Prayer

Our vision is to see the body of Christ fully alive and walking in the grace and truth of God’s Word. Following the example of Jesus, we desire to continually do God’s will and regularly pray to him.

As we seek the Father and dwell in His presence, our hearts become one with his. Our delight is in him, and we become the aroma of Christ and the fragrance of the knowledge of him to those around us (II Corinthians 2:14).

The Bible instructs us to put on and take up our offensive and defensive weapons, stand firm, pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests and keep on praying for all the saints (Ephesians 6). 

We are urged to pray for our leaders (I Timothy 2:1); to pray without ceasing (I Thessalonians 5:17); to knock, seek and ask (Matthew 7:7); to present our requests to God through prayer (Philippians 4:6); to devote ourselves to prayer (Colossians 4:2); and to pray in faith (James 5:15).

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Opportunities

Prayer Opportunities

Group Prayer and Intercession

You are welcome to join us for the following prayer opportunities:

  • Weekly Prayer Meeting (Sundays, 8 to 8:30 a.m., new Guest Welcome Center) — Prayer and intercession for the needs of our church and community.
  • Sunday Morning Prayer ( Sundays, 9 & 11 a.m., Prayer Room)
  • Wednesday Night Prayer (7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Prayer Room) — Prayer for pastors and ministries while services/classes are in progress  
  • Reunión de Oración en Español (Viernes, 7:00 p.m. Cuarto de Oración) – Oración e intercesión por las necesidades de nuestra iglesia y nuestra comunidad.
  • Women's Prayer Meeting (first Saturday of the month at 7 a.m. and fourth Saturday of the month at 9 a.m., Prayer Room)

One-on-one Prayer

If you would like one-on-one prayer, you are welcome to come to the front during the prayer time in either of our Sunday services or at the conclusion of any service. You can also make an appointment with a Pastor or prayer leader by calling the church office (630-851-7000).

Network Intercessors

If you would like to help pray for the needs of the church body, you can join this team and receive prayer requests through email. This is prayer that you can do on your own time. For more information or to join this team, please call 630-585-3265 or email us.

Prayer Needs

Please feel free to submit a prayer request above, and our prayer team will remember your need(s) in prayer. 

Mar
29

Healing

Please Pray for my Uncle Wayne Finn.  He was just diagnosed with stage 4 Brain Cancer and will be undergoing treatment for this. Please pray that the treatments heal him!
He is 56 years old with 5 children and 3 grand children.  If you could pray for their comfort too.

Mar
28

Other

Ian is missing in Sacramento after hitting rapids while kayaking with his brother. His wife, Corrie, is driving from Chicago to Sacramento right now with Ian’s mother and father. Corrie is having severe anxiety attacks.
Praying that Ian is found, safe and that Corrie can know Gods peace during this time.

Mar
28

Direction/Wisdom

Hello,
I am seeking a prayer request for help and wisdom. I have been going through a very hard time since my mom passed away 6 years ago. I have been trying deal with certain dreams and nightmares. I am not sure where to turn anymore.
Thank You
Jack Loftis

Mar
27

Salvation

Please pray that the Lord would deliver his people from evil men; That the Lord would preserve his people from violent men, who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually. Pray against the spirit of anti Christ,false witness,terrorism hatred and violence that good would overcome evil. Please pray and intercede without ceasing that God’s will be done in the lives of the world’s leaders and for our leaders to seek God and listen to Him. Pray that they would be surrounded by godly counsel and, that our leadership would personally know God and the salvation found through faith in Jesus Christ alone. That we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. God can turn the hearts of kings. Earnestly pray that the people of America and its leaders will humble themselves and seek the Lords face and turn from their wicked ways. Pray that the Lord would hear from heaven and forgive our countries sins and heal our land. God Bless America Pray that the Lord would send workers into the harvest and grant peace in America, that we may lie down and no one will make us afraid. That the Lord would remove wild beasts from the land, and that the sword will not pass through our country and that President Trump along with our leaders be filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might to declare the sins of Gods people. Please pray for revival and that the Lord would pour out his spirit on his servants, throughout the world both men and women. Pray for the peace of Israel. Gods will be done on earth as it is in heaven.In Jesus Name, Amen.

Mar
27

Praise Report

Today we learned that Shirley’s second and final biopsy revealed nothing of concern.  PRAISE OUR LORD!  Thanks for your prayers! 

Mar
27

Salvation

I am in need of prayer for my loved ones. One is suffering a slow painful death through cancer while making this journey as an unbeliever. The next is in desperate need of spiritual intervention as he has not yet won the spiritual battle for his life. Thank you for joining me in prayer!

Mar
26

Praise Report

Husband is back at work after getting medications tweaked! 

But now I have shingles!  Please pray for strength, healing, etc.  I’m uncomfortable.  :(

Mar
26

Employment

Please pray for my job

Mar
25

Healing

A former colleague was diagnosed with a second case of breast cancer after 15 years with no recurrence. This one—Stage 3—is deemed aggressive. She will have chemo once a week for 12 weeks. Please pray for healing, peace and a growing trust in the Lord for her and her family.

Mar
22

Other

Please pray for Katie and her high school orchestra students who are going on a music trip for other students in Germany and the Czech Republic - that they have a safe trip and safe 9 days there and that they can be a blessing to the European students there. Thanks.

Mar
22

Other

Please pray for Ravyn Reed for guidance and answers brain issues/complications and the right medicine.  Pray for healing.  Thank yo.

Mar
22

Healing

Please pray for our dear friend Jon.  He’s 32 and suffered an aortic rupture on Monday.  He’s been heavily sedated since his surgery.  They tried to wean him off the ventilator yesterday, but he thrashed around too much and his bp spiked.  They are trying again right now to wean him off again.  Please pray that the efforts will be successful, and that he will become alert to his surroundings.

Mar
21

Praise Report

Update: My moms biopsy came back negative. Praise God!! Thank you for all the prayers <3

Mar
20

None/Other

I am praying for a brother (Darius Robinson), who has been battling mental illness. I’m praying for a full recovery and that his mind be restored as New and be renewed.

Mar
18

Praise Report

We learned yesterday that the results of Shirley’s biosphy showed no maligancy in her breast.  Praise Our Lord!  Yesterday, the surgeon had a secondary concern relating to the exterior of her breast relating to her year 2000 cancer and so she performed a second biopsy yesterday.  We thank Our Lord for the favorable results of the initial biopsy and ask Him for favorable results for yesterday’s biopsy.

Mar
16

Comfort

I am requesting prayers for my situation as a single mother. I have done it on my own for many years, and am tired. I pray that God brings me a loving partner, and Father-Figure for my children, according to his plan.

Mar
16

Healing

Prayers for my mom to receive negative results, on her biopsy next week. Thank you.

Mar
16

Healing

Chris fell 30 feet off balcony and in a coma in ICU please pray for him and his family.

Mar
16

Salvation

Please pray for my friend Kenny who’s an alcoholic, pray for strength and guidance for his wife Dori. Thank you

Mar
16

Direction/Wisdom

Please pray for my son Andy he’s a drug addict and he has 3 small children that he’s not supporting and has pretty much abandon them. Pray for his wife Lisa’s that God will guide her and give her strength. Thank You

Mar
16

Healing

Please pray for Jack Mildon who is in the hospital with an apparent intestinal blockage. He has been unable to eat for some time and is facing surgery soon.  Also pray that his relationship with the Lord would be strengthened.

Mar
16

Healing

Please pray for my mother who lives in Casa Grande, Az who has just been diagnosed with Omentum cancer.

Mar
15

Healing

Hi, I would like for you to pray for me. I am a new christian my girlfriend who is a christian for more than 15 years left for another man. I became a christian 5 weeks ago and I really want to forget about my ex-girlfriend because she only used me and she is already engaged. Please pray for me. This coming sunday will be a month that I attend your church. Thank you

Mar
15

Direction/Wisdom

I would like to request some focused prayer for my 14 year old son, Nathan.  He is truly struggling.  He is going through the typical young teen issues with pushing boundaries, and respect for authority.  I ask that you pray that God will specifically touch His heart and light him on fire.  Starting with his salvation as I am not sure he truly knows Christ.

Mar
14

Other

My daughter, Tammie has been taking pain medication for quite some time because of serious medical problems, but now after moving out of town she’s not able to get her meds and she is having withdrawal symptoms. Please pray the Lord would have His way in this situation.

Mar
14

Healing

I thank you for this opportunity to share my testimony and prayer request. My wife had a stroke on 19/09/2016 2 weeks after giving birth to a baby boy. The stroke affected her right side, speech and memory. Please pray with me for her complete healing and restoration to perfect health. I know GOD Divine healing power is upon her life and as we pray she will be healed in JESUS name, Amen

Mar
14

Healing

Update on Chris Lawson. We have been home recovering from surgery. Still receiving outpatient dialysis. They scoped the stomach and found gastritis. He was having surgery today to check status of kidney function. Thursday is having a Gallbladder test since he still nauseated. That may have been affected with all the other medical issues. We are so thankful to be able to worship from home with the live webcast. Thanks for continued prayers.

Mar
14

Other

I would like to ask for prayer for my daughter Laura. She will be flying to Texas to see her husband who is stationed at Fort Hood before he shipped out to Poland. She has never flown before and she very nervous about it. Please pray that the Lord will give her peace about it and keep her safe there and back. Thank you very much for praying.

Mar
14

Financial

life is messed up badly need to heal up from every thing or i give up my life forever slep tied of everything

Mar
14

Salvation

God, please love us.

Mar
13

Employment

Please pray that my friend, Holly’s and my clientele will follow us to the new salon we will be working at. And, that we get new clients also. Thank you and we appreciate your prayers!

Mar
10

Healing

I would like prayer for a miracle of healing of my mind, heart, body, life and soul/spirit. I would like prayer God blesses me with a miracle of love, mercy, favor, grace, pity, healing, forgiveness and protection in the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I would like Gods grace to set me free and deliver me from this mountain of sickness and pain that surrounds me all for Gods’ glory. Thank you.

Mar
10

Healing

Prayer for my brother Tyler having emergency angioplasty.

Mar
09

Other

I had a moment of angry n let the devil take over me in which my actions wil cause someone pain. My heart was hurting n I didn’t think before I acted out. I’m asking for forgiveness and hoping the persons I hurt that their pain will he n we can learn n move forward

Mar
08

Other

Please pray for Ravyn Reed.  Has more brain issues.  Need guidance and answers as to what the issue is, how to fix it.  Pray for healing!  Thanks.

Mar
08

Praise Report

Thank God!!!  Jenny will be getting sole custody and primary residence for son Archer.  Thank you for prayers.

Mar
06

Other

HELLO SENIOR PASTOR WELL I PRAY TO GOD FOR SALVATION FOR ME AND MY WHOLE FAMILY HOUSE HOLD AND I PRAY GOD TEAR DOWN THIS DRUG HOUSE HERE AT 306 WEBSTER AVE HERE IN ROCHESTER , NEW YORK SOON AND I PRAY GOD TEAR DOWN EVERY OTHER DRUG HOUSES AROUND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND I PRAY FOR GODS PEACE AND PROTECTION AND SAFETY FOR ME AND MY WHOLE FAMILY HOUSE HOLD.

Mar
06

Healing

Please pray for a complete healing for my brother Eddie Eartly who after 5 months in the hospital Dr’s can not heal his broken body. God can heal what man can not. I just pray these next 10 days where he wanted to go home and stop everything God will heal him and make him whole and perfect again, I pray this is Jesus name AMEN! All praise and Glory to God!

Mar
05

Healing

Please pray for my friend Nancy who just found out she has stage 3 ovarian cancer.

Mar
04

Healing

Please pray for S. Motts as he is in the hospital and has been diagnosed with End Stage Liver and Lung cancer.  He was prepared to come back to work after a car accident and therapy when he found this out.  Thank you.

Mar
03

Other

Please pray for clay orear to love Rita again nd more and want let others stand in his way of happiness and they be together again soon

Mar
03

Healing

Please pray for Blaine Lytwyn now suffering with a mass in her esophagus, in hospital, unable to eat and receive any nutrition.  Pray the Lord heal her completely from all the cancer in her body & restore her to perfect health.

Mar
02

Healing

Pray for my neighbor. Rose. She was diagnosed with three hernias today and does not want surgery. She is in a lot of pain however believes she will be healed without surgery. Thank you for your prayers.

Mar
02

Healing

My friend Jo’s elderly father is in the hospital. Please pray for healing from a very painful infection and, after that, treatment for his other health issues.

Mar
02

Healing

I have been struggling with addiction and would like help, but don’t have the time to go to a rehab facility again. I have struggled mentally too with depression and would just really appreciate a prayer. I would love for my health and my life to be back where it was a few years ago. I prayed last night not to die and slept sitting up. I was afraid. Woke up ok today tho

Mar
01

Direction/Wisdom

God bless me with a wife to marry if it is your will for my life

Mar
01

Healing

Prayers for healing for Otilia and her husband who is caring for her.

Mar
01

Healing

Prayers for Dan McCoy, hospitalized for COPD and heart issues.

Mar
01

Salvation

God would You come and save us.

Feb
28

Healing

My husband had a medication change and it’s taking awhile to adjust.  He is unable to work temporarily.  Please pray for healing and for God’s provision.

Feb
27

Direction/Wisdom

Dear All,

Kindly pray for my Elder Brother’s (S.Amuldhas & C. Daniel) to free them of depression, tension & achohol habits.
Pray for them so that they can prosper in their Business work and achieve all success.
Also pray for their Good & Healthy Family Life.
May God Pour all Blessings to them.

Regards

Feb
27

Healing

Please pray for my brother-in-law, Ralph who is mentally ill. His doctors are adjusting his medications to try to address memory and cognitive function losses as he ages. He is having a very difficult time adapting to these med changes and becoming very fearful.  He is a believer but is angry at God for “giving” him so many problems.

Feb
27

Employment

Please pray that my husband Kris Dortch gets this Comcast job on March 1st he has been in school working on a computer degree and needs this job that is in his field really bad right now to support his family this would be a total miracle for us. We are saved. Thank you so much.

Feb
26

Other

Hi I need prayer to completely defeat lust in my life and the after affects, it has been a source of many of my problems, thank you very much for your prayers… Blessings to you! Andy

Also… I need prayers so that I can go to bed early, so that I can be productive during the day, also that I can pay all my bills off. And get out of debt, so that I can give generously to deserving ministries… I also have a court case coming up I HAVE to get ready for, moving out of state for a job, and Rosa getting married!  Thank you very much for the prayers… amen… blessings to you!... Andy

Further…I would like prayers so that I could start talking to ex-girlfriend Dyna again and have a good relationship with her and her daughter, and that she would be on fire for God! And if she is not the one, then to find a Godly wife.Thank you very much and blessings :-) Andy

Feb
25

Praise Report

be God who deserves the highest praise and to our LORD Jesus Christ.

Feb
24

Employment

I am burdened to pray for over 3000
Christians who will lose their jobs as
Family Christian Bookstores close their doors in US.
May the Lord raise up another outlet for buying Bibles, Christian literature and music.
Thanks for praying for this mission.

Feb
24

Healing

Please pray for myboyfriend, his brothers and sister they lost there mom from cancer and father unexpectedly. They are struggling emotionally with the loss. I just ask for prayers of peace and healing as they struggle with coming to terms with the losses.
Thank You and God Bless

Feb
23

Healing

Today’s imaging tests of Shirley Gurney in Florida revealed that she will need to undergo a biopsy on her left breast to determine if cancer is present.  Please pray for God’s healing hand to provide favorable results.

Feb
23

Other

Please pray for Ravyn Reed for her healing of reactions going on from her previous brain tumor, possibly side effects from meds, and for direction and guidance with what to do.  Thank you.

Feb
22

Direction/Wisdom

Dear All,

Kindly pray for my Elder Brother’s (S.Amuldhas & C. Daniel) to free them of depression, tension & achohol habits.
Pray for them so that they can prosper in their Business work and achieve all success.
Also pray for their Good & Healthy Family Life.
May God Pour all Blessings to them.

Regards

Feb
22

Financial

Dear Gods people,
We would like you to pray for us, we are planting churches in Muslim places (Zanzibar)
We planting as many churches as we can, pray for financial breakthrough.
Biyscals, motorcycals for our pastors.
Thanjs.Bishop Samuel Makena.

Feb
20

Healing

Please pray for a friend who daily experiences much excruciating back pain.  Lori has had several back surgeries and is now looking at a surgery with a somewhat different strategy approach (to be done in a few months).  Pray for wisdom, ideas, direction for the surgeon(s), for Lori and all involved through the process and that Lori will experience restored, pain-free health and quality of life.  Pray that her pain might easy daily while waiting.

Feb
20

Financial

i need healing to !! & my son is on drugs he has a wife baby because of drugs she had to leave him please pray for them hes name is jerry thank u !!

Feb
20

Healing

Please pray for healing for my mother who is in intensive care in the hospital.  Pray for the doctor’s to find the source of the problem.  It appears it has to do with her heart.  Pray for God’s peace for my mom, Maria.  She is a Christian.