“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

—Philippians 4:6-7


Interceding for others in prayer is a powerful act of love

Prayer is powerful because our God is all-powerful—and because God promises to hear our request and to respond to our need. By The Hand depends upon prayer—as do our kids. Please join us as we pray for the following.

  • Abundant life — mind, body and soul — for children and families
  • Wisdom and strength for the staff
  • God’s provision for and direction on future expansion
  • Peace and righteousness to continuously increase in our communities

21-Day Prayer Challenge

“Prayer is both a conversation and an encounter with God… we know the awe of praising His glory, the intimacy of finding His grace and the struggle of asking His help, all of which can lead us to know the spiritual reality of His presence.”
—Tim Keller

You are invited to join us in prayer and take part in the 21-Day Prayer Challenge. Every morning, we’ll send you a specific prayer request and we ask that you pray for our students, staff, communities and the city of Chicago.

Join the Prayer Challenge