Camp Occohannock Prayer Warriors
Join in praying daily for the ministry that will happen at Camp Occohannock on the Bay this summer.
Continued prayers for the
VA Annual Conference
Please continue to pray for the leadership and the clergy & laity members of the Virginia Annual Conference
of the United Methodist Church.
Prayer at Onley UMC
There are two main ways to seek intercessory prayer at OUMC:
Prayers of Joy and Concern are lifted up in church on Sunday morning and added to the Prayer list.
Prayer concerns may be called to the Pastor at 757-787-4155 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is an active prayer chain at Onley handled in two ways:
For those without internet, a contact person telephones those to inform them of any prayer concern which might arise.
For those with email, there is an email prayer list where prayer concerns are emailed in a timely manner. To be added to the prayer chain and become a Prayer Warrior, email: email@example.com
2022 Bishop's Challenge
Each year since 2017 Bishop Lewis has been encouraging the clergy and laity of the Virginia Conference to read the Bible. Each year has featured a different method of reading.
For 2022, Bishop Lewis has challenged us to read the Bible straight through from Genesis to Revelation. The plan outline is on the conference website
Why do we pray?
From Paul E. Bilheimer's book, Destined for the Throne (pg 17):
"Prayer is not begging God to do something that He is loath to do. It is not overcoming reluctance in God. It is enforcing Christ's victory over Satan. It is implementing upon earth Heaven’s decisions concerning the affairs of men. Calvary legally destroyed Satan and canceled all of his claims. God placed the enforcement of Calvary's victory in the hands of the Church (Matthew 18:18 and Luke 10:17-19). He has given to her "power of attorney," or made her His deputy." But this delegated authority is wholly inoperative apart from the prayers of a believing Church. Prayer, therefore, is where the action is. Any church without a well-organized and systematic prayer program is simply operating a religious treadmill."