Q. Why do Christians need to pray?
A. Because prayer is the most important part of the thankfulness God requires of us. And also because God gives his grace and Holy Spirit only to those who pray continually and groan inwardly, asking God for these gifts and thanking God for them.
—Heidelberg Catechism, Q/A 116
We need prayer like we need air. Prayer is a treasure of the Christian life that we value. As we pray, the Holy Spirit brings us into communion with God and fills our longing for God. Prayer brings us closer to God, the Creator of the universe! We have the privilege to speak to Him who is in charge of everything. Prayer is powerful.
“For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” —Matthew 18:20
The power of prayer is increased in community. We are strengthened when we join together to pray. A rich prayer life is a sign of spiritual health. We know that our Heavenly Father listens to the prayer of His children.
At Ocean View, we are committed to keeping a community prayer vigil. We gather twice every month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7:00pm to pray. Check the Calendar for our next meeting. Our meetings are open. We invite everyone to come pray with us. You do not need to pray aloud to participate. You can join the prayer by saying, “Amen.”
Come magnify the name of Jesus Christ with us. During our prayer meetings, we pray for our church family. We pray for God’s work in the Ocean View neighborhood. We pray for sister churches, especially the persecuted church around the world. We pray for our missionaries. We pray for national and local leaders. We pray for spiritual revival in this country. We intercede for the needs of those affected by major crises in our world. We seek God’s strength collectively and pray for God’s coming kingdom.
If you would like us to support you in prayer, you can submit a prayer using the Prayer Contact page.