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According to the Bible, the power of prayer is, quite simply, the power of God, who hears and answers prayer.  The following are some of the ways that First Presbyterian honors this power, and our loving God who responds in His time.

Sunrisers Prayer Breakfast – A weekly prayer meeting which includes devotion, breakfast, prayer concerns, and sending cards to those in need or to families celebrating a joy.

Prayer Chain – A weekly email of prayer concerns within and outside of the church.  This also includes praises for healing, births, and other celebrations.

Stephen Ministry – A caring and compassionate ministry team in which prayer plays a leading role as they reach out to others in need. 

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”  Galatians 6:2 NIV




Effective August 1, 2021, the Monday Prayer Chain email and monthly Ministry of Prayer in the Newsletter will be updated.  These changes are being made in order to keep the Prayer Requests current. Except for Shut-ins, Prayer Requests will remain on the list no more than 6 weeks or removed sooner upon request.

  • Before making a prayer request, talk with the person or family of the individual for permission before you submit his/her name.
  • Please note that specific conditions and illnesses will no longer be listed in order to ensure privacy.
  • Prayer requests are to be sent via email to Carol@fprbrandon.org.  Those who do not utilize email may place a note in the offering plate or Carol’s box in the office.

The Weekly Prayer Chain is to include members of our church family and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, grandparents, and grandchildren (step-parents, children, etc., also included)).


  • Praise Reports
  • In the Hospital or Rehab
  • Health Concerns
  • Sympathy
  • Shut-Ins (will not be removed)
  • Prayers for Upcoming Events

The monthly Newsletter Ministry of Prayer will include:

  • Friends of the Congregation (other relatives, neighbors, co-workers, etc.) with the name of the church family member making the request.
  • Military Serving away from Home

Thank you to everyone who prays for people by name. The act of prayer is powerful and makes a big impact.