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. 

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.

Apr
24

Salvation

God bless us, please.

Apr
24

Financial

Our beloved Aunt, Darlene,passed away after a heroic fight against intestinal lung diease. She was 52 at the time of her death.  We are unable to provide her with a funeral due to not having the funds. We started a gofundme page and we are asking church members to assist if so led. Thank you.

https://www.gofundme.com/ub64he-funeral-expenses

In Christ’s Service,
The Hudson family

Apr
23

Healing

Please pray miraculous healing for Cynthia, Sue Strides sister, in the hospital in critical condition, suffering with pneumonia and kidney failure.

Apr
23

Healing

Pl prayer for my family , name susan & abin , they have some mental depression

Apr
23

Financial

Give me friends.speed please.pray.

Apr
20

Healing

Thank you for praying for my grandson Mason Carey 9-months old who’s scheduled to be at Children’s Memorial Hosp in Colorado for a total of 6 weeks. Another MRI was done and he still has bacteria in the brain.  Nothing found in spinal tap.  Please keep praying for God’s miraculously healing in Mason. Please pray for the doctors and Masons parents Quentin and Christine for Godly wisdom and peace.  Thank you.

Apr
19

Other

Please pray for Ravyn Reed for healing from issues with her brain/thinking from her 2012 brain tumor (benign) and seizures from it.  Pray for direction and guidance for her sister and doctors. Thank you.

Apr
19

Healing

Please pray for Melanie Mauser, who is having surgery on her leg today, and had surgery on her other leg already, that they would heal properly and the issues she has would be resolved. Thank you.

Apr
19

Other

I WOULD LIKE PRAYER FOR MY UP COMING WEDDING THAT EVERYTHING WILL BE TOUCHED BY GOD AND HE WOULD MOVE MIGHTILY IN BOTH OF OUR LIFES .

Apr
19

Other

Praying our house will sell. There has been lots of interest with showings and even a buyer, but that ended up falling through. We need to get out of Cicero for our children to be in better schools.

Apr
18

Financial

Protection prosperty miracles wisdom must be in pastor Thieringo’s life in Jesus name

Apr
17

Employment

Please pray that God will go before me and help me secure a special education teaching position in a nearby school district for next year. I am an experienced teacher and administrator who returned to teaching this past year. I love it! My current position is temporary. So I need something permanent for next year! Thank you for your prayer support!

Apr
16

Direction/Wisdom

I have been mostly nonreligious my whole life and I’m ready to accept Christ into my life, but doubt is in my way. I hear the words of believers and non-believers and I feel other people are swaying me. I just want a good relationship with God. I need help finding Him and accepting Him without room for doubt in my heart.

Apr
13

Other

Please pray for funds to pass out the book, A White Stone by Jim Corbett to churches all over Illinois for revival to break out throughout the whole state. May Yahweh bless you and keep you.

Apr
12

Healing

Update on Mason Carey my grandson. He is acting good but the doctors weren’t happy about his daily lab numbers. Gave him an Brain MRI today and there’s a pocket of bacteria around the brain. Fortunately it small and doesnt require surgery. But they will need to keep him for about 21 days to administer increased antibiotics.Please pray complete healing for Mason and no aftermaths.  Parents-Quentin and Christine Carey wisdom courage perserverance and peace.

Apr
11

Healing

Please keep 9 month old Mason in your prayers in his fight with spinal meningitis. His fever spiked back up today again. Dr doesn’t like numbers seeing. They are doing an MRI in the morning. Pray for God to intervene with his complete miraculous healing all for his glory and for Mason to be whole and sound in the name of Jesus.  Thank u! God bless.

Apr
11

Healing

This request is from Bruce Hughes:
Pray for Mike Weddle - suffered a stroke on 4/10 - complete healing and dissipation of blood clot

Apr
08

Financial

My husband is now back to work PT after being off for a medical issue for two months.  We are really struggling financially (need to make car payment ASAP or face repo) and don’t know how we’ll pay for May rent.  Please pray his dr. will release him to FT work on Monday.  Also please pray for God’s provision and PEACE for me.  I don’t have any peace.  :(

Apr
08

Employment

Please pray for me to get a good job according to my qualification in Mumbai in a reputed company.

Apr
07

None/Other

pleaseprayfortanyadestiny alex behavior atschool prayforveronica salavtion to read her word prayfortanya healing prayforprovsion for townhome or apartment

Apr
07

Healing

This mornings update on my grandson Mason. No more fever looks like the rapid eye movement stopped.If he continues to progress he’ll be moved out of NICU by end of weekend. Amen. THANK YOU for your prayers. Keeping praying for no repercussions from this illness as he is scheduled to stay in hospital for 10-14 more days to flush out all infection, in the name of Jesus. Please pray that he will be used for the hope and praise of our Father for the next generation to come.

Apr
06

Healing

Please pray for my 9 month old grandson Mason in Colorado Springs. He was diagnosed with an ear infection Monday and has not been well since. In ER right now. Please pray for healing and pray for the doctors to give them infinite​ wisdom to have the skills to heal Mason. God bless him from the top of his head to bottom of his feet. Pls pray for his mom and Dad to be united in peace and not let their emotions bring out the worst in them as they are barely sleeping. In the name of Jesus I pray.  T Thank you. 

Apr
05

Other

Please pray for Ravyn, who is having new issues and side effects from medicine from her brain tumor (benign) and seizures in 2012.
She is having paranoia and other thinking issues.  Please pray for God’s healing and for guidance and wisdom for doctors and medicine.  Thank you.

Apr
05

Praise Report

Thank you, GOD!!! Thank you for praying for Jenny and Archer.
Yesterday Jenny received sole custody of Archer and the ability to make all major decisions without the father, who has been fighting with her over everything and not willing to negotiate and bringing law suit after law suit to get his way.  The court decided against him having joint custody.  He has visitation though.  The other part will be for financial settlement.  Please continue to pray for a favorable outcome.  Thanks.

Apr
04

Other

Please pray for Paul’s job security that he could work till official retired age. Pray that the Lord miraculously guides Esther into a field best develops all God-bestowed giftedness to best invest and contribute in marketplace in a soul-winsome manner.

Apr
04

None/Other

Prayer request for my mother Alicia V Sy ( also a church member ). She is scheduled to appear in Aurora SSS tomorrow due to overpayment of $ 18,000. She applied for SS supplement without knowing that her insurance with cash value would have her disqualified for SSI. I was the one who enrolled her to the insurance years before she applied for SS suplement. She will make an appeal tomorrow. Thank you.

Apr
03

Other

Heavenly Father, You know my pain, i come with a broken heart, Father, You knows how long I have waited a reconciliation and restore relations for me and him. God if you deign, please God soften and touch Damianus’ heart for me. I can’t touch his heart but Lord you can.

Apr
03

Healing

Hello would your church please pray for me because I have a thyroid tumor and need to be healed by our savior Jesus Christ

Apr
03

Healing

Praying for complete and swift healing of my friend Eva who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

Apr
03

Comfort

Comfort and baptism of the Holy Spirit.  Despite praying for baptism of the Holy Spirit for years, I haven’t received the gift.  I need the Spirit’s comfort and vision for my life.

Apr
03

Financial

Help us please I was warned on my job that if my sales numbers do not improve that the company I work for will ask me to leave. I have been there 11 years. I need my job. Help.

Apr
02

Salvation

Love of God overflow us all.

Mar
31

Direction/Wisdom

I have a court date April 11th. I would like prayer so that I won’t go to jail. I didn’t follow court rules and did not turn in two drug test. I am a recovering alcoholic and also relapsed from doing drug including use of marijuana. Bob Emler knows my story. Please pray that God may help me in this time of need and recovery.

Mar
30

Healing

Prayer request update: My mom is supposed to have surgery for her cancer. It is scheduled for Friday March 31 where they will remove the ovaries, fallopian tubes, tumors and lining of the perineum. The tumors are located on the perineum (sac that holds some of the GI organs).

Mar
29

Healing

I would appreciate prayers for our family friend, Kathy.  She has been through so much and is currently in ICU.  Please pray for her complete healing and strength for her husband.  Thank you for praying with us.

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.