Prayer requests are posted for three weeks, then removed for more current needs. If your situation changes and you have an update, or your situation requires continued prayer, please notify us so that we can keep the body informed.

Prayer for Supplication:

2/23/21

Please pray for our church. Continue to pray for Grace Canfield and her family, and for Bob Ooms as he recuperates from heart bypass surgery. Bob has been in the hospital and ER five times this month due to fluctuating blood pressure and other complications. Bob will see the cardiologist tomorrow. Please ask for wisdom for the doctor in determining a course of action that will stabilize Bob’s condition and return him to good health. Also pray for peace and strength for Bob and Diane

2/23/21

With sorrowful hearts we inform you of Bill Cook’s passing this morning. Bill, who turned 95 on January 18, was a longtime member of our church. His daughter, Carolyn, said Bill died peacefully, knowing where he was headed—into the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ, alongside his beloved wife, Marilyn, who preceded him. The family plans to hold a memorial service in the spring. Please join us in praying for God’s peace to encircle the Cook family, even as we thank the Lord for the faithful life and inspiring legacy of our dear brother. 

Prayer for Our Sick:

2/24/21

Please pray for Mary Olds.  She received test results from her doctor indicating that without a transplant her odds are not good, and has a 50 percent chance of dying in a year. She will need to have some additional tests.  Please pray for these tests, and the wisdom and discernment as to how she should proceed. Join us also in praying for her fortitude as she is trusts in God.  

2/22/21

Please pray for Heather Roper, Karen Sawyer’s mother.  Heather has taken multiple falls.  This last fall she broke her wrist and will likely need surgery. Please pray that the physicians will be able to determine the cause of these falls and her continued weakness.  Pray for the necessary procedures and tests Heather will undergo, and for quick healing, stability, and strength.  

2/22/21

Please pray for Catharine Zelonis.  Her second opinion diagnosis is Vestibular Migraine Disease. A new series of tests have been ordered. Prior to testing Cath is prohibited in taking any of the medicines which help control the debilitating symptoms. We will then see a neurologist for further diagnosis and hopefully a pathway to treatment and healing. Currently Cath is not able to work. Thank you for your prayers.

2/12/21

Please pray for Scott Scherrer’s 93 year old mother Helen as she suffered a likely mini stroke on Wednesday. She went to the emergency room and was kept overnight. She came home Thursday with a heart monitor-doctor wanted to figure out why the event occurred. Today she experienced dizziness and went back to the hospital by ambulance. Pray that the monitor readings will explain what happened, that she will not experience more problems, and the mini stroke will not repeat.

Prayer for Our City, State & Nation:

2/23/21

Pray for our City. Ask God to open up the city safely and for our neighbors to be aware of their spiritual hunger. May Naperville’s churches be ready to welcome them with the love of Christ.

2/23/21

Pray for our State. Gov. Pritzker has just signed a controversial criminal justice reform bill into law. May our state protect all who are suspected of crimes from police misconduct while enabling officers to do their jobs justly, safely, and compassionately. 

2/23/21

Please pray for our Nation. Pray for Texans to recover from the recent frigid weather, power outages, lack of safe drinking water, and extensive home damage. May the state’s churches shine in this hour of need.

Prayer for Our World:

2/23/21

Pray for our world. After claiming for months that COVID-19 had been defeated by prayer, Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli, has now admitted that the country of 60 million has a coronavirus problem. Tanzania has not updated its coronavirus infection data since April. The admission comes after several prominent government officials have died. Over half of the country is said to be Christian, including 18 percent evangelical.