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Prayer Groups

Prayer Groups

Shield of Psalm 91 Prayer Group
We are working to identify people willing to lift up prayer requests three times a week during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prayer requests will be sent over email. If you’d like to join this team of prayer warriors, contact Cindy Marrell at ext. 5997

Meets Every Other Month
(see calendar f
or dates)
Contact: Susan Sorensen

Gather for inspiration and prayer as we take steps of faith into our neighborhoods, workplaces, families and friend groups with outreach Bible Studies.

Boiler Room Prayer
Sundays | 8:50-11:50am | Rm 222 (Behind Sanctuary)
Contact: Cindy Marrell at ext. 5997

Pray over every aspect of the service as the Holy Spirit leads, assisted by a request sheet composed by staff. Open to all, come and go as able.

Elder Prayer
First Tuesday | 6:15-7:15pm
Contact: Cindy Marrell at ext. 5997

The elders meet to pray over individuals in the Chapel area. You are welcome to come unannounced, but it is helpful to contact Cindy at ext. 5997 to so she can put you on the schedule.

Elder Prayer Support
First Tuesday | 6:15-8:00pm
Contact: Cindy Marrell at ext. 5997

Pray for the elders and women who pray over individuals coming for healing prayer. Please contact Cindy prior to attending.

Fifth through Eighth Grade Parent Prayer Gathering
January 22, February 12, March 18, April 15 | 6:00-6:30pm | Room 222

Want to pray for our ministry, leaders, volunteers and students? We gather once a month to pray together. For more information, or to receive prayer requests by email, contact Vicka Mangione.

Grand Awakening
First Thursday | 7:00-8:30pm | Rm 252
Contact: Randy Hekman

This is an exciting prayer gathering where we invite many West Michigan churches to join us in praying for revival of The Church of West Michigan leading to a great spiritual awakening that brings thousands to saving faith in Jesus Christ.

Intercessors / Prayer Chain
Wednesdays | 6:45-8:00pm | Room 212
Contact: Cindy Marrell at ext. 5997

Open to anyone interested in praying for Calvary Church, its congregation, pastors, staff, volunteers and programming. Meet weekly to pray over emailed requests. Submit requests to Cindy.

Third Monday Missionary Prayer
Third Monday | 11:30am-12:30pm | Room 114
Contact: Susan Mangione

Join us to hear updates and pray for our missionaries around the world. Bring your lunch.

Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Fourth Sunday | 10:15-10:40am | Room 115
Contact: Jane Chamberlain

Pray for our brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering for their faith. Register for our prayer list and join us between services once a month.

Prayer Room
Sunday Mornings

Intercessors available to pray one on one with individuals after or during Sunday morning services in the Prayer Room.

Pre-Service Prayer
Sundays | 8:30-8:50am | Room 255 (West End)
Contact: Arlene Timmer

Come pray with the morning’s teaching pastor that God would bless our morning services. All are encouraged to join.

Sanctuary Prayer Covering
Sundays | 8:00-8:25am | Sanctuary
Contact: Cindy Marrell at ext. 5997

Prayer walk through the Sanctuary before services.

UNITED: High School Parents Prayer
Second Sunday | 6:00-6:30pm | Prayer Room  (Sept.-May) 
Contact: Paula Kerr

Pray through requests given by Josh Karhan, for the ministry as a whole, and for the students. Informal, come and go as needed, no sign up necessary.

Prayer Email Newsletters

Affordable Housing Ministry Prayer
Twice Monthly Emails
Contact: Natalie Uecker

Pray for volunteers as they renovate mobile homes for families without housing. Pray for family to receive home.

Forever Hope Adoption & Foster Care
Twice Monthly
Contact: Sheri Schmidt

Pray for families at Calvary who are adopting, fostering and providing respite care, that we become a more hospitable and merciful church. Requests emailed.

Generations at Prayer
Weekly Email
Contact:  Lynda Freeman

One of the most important and powerful things we are able to do as grandparents is pray for our family. Requests are shared along with prayer tips.

International Ministry
Once Monthly
Contact: Lou DeGraaf

An email is sent out twice a month to a group who has committed to pray for this ministry primarily serving the Korean community residing in Grand Rapids but also extends to other Internationals living in the area.

Jerusalem Project Prayer Team
Monthly emails
Contact: Brenda Ely

Join us in praying for our current Church Strengthening Projects, our Church Plants and our Resident Training Program. Requests emailed.

Neighbors International
First Week Each Month
Contact: Sonja Yeates

Neighbor’s International is Calvary’s international college student ministry. Join us by receiving specific prayer requests the first week of each month for the students and also Friendship Families.

Prison Ministry
Twice Monthly
Contact: Lou DeGraaf

An email is sent out twice a month to a group who has committed to pray for this ministry.

Pastor Jim’s Prayer Partners
Contact: Kristen White

People on this team agree to pray daily for the Samras and for the church. Jim emails out requests throughout the week.

Saturday Night Prayer Team
Saturday Nights
Contact: Amber Koster

Team members pray on their own for a half-hour shift from 8:00pm-8:00am every Saturday night with a minimum one-year commitment. Participants specifically pray for Pastor Jim, his family, and the Sunday services. Prayer guides and the order of service are provided.

Pastors’ Prayer Partners
Sundays | One Service Monthly
Contact: Arlene Timmer

Receive weekly updates from the Pastoral Staff via email or postal mail. Your role is to pray with a team of prayer warriors during one service a month and pray in your own home regularly for their requests.

Refugee Ministry
Contact: Marv Snedeker

An email is sent out twice a month to a group who has committed to pray for this ministry.

Special Needs Ministry

Contact: Judi Warner

Receive bi-weekly reminders to pray that Calvary Church would be merciful and hospitable. Prayer participants are encouraged to share stories/observations of mercy and hospitality in action.

Widows Ministry
Contact: Courtney Hoekwater

An email is sent out monthly to a group who has committed to pray for this ministry.

West Michigan Prays
Monthly on the 14th for 30 Minutes
Contact: Cindy Hammond 

West Michigan Prays is for unity and spiritual awakening/revival. Churches are combining to cover our region 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calvary Church needs to cover 48 half-hour periods on the 14th of the month. Requests mailed monthly.