Prayer at First

Welcome to the new prayer page for First Baptist Church! If you are looking for the live stream prayer meeting, please keep scrolling down. We invite you to explore this page and discover the new tools that we have for our church family to be connected through prayer to each other and to the Lord. Here you can submit prayer requests and view requests of others. Let them know that you are praying for them by clicking the “I prayed for this” button.

We believe that prayer is the most powerful and effective thing that we can do in order to see change in our circumstances, others, and our world. Let’s lift each other up and and share our requests and praises here.

Fill out the form below. You can choose to have your request shared online with your name, shared online anonymously, or keep it private completely. After submitting your request, it will be moderated and posted after moderation. Requests posted on weekends or holidays may experience some delays in posting.

Private requests will only be shared with our prayer team and will remain confidential.

If your prayer request has been answered, or if you have updates to it, please let us know by e-mailing with your updates.

You may add your prayer request to our prayer wall using the form below. Once your prayer request is received, we will share it according to your instructions. Feel free to submit as many prayer requests as you like!

I prayed for this

Prayed for 7 times.

Bob Steele

Myree is better, but still very weak... Strength in legs is extremely low...

Received: April 28, 2021

I prayed for this

Prayed for 6 times.

Phil Chavez

Please pray for my mom Lorraine’s salvation and pray for her healing. She lost her hearing, has memory loss, bad posture, body pain, and blood pressure issues. Pray for excellent health. Pray for a long life for Lorraine.Pray for the removal of debt and financial blessings and financial security for Lorraine. Pray Lorraine’s possessions last a hundred times longer and become newer each day. Also, please pray for salvation and excellent health and long life for my uncle Seve and aunt Jackie In the name of Jesus Yeshua Hamashiach Amen

Received: April 28, 2021

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Prayed for 8 times.

Jonathan Grove

Please pray for my mom Leslie. She is currently going through chemo to make sure her cancer doesn't come back. Please pray that everything will be well for her and that Jesus Christ in His grace and mercy will continue to help her and heal her. The Lord has been with her.

I also wanted to ask if you would please pray for the family of a friend who passed away. His name was Kip and he was also an elder at my church. He died suddenly and his family is devastated and in shock. Please pray for all of them.

The last request I wanted to share is about something that I struggle with. I struggle a lot with being single and I truly desire to be married. I worry a lot that I will never get married and I need God's mercy and help with finding the right Christian lady to marry. I really do desire a marriage that is blessed by God, Proverbs 18:22. Please pray that Jesus Christ in His grace and mercy will help me find and marry a wife who is beautiful to me, the helpmeet who is right and best for me. Please pray that Jesus Christ will help me be a good husband. Thank you. May God bless you.

Received: April 27, 2021

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Prayed for 5 times.

Sarah Panezich

I deal with a lot of health battles, one of them is a seizure disorder that I deal with daily. I finally have an in hospital EEG test 5/4/21 that can last 3-7 days. We are hoping to find out where the seizures are coming from in my brain, also find a medication that works. I am on 3 now maxed doses for over 2 years that don’t work. They are getting worse. I’ve already had part of my brain removed due to a Chiari Malformation, a shunt put in due to hydrocephalus and two major cervical spinal issues. I live in excruciating pain daily . I am only 46 and a mom of 4. Please pray the Dr.’s are able to figure it out with Gods help and help me finally. I am so tired . I love first Baptist . I get to watch on TV for now until I can drive again. Other churches with the music volume and the lights bring on my seizures . First Baptist is just like the church I grew up in and would love to bring my family here , and praying from my husband down that they would all decide to finally be baptized as they have all accepted Jesus as their lord and savior . Life is scary sometimes and if I don’t ever get to see anything else my biggest wish is to see my family baptized. Thank you. Thank you for your messages every week. I post them on FB and share with friends . Pastor Wes you always hit the nail on the head with the messages you prepare . Thank you and the church for all you do.

Received: April 26, 2021

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Prayed for 4 times.

Jennifer Watts

Dear First Baptist church of Columbia sc,

Wes and choirs,

Hi this is Jennifer Watts from gaffney sc, i lost one bff to covid in February this year and then i lost another bff just a few months apart. We went to one memorial service, it was the hardest thing ever because i never got to say goodbye in person. So please pray for me and their families one was named Brooke Haulbrooks wyatt, my bff from jr high until that horrible covid took her life at age 39,then i lost one more my age 41. I have talked to Kathy and Natalie Knotts about it. We know where the beacon restaurant is. We are mourning and grieving the best we can, but i am sad missing them. I never got to say goodbye to my other Bff named Lynn,because we were in Bristol tn for Easter, and i regretted not going. I just looked up Gaffney sc obituaries there it was. my sister lives in Australia and my brother is in Knoxville tennessee. But they couldn't come. On our way to the beach we go to Lizard's thicket to eat lunch. Please pray for me and the loss of my sweet friends that meant so much to me. I understand it was their time to go,but it hurts. It shook me to the core,i struggle getting through it.



Received: April 25, 2021

I prayed for this

Prayed for 2 times.

David P Carroll

Lord Jesus Christ.

Take my hands

As we embrace

The Lord Jesus Christ

The savour in life

He's in our heart's

Day and night

And he keeps us

Safe from evil in life and gives us

Strength to carry on and he

Holds us forever in his heart and

I am so very grateful thank you Lord

Jesus Christ for your everlasting love

Forever in life.

Received: April 23, 2021

I prayed for this

Prayed for 7 times.


Thank you all for those who have been praying for my son William. He moved out of state and started a new job and was having a hard time adjusting. Each day gets a little better, his confidence is building up and he is becoming more comfortable with his boss and co-workers. Pray that he continues to look to the cross for his problems and that God continues to bless him. God is and awesome and loving GOD!! God Bless!

Received: April 22, 2021

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Prayed for 9 times.


Please pray for my daughter who went to the ER last night with extremely dangerously high blood pressure. Pray for her doctors to find a solution for her.

In Jesus name.

Received: April 22, 2021

I prayed for this

Prayed for 9 times.

John Fairbanks

I have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and my wife Betty was place on Hospice this week!

Received: April 17, 2021

I prayed for this

Prayed for 12 times.

Betty Myers

Betty had back surgery today, April 13th. It was outpatient, and she is home, but in some pain.

Please pray for a quick, as pain free as possible recovery.


For those who do not know Betty, she directs our handbells.

Received: April 13, 2021

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Streaming LIVE at 11:30 am on Wednesdays

Our prayer meeting takes place every Wednesday in Boyce Chapel at 11:30 am. This meeting is streamed LIVE on this webpage below at 11:30 am and on our Facebook page. 

If you are having trouble viewing the stream on our webpage you can access the LIVE stream prayer meeting on our Facebook page. Scroll down until you find the stream. (You must have a Facebook account to view the stream on Facebook. If you don’t have one, consider making one. It’s very easy to do. All you need is an email address. Click here to make a Facebook account)

Please submit your prayer request using the prayer tool above to have your request added to the First Family Prayer Sheet or call the number below.

Please call 803-343-8562 with your prayer needs.

Did you miss a prayer meeting and want to catch up? Use the button below to view the archives.