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. 

May
27

Healing

Prayer for healing and peace on Diane. Struggling with anxiety, especially in the morning.

May
27

Direction/Wisdom

Bill and I will be planting a church in Wilmington, IL. It’s a church that once existed but now has only one member. We truly need a miracle. We need Gods wisdom and direction in going forward with this assignment. Please pray with us.

May
27

Praise Report

Thank God for strengthening, and the continuous healing of my son André from pneumonia. He has been discharged from the hospital, but he is still weak. Also Thanking God for my much improved health from my asthmatic bronchitis.
All praise and honor to my Lord and Savior, Amen.

May
26

Healing

I would like to ask the church to pray for my daughter Laura. She is twenty one years old and suffers from severe anxiety. Please pray that the Lord will deliver her from this very soon. Thank you for praying.

May
25

Other

Please pray for my son Julian who is in Seattle interning for the summer. Pray for protection and salvation.  Also pray for my daughter Maddie who is having a difficult time with some relationships. Pray that she will feel God’s love and that it will comfort her and be more than enough. I pray for wisdom and direction and that I will get closer to God.

May
25

Healing

Diagnosed with breast cancer

May
25

Healing

Please pray for my dad, Jack who had a stroke this past Monday. Also, for my mom, Virginia who is under a lot of stress, taking care of my dad and her aunt who is sick too. Our family needs the Holy Spirit to heal our dad and comfort for my mom, sister and I.

May
25

Comfort

Prayers for my son to become the best man he can be and pray for grandma health and happiness.  My boyfriend of 9 yrs. and father of my (deceased) son passed away.  So it’s been a hard year.

May
25

Salvation

Oh, Lord please come to our heart to change the world.

May
24

Healing

A non Christian friend asked for a prayer chain for Dakota miller who just shot himself and had to be flown to a hospital which he is currently on life support! Thankyou

May
24

Healing

Please pray for Darlene - for healing of her cognitive / brain issues from a brain tumor several years ago, and for guidance with what doctors and medicine she should be taking.  Also for her to trust in her sister and family again.  Thank you.

May
23

Healing

Please pray for myself and my Daughter, that our lives will change for the better, and than my health situation improves for the better, as I cannot go on the way I am, also my Daughter is doing very important exams and I would like to be strong for her. Thank you so much for your generosity and time. God Bless you also.

May
23

Employment

After serving at my organization for almost a year, I have to make the tough decision to leave.  My heart is broken but I know that God has more.  Please pray for my strength and that my eyes stay focused on what God desires for me next.  Please also pray for peace and my health as the stress of it all is impacting me physically.

May
23

Other

Please pray for me. I have been a Christian for thirty years but recently I have experienced a lot of discouragement in my life and the Lord seems so very far from me. Please pray that I will draw closer to Him during these times and have a renewed sense of His presence in my life. I am really struggling. Thank you very much for praying for me.

May
21

Healing

Praying for healing for my son André Burrow in the hospital with pneumonia in his left lung since Thursday May 18. Also continued healing of my body from asthmatic bronchitis.  In Jesus name, Amen

May
21

Other

I please God to release all the christians persecuted in the world. Amen.

May
20

Other

i need a prayer some years there is this sister that we attend chuchs together before i have her still on my mind she happen to be the choir leader of the church that we attend i attend this church with my family and my friends and ever since then she has been on my mind please pray for us am a nigeria later she is a zimbabwe.

May
18

Healing

I first want to thank all who have been praying for me, I’m so appreciative! I continue to not do well and am going for an assessment at linden oaks this morning! I feel my meds have been messed with much and truely needs break through on taking
The correct medicine. And always the healing hand of Christ and his peace/ comfort.thankyou!

May
18

Healing

My wife’s brother, Ralph has just been diagnosed with ALS. My wife and I are still believing God for a complete healing, so please agree with us in prayer and spiritual intercession.  Please also pray for guidance and wisdom for Ralph’s brother and sisters who are trying to cope with this news.  Thank you.

May
18

Direction/Wisdom

this prayer request is for my son Alex. He is 18 , needs prayer for direction. His father has started a marijuana business in Colorado and he is trying to get Alex to move out there to join him in his drug business.  Please I need an ARMY of Pray Warriors for my son Alex.  Please pray the Lord will open a door for my Son so he stays home.
Prayer Please

May
17

Employment

Finding a new job that meets our family’s needs and fits my qualifications

May
17

Healing

Please pray for Darlene for healing of her brain - cognitive issues and side effects of her medicine.  Also for guidance for the correct doctor/s and medicines.  Thank you.

May
17

Healing

Please pray for my sister, Connie who lives in Connecticut.  She is having severe chest pains and was hospitalized overnight.  They are moving her to another hospital this morning for more testing to conclude why the pain is continuing.  She is 53 years old.

May
16

Healing

I am requesting prayer for my mom who will be going in for surgery tomorrow to remove a blood clot in her carotid artery.  She had a stroke in March and I had asked for prayers for her health and wisdom for the doctors.  Those prayers have been answered.  I ask now for prayer for guidance to the surgeon and her health and energy be restored.  Pray for her to feel God’s overwhelming peace!  Thankyou

May
16

Employment

I’ve been going to Calvary since before I can remember. I’m hitting a really rough patch in my life and I might lose my job due to circumstances out of my control. I don’t have a college degree. I don’t know what to do anymore and I just need help. I’m fighting a losing battle with depression and I’m just so lost.

May
16

Healing

Diana my daughter has idiapathic urticaria. If it can not be treated
she will die. Please pray foe her complete healing.
She is only 43 and very sick. In the name of Jesus Heal my daughter Diana. Thank You Jesus

May
15

None/Other

I am having trouble with school work and I don’t know if I have to hide my grade from my mom and dad plz help me

May
15

None/Other

Please pray for my friend Anya. She is dealing with a lot of things mentally and physically. She lost her daughter almost two years ago in an accident and is dealing with schizophrenia and now hormonal and physical issues as well as other family issues. Please pray God heals her completely as she is a wonderful and strong person and has very strong faith. Thank you and God bless you!!!

May
15

Healing

Pray for God to heal and restore the broken relationship between me and my best friend. I am in great distress. I am hurt and am grieving. I love my best friend very much.

May
14

Direction/Wisdom

I have Asperger Syndrome, so it’s make me very tough to socialize and make friends with other people… I need some help for that…

May
13

Healing

I have had the anxiety and fatigue return. Not as severe, I was able to work this week, but today I am struggling much and would appreciate prayer however god guides you!  I would not be able to work or function if the way it is today continues. I need further healing, breakthrough, peace or whatever form
The lord. Thankyou

May
13

Healing

Seeking all of you to stand confidently in prayer for the complete restoration of a heart blockage with a miraculous manifestation of healing in your dear servant’s body, which has already taken place on the cross years ago at Calvary. Now, we speak Lisa’s healing into her body right now as we take authority over this situation in the mighty name of Jesus, the strong Son of God! Amen, Amen, & Amen!!!+ God’s Blessings 2all!

May
12

None/Other

A woman who lost her child to heroin overdose has taken a stand to fight against illegal activity that caused her daughter to miss the treatment she needed. In her fight she is being attacked and need prayer. Please join me in keeping her strong and blessing her work to save others.

May
11

Comfort

Pray comfort for Sue Stride and her family at the passing of her sister Cynthia this morning.

May
10

Other

Please pray for Darlene, struggling with brain - cognitive issues - for her peace of mind, correct medical help and direction and the right doctor/s to help her.  Thank you.

May
08

None/Other

My sister, Linda, is having back surgery on Monday, May 15.  She is supposed to have a fusion of four vertebrae.  She will be unable to work full time or drive for four months.  Prayers for a successful surgery and healing are appreciated.  Thank you!

May
08

None/Other

Please pray for our friends teen son Max who has been missing since Friday. His best friend has not had contact with him and his phone his off. Please please pray that he is safe and that will be found very quickly.

May
08

None/Other

Please pray for three year old Austin who is in ICU right now. I don’t know the details, but God knows. Please pray for complete healing and for the peace that passes all understanding for his parents.

May
08

Praise Report

Praise God I feeling significantly better! I am feeling empowered and peaceful. I first thank God for his never ending faithfulness, and thankyou to all who prayed for me.  Thankyou to the pastors who’s teachers were in my head ” Diane, learn your lessons”, ” God has no competition”, I am the head and not the tail” and ” not by inner determination but Jesus supernatural peace”...only God knows when the tide is gonna turn!

May
07

Healing

This has been recurring but always got better before.  Since December, I have had breathing issues due to a bad upper respiratory infection.  I have had two treatments which should have cleared up the raspy breathing, but hasn’t.  This on-going difficulty is having an affect on how I feel physically even on a daily basis.  I know God heals and I surely want Jesus to care of this—to Him be all glory!!

May
07

Healing

Ask prayer for three dear friends:  Peggy fell and broke her elbow; Mary Ann just had knee replacement surgery; Julie has had much trouble sleeping for nearly a month; she is currently in Edwards Hospital undergoing tests.  Thank you for your prayers!!

May
07

None/Other

Praise God-Mason is home 3 weeks early from battling spinal meningitis and ventriculitist.  He’s doing better than expected- still under Drs care for remaining 3 weeks.  Overall my son said only God could do this, hallelujah!  We thank you church family for your prayers -for always be there for me.  We love you and bless you.

May
07

Praise Report

A few weeks ago I asked for prayer for my son’s friend who was in an abusive situation at home. I’m pleased to report he has been relocated to a different relative and send to be doing well. Praise God and thank you for your prayers.

May
07

Salvation

The Jews be bless.

May
06

Healing

Prayer for a complete recovery for my 30 year old niece Rhonda Valentine diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and for my neighbor Kyna Nidede on life support from cardiac arrest.

May
06

Other

For revival in our family. That my daughters, all who are saved, and their partners, surrender and submit themselves to our Lord.

May
05

Employment

I just took a leap of faith and gave my employer my two weeks notice because I know God does not want me to work as a bartender. Please pray He will provide another position that will meet all of my needs and where I can be used for His glory. Also pray for protection and peace as I finish my last two weeks. Thank you…

May
04

Healing

Please pray for Katie Stubblefield.  She is undergoing, beginning this morning, 5/4/17, a partial facial transplant.  She attempted suicide 3 years ago and for the next 24-36 hrs. she will be in surgery.  The family, friends of ours, need prayer for strength for themselves and God’s hand in this surgery.  She is in Cleveland Clinic.  She is, I believe 21 years old.

May
04

Healing

I have been struggling for afew months with some anxiety and now I am really struggling.  I am weak, unable to work, emiotional, a nervous wreck for no apparent reason and need deliverance/healing or whatever the holly spirit would have you pray for!  Thankyou so much!

May
04

Other

A few things going on at work that are legal issues. I need the strength n directions from pray God n Jesus n others to help me get thru this trying time n help heal n or teach me a lesson from this

May
03

Other

Please pray for Darlene, that she will be able to be helped with medicine or therapy for side effects of her medicine that is effecting her brain’s thinking.  Please pray for her sister and doctors to have favor with her to receive the information and help needed.  Thank you.

May
03

Healing

My mom, Sandy Vanderwater, needs healing.  Her back pain is extremely high.  Wisdom for doctors.

May
03

Healing

I injured my left ribs and I have a lot of pain. Please pray for complete healing.

May
03

None/Other

Help me, on my job my sales numbers are low and I must keep my jobI need my health insurance for me and family. Lord help me. Thank you

May
02

Healing

My Girlfriends Niece Amara is having open heart surgery Thursday.  This is the first of three surgeries she will have.  Please pray that the doctors would have wisdom and the presence of the Lord as she has surgery and that she would be healed.

May
01

Praise Report

Jean Christiansen had sucessful partial hip replacement surgery today.  Shoulder and rib injuries will be left to heal on their own,  Thanks for supporting this sister in the Lord in prayer.

May
01

Healing

Please pray for our daughter Michele who is sick with bronchitis and walking pneumonia.. Her son, Broc, our grandson is going to be married Saturday. They coming here on Thursday from OK. Please pray with us! Thank you and bless you for your prayers.

May
01

Salvation

Urgent Prayer Request”
Please pray for Eric McDonald.He has mental and emotional problems.He is no healthy.We do not know where he is or how he might be…
Cry unto God for mercy…Pray for Compassion.
May he be found well and safe.

May
01

Healing

i have diabetes and a terrible knee pain. i feel very very tired during the day. pls pls pray for my healing. pls pray for my health to be restored.

Apr
30

Healing

My grandson Mason has been free of fever-last tests showed some inflammation. MRI done Saturday-if good may be coming home Monday. He’s been in hosp. 3 weeks was scheduled to stay total of 6 wks. Hes never stopped eating and lost only 1/2 lb. Drs amazed at Mason’s strength.  Pls pray for full recovery and Godly wisdom for Drs.  Parents-Q and Christine have acknowledged the presence of God!  Amen

Apr
30

None/Other

For Jean Christensen.  Jean, 94, fell and has a broken shoulder,  a broken hip and injured ribs.  Jean has fallen before and suffered broken arms.  Hip replacement is scheduled.  Jean is trusting the Lord for His will to be done and for healing.

Apr
29

Healing

Prayer request for Betty Lester. Healing from bronchitis.  Ed Lester needs prayer hehealinon his from knee surgery. Janice has infection in her lungs. She has been very sick. Betty’s mama has UTI infection and dementia. My Aunt Marie has dementia. Salvation for Timmy and Tommy Peterson. Timmy lifestyle. Patty God know.
Thank you so much for praying for all. God bless each and everyone.

Apr
28

Other

Please pray for my marriage.  I dont want my husband to leave our family. Thank you Calvary

Apr
27

Healing

Prayer for a successful brain surgery for Katie Russel on 04-28-17.

Apr
27

Healing

we are from India please pray for my family we are sick please in the name of lord Jesus thank you so much i know my god will heal us

Apr
26

Healing

Please pray for my uncle Steve who is in the hospital after having an infected appendix removed.  They think he may be Septic now.  He is in extreme pain and is also having problems with his bladder.  Please pray for complete healing and wisdom for the doctors.  Also pray for my aunt who has extremely high blood pressure.  Please pray that she feels God’s presence and comfort during this difficult time.

Apr
26

Financial

Please pray the Jesus gives me wisdom, knowledge and Financial blessings.


Thank you!

Apr
26

Comfort

I would like to ask for prayer for my daughter Laura. She was just married and her husband who is in the military shipped out one week later on a one years mission overseas. She is really struggling with depression over this. Please pray for comfort and strength for her during this time. Thank you.

Apr
25

Other

Thank God for the analysis/status of brain condition for Ravyn.  Please pray that she will understand explanation and receive it well and accept treatment.  Thank you.

Apr
25

Healing

Praise God for giving us hope as family & bringing family/friends to unite in prayer and support for my grandson, Mason Carey in ColoSpgs. He is doing great-NO more fevers all tests are coming back good. He is scheduled to be in hospital 3 more weeks (6-wks total).  Pls continue to pray for Mason-complete healing no repercussions from spinal meningitis and for his parents Quentin & Christine to continue to seek the Lord.

Apr
25

Direction/Wisdom

Please pray for my daughter, Candice and her boyfriend. They are expecting a baby in June. Pray for their relationship to grow stronger in the Lord and with one another.