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 February 2019, the prayer focus is Engaging Your World.
Engaging the world is an essential part of being a disciple of Jesus. When we are filled with Jesus, the Gospel erupts from us and leads to changed lives. Pray there would be increasing desire and opportunity to live actively with grace and truth in our spheres of influence. Pray that we would see the people around us every day as the Father sees them, with love. Pray that we would recognize where God is at work and that each of us would join Him there as ambassadors, reconcilers, and peacemakers. Pray that we would understand better the role God has for each of us, both personally and corporately, and that busyness would not crowd out gospel living. Pray that the Lord would stir our hearts with compassion and mercy and show us the way to live, the places to serve, and the opportunities to BLESS.
*If, as you pray, God impresses something on your heart/mind, we would love to talk with you.
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.