A Word from Jim and Teri Kohl


About the night watch:

From Jim and Teri Kohl

Welcome to Night Watch! It is our desire here at Heartland House of Prayer (HHOP) to see Jesus exalted in our city 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through night and day prayer and worship because Jesus is worthy. We invite you into the story of how this night watch was recently established. It is being built on many years of laboring in prayer for the Omaha/Council Bluffs, metro area.

In 1999, the Council Bluffs Prayer Center was dedicated to the Lord for the very purpose of continuous prayer and worship. We began with five hours of worship per week. As the years went on, our hours of worship and prayer increased. We were up to 55 hours of weekly prayer and worship when we changed our name to Heartland House of Prayer in 2004. For the past 20 years, HHOP has been honored to be home to countless lovers of Jesus filling the morning, afternoon, and evening hours with intercession, praise, and worship.  

Even though hours of worship at HHOP have ebbed and flowed over the years, we have been encouraged to see the total hours of prayer and worship in our metro area steadily increase since 1999. Our vision for night and day prayer and worship in our region is slowly being realized; this is one of the many reasons why we love the unified body of Christ. We believe that the more we collaborate with other parts of the Body covering our region in prayer and worship throughout the week - we are capable of seeing this vision become our reality together.

Nighttime hours traditionally are hard to fill; and historically, here in the metro area, it has relatively been nonexistent. At the beginning of this year, Hannah Verboon, a worship leader in our region, shared her heart to fill the night with worship and prayer. From that point on, we have been thrilled at the opportunity "take back the night" and be with Jesus when most of the city is sleeping.

It is our pleasure to announce that on Friday and Saturday nights each week from 10:00pm-2:00am, worship and prayer will be ascending to the Lord from the Heartland. The Night Watch team led by Hannah will be sacrificing their sleep to release a song to the Lord in the night at Heartland House of Prayer.

The Night Watch team will not only be worshipping and ministering to the Lord, but will also be releasing His miraculous healing, His unspeakable joy, His overwhelming peace, His victorious strength, His never-ending grace, and His abundant blessings from Zion over our region. Midnight is the start of a brand new day. We have an incredible opportunity to bring in the new day with praise - releasing His light into the darkness of night!

Would you consider joining our family? We believe that when the light of Jesus in you joins with us, we will be able to flood the night with the brightness of His love and glory and our region will forever be changed!

Psalm 134

"Behold now bless the Lord, all the servants of the Lord, who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. Lift up your hands by night in the sanctuary and bless the Lord. May the Lord bless you from Zion, He who made heaven and earth!"

Psalm 42:7-8

“Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me. The Lord will command His loving-kindness in the daytime; and His song will be with me in the night. A prayer to the God of my life.”