“Seek Him” Prayer Time // Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00pm / Room 120 //
The Prayer Team invites you to this time of intercession based on Matthew 7:7 – “Keep on asking and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking and you will find. Keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you.” As a community in this time of church study and transition, this meeting provides a space for us to seek the Lord together, listen to what He has to say, and respond as the Spirit leads.
Prayer Meetings // Sunday mornings, 9-9:45am / Room 120 //
Praying for First Free leaders, missionaries, ministries, current events, and individual needs. From people who love to pray to those wanting to learn how – all are welcome.
Contact team lead, Pat Barber
Post-Service Prayer // Sundays directly following our 10am worship service / in the sanctuary //
Members of the prayer team wearing red lanyards are available for prayer after the worship service at the front of the sanctuary.
Moms In Prayer // Tuesday nights, 7:30-8:30pm / Room 102 (lower level 5241 building) //
Gathering once a week throughout the school year to pray together for our children and their schools. Come join us!
Contact team lead, Nancy Hall
Other Prayer Opportunities
Have A Prayer Request?
There are several ways to share prayer needs:
Our Prayer Team prays for personal prayer needs shared on this phone line voice mail: 773-561-4175 x120.
Requests can be emailed to:
Submit a Prayer Request
You can also submit prayer requests on the back of a Communications Card on Sunday mornings. They will be given to the Prayer Team. Let us know if you would like to be contacted.
Join the Prayer Team Ministry
Do you have a desire to grow in prayer and learn more about it? We would love to equip and encourage you to be a part of our team for a range of needs:
– Intercede before and during Sunday morning service
– Pray with people after the service
– Help make the Prayer Room an attractive space conducive to call people into prayer
– Help strategize and coordinate prayer initiatives and events in partnership with Elders/Staff
Contact the Prayer Team
What is Fasting?
Fasting means to withhold food and/or drink from your body in order to be more sensitive to God. In doing this, you deny yourself and discipline your flesh. In other words, there is less concentration on the body and more concentration on the spirit. Suggested Scripture readings about fasting include:
- Isaiah 58 – Motive and reward of fasting
- Acts 13:2,3; 14:23 – Fasting and God’s commission to serve
- Joel 1:14; 2:12 – Fasting enjoined
- Matthew 6:17,18; 17:21 – Fast privately
Whether you decide to fast one meal, an entire day, or a longer period of time, it is advisable to drink plenty of liquids. If you have serious questions about your health, or if you are under a physician’s care, you should consult your doctor before you abstain from food or change your diet. If you are unable to fast from food due to health restrictions, you may prayerfully choose something else that is meaningful and will help you focus on God, such as social media, TV, or cell phone usage.