Just as they say an army “marches on its stomach” so the “church marches on its knees”. Some would even describe prayer as part of “the art of breathing” – just as in our bodies we find a natural rhythm of breathing in and out, both being as important as the other, so prayer and mission go together in the same way. As we pray, we are breathing in, and as we do mission we are breathing out. In both instances if you try to do one and not the other it can have serious ramifications! Our desire at OPC is to have a healthy prayer life, just as we desire to have a heathy, active missional life, because this is essential for the work of the Kingdom of God. Our desire also is to make everyone aware of all the different ways prayer happens here at OPC, with the hope that if you’re not yet on board somewhere you can get involved in the rhythm of prayer here.
This is available at every morning and some evening services. The Prayer Ministry Team is there to help you spend time in God’s presence, to receive His love, peace, comfort and healing. Prayer Ministry is one way you can respond if you feel that God has been speaking to you during the service.’
We have a number of ways in which we pray for our community;
- Prayer meeting on 1st Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in Room 1. This is an opportunity to pray for world issues and mission, local issues, congregational and personal issues.
- Missionary prayer meeting on the 1st Sunday of each month at 9.45am.
- Praying Mothers – mothers and grandmothers praying for their children/grandchildren meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Dates for your Diary
7th February – Prayer Meeting, room 1, 7.30-8.30pm.
14th Feb – prayer watch, quiet room, 8am-5pm
21st Feb – Quiet Hour, main church, 7.30-8.30
28th Feb – Lent Quiet Hours
7th March (and up until Easter) – Lent Quiet hours.
If you would like someone to pray for you please fill in the form below:
Have a look at some of these documents about prayer at Orangefield.
We recently completed the Prayer Course during September and October, for more information click here.