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
25

Other

I am a member of Calvary Church. I will be having a Hysterectomy this Friday, April 27th at Edward Hospital.
Would appreciate prayer for wisdom for the doctors and no complications. God has given me such peace and I am so thankful for that.

Apr
25

Other

Please pray for Darlene for healing of psychotic effects from taking seizure medicine for over 5 years and guidance with the right doctor.  Thank you.

Apr
25

Healing

Please continue to pray for Raymond who has 100% blockage in his carotid artery and doctors say he would not survive surgery and giving blood thinners causes internal bleeding. Thank you.

Apr
25

Other

Please pray for Rob for favorable results on tests for prostrate cancer.  Thank you.

Apr
25

Direction/Wisdom

Please join me in praying that God will make known to me His will for my life. I’ve been praying and asking God for clarity and confirmation of why He created me and what gifts He’s put inside of me. I believe that I have purpose, I believe that I have gifts, I desire to know how God intends to use me and impact people.

Apr
24

Comfort

Hello brothers and sisters. I am currently a twenty-year-old woman. My life has only begun and I know the Lord loves me, but I am hoping someone could pray for comfort. I’ve been battling depression for a long while now. I don’t believe this is Jesus’ will for my life. But it remains and I find my heart aching and it doesn’t seem to go away.

Apr
24

Healing

Hello, I am reaching out in hopes that you will pray for my Father, he is currently suffering from terrible pain, he thinks it is a kidney stone or failure.  My Mother plans to take him to the doctor in the morning.  Would you pray that the pain will be healed and that he won’t have to go see the doctor at all? God bless.

Apr
23

Financial

Please pray that God will provide us with all the resources required to build our planned international christian school(Camp David Green Academy) in Kenya.

Apr
22

None/Other

All Praise, Thanks, Glory, Honor, Credit, Love, Victory, Joy, Peace, Happiness, Holiness, Greatness, Loveliness, Strength, Might, Power, Muscle, Credibility to The Holy Spirit for successfully guiding me as I try to properly complete a take home technical computer software test for a potential employer

Apr
22

Other

Please pray for that God can help me not to lost my salvation and my marriage and my job in the Administration Wing so that I can continue to preach the gospel (Jesus crucified), sorry and thank you, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, A-Men.

Apr
19

Comfort

Request prayers for Lena as her fiance Robert Schweiger lost his battle with cancer last Sunday.  Robert was a member of Calvary church for the past 20 years.  He stated he was looking forward to being with Jesus.  He transitioned peacefully with Lena at his bedside.  He was not in pain and did not suffer. God is good.

Apr
19

Healing

I would like to ask the church if they would pray for my daughter Laura. She is twenty one years old and loves the Lord but she is suffering from severe anxiety attacks. I can’t help but feel that this is an attack from the enemy to steal her joy and peace. Please pray that that the power of the enemy will be broken and that she will be free from this. Thank you.

Apr
18

Other

Please intervene god please pray for Damianus aditya christie and me. I have been waiting for reconciliation and peace for us, i feel so traumatized, please God soften and touch his heart for me.

Apr
18

Healing

Patricia, about 64 years old, has been in hospital since Thursday. They have diagnosed her with cancer, but have not found out exactly where the cancer has originated. She is single with no children. She will need help when she is released from the hospital. Prayer for healing. She was in a bad accident a year ago, had a long recovery and almost lost both legs.  Is Catholic, not sure if saved. Thanks for praying.

Apr
18

Healing

Prayer for my brother-in-law who suffered a heart attack. The main artery was blocked along with some other arteries near the heart. Stints were installed. Praying for a full recovery.

Apr
17

Healing

Please pray for Darlene - for healing from severe (psychotic) side effects of seizure medicine from a brain tumor and for guidance with the right doctor for her.  Pray that she is receptive to her sister’s help.  Thank you.

Apr
17

Healing

Please continue to pray for Raymond - internal bleeding but has 100% blocked carotid artery (doctors said he would not survive surgery) and cannot take blood thinners.  And for guidance for the doctors and family.  Thank you.

Apr
17

Other

Please pray for Henry as he goes to court on Friday to evict some bad tenants that are giving him problems, for his success, and for his protection.  Thank you.

Apr
17

Comfort

Please pray for Pastor Ross and his family. That the Holy spirit would set upon them and comfort them through this trying time. That he would feel the tangible presence of the Lord. We Love you Pastor!

Apr
17

Other

please pray that i find a place to stay before its too late pray that my income comes in time also for my health problems and that i find my wallet also that i sell all the furniture in the house also that i find someone to love me for me and have a family of my own

Apr
12

Other

[We read] In the King James Bible, Ezekiel 22:30: “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.”
O God, please help us and teach us to build a wall [of prayer] around the USA, Canada and Poland.  Are you ready to stand in the gap, where God is the Helper and Teacher?

Please pray that Poland, the USA/Canada would overcome for: (The Acts 26.18). 
* Poland, pray for freedom from dead religion to saving faith of Jesus Christ as the Saviour and the Lord by faith only,
* the Church in the USA, Canada – Pray for repentance and cleansing of the church—Matt. 3.12 “Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
* my family:
1. Stir up the hearts of my family for ministry for me, my wife Dorothy, our daughter Ann, and our sons Peter and Daniel - “..but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” Joshua 24.15
2. Pray for God’s will, wisdom, discernment, revelation and recognition for me and my family; I ask God for great wisdom in school for Daniel, and for Edmund’s work situation, for Dorothy and Peter (also God’s direction for his life) and Ann (God’s protection over the company where she works),
3. God’s order in my work. I ask God for great wisdom at my work. Blessings and the knowledge of Jesus Christ for my bosses. Thank God for the continuation of my work.
Edmund & Dorothy Krzeminski

Apr
12

None/Other

I have 2 brothers in Florida, of the 2 my younger brother, Christopher Michael Friedsam, has been “dealt a tough hand” there were a lot of things that happened in is youth. Those seeds that Satan has consume his train of thought out of prison, are starting to over take the not so watered seeds of Jesus. And he is now stealing from my not saved brother. He is close to accepting Jesus. Jesus nameAMEN!

Apr
11

Healing

I am requesting prayer for a friends father, Emery N.  she desires prayer for her Dad’s healing.

Apr
11

Healing

Please pray for Raymond, who was taken back to the hospital with bleeding.  He has 100% clogged carotid artery but cannot take blood thinners because of internal bleeding and doctors said he would not survive surgery. Thank you.

Apr
11

Healing

Please pray for Darlene for healing from seizure medication side effects and mental decline and guidance for the right doctor. Thank you.

Apr
11

Other

Please pray for Henry for success with evicting his bad tenants, in court, and for his protection from them. Thank you.

Apr
10

Healing

Tatiana, 13 year old neighbor, has been in the hospital since Saturday with a very high fever(101-104) and her liver is failing.  The doctors are planning a liver biopsy tomorrow but are deciding the best method as her blood clotting is not functioning.

She is Christian and has requested prayers for her complete healing.

Thank you.

Apr
09

Direction/Wisdom

Jennifer is at Mayo Clinic for her initial visit . Please pray for the Lord would guide this whole process so the source of the problem can be identified. God is faithful. Thank you in advance for your faithful prayer support.

Apr
08

Financial

Praying for financial blessings and that we have enough funds for our barn construction.  Also, praying for a great job offer.  Amen

Apr
07

Healing

Pray for my son who has suffered s stroke on the left side of his brain. He is only 2 days old. He was born April 5. He keeps getting these seizures but no major changes. Just praying he gets better

Apr
07

Healing

Prayer for my sister Jamie Atenco and her newborn James Todd Wittke he was born Thursday evening and yesterday suffered a stroke. Please help pray for a quick recovery for him.

Apr
06

Healing

Healing for the following - José L. Vera- healing from a skin growth that may be cancer.
Maria L. Vera - physical healing unable to walk without assistance. This is a husband & wife.

Apr
06

Salvation

Please pray that God can help me not to lost my salvation and my job in the Administration Wing, so that I can continue to preach the gospel (Jesus crucified), sorry and thank you, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, A-Men.

Apr
05

Healing

Please pray for the reconciliation of friendship with my friend Alec. Favor that God will give him a heart of flesh and compassion concerning me unblock me on his phone and contact me, communicate with me and rectify the situation and simply start over by getting together like men and sharpen iron that we can spend time together to reconcile our differences. And become even closer after.

Apr
04

Financial

Help please on my job having a hard time with my sales numbers. I am in new department under new management. I need my job for the well-being of family. And my Husband Percy Hale Jr to stay strong. Thank you.

Apr
04

Other

Please pray for Raymond.  He is back in the hospital from bleeding, which they need to find the cause of.  He has 100% blockage in his carotid artery and doctors say he would not survive surgery.  He has a problem taking blood thinners because it causes bleeding in him.  Please pray also for guidance for the doctors. Thank you.

Apr
04

Other

Please pray for Henry, for a successful eviction of bad tenants on his property and for his protection from harm from them. Thank you.

Apr
04

Other

Please pray for Darlene for help with side effects with her thinking from seizure medication from brain tumor surgery in 2012.  Pray for the right doctor / guidance to help her. Thank you.

Apr
03

Other

I have been going through the processes of becoming a citizen of the United States since 201. My case is know going in front of a panel of immigration officers and I would like to pray that God touches the hearts of these people and see that I am fit to be a US citizen. I honestly am struggling with my faith at this point, so I need prayer for that also.

Apr
03

Healing

pray for my dad Stanley johns he is 84 years old
hes in the hospital he has blood cloths and hes in rehab to walk again he is scared pray to give him courage pray for him to be kind and loving to the nurses and pray for him to be secure in his salvation in the kingdom of heaven for him to be loving and helpful in jesus name amen

Apr
03

Salvation

Please pray for God’s intervention for my daughter who desperately need salvation.

Apr
02

Comfort

Praying for the Lord’s hand as I adapt to all the changes happening in my life. May the Lord give me and my family strength to overcome our obstacles as they are presented. 

Praying for healing and peace.

Apr
02

Praise Report

Praise report!!!
I just received offer for a great employment opportunity which pushed me into the next phase of my career.
God always fulfills his promises.

Apr
02

Praise Report

Isaiah 48:3
This is a praise report!!! God had gave me a vision of my husband before I met him. I had created a vision board and thanked God for already bringing him into my life. Then all of a sudden God acted just like in Isaiah 48:3 and his plan came to pass. I finally met him!!!

Mar
31

Healing

Donna B—daughter Jennifer is in need of healing from a very contagious sickness and also her son Zachary, same thing (Mother & child).

Mar
30

Healing

I would like to ask for prayer for my mom, I Pray healing for her and strength! She has been feeling a lot of stomach pain, she has just recently went to a check up with the doctor but did not discover very good news. I Pray that God heals her and strengthens her spirit and that he shows his presence to her in many miraculous ways! Thank you!

Mar
30

Healing

Please pray for my great niece (Janessa).  She was transported to Chicago hospital via ambulance, last night.  Tried to take her life.  Struggles with medical issues.

Mar
29

Healing

Please pray for Ryan (39 years old) Just diagnosed with colitis.  In a week he’ll get the results of several biopsies taken today. Prayer that biopsy results will show only localized inflammation that only needs 2 months of treatment. If it shows widespread inflammation form several biopsies, he will need to take medication the rest of his life. Prayer for total healing and that he wouldn’t get depressed. Not saved. Thanks!

Mar
29

None/Other

Hi updated prayer request for Moises’ mom.  Her name is Lourdes Oliveri.  I previously sent request to please pray as she is in hospital in New Jersey recovering from surgery and newly diagnosed with Stage 4 uterine cancer as well as Stage 3 colon cancer.  Thank you

Mar
29

Healing

Please pray for my step-sister, Raquel Rogers.  She was recently diagnosed with invasive stage 2 breast cancer.  She is only 41 years old and has a husband and 4 children who need her.  Please pray and agree with me for God’s healing touch for her so that she has a testimony of our God’s power and grace.  Thank you and God Bless.

Mar
27

Comfort

The Negron family is asking prayer for peace and comfort for the loss of beloved cousin, Luz E. Please pray for strength for the family Luz leaves behind especially her elderly mother (Negron family Matriarch, Gladys) who is a strong and faithful believer. Gladys has already had to bury 1 child several years ago and now has the painful task of having to bury her only daughter. Thank you in advance for your prayer support!

Mar
27

Healing

urgent prayers requested God irradicates the enemity im facing using nurses and similiar people raising pressure of body and spraining body parts. denying basic rights like job, job visa, money and using house owners to shout, say lies, threaten, harass and raise blood pressure in disguise of rent money topic

Mar
26

None/Other

Please pray for Dawn who is dealing with addiction. She has been sober/clean for two years and has issues (wants to abuse) with the meds they put her on. She is a Christian and loves God and just wants to be free of this. Thank you

Mar
26

Healing

Please pray for healing for our son, Nicholas, who has been sick much of his junior year at Arizona State University.  He is very discouraged about how often and long he is getting ill.  Also, please ask God to guide him in his choice between internships or research jobs for this summer.  And, that he continues to find time for church and Christian fellowship in spite of his busy schedule and ill health.

Mar
26

Healing

pray for a young couple-the husband was just diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer.
They’ve only been married a year and within the last year, the wife has already lost her mother, father and brother…

Jason-terminal renal cancer, has 3 children, feel very hopeless, lives in another state and i believe had to move into a nursing home already.

Mar
25

Healing

Request continued prayers for Sonshine Bob Schwieger and his fiance Lena.  The cancer has metastasized throughout Bob’s body.  The doctors have stated he only has months.  However we worship a God of miracles who has the final say.  Bobs is holding up well, and his faith is amazing.  Please pray peace, comfort, strength, healing and God’s miracle to take place as we lean on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you

Mar
25

Healing

Good morning Calvary family
please keep me in prayer I’m having some issues with my discs in my neck and lower back I’m currently taking strong pain medicine and have not been able to work since the March 14th i having more tests MRI’s on Friday on both and doctor appointment with Nero surgeon April 2 with all test results blessings

Mar
24

Healing

Pray for my Sister-in-Law April Vihnanek. She has stage 4 small cell lung cancer. She is having a hard time right now with the radiation that she has everyday. She is feeling weak and tired. Please lift her up with the healing power of prayer. Thank you

Mar
23

Employment

 That my wife will have an understanding heart about me not having a job.
That we can work out plan so we both can agree on.

Mar
23

Healing

Please pray for Rob and Dorie Coe. They are out of state and Dorie Has had surgery and doing better. Rob chest pain and heart and heart pacer are ok. Further testing shows in one kidney cancer. Surgery this next Thursday. May remover whole kidney if other can support body. If not remove part of sick one. Also removal of gallbladder. They have been through a lot but have great Faith in healing and Lord.

Mar
23

Other

Please pray for my cousin Terri, she broke up with her fiancé Michael.  Michael needs prayer to be delivered from all his past wounds physically and mentally. He is not thinking clearly and may have suicidal thoughts. Pray he gets the help he needs and the blood of Jesus protects him. Please pray for Jesus to comfort Terri through all of this and heal from the pain.

Mar
22

Employment

Please pray for me while I am on a journey to move up in my career especially now with me being almost done with my Masters Degree. Please pray that God will guide me to the right job for me to move up into with the right company.

Mar
21

Healing

Prayer request for Surizaday. She is 10 years old and is currently hospitalized for trying to take her life because of bullying. Please pray for the entire family for healing and salvation.

Mar
21

Praise Report

Thank you Jesus for your faithfulness and mercy during my health problems with my left eye. I asked You to heal me so I would not need the complicated retinal surgery.  You choose to heal me thru my surgeon and You surrounded me with loving support including my daughter from North Carolina staying with me during the challenging recovery.  You truly removed all fear from my spirit and replaced it with joy and strength. Hallelujah!

Mar
21

Healing

Please pray for the father of my supervisor who just learned that he has cancer.  Pray that the treatment heals him and that his family has the resources and support needed.

Mar
21

Other

Please pray for my son Jace for new opportunities to open up to get a new job that will support his family and have good benefits. Please pray for God to bring a buyer for my house.

Mar
21

Other

Please pray for Raymond who has internal bleeding and they can’t give him blood thinners and he has had 3 strokes already and was moved to rehab.  He has 100% block in the carotid artery and they said he would die from surgery.  Thank you.

Mar
21

Healing

Please pray for Darlene’s healing from seizure medicine side effects from her brain tumor and guidance with a different neurologist. Thank you.

Mar
21

Other

Please pray for Henry that the people living in his house that he owns, who were served an order to move out within 30 to 60 days, do so peacefully and there is no damage or harm done.  Pray for his protection.  Thank you.

Mar
20

Healing

Please pray for my cousin’s 3 yr old son Pio.  He was diagnosed with eye cancer on his left eye. He will undergo surgery tomorrow and treatment after.  Please pray for healing, strength, and financial provision.  Thank you.

Mar
20

Salvation

Please pray that God can help me not to lost my salvation and my job in the Administration Wing, so that I can continue to preach the gospel (Jesus crucified), sorry and thank you, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, A-Men.

Mar
18

None/Other

My cousin’s brother in law Jack, has some heart problems and recently fell. He was hospitalized, but has no health insurance. He is supposed to be off work one month, but due to finances he is going back in a week. I’m sorry I don’t have complete info or details, but basically he needs complete healing and financial provisions for the family. I do not think he is saved. His wife needs wisdom and strength.

Mar
18

None/Other

Beloved

Would you kindly pray for the salvation of a lady named Candy?
Thanks so much, you are richly blessed by God.

Mar
18

Healing

A friend of mine told me about Dakota Miller who lives out of state. He was shot and is seriously hurt. Please pray for his healing.

Mar
18

Praise Report

All my labs and testings including my mammogram came out normal.
Thanks be to God and thank you for all your prayers.

Mar
18

Other

My mother hurt my feelings so bad because of the decision she made when i was a kid and the problem is she is not even aware of it.When i finally told her, after so many years she is still clueless and will not not say sorry to me.That makes me even more upset and hurt and frustrated.Please help me pray to forgive my mother.God bless!