“And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him.”  Luke 2:25.

Waiting is hard. Whether we're praying for deliverance from difficulty or hoping for our heart's desire, we typically want what we want immediately. But the Bible tells us that much good comes from waiting. Perseverance builds character, in part because patience, one of the results of  a Spirit-filled life, remains contrary to our human nature. The more we practice waiting, the more we exercise spiritual muscle and develop a deep and abiding Spirit-led faith.


  • Please pray for Hannah who is having some serious health issues. Doctors are unsure of what is going on. Pray for her heart in the midst of grief and also for healing of  both her heart and her body.

  • Pray for Calvary’s Special Needs ministry to continue to flourish. Ask that it will become better known throughout the valley. Ask that the Lord will bring more families to take advantage of it and be able to leave their kids with loving caregivers so that the parents can take part in fellowship.

  • Mrs. Tiber, principal of Calvary Christian School asks that we pray for the school at this busy time of the year. Please lift up these specific needs:

    • Pray that the upcoming Christmas programs (Calvary School and Pre-school) will bring glory to His name. Pray that those family members attending who don’t know Jesus will be drawn in by His Spirit and develop an understanding of Who God is and how deeply He loves them.

    •  For our staff to be encouraged and built up in Jesus and to feel appreciated.

    • For staff and students to maintain their joy even when they are confronted with unkind words.

    • For God’s love and grace to permeate the place.

    • For others to see His love in us and know we are Christians.


Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, 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