Sign Up for February’s Prayer Vigil
Our monthly prayer and fasting vigils are a way for First Free to come together in prayer for our church and our community. February’s Prayer Vigil begins on the 15th at 6 pm. Sign up for an hour, a range of hours, or all 24 below. Our goal is to have at least 2 people praying for the entire 24 hours.
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Submit a Prayer Request
Whether you can attend our next prayer vigil or not, we encourage you to send us your prayer requests for yourself, your family, First Free, our community, and beyond.
Email a Prayer Request
Join Us in Prayer
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
Monthly Prayer Vigils // Friday to Saturday 6pm to 6pm / Room 322 // check calendar for next date
Contact prayer team for more info
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
Have A Prayer Request?
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.
Leave a message on the prayer line
Our Prayer Team prays for personal prayer needs shared on this phone line voice mail: 773-561-4175 x120.
Submit a prayer request by email
Requests can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact us on Sunday morning
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.
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.