Prayer is one of the primary means by which we, as believers, both speak to and hear from God. It is an important part of our Christian experience, both individually and as a corporate body of believers. We at First value prayer as a lifestyle, as foundational in our relationship with Christ.
Scripture contains foundational truths providing a basis for prayer ministry:
- The Bible commands us to pray (Ephesians 6:18, Colossians 4:2).
- Prayer is powerful and effective (Hebrews 4:16, James 5:16).
- God hears and answers prayer (1 John 5:14-15).
- Praying for others is in accordance with the mission of Jesus (Isaiah 61: 1-7).
“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.” Psalm 145:18 (NASB)
We gather to pray
Prayer at 9 | Sundays from
For those with a burden to pray and who are already coming downtown for the morning service. We will pray for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. We will pray for the world situation in the news the past week and that morning, as well as for the ministry of the day before us at First.
Wednesday Prayer | Wednesdays at
We meet faithfully each week to pray for our church, our city and our world. We offer up prayers for those hurting and in need, as well as prayers of thanksgiving and praise.
Prayer Companions | Sundays after service
Following our Sunday morning services at
Online Prayer Update | Weekly updates on Friday
We have a group of 100+ people praying for our church family. There is a weekly prayer sheet that is distributed on Fridays for intercessory prayer. If you would like to join in on praying, please email the church office.
2020 Vision: Praying for God's Heart for the City
We gather to pray once each calendar month in the year of 2020. Three of these will be incorporated into the regular congregational business meetings as focused times set aside for prayer for the Heart for the City (HFTC) project. In addition to guided times of prayer, the other nine gatherings will include updates on aspects of the HFTC project and facilitated discussion on the future mission and ministry of the church (giving opportunities for people to talk about the direction of the church as well as praying about it together.) See the prayer meeting calendar here.
you have a confidential prayer request?
Please complete the form below, and our team of intercessors will pray for you. Please be assured that all requests are kept strictly confidential and no one will contact you concerning your request. We welcome updates and praise reports.