As believers in Jesus Christ, we are called to a personal relationship with Him. Because of this relationship, we are compelled to pray. Jesus said in Matthew 21:13, “My house shall be called a house of prayer…” If prayer is not found here at Calvary Chapel, let’s be honest and close our doors because we’ve become a business and are operating without a business license. Luke 18:1 encourages each of us to pray, “Men always ought to pray and not lose heart.”
There are many opportunities to receive prayer. We encourage you to fill out and submit your prayer requests in the offering basket on Sunday, request prayer from a pastor or leader, or seek prayer from a spiritually mature Christian. There is always a pastor or leader who would be privileged to pray with you following service times. They will share scripture with you and can help with your decision for Jesus, assurance of salvation or other issues that you need prayer for. If you are in need of prayer during the week, or would like to speak with a Pastor, please call the church office at (661) 513-9918.
You are invited to join others in prayer every Sunday morning at 8:00 am. The men of the church also meet for prayer every Sunday following service at 11:15 am. These times offer opportunities to receive prayer and to pray for the needs of our church, our neighbors and our world community. In addition, we pray as a group for the week’s prayer requests during Bible Studies, and urgent needs may be given to those dedicated to intercessory prayer who are available to pray for you.
But supposing a trial or tragedy strikes, what then? We know that through faith when we lay our petitions and supplications at the throne of grace, Jesus Christ who is our high priest will intercede on our behalf, saving the lost and healing the sick.
The point: Get prayer, don’t delay!
May we impact the world through prayer, bringing glory to God. Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. (I Timothy 2:1-2)