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. 

Dec
08

Salvation

For my sons Troy and Travis salvation and deliverance from addictions and bad habits , to find jobs, strong faith to become spiritual, Godly young men as I know they are, also my parents in ill health need prayer to get stronger if it’s the Lords will, my prayer is also for others thank you!

Dec
07

Financial

Please pray for God to send a buyer for our house. Praying it sells quickly.

Dec
07

Comfort

Prayers of peace and comfort are appreciated for Jesse Garth and his family during this difficult time of loss at Jackie’s passing this morning.
Before relocating to Florida, Jesse and Jackie were very active in ministry at Calvary Church. Thank you

Dec
05

Healing

I am scheduled for a nuclear stress test on Thursday Dec 7. I am still waiting for insurance to authorize the test. I am requesting prayer that the test would go well with no complications and clearly show whatever they need to see. I also would like to request prayer that the results of the test are good and show no problems and wisdom for the doctor I am following up with. Thank You!

Dec
05

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.

Dec
04

Healing

Please pray for my husband Mike. He was just diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, bone cancer. We are devastated and are trusting God for guidance for the right treatment, peace and healing.

Dec
04

Healing

I would like to request continued prayer for Robert Schwieger -member of Calvary church. The bladder cancer has spread and he is having a hard time getting into oncology at VA hospital.  He has not been able to receive care as of yet.  Please pray he gets to see Dr soon and God’s protection and healing over him.

Dec
04

Other

Please pray for Shelly and Alyssa who just found out they have heart problems. Please also pray for a financial breakthrough for my family and that we get the repairs needed on our home very quickly and affordable. Prayer for salvation, healing and deliverance for Julian, Amy, Ron, Danny, Justyna, Alisa, Tyler, Ray, Fredy, Chris and my mom. Pray that my daughter gets closer to God and is able to focus on school.
Bless you!

Dec
04

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.

Dec
03

Comfort

Hoping to get prayer over my marriage and my life, My husband has separated from our marriage and is with someone else. I feel he is lost and I don’t understand why this happened. Prayer for my marriage to be restored and with God between us. If this is what God has olanned for me then I pray I can let go and be strong.

Thank you

Dec
03

Other

Please pray for the restoration of my marriage. My husband would have a softened heart. That promises would be kept and we would be reunited very soon. That I could hold on to hope.

Dec
02

Comfort

Please pray for Angel Punzo’s family. He was only 23 and had an unexpected death this morning at 1:45 AM when struck by a vehicle after being in his own accident.

Dec
01

Other

My prayer is for today that Demetrius William Bluford passes the U.S. Consitution with a A,. I keep seeing a 98 %. And also passes his Chapter 5 Math with an A and Bible. Brings up science. In Jesus Naame.

Dec
01

Healing

Unable to take revenge.pray.

Nov
30

Healing

My brother’s younger daughter, Sharon is possessed. it seems my sister-in-law is also demon possessed. Many pastors’ have prayed for my niece. For some she seems to be fine but after some time she again tormented by evil. She starts crying and screams. Sometime before, devil was tormenting Sharon, and my mother was praying and she saw a muslim man in the vision. my sister-in-law is saying that my mother has done witchcraft. Please pray

Nov
29

Healing

Please pray for Holden Lemay, a 4 yr old, having surgery on Friday, Dec. 1, to repair a hole in his heart.

Nov
29

Other

Please pray for healing of side effects from Darlene’s medicine for seizures from previous brain tumor and guidance and favor for the correct neurologist.  And favor for Marlene.  Please pray for family salvation.  Thank you.

Nov
28

Salvation

Praying to Our Lord for my nephew, John Ziola’s salvation. He is in hospice, in so much pain and has had so much pain in his life.  I pray that Jesus has mercy on him and reveals the truth to his soul and reaches him.  Acts 16:31,  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved and thy house. Many in our family will also be fasting on Wed.

Nov
27

Other

Please pray for my family as we have a meeting tomorrow 11/28/2017 at 9:30 am with Souza and staff, praying that everything will be God centered, that we will be all equipped with the Holy Spirit, overflowing will love, compassion, grace and mercy. That all goes well, our requests be approved and ultimately to be delivered. Thank you for all your prayers and God bless you all!

Nov
27

Other

Please pray for C and R who lost their wife and mother.. and for the caretaker. Pray for comfort and peace and that God would provide for all their needs. Please pray for Julian, Maddie,  Amy, Ron, Danny, Alisa, Justyna, Benji, Ray, Kristen and Dee Dee for salvation, healing, deliverance, protection, and blessing. Please pray for my me that I would get closer to the Lord and he would give me strength.

Nov
27

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).

Nov
26

Healing

please pray for my daughter Marina, please pray that God would remove her sadness and heal her and protect her.

Nov
25

Salvation

Please pray for my salvation.

Nov
23

Healing

Please pray for Davida who has chronic pain in her pelvic area.

Nov
23

Financial

Pray that we are able to catch up on our mortgage payments. We have until December 15th to catch up or the bank will foreclose.

Nov
22

Healing

Prayer for my co-worker’s niece Katie.  She is having complications from brain surgery.  I ask for healing of those brain surgery complications and for all of the issues to resolve immediately.  Thank you.

Nov
21

Employment

Please pray for my daughter Esther Montanez in that she and her co-workers don’t get laid off.  This is due to the Cook County beverage tax.

My daughter is an internal affairs division she has her bachelors degree from Columbia and she is certified with the Cook County Sheriff’s.

Nov
21

Other

Please pray for Darlene - healing of brain thinking issues and side effects and for favor for her sister, Marlene, with her and for her good health.  And for family salvation.

Nov
21

Other

My Son is going through a legal battle in the court system and the case is going to trial in January 2018.  I want the prayer warriors to touch and agree with me, that in the name of JESUS, for vindication in this matter and a lesser charge be granted to my SON.  Also, that there be no jail time, that we have all monies needed to pay all attorney fees, and VICTORY in this court case in the NAME OF JESUS!!!!

Nov
20

Other

Please pray for my husband.  Please pray for him to learn, understand and practice gratitude.  He is self-centered, miserable and uncomfortable all of the time and nothing satisfies him or makes him happy for long.  Please pray that God will heal his heart and open his eyes.  Please also pray for me.  I need support and hope and encouragement.  Thank you.

Nov
20

Healing

Please pray God’s healing for Jackie Garth who is in hospice care at home in Florida after a courageous battle with breast cancer..  Pray for peace, comfort, strength and wisdom for Jesse and their daughters, Janae and Jennifer as well as their granddaughters.

Thanks much

Nov
19

Other

Please pray for complete restoration of my marriage. That our commication wokld inprove and the loviness return. That promises would be kept. That we would would be reunited as a family very soon. That I have the strength to keep fighting for my marriage and could keep negative thoughts away.

Nov
19

Direction/Wisdom

I am asking for prayer /help if you can refer me to a lawyer to help me get custody / adopt my 4 year old grandson who is in foster care. I need a dependency lawyer. The foster parents are trying to adopt him. Nobody I can find to help me in Arizona because I’m in Illinois. I feel lost. I need help and a miracle.
Thanks,  Susan

Nov
19

Other

Please pray that I may get back with my ex girlfriend, I love her from all my heart and care for her more than me. I really want her back but she failed to see the care and love , please pray that a miracle will happen in my life soon and that she comes back in my life

Nov
18

Healing

Please pray for my friend’s newborn son, Matthew who is in the NICU. He needs to start breathing on his own and his lungs are having trouble doing so. Please pray for complete healing! Please pray for his family too as they lift him up in prayer as well. Thank you!

Nov
18

Healing

My husband Robert is still recovering from the MRSA in his bones and blood from October, they had to discontinue the antibiotic immediately because it has caused his blood count to hit 6 and knocked out his immune system. He was going to be on them for 12 weeks but only got 4 weeks in. Prayers for healing, he is still home and very weak,

Nov
17

Financial

Please pray for me need help on my job having a hard time with my sales numbers. I need my job and need God’s favor. Please pray for my husband Percy Hale Jr to stay strong. Amen Thank you

Nov
17

Financial

Please pray for me need help on my job having a hard time with my sales numbers. I need my job and need God’s favor. Please pray for my husband Percy Hale Jr to stay strong. Amen Thank you

Nov
16

Healing

Please pray for our daughter Meghan. She will be having a microscopy to repair a herniated disk in her lower back tomorrow at noon.  We are believing for a successful surgery and speedy a recovery.  Thank You!

Nov
15

Comfort

I recently suffered a miscarriage. The pain and the loss are greater than anything I’ve experienced. Its overwhelming and repetedely breaks me each time i think im ok again. Also, my husband and I have tried since the miscarriage to conceive again. Everyone told us you’ll have more kids (instead of im sorry for your loss). And now we can’t even seem to do that, which makes the pain that much greater…

Nov
15

Comfort

Delores Andoe has requested prayers of strength and comfort. Bob, her husband of 48 years, is near death following many years of health issues.  They were former Calvary attenders before relocating to Alabama.
Thanks!

Nov
15

Employment

Prayer warriors, I ask for prayers during my unemployment period. I am actively searching for a great opportunity where I can be there long term and use my knowledge and skills to help others. Please pray for me to be blessed with the right opportunity. Thank you and God bless you!

Nov
15

Other

Please pray for Darlene for healing of mental decline and side effects from seizure medications from benign brain tumor since 2012 and guidance for the right neurologist and favor with her sister and for family salvation.  Thank you.

Nov
13

Other

Please pray for the protection of my friend Anya.. she accidentally gave out her private information and is worried that it can get her in trouble.

Nov
12

Healing

Please pray that the Lord will heal my back. I am in danger of losing my job because of it. Thank you very much for praying

Nov
11

Healing

While visiting Israel my Aunt Janis broke her leg. She needs surgery, but it cannot be performed in Israel, so she will need to be transported back to the U.S. on Tuesday. Please pray for relief from pain and complete healing of her leg.

Nov
09

Direction/Wisdom

Pray GOD Blesses 12 year old Derek Silva in JESUS Name. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.

Nov
09

Financial

Help me please, I have to make sales on the phone each day and having a hard time with my sales numbers I need my job. And please pray for my husband Percy Hale Jr to stay strong. Thank you

Nov
08

Other

Please pray for Darlene - for healing of side effects from drugs for seizure - and for guidance with the right doctors for her.  Also pray for Marlene for good health as her caregiver. Thank you.

Nov
07

Healing

Please pray for Robert Sweigert (member of Calvary Church).  Diagnosed with bladder cancer.  Now the cancer has spread to other areas of his body. Robert is very optimistic. His faith is in Our God, a God of miracles, our savior, provider and healer. Please pray God’s loving healing and provision over Robert. Please pray for direction, wisdom and knowledge of the medical providers treating him.  God is good.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Nov
07

Healing

My wife Paula had MRI and they found small tumor on her pituitary gland. Please pray for complete healing. God has given us an answer to multiple problems she has experienced. AMEN!

Nov
07

Salvation

I have committed a sin I am very ashamed of I can not sleep I regret it I pray god will forgive me and accept me as I am I wish to be better I wish to show the word of god to others I wish I never committed I ask for prayers for my soul

Nov
06

Healing

Please pray for Dave.. he is in intensive care with an infection. Please pray for salvation, healing and deliverance for him and his girlfriend.

Nov
06

Other

Please pray confidentially for all of the needs of our family. Some very serious. ( Health&financial ) Thanks

Nov
06

Direction/Wisdom

God provides for me a Godly wife

Nov
06

Praise Report

My husband’s immediate boss is still trying to hire-him as an employee. Her boss, who has been blocking him from becoming an employee, will be gone soon.  God has given my husband favor at this company for 3 separate-contracts over a period of 3-years. We really want him to work for this company and are praying for God’s providence. Please continue doing spiritual warfare for us. We DESPERATELY need the medical & 401k desperately.

Nov
06

Healing

Nicholas is a college student at ASU Tempe, AZ and has been sick almost constantly since July with flu-like symptoms (fatigue, fever).  He’s seen several Dr’s who can’t find a reason why he keeps getting so sick.

We would ask God to please heal Nick, and that the Holy Spirit fills us with his gifts of hope, peace, and joy through this difficult time.
Thank you.

Nov
06

Praise Report

Praise the Lord!!!  Things are moving in a positive direction with the legal business that concerns my mom’s property Deed. We are at the last lap and need your prayer with successfully making it to the finish line. Saints of God, thank you for your past prayers regarding this request. Please continue to pray for God’s grace and mercy in this matter.

Nov
06

Direction/Wisdom

My husband and I are in the process of completing an IRS audit of our personal income taxes.  Please pray that we are able to locate all of the requested documents that date years back.  We have already successfully completed their initial request, now we are providing additional requested information. We are struggling with finding all medical payments. Thank-you saints!!

Nov
05

Healing

I am currently having anxiety, nervousness, headaches, sadness etc. from weening off of anxiety meds. This is my second time in the past 3 wks, under doctor guidance trying to get off the meds and it is really messing with me! Trying to get back to stabilized before we try a different approach in afew weeks, but I am struggling much and would appreciate any prayers as God guides and knows what to do! Thankyou,

Nov
05

Other

Please pray that I will see my Dad again. He lives all the way in Australia and neither of us can afford to fly to eachother.