The San Antonio YMCA believes in prayer.  They have implemented a number of prayer-focused programs to help their staff and members participate in this ongoing communication with their Heavenly Father.  Y Pray?  In their own words they answer that question.

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, they want to continue this heritage by elevating prayer at their YMCA. They know prayer matters to God. Theyknow it matters to their staff and members. Prayer works!

On the first Monday of the month, many within the associationtake seriously praying for the staff and members of their Y. They call it First MondayThey believe there will be spiritual power and encouragement when YMCA’s across the country are interceding on the same day in this way.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

“Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray.” James 5:13

For more information on “First Monday” or the other prayer initiatives of the San Antonio YMCA, please contact their Chaplain Nancy Abbott at: