PRAYER CHANGES THINGS
What does OCN believe about prayer?
We believe that Jesus was passionate in his relationship with the Father and that prayer was an expression of that intimacy and depth. Jesus made it a priority to remain connected and abide with the Father through many nights alone in prayer, and ensuring that he only did what he saw His Father doing (John 5:19). In this way, Jesus came to establish his Father’s house; as a house of prayer. Thus, we want to model Jesus’ passion, commitment and dedication to prayer.
We believe in praying “first” and then moving in response. We desire to “lean not to our own understanding, but in all our ways acknowledging Him” (Proverbs 3:5-6). We want to discern His will in all matters, therefore having a better chance of doing what we see the Father doing.
We believe that we are called to pray for the welfare of the city in which we live. This welfare is the peace and prosperity of the Kingdom. We want to faithfully pray for this city and its people, that is why we pray- “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done in San Dimas and on earth as it is in Heaven.”
So, we pray. We do so for intimacy with the Father. We do so for discernment of action. We do so for the welfare of the city and for one another.
How can I join OCN in prayer?
On-Site Location Prayer:We are always praying but we’re taking off the summer praying on-site! Check back in the fall to see where we might be and how you can join us on-site throughout San Dimas to pray for our community.
I Am Renewed: For a daily engagement of praying in the Kingdom, participate in this holistic inventory and 7-week lesson plan. Discover what it means to pray, declare and command for the Kingdom of God.
For more information on how you can join OCN in prayer, email: email@example.com.