Pastor Raul Ries asks for prayer for debilitating illness


By Mark Ellis —

Pastor Raul Ries

Pastor Raul Ries, the enormously impactful Calvary Chapel pastor who overcame a violent and abusive background to lead a thriving church in Southern California, released a Facebook video requesting prayer for a serious long-term illness.

“Please keep me in your prayers,” he asked. “I’m going through a difficult time in my life now, where a lot of times…I can’t read and I can’t speak and it’s frustrating and embarrassing to me,” he said.

Pastor Raul leads Calvary Chapel Golden Springs, which has over 12,000 regular attenders meeting on a 25-acre site in Diamond Bar. His syndicated radio program, “Somebody Loves You,” is heard on 350 stations nationwide.

Apparently, he has struggled with the undisclosed illness for nine years, which often results in seizures and is very debilitating.

“If you guys can pray for me that God can continue to move through my life and work through my life because it’s very frustrating to get up in the pulpit and try to preach and all of a sudden you have this situation happening in your life,” he stated.

“Continue to pray for me and my family,” he requested.

I need ur prayers in a little situation that I have been going through r 9 years it is frustrating r me and I am sharing this video wt uuu thank uuu so much, Lord Bless uuu

Posted by Raul Ries on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Related: Pastor Raul Ries’ Christian testimony


  1. I’ve started praying for Pastor Ries. On the basis of Matthew 8:17, “Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.” This is not a touch-up quote. THis IS the word of God pure and simple…and wonderful!

  2. Your stories are educating to me and give me strength that keep me going. I ask you pastor Raul Ries to pray for me because I’m undergoing a difficult situation in my life. I have been disturbed by so called witches since l was young including my father. Forgiving him has been very difficult to me, what should l do? Because even when l pray it keeps coming again. I still remember how these people treated me and how they took away my happy life and I feel like one day I will take revenge for what they made me pass through. l need your prayers; please pray for me!


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