“God, don’t take my little girl. Please don’t take her. Please, God!”


As Brian Alarid cried out on a hospital floor for his daughter’s life in May of 2016, he had no idea God was about to use him to ignite an international prayer movement. Today, America Prays has mobilized 24/7 prayer in 1,200 churches in 17 states while World Prays has mobilized 24/7 prayer in 10 nations, in addition to tens of thousands of believers, families, businesses, and ministries, all partnered together in 24/7 prayer for global spiritual awakening. But through it all, Brian has learned that while following God's calling is the most fulfilling purpose there is, it is also the hardest battle. In truth, "Prayer is warfare."  


Join Brian on a journey through the depths of despair to the mountain tops of prayer, where the hard and painful questions are asked, and be inspired to pray and encounter Jesus like never before.



"This is one of the most significant books on prayer I've read in my lifetime." 

— Dick Eastman

Free eBook

This book wasn't scheduled to release until June 19th, 2020. But in light of the current crisis, Brian Alarid and the team at Cedar Gate Publishing believe God gave us this message and story for right now. That is why, through May 1, we are giving it away—free. Available on ebook platforms and coming soon in print. Submit your information below so we can send you your free access link!



Richard Blackaby

President, Blackaby Ministries, co-author of Experiencing God

There is no way you can read this book and not want to immediately get down on your knees and begin praying like you never have before. The world desperately needs prayer right now, and I believe this book will go far in moving the church to meet that need.”

Pete Greig

Founder, 24-7 Prayer International 

“Brian Alarid’s voice and leadership are a powerful addition to the burgeoning global 24-7 prayer movement. This book is both inspiring and practical, and I pray that it will equip leaders in every field to greater faith in united prayer." 

Sam Chand

Leader Consultant and author of The Sequence to Success

"Brian's transparency and message in When People Pray will stir you in ways you’ve never been stirred before. You’ll want every person in your church to read this book."

Mike Geier

Albuquerque Chief of Police

Over the years of getting to watch Brian minister to my officers and our community, I have seen growth and life in areas never opened before throughout the city. The city government has since welcomed more faith partnerships through the work Brian has done. It is reassuring to know we have the trust and support of a community of believers who are praying every day for our police officers. I have found this book to be powerful source of spiritual encouragement for me both on a professional and personal level."



Brian Alarid is President and Founder of America Prays and World Prays, and the Founding Pastor of Passion Church. Brian has 26 years of experience in pastoral ministry and executive leadership. He has equipped and inspired thousands of people in 17 countries through conferences, television and radio. 


Brian serves as the Pastor of the New Mexico Legislative Prayer Caucus, Coordinator for National Day of Prayer Albuquerque, Co-Chairman of Convoy of Hope Albuquerque, and Ambassador for the City of Albuquerque. He serves on Mayor Keller’s homelessness advisory council, chairs Mayor Hull’s Rio Rancho faith advisory council, and leads a monthly leadership lunch for the Albuquerque Police Department.


Brian has a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Theology. Brian has been married to Mercy Alarid for 23 years, and they reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico with their three children.

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