Prayer

"Prayer is the central avenue God uses to transform us" (Richard Foster)

At Oceanside one of our core values is Transformative Prayer. We desire that everything we do flows out of a life of prayer so that our hearts are as closely aligned with God's heart as possible: what the great spiritual writers call "union with Christ." This prayer takes on many forms: passionate intercession, silent listening, liturgical prayer, groanings too deep for words, and much more. No matter the type of prayer, the purpose is always to engage the heart of God and allow Him to transform our hearts by the Holy Spirit.

A few of the ways we corporately prioritize prayer:

Oceanside Prayer - Every Tuesday, 10am-11am

Experiencing transformational encounter with Jesus

Everyone Welcome!

Oceanside Prayer is a weekly hour of prayer and worship providing the space and opportunity to meet with Jesus. There are two “streams” or purposes to this time.

The first stream is simply a time and space to meet with Jesus together. While music (often live) is played, one may choose to pray, sing, read Scripture, journal, draw, dance, or simply sit in silence. About halfway through the hour, an opportunity will be given to pray for each other in small groups. The morning will close with a time of corporate prayer and intercession for various needs. Coffee, tea, and a chance to stay and meet with others will be available after the prayer time for those who wish to stay.

The second stream is an opportunity to receive individual prayer with one of our trained prayer teams. We practice a form of what is often called “listening prayer” or “healing prayer.” What we mean by that is simply asking Jesus, through prayer in His presence with others, to speak into our lives and give direction, truth, and healing to our circumstances.

This time is not so much about praying for you but with you in the presence of Jesus. Prayer workers are there simply to come alongside you and guide you into a transformational encounter with Jesus. We are not counsellors and advice is not our objective. Our desire is for you to hear from Jesus yourself (John 14:21).

Two 30-minute sessions are available each Tuesday and once a month on a Sunday evening during the “Unite” prayer service. The prayer takes place in a private room with you and the two prayer ministers. Advance sign-up is recommended which you can do online or by emailing [email protected].

Overall, Oceanside Prayer is grounded in the belief that Jesus is best suited to healing the ailments of our soul and our lives. He loves to make us whole because he loves us. He transforms us by healing our sickness, repairing brokenness, replacing lies with truth, bringing freedom, forgiving sin, bringing light into darkness, and so much more!

If you wish to draw closer to Jesus in any way at all, we would be glad to support you!

Sunday Services

We begin with pre-service prayer every Sunday from 9:30am-9:45 in the Dutkos office: all are welcome to join us.

There are then regular opportunities to pray and be prayed for by our Prayer Team Ministry every Sunday during our service.

Monthly Prayer & Worship Gathering ("Unite")

See the Events page or below for the next upcoming prayer gathering and join us for a night of uniting our hearts with Jesus and each other through prayer and song.

Email Prayer Alerts

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Submit Prayer Request

If you'd like to submit prayer requests or receive prayer updates on how to pray for others, please sign up for our prayer list using the button above or email [email protected]

You can also submit your prayer requests using a prayer request card on Sunday morning.

Prayer Resources

The 10:02 Call to Pray for the Harvest

Following the lead of our District Fellowship, we are encouraging everyone to set aside a time each day to pray for workers for the harvest. Luke 10:2 says, “Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest fields”.  Set your smartphone or device to remind you at 10:02am or pm to pray for labourers and an increase in workers for the harvest fields in our community and around the world.