Jesus said, “my house will be called a house of prayer” and here at Church of the Outer Banks we believe that prayer is essential. There is something powerful that happens when God’s people gather together in unity for the specific purpose of prayer. We want prayer to become the foundation of all that we do as a church.

Here are several ways to participate in prayer at Church OBX.

Prayer Chain

Do you like to pray for others? You can join your prayers to other intercessors by receiving an emailed prayer list keeping you informed of the needs and developments within our church and community. Send an email to Charles Gill at to join the list or to send a prayer request.

Prayer Requests

Do you have a need you would like the intercessory team to pray for? Send an email to the prayer team at to have your name and need listed on our prayer list.

Prayer on Sundays

Prayer teams are available to pray confidentially with you on Sunday mornings during during the respond and reflection time in the back of the gym. If you need prayer, meet us at the back for prayer.

Teaching on Prayer

Pray for Iraq

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

-Edmund Burke

In Iraq hundreds of thousands of believers have fled their homes, reducing the Christian population to a quarter of the size it was in 1990. Many took refuge in Syria or Lebanon, while others are internally displaced in the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, which once provided relative peace and stability. But Iraqi Christian refugees are no longer safe in Syria, as anti-Christian violence threatens all Christians in the country, while Iraqi Kurdistan is now also seeing escalating tensions; Christians also struggle to find work to support themselves there. Recent events in Mosul have seen the city’s Christian population totally exterminated by murder or the evacuation of Christians. Pictures of heads of Christians hanging from telephone wires, crucifixions, and other acts of brutality are heart-wrenching.

This brutality is being led by a group called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Their goal is to reinstate the Islamic caliphate and rule the whole of the Middle East and eventually the world by Sharia Law. Their tactics are pure evil, and they will stop at nothing to accomplish their purposes.

1. Would you join us in prayer for our sisters and brothers? Would you in your personal prayers pray for those being persecuted, those doing the persecuting, and for a solution? Would you pour out your heart in prayer and fasting before God on their behalf?

2. Would you call or write your government representatives and ask them to do something to help the situation? They will not attempt to help if they don’t think you care. Right now, they don’t think you care.

3. Help us support persecuted Christians in Iraq through the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East ( and Open Doors ( We will be taking up donations to go to these important organization that are on the ground in Iraq. Thank you!