• Prayer

    First and foremost the purpose of our Prayer Ministry is to lead our church into becoming a House of Prayer where we seek God's direction FIRST rather than as a last resort. We look for God's priorities and strategies to show us how to make followers of Christ in our community. We also look for opportunities to connect OFCN intercessors with the larger community of intercessors across denominations in our tri-county area.

  • Current Prayer Events

    National Day of Prayer

    May 3rd

    12:15-12:45pm  at Lion's Park in Ontario

    For more information about this national event, follow this link

  • What does prayer look like at Ontario Nazarene?

    Prayer Chain - any requests that the church office receives will normally go out via email or phone the same day they are received.

    Pastors' Intercessory Team (PIT crews) - people sign up to pray daily for any one of our 4 pastors, and/or for our small church partners. A list of general areas to lift in prayer are given as well as specific prayer requests from each pastor are sent when provided.

    Various Prayer Initiatives/Events - these happen throughout the year and include such things as;
         Praying4America - prayer maps leading through 30 days of prayer for states and  our national elections
         100 Days of Prayer for Upward Basketball (December thru March)
         Seek God for the City - 40 days of prayer during Lent
         National Day of Prayer (first Thursday in May) - community-wide prayer event held in a central community location

    Prayer Requests - you can submit anonymous prayer cards in prayer boxes located in the church building. Or you can send your request to ontarionazarene@gmail.com
    If you would like to be contacted about your request, please inlcude your phone number or email address on the appropriate form. You are encouraged to send a "praise" in when you have experienced an answer to prayer.

    Quarterly Evening of Prayer - a time for the church body to gather and focus on a particular area of need. ie. marriage, prodigals, addictions, etc.

    Pre-Service Prayer Time - held in the prayer room off the Sanctuary prior to service (9:30-9:50am) every Sunday (June-August). Prayer focus is on pastors and services.

    Prayer Rooms - 2 locations, the Shalom Prayer Room is off of the Sanctuary in room 117 and the Upper Room Prayer Chapel is located on the second floor. Both are quiet places to go and be still before God.

    Wednesday Night Prayer - a time to gather during the week as a church body and lift prayer and praise to God. From 5:00-5:30pm prayers are specifically for our Nation. From 6:45 - 7:45pm prayers are said for church, families, community, etc.

    Prayer Advisory Team - meets approximately once a month to plan church-wide prayer initiatives, keep prayer teams organized and updated, oversee prayer rooms, manage a budget, etc.

    Prayer Ministry Team - a rotation of trained intercessors who pray one-on-one or in pairs, before, during or after services, sometimes in homes and hospitals with those in need. 

    We would LOVE for you to participate in any and as many of these as you would like. We are also always looking for new and innovative ways to raise awareness and involvement in prayers. If you have any questions or would like to know more about any of these prayer opportunities please contact the church office by phone at 541-889-2155 or by email at mail@ontariofirst.org

  • Useful Links for Prayer

    Bible Gateway - an online resource to use to look up or read Bible verses. Click here to take you to the link.

    Our Daily Bread - an online daily devotional. Click here to access the link.