Prayer Ministry

Find out the different ways you can be involved in our prayer ministry and find encouragement and tools for your own prayer life


At the Orchard Church we believe in the power of prayer. Prayer is all about crying out to God for help. We pray because we have come to realize that without the Lord Jesus we can achieve nothing of eternal value (John 15:5). We pray because God has promised to work through prayer (Jer 33:3). We pray because it is a way to stand against the forces of evil (Eph. 6:18). We pray for boldness to proclaim the Gospel (Eph 6:19-20). And we pray for all people because God desires everyone to be saved (1 Tim 2:1-4).

Sunday Morning Prayer

We meet in The Lounge for prayer before the service between 9am and 9:30am. You are welcome to join us for the whole time or just come when you can for as long as you can.

Hour of Prayer

One evening every term we have an Hour of Prayer. These have taken different formats over the years, from creative displays to traditional small groups. What stays the same is the church coming together to pray. A facilitator will share ministry updates and prayer needs before spending time praying for them.

Church Prayer Chapel

We have a room dedicated to prayer where you can come whenever the church is open and spend as much time as you like reading Scripture and praying. If you need a quiet place for reflection, Bible reading or confession, feel free to make use of this space.

Prayer Chain

When a prayer request comes in all those on the prayer chain are notified by email and are encouraged to pray about the need. Contact the Church to find out more and/or to become part of the prayer chain.

Be Prayed For

If you would like prayer for any reason you are welcome to contact one of The Orchard team directly here or if you prefer you can use the form below.

Need Help Getting Started with Prayer?

Here are a few simple ideas that can help with your prayer life:

  • At home, find a quiet spot to pray;
  • Pray while you drive (it’s ok to pray with your eyes open);
  • Don’t get caught up with the length of your prayers or the time spent praying, it’s not a competition!
  • Do a biblical study on prayer to discover what it’s all about;
  • Some find the A.C.T.S. acronym helpful as a guide to prayer. Start with Adoration, then Confession of sin, then Thanksgiving and finally Supplication (requests for others and self);
  • Take the opportunity to pray with others;
  • Read a good book or an online article about prayer;
  • Pray above all for spiritual growth, yours and that of others. It was the main request the Apostle Paul prayed for (see Ephesians 1; Philippians 1 and Colossians 1 as examples);

Prayer Templates

Need prayer? We’d love to hear from you!