At First Alliance Church, we embrace this truth. Prayer is one of our core priorities and one of the 7 Marks of a disciple of Jesus Christ. Nothing of lasting value that matters can be done unless prayer is at the center of it. Prayer is the disciple's conversation with God where we express concerns, we listen for His guidance, and end up aligned with His will. It is also the first (but not only) way we can support one another.
There are multiple ways you can connect with others in prayer. Not only is prayer a normal part of Worship Services (for all ages), Discipling Communities, and Ministry Teams, but there are some specific times you can gather with others for intentional prayer. They are:
Sunday Evening Prayer
Sunday @ 5pm
Missions focused Prayer
Wednesdays @ 7pm
Prayer for Healing
Wednesdays @ 7pm
Women's Prayer Meeting
Wednesdays @ 10:30am
Men's Prayer Meeting
Saturdays @ 7am
These generally happen every week, but be sure to check the Church Calendar to confirm.
We encourage every disciple to make prayer a normal part of your daily life. You can discover specific prayer requests by talking with friends, neighbors, and co-workers. If you are associated with First Alliance, you can access the Weekly Prayer Guide in the Log-in section. Or access the weekly prayer requests for C&MA Ministries and for people groups of the world. And keep track of prayer requests with the Echo Prayer App.
You can also elect to received prayer requests throughout the week as they come in via email or text. Click the button below to let us know how you would like to receive requests. Of course, please know that choosing to receive requests means that you are making a commitment to pray faithfully for these requests. :-)
Monthly Prayer Focus
Each month, we engage in a prayer focus that is determined by our Team of Elders & Pastors (the spiritual leaders of the church). Prayer is one of the 7 Marks of a Healthy Disciple. This Monthly Prayer Focus is designed to draw the entire church to pray in unity in corporate gatherings, Discipling Communities, and as individuals about an area that we see as needing specific prayer.
Our desire is to see God move in significant ways in an area because of the power of prayer.
For April 2019, the prayer focus is For the Children.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the unfortunate reality is that child abuse and neglect are prevalent in Stephens County with almost 500 cases reported in the year ending Sept 2018. Pray for the children who are in situations where they are neglected, hungry, unable to defend themselves, and lack a loving, nurturing home. Pray for those who ignore and mistreat children that the brokenness and sin in their lives would be redeemed. Pray for the people in agencies on the front lines who respond to reports, rescue children, and see the hurt and pain up close. Pray for those who serve as foster parents, with agencies like CASA, and who mentor in the school. Pray for the healing of both adults and children who have experienced abuse and neglect. Pray that churches like ours and people like us throughout our community would have compassion and be safe places where children and families can come and find new life in Jesus.
When You Need Prayer...
There are times when we all need someone to pray for us. We're here for you. You can submit a prayer request via the link below. In addition, after every morning Worship Service there are Elders, with their wives, available in the Prayer Room for prayer and counsel for whatever is going on in your life. Or give us a call. Or stop by.