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.
  • Service Intercession ( Sundays, 9 & 11 a.m., Prayer Room; Wednesdays, 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.
  • Men's Prayer Meeting (Mondays, 5:00 am Prayer Room)
  • 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. 

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.

Feb
19

Direction/Wisdom

Our son & his wife in Nashville have been estranged from us for a year and they have not let us see our grandchildren.  They recently contacted us to come to Nashville to meet with them and a mediator to begin reconciliation.  We meet on Monday, Feb. 20.  Pray for wisdom, fruitful communication, open minds, softened hearts, for true healing of relationships to begin, and for God to receive glory from this painful situation.

Feb
19

Direction/Wisdom

Please pray for Gabe who is failing geometry.  He is a senior and must pass his math to graduate.  Break the strongholds of anxiety and doubt.  Pray for peace, concentration and guidance for him.
Also for healing of my left knee

Feb
18

Healing

Prayer for a Madison, a baby a few months old born with infantis glaucoma and a very serious surgery is recommended
Pray for healing, wisdom for the family and doctors.

Feb
18

None/Other

Asking for prayer for my sister-in-law Julie. She is going in on Monday, February 20th to have two lumps looked at. Praying she will be blessed with good results.

Feb
16

Healing

Please pray for my two month old Sadie. She sustained brain injury at birth and her brain isn’t growing like it should. Please pray for God to heal her brain..

Feb
15

Employment

Please pray for a job and a car for my husband Kris we are struggling financially and in need of financial favor and breakthrough. We are saved Thank you for praying.

Feb
15

Employment

Please pray for a job and a car for my husband Kris we are struggling financially and in need of financial favor and breakthrough. We are saved Thank you for praying.

Feb
15

Other

I request prayer for my studies im doing grade 12 its hard for me to concetrate on my studies. i sleep when i have to study. amen

Feb
14

Healing

Please pray for Cruz who was badly burned in a car accident, and for God’s provision for his children.

Feb
13

Healing

My Uncle Johnny just began chemo… I believe and trust in God. He knows what’s best for my Uncle. It’s very hard to see him go through this journey but God is right there with him in good & bad times. There is POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS!  Cancer be gone.

Feb
13

Comfort

My grandmother is 100 years old and on Hospice. She is very afraid to die and hasn’t been able to rest in 2 days. Please pray for her to have peace and comfort and also for the people caring for her.

Feb
13

Healing

Please pray for full healing for my son in law Patrick. He has been having neck pain, some numbness down his arms and legs, headaches and muscle pain. He is only in his late 20’s.

Please pray fro my daughter in law Agatha, her baby is due in March. Please pray for a strong and healthy baby and energy for Agatha. This pregnancy has been harder on her physically. Easy delivery and fast recovery.

Feb
12

Other

Please keep my son Kris in prayer for his eye disease, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and stress.

Feb
11

Other

Healing for robyn for her lungs and for a virus that she has had for a long time. A closer relationship between robyn mother and daughter Melissa. Salvation for Glen and son Gavin. An extra days work for Glen. Unity between Gavin and sister Melissa. Prayer for Melissa for a new business the farmers markets for her to prosper.

Feb
11

None/Other

A four year old named Zoe is fighting neuroblastoma pray that Her blood pressure to even out (She is on meds for her blood pressure as it keeps getting low.) Her blood sugars to stay down. To get all the extra fluid back off her without her blood pressure tanking. And to figure out if she has anything else she is fighting off.

Feb
09

Healing

Urgent request
Please pray for my friend Heidi, its looking like she had a stroke, she can’t see, cant move her right side and may be in end stage renal disease. she has lupus and is battling cancer also.
also pray for her husband and 5 children

Feb
07

Direction/Wisdom

Please pray for our son Josh. He is getting distracted and not being as attentive or focused on school as he should be. He is also beginning to be untruthful. Please pray that God covers him, orders his steps and fills him with his Holy Spirit.

Feb
07

Healing

Prayer for Angie, a young mother who needs a pacemaker within the next 6 months. She knew she would need one eventually, and it was supposed to be many years down the road. Her condition has deteriorated much quicker than anticipated. The youngest of her 3 children is one year old and her oldest child is about 11 years old and has already attempted suicide. Family needs healing and prayer, Thanks!

Feb
07

Healing

Please pray for my daughter Laura.  She is suffering from severe anxiety attacks to the point of having suicidal thoughts. Please, please pray that the Lord will deliver her from this very soon. Thank you so very much for praying for her.

Feb
07

Healing

Please pray for my daughter, Suzy Newport who has had so much mouth, gum and teeth pain.  She just had a crown and root canal at 30 years of age and now there are areas in her mouth that are hurting and an old implant that she had in 3rd grade is starting to cause problems.  She also has had breast pain for several months and the doctors cannot find a problem.  She is a Christian and was even baptized along with me at Calvary 7 years ago and has moved to Atlanta Georgia with her new husband.  She needs prayers for healing and peace of mind, body and spirit.  Thanks and God Bless!!

Feb
06

Healing

Please pray for my brother Mark, who will have a biopsy Wednesday on his thyroid, possible cancer.  Pray it is benign.

Feb
05

Healing

Please pray for Otilia, she is suffering from inflammation and pain in her legs. She cannot walk. Thank you.

Feb
05

Healing

Prayer for Percy’s co-worker Bob. His house burned down, his daughter died and Bob is in the burn unit at Loyola with burns to his face, neck and other areas. He needs healing, comfort , and strength. Not sure of his spiritual condition. We just heard about it, and it probably happened last night. Thank you for praying for

Feb
05

None/Other

I want a prayer request to be good in speaking languages ,subject knowledge ,qand since i dont have confidence in myself i should be confident in myself as i always feel that i am waste and useless,and should be financially good in position as i sometimes used to stay without food for 2 months,and i should get visa to any country for job or business where ever i apply.
thanking you,
latha

Feb
04

Other

Please pray that I will have a renewed love and hunger for a closer walk with the Lord. Thank you very much for praying.

Feb
04

Healing

I need prayer for my 2 month old daughter who had severe brain damage at birth. Praying for a total healing of her brain. So far her head isn’t growing. Still believing and praying. Please pray for healing to her brain.

Feb
03

Comfort

Prayers for the ones who feel like they can’t do it anymore and for the sick.

Jan
31

Healing

Prayer for healing for Becki Kerkman who just got a doctors report where they found a lump in her breast.  They are overseas doing missionary work and are exploring next steps, but believing for a miracle!

Jan
31

Other

God please do what You want in our lives.

Jan
30

Healing

We have an urgent prayer request for a believer and friend of our family:  Martha is in the ICU and her daughter messaged she will likely die any day now.  Martha has lung cancer (Second hand smoke from her ex husband).  She got pneumonia some weeks ago and has been in the hospital since.

Jan
29

Financial

My name is Taleigh I’m 20 yrs. old and attending college full time and work part time. Our family has been attending Calvary for around 8 yrs. I have signed up to go on the trip to Israel in October. I paid my $300.00 and now I need prayer that God will provide the rest of the money I need to pay for my trip. Please pray with me that God will provide this.

Jan
28

Praise Report

Praise for successful surgery for Christy. Her pain was manageable for 5 days, but after the 5th day the tubes were removed and she felt much better. She is healing quickly, thanks everyone for praying and gives all praise to the Lord!

Jan
28

Healing

Tony is in trauma unit with multiple broken bones and more from skydiving accident in Tennessee.  Pray for God’s healing and strength, he’s been married about a year.

Jan
27

Healing

Please pray for Ted Pearson to be healed of pneumonia, heart disease and all disease. Pray he get good news from both his cardiologist and his infectious disease doctor. Pray that he be protected from complications or infections. Pray that he get good news from his blood test, his heart monitor test and good news from all doctors exams and tests.

Jan
26

Praise Report

Giving all praise and honor to my Father God.  My spinal surgery went very well on the 23rd.  I’ve experienced very little discomfort after surgery and I was able to come home yesterday. Thank you Calvary Church family for all your thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
GOD IS SO GOOD!!

Jan
26

Other

Prayer for grandson Joey: for court to dismiss his case and have mercy on him. For opportunities to open up and for favor and direction for work and life.
and for my daughter healing and restoration of health and give her peace of mind.

Jan
26

Financial

I got terminated from my job on 22 Dec 2016 - don’t know what to do now, cos work for 25 years. Actually got backstab in work place on September 2016.
Pray for open door to job offers & financial miracles.
I need God’s favour urgently & need Him to help me out. Really need God’s mercy & divine financial help.

Jan
25

Healing

Please pray for healing for my niece Rhonda Dennis who has been diagnosed with carcinoma.

Jan
24

Healing

Jay Rapley—struck by pickup truck. Broken ribs, pelvis and spine. Paralyzed at the moment - not sure of prognosis. Prayers of healing for him and comfort for his family!!!

Jan
24

Praise Report

thank God for granting prayers through which He pulls up my daughter from deep valley of long suffering 10 years, and thank God for a miraculous courtesy car repairment.

Jan
24

Comfort

    I request you to pray for me to get a family life and children as a comfort ,being a woman living alone as an orphan making me life bored and unhelpful.

Jan
24

Healing

    I want a request to pray for my brothers wife’s father (sister-in-laws father) healing as he has bed ridden in an
hospital due to lack of blood in his body.He worries a lot for the sake of his daughter as her husband has gone bankrupt and has huge financial burdens upon him to solve and lack finance for dealings for his day to day life and seeking financial help from maternaluncle and sister a little.

Jan
23

Healing

Urgent prayer for john for cancer surgery and reconstruction of the face. Prayers he will be able to speak after.
Thank you

Jan
23

Healing

Please pray that Jesus will heal me of hypermobility syndrome that causes me extreme pain (this is generational), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (developed this after a car accident in 2009) that effects my heart every day, PTSD from severe childhood abuse, and Disassociative Identity Disorder from abuse. Thank you.