Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18

Become a Pray First Responder

Did you know that most Americans check their cell phones within 10 minutes of waking up in the morning and will check their phone over 100 times throughout the day? Why? Like you, they do it to stay in contact with friends and loved ones, to get news, or to check social media feeds. The goal is to stay connected. But how many people think about how prayer can connect us and how praying together can unite us in purpose?

Introducing the Pray First Responders program. This is a new and exciting nationwide prayer movement for God’s people who are committed to pray for special prayer concerns in our country.

Here’s how it works. Pray First Responders will receive a text on their phone, notifying them of urgent and timely needs within America as they arise. Then, we can pray together as a nation united, and watch God work. It is simple but very effective. We are seeking faithful people like you, who value prayer, to commit and join as a Pray First Responder.

Pray First is a way to make a difference in America as you join in prayer with others, wherever you are. Be part of this national movement of prayer when you sign up today and become a Pray First Responder!

Click here to TEXT Now!

(On cell phone devices only.)

Text JOIN to 772911 today.

Who can join?

You and everyone who prays! We encourage you to invite family, friends, and church members to join. They can text INFO to 772911 for full information. (U.S. and Canadian cell phone numbers only at this time.)

How does it work?

We use the largest text messaging providers for near-instant sending, and we are ready to send alerts with important prayer needs, within minutes, to millions of cell phones across the country.

When can I expect my first text message?

You will receive an immediate response confirming that you are now a Prayer First Responder. Regular text notifications will begin early October when the system goes live.

What should I do when I receive a call to prayer message?

When a prayer text message arrives on your phone, take the matter before the Lord. You will be joining a vast community of prayer warriors who received the same message and praying with you at the same time.

What if I prefer to receive email?

If you are signed up to receive daily and/or weekly emails from the prayer team, those will continue with no interruption. This is simply a new service aimed at providing timely prayer needs to your fingertips as quickly and effectively as possible. Email can sometimes be slowed by service providers, or even blocked, and this service will ensure unfiltered delivery.

How often will I get a text message?

You may receive 1 or 2 per week, with up to 8 messages per month. Messages will be limited to local daytime hours.

Are there any fees?

This is a free service for all who participate, and most cell phone providers offer free texting. We trust God’s people will see the impact value this service and support our costs – as they have over the past 22 years.

What if I need to stop for any reason?

You can opt-out at any time by simply replying STOP to 772911. And you can rejoin again later at your convenience.

If you have any unanswered questions or thoughts, please Contact Us here.


The Pray First Network

A ministry of The Presidential Prayer Team

The Pray First Network is a portfolio of tools, platforms, and resources designed to create an active prayer lifestyle. The Presidential Prayer Team believes it is vitally important to pray first before making major decisions about our lives and our country, with the goal of helping people understand the will of God through prayer.

“Our organization exists to promote prayer for the president and leaders of this country. We recognize that people turn to the Lord in prayer for comfort and answers during times of crisis. We have created the Pray First Network to encourage and assist people in making prayer their ‘first resort’ and to keep prayer consistently at the front of their minds and hearts as they navigate life’s challenges.


Jim Bolthouse

President of The Presidential Prayer Team


The Presidential Prayer Team has launched several radio feature under the Pray First Radio Network. “Health and Prayer”, “Pray The Vote Radio, and “Pray First Radio” are free daily 2-minute features that provide listeners with information and encouragement to pray specific prayers over national events and circumstances. These audio features coincide with various issue facing America. Each program has been released to radio stations all across the nation, with more than 300 stations already bringing this segment to their listeners.

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