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Our founding fathers started with prayer; thus, we continue with prayer. The YMCA was birthed when George Williams, 21, and two of his friends felt God leading them to a strategy of praying by name for the other 150 members of their drapery firm in London. As time went on, the staff members began to inquire about spiritual things and commit their lives to Christ.
Today, we want to continue our heritage by elevating prayer at our YMCA. We know prayer matters to God. We know it matters to our staff and members. Prayer works!
On the first Monday of the month, we take seriously praying for our staff and members of the Y. We call it First Monday. We believe there will be spiritual power and encouragement when YMCA's across the country are interceding on the same day in this way. Ask at your branch the specific time for First Monday. We welcome you to join us!
"Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray." James 5:13
The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United State's Congress when people are asked: "to turn to God in prayer and meditation." Each of our branches participates in the National Day of Prayer by having a special observance that day. FREE and open to the community.
We take prayer seriously in the Y. That's why we have a Y Prayer Box and Prayer cards in each one of our Y's. Please feel free to leave your prayer request in the box and we will be sure to pray for you.