praying together

Calvary Church endeavors to be a people who connect with God and each other through prayer. Our Prayer Ministry purposes to involve all people in personal and group prayer for the needs at Calvary.

We believe that personal intimacy with God our Savior in prayer is the privilege and responsibility of every believer. We must live our lives through prayer and trusting God.

Praises & Prayer Requests

· Submit your praise or prayer request online

· Send an email to to let us know of your praises and prayer requests. Please include in your email if you would like this to be sent to the prayer team or if you would like it to just be for the staff at Calvary.

· You can use "The Card" (located in the seat racks in the Worship Center) to write your prayer requests. Turn yours in during the Sunday morning services or to the Church office during the week so that we can join with you in lifting your prayer needs before the Lord.

· You may also call the church at 714-973-4800 and dial 0 for the operator with your prayer request(s).

· "Praying For Our Calvary Family" is a publication designed to encourage our staff and elders to pray for specific needs. If you would like to receive this list of prayer requests, please email us at


Opportunities to Pray Together

National Day of Prayer | 1st Thursday in May

- Prayer Space | 6:00 am - 6:00 pm | Chapel

Come connect with God, lifting up our community, our nation and our church. Samsvick Chapel will be open on Thursday, May 2nd from 6:00 am—6:00 pm as a simple, sacred space dedicated for prayer with interactive prayer stations and an available prayer guide.

Prayer Gathering | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Join us on Thursday, May 2nd in the Worship Center Lobby for a prayer gathering from 7:00-8:00pm as we pray together for our community and nation.

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Worship Center Prayer Room

Come Sunday morning to pray before each service for God's presence and leading in our services and ministries. All are welcome!

Prayer Points - Sunday Worship Services
There are opportunities each Sunday at the end of each worship service, to meet with others for prayer. If you would like to serve at the Prayer Points, contact Ron Rogalski at  

Prayer Counseling Appointments
If you would like someone to pray with you for healing from past wounds or to overcome obstacles or patterns that are keeping you from growing in your faith, set up an appointment to pray with someone at

Prayer Meetings
"Praying for Our Calvary Family" - Each Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the Library. All are welcome.

“Vision for Northeast Asia” Club - Meets on the second Monday of each month in Room D-4 from 7:00-8:30 pm.  Join them for a time of sharing and praying for the unreached places in Asia. 

Military Ministry Prayer Gathering: Join us on Sunday, November 11 at 10:45 am in the Reach Office W-220 (upstairs on the north end of the Worship Center). Pray for Calvary family and friends currently serving in the military. calvarylife.org/military

LifeGroups are ongoing, small group communities, guided by trained leaders, in which we can more intimately connect with God and others through prayer and fellowship, grow in our faith through God’s Word, and reach others through service and outreach opportunities. Find out more about LifeGroups

Calvary Home Prayer Life
We encourage growth within your family at home through a daily time of prayer together. You may also start a new home prayer group! Remember to pray for your church family, pastors, elders, missionaries and specific church ministry and family needs. Also, pray for the leaders of our country, local, state and federal officials.


Here are two prayers I ask you to commit to as part of our ongoing pursuit for each one at Calvary to reach one person they know with the good news of Jesus:

10:02 Prayer

Get your phone out and set an alarm for 10:02. Then pray Luke 10:2 where Jesus said, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." Let's all ask God to send workers from Calvary to share the gospel and reap the harvest that He has prepared. We can also pray for our global missionaries and even for the organization Greater Europe Mission (since this is where I got the idea).

CHOW Prayer

As you pray at 10:02, also ask God to give you Courage, Heart, Opportunities, and Words to Say. We need boldness, love, chances to share and then the right words to say as we follow the Spirit’s leading.

Please commit to pray these prayers EVERY DAY with me at 10:02 am. Our staff and elders are already doing this. I would love to hear a host of alarms going off all around our community every day because we are all committed to this. God hears our prayers and will answer them as we cry out to Him with all our hearts.

May the Lord bless you and keep you,

Eric Wakeling
Senior Pastor

“May Your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord,
even as we put our hope in You.” 
Psalm 33:22