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OUR STORY

In January 2009, churches in Austin, Texas under the leadership of Pastor Trey Kent, and churches in Bellingham, Washington under the leadership of Pastor Jason Hubbard began covering their communities in 24/7 prayer. Their model was simple—each church adopted a monthly day of prayer or half day of prayer. Believers prayed in 30 or 60-minute segments from home, school, work, or church. Pray anywhere, everywhere.

On January 1, 2017, Pastor Brian Alarid and a group of pastors launched New Mexico Prays using this same model. On October 9, 2017, we launched America Prays to unite and equip churches in 24/7 prayer for a national spiritual awakening. By Spring 2018, the movement had spread to other nations and we launched World Prays to serve as a relational network of pastors and leaders who are covering their nations in 24/7 prayer.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to unite and equip 40,000 churches in prayer for a national spiritual awakening.

We believe that America is in desperate need of spiritual awakening and that only united prayer can revive our nation. As J. Edwin Orr observed, “No great spiritual awakening has begun anywhere in the world apart from united prayer.”

There are about 400,000 Christian churches in America. We are believing for a tithe of American churches (40,000) to adopt a monthly day of prayer and join us in praying for the greatest spiritual awakening in the history of our nation. It’s as simple as every church covering one day a month in unceasing prayer. Together, we can create a canopy of united, strategic, sustainable prayer for our nation.

WHO WE ARE

America Prays is a movement of united prayer. We are a family of believers, churches, ministries, and businesses covering America in day and night prayer. We are a multiethnic, interdenominational, Jesus-centered prayer movement.

OUR BELIEFS

We are a movement of Jesus-followers and Christian churches and ministries who believe in the Trinity—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; the authority and infallibility of God’s Word; the virgin birth, sinless life, deity, crucifixion, and bodily resurrection of Jesus; salvation only through faith in Jesus; and the physical return of Jesus Christ to earth. We affirm the Statement of Faith adopted by the National Association of Evangelicals. With regard to all other doctrines, we adopt this approach: “In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.”

Values

1. CHRIST-CENTERED:

We seek to honor Jesus Christ in everything we do and say. We strive to put Christ first and give Him preeminence in all things. There is no room in America Prays for pride, self-promotion, or arrogant boasting. We live for His glory and His renown, not to exalt ourselves or our ministry. The primary motivation behind everything we do must be to honor Jesus and give Him the supremacy. Jesus is the Head of America Prays and we are His servants. It’s not about us—it’s all about Jesus (Colossians 1:15-18).

2. BIBLE-SATURATED:

We believe the Bible is the infallible and inspired Word of God and the only foundation for life. We want God’s Word to saturate our lives and permeate everything we do. The Bible is our ultimate authority and our moral compass. We strive to be men and women who meditate daily in the Word and apply it to our personal lives, much like the early followers of Christ. Acts 2:42, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

3. LOVE-MOTIVATED:

We are motivated by Jesus’ two greatest commandments to love God and love people (Matthew 22:37-40). Love is the essence of who God is, what He expects from us, and what He offers to us. Love is the goal, the purpose, the motivating force, the outcome, and the culmination of everything we do at America Prays. Jesus held up love as the most important benchmark of discipleship, saying in John 13:35, “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

4. DISCIPLESHIP-DRIVEN:

We believe that radical devotion to Christ should be the norm, not the exception. We are called to make disciples, not just converts. We are driven by a desire to see the Great Commission fulfilled. Jesus said in Matthew 28:19, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.”

5. LOCAL CHURCH-BASED:

Jesus said in Mark 11:17, “My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” The church is God’s primary vehicle to bring salvation, healing, hope, and transformation to a broken world. We want to partner with pastors and churches to cover their communities in day and night prayer. When pastors and intercessors pray together and support each other, the Holy Spirit begins to transform the church. Pastors have to champion prayer and lead the way in prayer or their churches will never become houses of prayer.

6. SPIRIT-EMPOWERED:

By the grace of God, we submit our plans and decisions to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We humbly recognize that we are dependent on God and can’t do anything apart from Jesus (John 15:5) and the Help of the Holy Spirit (John 16:13). Once we hear the Holy Spirit as he instructs us through the Scriptures, we will boldly follow his lead as we partner with Him to glorify Jesus in all that we do (John 16:14).

7. UNITY-FOCUSED:

Jesus prayed in John 17:21 that His followers would be one just as He and the Father are one “so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” The greatest witness to the world that Jesus is the Son of God is the unity of His church. We are focused on building and maintaining unity between pastors and churches from many different denominations and movements. Ephesians 4:3 commands us, “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

OUR PRESIDENT: BRIAN ALARID

Brian was born in southern California and spent much of his childhood in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Guatemala, where his parents served as missionaries. While on the mission field, he became fluent in Spanish and developed a passion for missions. He gave his life to Christ at the age of four in Guatemala. He was water baptized and received his call to ministry at the age of twelve in Costa Rica, went to Bible school at the age of seventeen, and has been in full-time pastoral ministry since 1993.

Brian is the President & CEO of America Prays & World Prays and the Chairman of Pray for All, an initiative to pray for every person in the world by name and share Jesus with them. He is the Co-Chair of the Empower 21 Global Prayer Alliance and the Chairman of the Prayer Taskforce for Call 2 All.

Brian is the author of When People Pray: What Happens When Ordinary People Pray to an Extraordinary God. He has 29 years of experience in pastoral ministry and executive leadership. He has preached the Gospel and trained thousands of leaders in over 20 nations through conferences, churches, crusades, prayer rallies, television, and radio. He previously served as a Regional Manager for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Brian has a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. He has been married to Dr. Mercy Alarid for 25 years, and they reside in Austin, Texas with their three children: Chloe, Colin, and Lauren.

You can connect with Brian at brianalarid.com.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DICK EASTMAN

Chairman of the Board

BRIAN ALARID

President & CEO

TREY KENT

Senior Vice President

JASON HUBBARD

Vice President, International Initiatives

MERCY ALARID

Vice President, Communications & Equipping

BRUNO INTERLANDI

Vice President, Latin America

DAVE BUTTS

Board Member

LEWIS HOGAN

Board Member

BOARD OF Advisors

DAVID C. COOPER

BISHOP, NEW HOPE FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST

DENNIS FUQUA

Director of International

MARK ANDERSON

President, Call 2 All

MARLA HILL

CO-FOUNDER, THE WORKS24 MEDIA GROUP AND HILL FAMILY FARMS

BRIAN HILL

CO-FOUNDER, THE WORKS24 MEDIA GROUP AND HILL FAMILY FARMS
Bill Moeny

BILL MOENY

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF SCIENTIST, TETRA CORPORATION

JOHN ALARID

LEAD PASTOR, FREEDOM CITY CHURCH

RICHARD MANSFIELD

SENIOR PASTOR, NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH

DOUG STRINGER

FOUNDER, SOMEBODY CARES

LESLIE KEEGEL

GLOBAL CHAIR, FOURSQUARE CHURCH

GARY KENDALL

CHAIRMAN, KANSAS CITY PRAYS

JOHN ROBB

FOUNDER, INTERNATIONAL PRAYER CONNECT

TOM VICTOR

PRESIDENT, THE GREAT COMMISSION COALITION

VICKIE WINKLER

PRESIDENT, HEART

FAQ about Giving Cryptocurrency

Why does America Prays accept cryptocurrency?

Since cryptocurrency has value, it provides one more way we can honor God through giving.

What cryptocurrency can I give to America Prays?

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Litecoin, and more

Are cryptocurrency gifts refundable?

Because the value of cryptocurrency can change within a short period of time, we are unable to refund donations of cryptocurrency for any reason. Verify the amount of your gift before completing it.

Are cryptocurrency gifts tax-deductible?

Yes―your cryptocurrency donation is tax-deductible. Because it’s a non-cash donation, it will not appear on your regular end-of-year giving statement. Instead, you will receive a separate letter acknowledging your gift(s) for tax purposes.

Why should I consider giving through cryptocurrency?

A cryptocurrency gift is one of the most tax-efficient ways to give to America Prays. Because donating cryptocurrency is non-taxable, you don't owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and you can deduct it from your taxes.

Who do I contact with questions about cryptocurrency gifts?

We’re happy to answer any of your questions about cryptocurrency giving. Please contact us by email at giving@americaprays.org or by phone at 405-216-7054.