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. 

Jun
21

Healing

Please pray for my brother Gordy who is in Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. He has sepsis (infection in bloodstream) and his fever keeps going up and down. They are working to determine which bacteria to target and have identified one so far. Please pray that his organs will not be affected and the infection will be eliminated, as well as for peace and provision.

Jun
20

Healing

I ask for prayer for one of my best and dearest friends,Theresa Wayne, and her husband, John, who is in ICU at Hines VA. Hospital.

Jun
20

Healing

I received a prayer request -
Please pray for Victoria Poelman for healing and wisdom for the doctors in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.
She is in Good Samaritan Hospital

Jun
20

Other

Please pray for Darlene for the right direction for a neurologist and also regarding a possible lawsuit. Thank you.

Jun
20

Other

Please pray for Henry that his bad tenants who need to move this weekend will do so peacefully and not cause any harm to the property or to him. Pray that they are lead to the place that they need to be. Thank you.

Jun
19

Healing

Please pray for healing for Fred Jordan.  He is in Bolingbrook Hospital with a lung infection.

Jun
19

Comfort

Pray for Pete Moore’s family who lost his son Pete Moore, Jr. who was killed in a tragic ATV accident on Father’s Day.

Jun
18

Healing

Nehemiah, A Chinese 13 year old boy, has been approved for adoption by a US Christian family (THANK GOD!) but has kidney issues and may need a transplant.

Jun
14

Healing

My friend’s Dad: He was diagnosed with Leukemia and is in very serious condition.

My friend needs the Lord’s provision in every way.

Jun
13

Other

Please pray for Jenny that her son’s father stop with all his lawsuits against her, (she won sole custody of their son), and he keeps harassing her and causing her to spend money on lawsuits.  Thank you.

Jun
13

Other

Please pray for Henry’s bad tenants, who are being evicted on June 24th, that they are lead to the right place for lodging and their life circumstances.  Pray for Henry’s protection. Thank you.

Jun
12

Healing

My 92-year-old mother, Rita Gamez, who lives in northeast Iowa, is very weak from congestive heart failure.  We ask for healing, but also need guidance and direction in determining how to care for her.  She would like to live at home, but needs round-the-clock care that is very difficult for the family to provide on its own.  Pray also that Rita, who a faithful prayer warrior, would know the peace of God right now.

Jun
12

Financial

Please pray for me difficulties on my job having a hard time with my sales numbers. I need my job and would like to keep it. Please pray for my husband Percy Hale jr for peace of mind. Thank you

Jun
11

Healing

Requesting continued prayers for Angie McKinney whom was diagnosed with Stage 3 invasive breast cancer.  She’s unable to have needed mastectomy now because she needs chemo.  WBCs keep going low, then she has to hold off on chemo.  Please pray God open the eyes of her heart and reveal himself to her.  Thank you prayer warriors and bless you.

Jun
11

Comfort

Please pray for comfort and peace for my husband Alex Cosma and our family as God is preparing to go home to heaven. Give him mercy and a painless exit from this world into God’s glory.

Jun
09

Salvation

Not to lost my job in the Administration Wing to preach the gospel.

Jun
09

Healing

Pray for my mom Diana Colbert. She is in the hospital recovering from a gallbladder and pancreas infection. Will also be recovering from surgery on Monday.

Jun
07

Healing

Please pray for Etta Brinson of Somerset, KY for healing of lung cancer

Jun
07

Healing

Please pray for God’s will for my father, Richard Hlava. He’s in Edward Hospital critically ill, heart, lungs and kidneys shutting down with no known cause.

Jun
06

Healing

Please pray for my friend’s father who was just diagnosed with Leukemia. He was admitted to the hospital and the Dr’s are running tests to determine the stage.

Jun
06

Healing

A friend has asked for prayer for Mr Leslie Clark who is having bypass surgery on Friday Jun 8. I do not know any other information about him. Not sure if he is saved. Please pray for successful surgery, wisdom for doctors, quick healing and peace for him and his family. Thank You!

Jun
06

Healing

Please continue to pray for Darlene’s healing from bad side effects from her seizure medicine.  Thank you.

Jun
06

Other

Please pray that the tenants that are being evicted from Henry’s home are guided to the right place for them and their future. Pray for Henry’s protection.  They need to be out by June 24th. Thank you.

Jun
03

Other

Hello brother and sister

Please pray for my child. He is suffer from low platelets count. Last one week we are in hospital. Till now doctor can’t identify problem. Please pray for my son to recover early. Give strength to doctors identify problem..Amen..Jesus Christ

Regards

Jun
01

Direction/Wisdom

God bless me with a wife

May
31

Healing

Please pray for my nephew, he was shot in the abdomen last night and is in critical condition.  He lost a lot of blood and is not stable.

May
30

Other

Please pray for favor for Darlene with a new doctor and treatment - re seizures and side effects. Thank you.

May
30

Other

Thanks to God and those that prayed for Henry - who won his court case to evict bad tenants.  They need to be off the property by June 24.  Please pray that they will find a good place to live that is right for them and their situation. Thank you.

May
30

None/Other

Please pray for my house to sell quickly, that God will bring us a buyer.
Please pray for Terri, that she will heal from her sadness from her relationship ending. Pray for her to get a new job where she is appreciated and treated better.

May
30

Healing

friend- having Electroconvulsive therapy this week for the first time for bi-polar disorder. medication is no longer working. she is going through so much suffering, please pray God would heal her.

another friend- Brain cancer, he has two small children and a wife

May
29

Other

For my mom,
She needs employment, has medical issues, stress from my Grandmother being sick, needs financial provision, providing for a chronically ill, adult child. I believe she accepted Christ many years ago, but there seems to be a lot of anger towards him.

May
29

None/Other

Please pray for our nephew, Dan, who is in the hospital with high fever and vertigo, The doctors have not found out what is causing this yet, so please pray for healing and for wisdom for the doctors to know how to treat him. Dan is married and the father of three girls, so please pray for them also as they are very concerned about him.

May
28

Financial

Prayer for finances for a dear friend, Ruth who is struggling.

May
25

Healing

Pray for my grandpa and my father. I have faith that they will be healed from all sickness. My grandpa has cancer in his pancreas and they found a tumor on my dads prostate. Pray for the tumor to be gone and for any else be cleared from his body and for my grandpa to live longer !

May
25

Other

Please pray for Katie for God’s blessing and guidance for her future and protection as she graduates high school and goes to college.  Also for Charlie for God to bless his future.  Thank you.

May
25

Other

Thank you for praying and Praise God that the Court has ruled in favor of Henry and given his tenants 30 days to leave the property.  Pray that they find the right help/place for them. Thanks.

May
23

Other

Please pray for Darlene, for healing from the psychotic side effects of her seizure medicine from a previous brain tumor, and success with the right doctor and guidance for her.

May
23

Other

Please pray for Henry, who has a court date/trial on Thursday May 24th, for success and the court’s favor in evicting bad tenants, and for his protection from them.  Thank you.

May
22

Other

Please pray for my brother Canaan who is facing many challenges: financial (owes a lot of tax), employment (seeking a new job or contract opportunity), relationship (with his current girlfriend). He needs direction and wisdom as to what he should do. He is also in ministry and I pray that he will continue to be strong and trust in the Lord.

May
21

Other

My son is 16 and I had to take him to the ER yesterday for substance abuse. We are seeking mental health support of course, but I am very fearful he will hurt himself or take his life.
Please pray for him and our family. He has two sisters that are also torn apart by this. Thank you with all my heart.

May
16

Healing

Please Pray for Tom Clemmons who is going thru chemo;  strength, comfort, courage, healing and doctors wisdom

Please Pray for Annie who is starting radiation treatments; strength, healing, courage, comfort, financial help & guidance,

May
16

Praise Report

Praise God and thank you for your prayers for Darlene, who was suffering from pneumonia and was allergic to the antibiotics they were giving her.  After 2 weeks of medicine of anti-allergic medicine every 4 hours, it worked to keep the reactions under control enough to be helpful to help with the pneumonia.

May
16

Praise Report

Praise God and thank you for the prayers for Rob, whose test proved not to be cancer.

May
16

Healing

Pray for my Mother (Shirley Steck). An MRI revealed a mass on her spine that is causing her a lot of pain. Pray for pain relief and that this mass can be treated or removed with a full recovery.

May
15

Employment

Please pray that God will open up a door to a new job for me. I am a special educator and would gladly accept a teaching and/or administrator position in special education. I have had several successful interviews, but no offers. I am starting to wonder if God is closing the door to this career path. It is hard to stay encouraged. I just need God to show me what His will is for me.

May
15

Other

The enemy keeps telling me that God isn’t real and that he wont help me. I need a miracle by June 1 for my house purchase. I want to believe that God will do it. I lost 2 babies last year and the enemy keeps reminding me that God did nothing about it. I prayed for this house. I cant lose it. I need a 30K miracle and im trying to believe God for it…

May
15

Financial

My husband and I were waiting on IRS money to buy our 1st home. The close date is June1 but we just found out we wont get the money we were expecting. We are short 30K and our current landlord will not renew our lease. On June 1, my family of 5 will be homeless if we cant get the money to close. I’m all out of tears & prayers… :(

May
14

Healing

Please continue praying for my son James Todd, he suffered a stroke In utero and 1/3 of his left side of the brain has been damaged. Pray for my husband Todd to become a believer in Christ. At the moment there are no signs that James will be affected by his stroke. He is developing great! Thank you! God is good!

May
13

Healing

Jose Ocasio (cousin in Puerto Rico)) was just diagnosed with cancer in the last few weeks. He is undergoing chemo to prepare for surgery. Please pray for healing & strength for the family as he embarks on this journey. Thank you in advance for your prayer support!

May
13

Salvation

Please pray for God to intervene and rule over David & Olivia’s lives. Defeat the works of the darkness: lead them not into temptation, deliver them from evil. Let God’s will prevail.  Also, save these teenagers: Dylan, Andy, Olivia, David, Sabastian, Spencer.
Lam. 3:22 - It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed because HIS compassion fails not.
Thank you.

May
13

Healing

I am being spoiled& confused.help????

May
11

Healing

Pray for John M. He is having surgery on Friday May 18th. Thank you in advance for your prayers.

May
10

Financial

Help me please having a hard time with my sales numbers. I need my job, I need Jesus favor over my Life. Please pray for my husband Percy Hale jr. Help me please. God’s Blessing to you

May
09

Healing

prayer needed for my friends:
husband- brain cancer, has smaller children, terrible financial distress for this family
Wife- very ill with a chronic condition, had to go on short term disability with work again, could potentially lose job, many meds tried, not working, feels very hopless, no other family support,
children-battling illness also
Desperate need for Jesus intervention in every way

May
09

Healing

I’m been going through hard financial times and dealing with grief. My mom passed 7 years ago still feel lost in my heart. I have been alot need strength to continue to fight.

May
09

Healing

Saraí—11-yrs old. Born with a White blood cell disease that cause tumors. She got better but recently when the DR reviewed her he found tumors again in her head. please pray for complete healing.

Yamilet—11-yr old. Has juvenile arthritis and she is in great pain, the DR are looking for a solution. Pray for wisdom & complete healing.

May
08

Healing

Our 4 year old grand daughter is in the hospital.  Her appendix ruptured. Please pray for her healing, and strength for her Mom and Dad and our family.

Thank you

May
04

Praise Report

I want to thank all the people who prayed for me when I had a hysterectomy last Friday. The surgery
was successful and God is giving me more strength every day. He gave me complete peace from the time I got to the hospital until I left the hospital. I talked to one of the nurses my testimony about putting complete trust in the Lord. She had been telling me how worried she was about her daughter going off to college. All of a sudden, she said I am not worrying now! I know God was there and it blessed both of us.