Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His name, He hears us, and if we know that He hears us, we know we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. –I John 5:14-15
Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still. – E.M. Bounds
Prayer—informed and inspired by the Holy Spirit—remains the most powerful weapon in a Christian’s arsenal, the most productive investment of time and energy we can make and the most efficient path to spiritual maturity we can take.
That’s why everything we do in ministry at Calvary Boise is rooted and grounded in conversations with Christ. It’s also why we encourage every church family member to take personal prayer seriously. Everyone has needs. God has solutions. He tells us to ask—for our own sakes and the benefit of others. So, we eagerly receive prayer requests and are privileged to come together in intercession—praying for others, reflecting the selfless, heart of Christ.
Every believer is meant to intercede on behalf of the people God loves and the world we all share. We make intercession easy for you with these options for individual and communal prayer:
INTERCEDE AT HOME, OR WHEREVER YOU ROAM:
• 24-HOUR PRAYER TEAM: Everyone on this team commits to praying for our church for a specific 15-minute time span every day. This can take place anywhere. Most time slots have at least two prayer warriors so if something comes up and you’re unable to make your commitment no judgment. There’s a strong possibility that once you start this discipline you won’t want to miss a minute with the Lord. Members of this team also receive emails almost every day with the specific needs of other church family members. Because we partner in this effort with our brothers and sisters in India our time slots run from 6 am until 6 pm. (It’s daytime in India when we are sleeping so they cover the remaining time periods during their waking hours.) 24 Hour Prayer Team Sign Up
• CHURCH FAMILY TASK FORCE: Members of this team do not commit to a specific time of day but typically do pray daily for the needs of the church. Each morning (right around midnight) they receive an email with a brief scripture, a timeless devotional by a leader of the faith (Oswald Chambers, Andrew Murray, etc.) and the daily prayer requests from our church family here and on the global mission field. These requests are also posted on this Website under the Connect Tab on the Home Page To receive daily emails click here:. Church Family Prayer Task Force Sign Up
• THE SEND HOPE TASK FORCE: Members of this team offer prayers in support of outreach efforts in India. Most months we receive specific prayer requests from the 47 active missions including churches, after-school programs for slum children, leper colonies, Bible Colleges, Homes of Hope for orphans—including ones dedicated to caring for kids affected by AIDS/HIV and the staff members who makes it all possible. Send Hope Prayer Team Sign Up
• GLOBAL MISSIONS PRAYER TEAM: This group receives a weekly newsletter with prayer requests, updates and images from the 17 missions we support aside from the work in India. These exist in Canada, Mexico, Romania, Germany, Slovenia and Sierra Leone. To receive emails send a request to Global Missions Prayer Team Sign Up
• WOMEN WARRIORS OF PRAYER: These women receive periodic prayer requests from other women in the church family. They also commit to praying ten minutes each day for the specific needs of the Women’s Ministry. To join Women's Prayer Team Sign Up
• MEN’S PRAYER GROUP: These men receive weekly emails with daily prayer focus suggestions to help them systematically pray for the needs of the Men’s Ministry. Men's Prayer Team Sign Up
INTERCEDE DURING WORSHIP SERVICES:
• Teams of two or more prayer warriors meet in the prayer room during each worship service to pray for the Holy Spirit’s divine intervention and leading in all that is taking place in the sanctuary. All are welcome, to make an ongoing commitment email firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERCEDE WITH OTHERS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK:
There are many opportunities to gather with other members of the church family. These are open meetings and there is no need to sign up. Just come and seek God.
• The Prayer Room is open each weekday morning at 6:30 and remains available for open-prayer until 8:30.
• The Prayer Room is also available from noon until 1:00 pm for open prayer.
• A noon-hour prayer meeting is held each weekday, downtown in the Upper Room of the District Coffee Shop, the corner of 10th and Main. It lasts until 1 pm.
• Military Prayer is held on Monday nights at 7 pm. A dedicated team gathers in the Prayer Room to lift up the needs of servicemen and women. Everyone is welcome to join.
• Pray for Global Missions occurs on Thursday nights at 6:30. This group gathers in the Boise Calvary West Cry Room to pray specifically for workers in places other than India. They also FaceTime missionaries to personally encourage their work and get a first-hand update on adventures in the mission field.
• Monday mornings at 8:30 everyone is welcome to meet in the Calvary Chapel lobby to join a campus prayer walk seeking God’s will in all that happens at church during the upcoming week
• Friday mornings at 8:30 all are encouraged to join a team that prays over every chair in the sanctuary and balcony to seek God’s perfect will and the presence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of all who will attend the weekend services. Prayer is also offered over the pulpit and the worship area. (It takes about a half hour to an hour depending upon how many prayer warriors participate.)