, we encourage all small groups, whatever their other functions, to be engaged in prevailing prayer.
The heart of our church is the Sunday prayer meeting, to which all Hillsiders are encouraged to come at least once each month. We begin with a time of food and fellowship, spend some time in worship and periodically have some Bible teaching on prayer. Then we spend time in intercession for our community, country, world and church. On other occasions we focus on other aspects of prayer, particularly on listening and discernment.
Prayer meetings are held at the church each Sunday Morning at 9:30 a.m.