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. 

Feb
23

Healing

Please pray for the nephew of a close friend.  Zanny is 18 years old and is away at his freshman year of college.  His mom was just advised he is in a diabetic coma.  Please pray for healing and strength for the family.

Feb
22

Healing

I would like to ask for prayer for my daughter Laura. She is a wonderful Christian young lady but she is battling with anxiety attacks. Please pray that the Lord will deliver her from this soon. Thank you so very much for praying for her.

Feb
22

Healing

Request for healing for my brother Marwan Stanford.  He has shingles and is in a lot of pain.  I’d like for him to be healed and for the pain to stop immediately.  My brother is concerned that the pain may last for months.

Feb
22

Healing

Please pray for my salvation and healing. I have no faith and have lost my way. Pray I can get closer to God.

Feb
22

Healing

My mother is suffering from cancer in breast, lung, bone and brain.
Kindly pray for her.
Mother’s Name - Janak dulari Jaiswal
Age - 49 year

Feb
21

Healing

Continued prayers for Roberts kidneys, they are improving slowly but surely, Praise God. Still waiting for an appt for the heart failure doctor to see what the next step is for Roberts heart. Prayers that God will strengthen his heart muscle so it pumps efficiently for his body and the heart will be healed!

Feb
21

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.

Feb
19

Healing

Please pray for my health and suitable job opportunity for me.
I had been lookout for job .I had taken a break of about 5 years and i am not confident enough to attend interviews.While job is one thing standing as a mountain in front of me ,its health which is not cooperating with me.
Pray for these two things

Feb
19

Healing

Request for complete healing in the family.
Mother had undergone mastectomy last year and before she has recovered with the surgery ,she was diagnosed with initial stages of Parkison .
Please pray for complete healing for my mother Alice.She lives alone and she needs recovery from all these health issues.
She has suffered a lot in life.
She has acute pain in knees too.

Feb
18

Comfort

Please pray for comfort for my family and I in the death of my mother. It was so sudden and some family members are taking it harder than others. Let this help my unsaved family members draw closer to God in their time of grief. Thanks!

Feb
16

Healing

Robert had cardiac surgery on Tues. they found 2 blockages & put in stents but his heart/ muscle are damaged. Tonight we got a call that his kidney labs are very bad from the dye used in surgery,  he might be hospitalized tomorrow if they get worse overnight. We need a healing of his kidneys, more labs in the morning.

Feb
16

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.

Feb
15

Healing

From Estela and Ed: Prayer for complete healing needed for our niece Renata, who has a very low platelet count. The doctors are performing tests on her and so far they don’t know the cause. Also, please pray for strong faith and peace her parents, Luis and Pati.

Feb
14

Other

Gods will for a chain of churches to pick one day a week, to fast and pray , agree in prayer, Gods protection, to stop the gay parade in aurora, Illinois. Pray for their salvation. May God guide us to share the truth in love. And us believers to repent, ask for his grace. Holy Spirit help us.,in the name of Jesus.

Feb
14

Salvation

Prayer for our neighbor Andrew who is in the final stages of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). My husband shared the gospel and prayed with him last night, but his response to salvation was the same as it has been for the past 10 years: “I want to, but I just can’t.” Pray that in his final days/hours that he will accept the Lord.  He is leaving a wife and two young kids.

Feb
12

Healing

My husband Robert who has been sick for quite some time still, is having heart surgery tomorrow at Edward Hospital. Prayers for wisdom for the doctors and a healing to his heart. Thank you

Feb
12

Other

Keep my family and I in prayer my dad Clyde Crockett passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018.

Feb
11

None/Other

Please pray for Angie McKinney who was diagnosed with breast cancer last week.  She will go to see whats the plan of treatment on Wednesday.  Thank you.

Feb
11

Direction/Wisdom

My marriage, and for direction.

Feb
11

Salvation

Prayers for my friend Steph Skiles her deliverance from drugs and never touches them again her salvation that she becomes saved filled with the Holy Spirit god becomes the center of her life a unbreakable annoting on her life she becomes a light to others new godly minded friends her old friends dissapear forever a good job successful career peace that surpasses all understanding break all the curses and demonic strongholds assignments and influences

Feb
11

Other

Please pray for my mom,
She is disabled and has been laid off for about 4 months. She is having a very hard time finding a job due to her medical issues. She is about to run out of her unemployment. Please pray for salvation for her, and financial blessing.

Feb
11

Salvation

For Marcus: salvation and deliverance
Sexual debauchery, alcoholism, anger only focuses on money.

Feb
11

Healing

I have chronic pain from interstitial cystitis daily, and basically am home bound. Last night from coughing I blew my back out. I need healing, and some relief. I feel rejected by God. I’ve had this disease for 10 years now with the last 8 months being the worst.  It is getting so hard to even pray when your pain level daily is between 6 and 8. I am begging Jesus for help.

Feb
11

Healing

Please keep my dad Clyde Crockett. He’s back in icu as Edwards low pressure, low temperature blood counts are low

Feb
10

Other

Please pray for me to keep me focused towards God while i am waiting for him to bring me a mate. Please pray that God continues to use me and work on me until he brings this person into my life.

Feb
09

Praise Report

We were told my Mom’s identity and SS# had been stolen, and her tax return was being held by the IRS.
Today we found out it was all a mistake!!!!!!!
Thank you for praying
GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb
09

Healing

Pray for Jason, who has Lupus. and He found out he has Stage 4 terminal renal cancer. He has 3 children and he was told to tell them he has little time left with them.
Please pray

Feb
08

Praise Report

Praise the Lird God Almighty who hears cares and answers pray. Talked with my son Robert and daughter in law Kyra who saw a specialist today concerning their un born baby with kidney failure of right kidney. Well kidney is working ! Still has a issue which if I could remember the name of it I’d share. Yet a much out look. Continue to pray for complete healthy kidney. Thank you Jesus for your healingtouch.

Feb
08

Healing

  Our daughter’s father-in-law, Tom Hsiung, has been informed that he has liver failure and that the doctors cannot do anything more for him than make him more comfortable.  Tom has never acknowledged accepting Jesus as his Savior.

Feb
08

Other

Please pray for my mom,
She is sick and just found out someone has stolen her identity and social security number, she also has been laid off and is almost running out of her unemployment. She is taking care of me since I am disabled also. Please pray

Feb
08

Direction/Wisdom

I posted two days ago for the first time.  My daughter is still missing and doesn’t respond to phone calls, text messages or messenger.  She believes in Jesus and God but hasn’t allowed Jesus to be her Lord.  Please pray that she is safe and returns home.  Thank-you!

Both her dad and I are believers and have been so from children

Feb
07

Direction/Wisdom

My daughter, who was brought up in church, is missing. She has connected up with a guy, who is a felon, that steals and cons people. He is on coccaine and she is smoking weed and popping pills.  The police has a warrant out for his arrest, so they have ran away. She has never done anything like this before; she is 23. We will be filing a missing persons report tomorrow. Pray4UsSaints!!

Feb
07

Healing

Please pray that God would deliver me from depression and all the sickness and sorrow it’s caused me. It’s continual and I can’t seem to get free and I’ve had many issues in much of the counseling I’ve sought. Pray that I can find good Christian counseling for depression among leaders and brothers in Christ. Also pray that God would protect me from bad relationships (friendships or otherwise)

Feb
06

Healing

I have an MRI for my prostate scheduled for Wednesday 2/7. Pray for the results.

Feb
05

Comfort

Please pray for Taylor. She had her baby early at 24 weeks and he will be in the hospital for a long time. The father is in jail and she is very emotional and upset. Please pray she grows closer to God and relies on him for everything.

Feb
04

None/Other

Concentration camps of North Korea

Please pray for North Korea’s four types of people.

1) Pregnant women who fall on North Korean concentration camps, getting forced abortion by kicking,forced operation,by knives of guards,by type of Korean-seesaw,by forced labor,((forgive me horrible statement)) ;by posing longtime shape of ‘hands of clocks’, by forced injection (There also exist means of ‘smashing’ by lumber of guards)

2) And for her fetuses ,

3) And please pray for ‘disables,and disable babies’ ((For they are brought to ‘The 49th ward ’ killed and used as guinea pigs)).

And..

4) For small children,who are everyday suffering 12 hours hard labor,night beaten by adult prisoners,sleeping at a square meter toilet for they have no power,and eating mouse head remnant,for food rationing is only 300g corn by day.


(Lately because *these concentration camps are submitted to the UN Security Council (Also by looming of US bombing),Kim Jong-un can genocide people inside the concentration camps,so please pray that Kim Jong-un to stop genocide the people inside the camps)

Feb
03

Healing

Prayer for Stephen ( 40 + years old ) who has a scratched cornea that hasn’t responded to a week of treatment. After his 3rd visit to Wheaton Eye Clinic, he has been referred to a specialist at the Clinic on Monday. Pray that there is complete healing with no permanent issues to his eye/sight. Wisdom for the doctors to know how to treat this condition. Thank You!

Feb
02

None/Other

Please pray for healing and peace for Anya’s friend who is depressed and has anxiety and PTSD.. I’m sorry I don’t know her name but God knows who she is. Thank you!!

Feb
02

Comfort

Prayer and comfort for my cousin Kathy whose husband was put on hospice today.

Jan
29

Other

Asking The Holy Spirit for help & counsel, if there is a group for unequally yoked group. ( got saved after married) still married by grace for 39 yrs. thank u. God bless u & your family. Sister in Christ.

Jan
28

Healing

I tried to kill myself in November. Someone found me. I still cry every day. I’m so sad. Please pray for healing and relief from this suffering. I believe I’m under a spiritual attack. I was abused for most of my life. I don’t say this for anyone to feel sorry for me. Please pray that the flashbacks go away. I want to experience joy and God’s love.  Thank you all for praying for me.GodBless,Jean

Jan
28

Healing

for a stronger marriage and that family can get stronger and that job get better with time ,that we can get closer to god in our marriage and bring our self back to church .

Jan
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

Jan
26

None/Other

My father, Arturo Sr., had a bad fall on the ice and suffered a severe concussion.  Now he has damage to the optical nerves in his eyes. Pray for Divine healing & comfort.

Jan
26

Healing

God to bring healing of yet unborn grand baby they found out today that one kidney has growths and if continues they will have to remove it right after the birth . That parents Robert and kyra will grow to trust God at his word . Mother kyra is a nurse and she is very stress right now , not a believer . Pray Jesus shows her his love and power .

Jan
26

Direction/Wisdom

I am current on a visa H1B.  Our Green card processing is in progress.
1. Please pray that my spouse should start believing in Jesus.
2. It has been 6 years that I have been to India and met my father. Please pray that I should go for a vacation to India and come back with out anyvisaissues andcontinuemyjob.
3. Please pray that we should our get our Green card as soon as possible.

 

Jan
25

Healing

I am weening off anxiety medicine and am asking for prayer.  The last two times I tried, the withdrawal was tough. This medicine is not meant for long term, so I need to get off it. My doctor and I have prayed and feel God has guided us to a slow weening plan. Please pray however as the spirit leads. I really appreciate it and am grateful!

Jan
24

Employment

Please pray for a new job for my son Jace. He has a wife and family to support. Please pray for new job opportunities to open up and God’s favor.

Jan
24

Healing

We need prayer for healing & salvation.

Jan
24

Direction/Wisdom

I’m in consideration for a promotion at work and I need God’s wisdom on if this is direction that He wants me to go in. Please pray that God gives me wisdom and faith to go in the direction that He has planned for me.

Jan
24

Healing

I ask Jesus to bring to pass 2 Peter 3:10-13 & Revelation 16:18-21 now in Jesus Christ name I ask amen

Jan
23

Healing

Please pray that I am healed from lymes disease and viruses and that my son be healed from lyme disease.

Jan
23

Direction/Wisdom

Please pray for my son, who has lost his direction in school, socially, and suffers with mental illness. He has been in legal troubles due to his disobedience, turning to drugs and alcohol to self medicate his mental illness. Pray for guidance for us his parents and patience to get through this all.

Jan
22

Healing

I am requesting for prayer for the sister of a friend of mine. Roberta will be having surgery on Thursday of this week to remove a tumor in her right hand. Please pray for the doctors and everyone involved and that the surgery will be successful and that the tumor is benign.  Thank you.

Jan
22

Other

My husband is going through a major depression and ptsd. He filed for divorce. Please pray that he gets the help he so desperately needs. That he would get help and we could be a family again.

Jan
22

Direction/Wisdom

Please pray for God’s assistance, guidance and strength during the sale of my brother’s business, and for God to direct me in the right way to handle everything with his strength and guidance to get me thru the process.  Amen

Jan
22

Salvation

i ask you all these but I say thank you in advance because I trust everything is considered done in the beautiful name of your son Jesus!

Amén Gaby

Jan
21

Direction/Wisdom

Please pray for my family. We lost a baby in October and another a few days ago. This time it was minutes after my husband told me he has been unfaithful. Please pray that I have wisdom to know what to do and strength to carry on through these trials.

Jan
21

Healing

Urgent -please pray for Kelly G.  She needs a miracle in her body, healing from cancer.  She is 24 years old.  She is a servant of God.

Jan
21

Direction/Wisdom

Our twins have autism & attend a special ed program through our school district.  They are struggling in school & found out disciplinary actions are being used without our knowledge. Past two years have been an exhausting battle w the school to get changes to program.  I have mediation & due process mtgs with the District this week.  Jesus make a way! Help me to trust in El Roi and let it go!

Jan
21

Healing

Family friend, Bob, has Extensive Lung Cancer. Pray that radiation shrinks tumor this week and he can then return to his hometown (2.5 hours away) to begin chemotherapy.  Pray for transportation team and process of transporting him to his hometown.  Pray for his wife and two children as they go through this process.

Jan
21

None/Other

request to work together and help the community grow spiritually and helping the needy like orphans, old ages, widows, widowers and vulnerable people

Jan
19

Healing

Please pray for healing for our daughter, Cathy Jean.  She is recovering from a vein bleed in her head that occurred Tuesday.  She is now in Northwestern Hospital for 10-14 days as the blood is drained from the cranial cavity.  She still has periodic headache pain, but it is being better managed now.  She is sitting up, walking, and eating some now.  Please pray for a complete recovery.  Thanks,

Jan
19

Healing

Please say a prayer for my Dad Leman Brock for healing.  He was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent some additional testing to see if it spread.  We receive those results today.  Agree with me for his healing but if this is a road we have to travel, pray that the Lord comforts us and gives us strength.  We pray all things in the mighty Name of Jesus.  Amen.

Jan
18

Other

Pray for peace for our country .. China and N Korea preparing for WW3..look online tru news China had 2.2 million soldiers..

Jan
18

Healing

Please continue to keep my dad in prayer he was admired on January 5 had low heart rate low blood pressure and low temp he had a pacemaker installed last Wednesday and came home Tuesday and had bleeding in his urine with servere pain and was readmitted yesterday Dads going for another procedure cystoscope, clot evacuation at 12

Jan
18

Healing

Please pray for my sister-in-law Amy.  She is having complications with her pregnancy and may go into labor early.  She would like for her baby boy to not be born any sooner than February 7th.  Pray that this situation will draw her and my brother Mike closer to the Lord.  Thank you.