imageCEF Durham Prayer Connection

” Wait upon the Lord and He will renew your strength… Cast all your cares upon Him and He will lift you up… Draw near to God and He will draw near to you… “These Words of God are a present reality to the CEF Durham Area Chapter. Through your faithful prayers, the Lord is making all things good.

Words from our CEF Founder, Rev. Jesse Overholtzer and the actions of our chapter today: “Everything By Prayer” — Nothing accomplished is completed nor successful without prayer.

Current News


  • COVID-19 Response by multiple faith-based and civic organizations
  • CEF Durham has a initial response using the CEF “Why?” booklets for children enrolled in local Good News Clubs as well as these resources
  • CEF Durham is engaged weekly/monthly in citywide collaborative prayer groups on behalf of the Church at Durham, children and families, as well as for the various sectors of our city.

— Durham Ministers in Prayer
— Transformation/Ekklesia RDU
Pray Durham
— Prayer at Courthouse, County Jail and Detention Center
RDU Prays
Pray Live
National Day of Prayer Task Force
Global 4/14 Day (Prayer Guide link below)

  • CEF volunteers meeting both spiritual and physical needs during the COVID-19 pandemic during the holidays and into 2021
  • $100,000 funds needed for ministry expansion, staffing, operational and ministry expenses in 2021 for the Durham Area Chapter, which includes sponsoring city kids for camps this summer

CEF Prayer Requests

  • Open hearts to the Gospel when children and families attend Bible clubs, special events, and sports camps in 2021
  • For continued favor, funds, and access to minister in local neighborhoods and schools during the COVID pandemic
  • Strengthen our ministry coalitions, which is proclaiming and living the Gospel in 14 communities of extreme needs in Durham
  • 500 volunteer with CEF Durham by 2022
  • Good News Clubs can meet together in schools and communities during 2021-2022
  • 100 donors will give $1,000 each or the equivalent, which includes 500 city kids sponsored at $100/each for summer academic/character/sports camps, staffing, ministry and operational expenses in 2021

God Can: Kids Prayer Requests

Requested by residents and kids while prayer walking in local communities where weekly Good News Clubs is held:

  • Parents of city kids attending clubs – Pray for job opportunity, and protection for their family
  • Ryan who has a reading disability – He is a child that came to accept the Lord as his Savior several years ago at Kid’s Club, and is very knowledgeable when questions are asked. His Mother also wants to move out of that community.
  • City Kids in Durham – Pray for me not to get shot (killed)