Jan 10-30, 2022
2021 was a year of adaptation and worry – it felt like 2020 – version 2.0.
Our nation continued to feel a lot of tension -suffering from major political, emotional, and social divisions, as well as the reverberation of a global pandemic.
For generations believers have come together to pray and fast and 2022 is no different. We will be locking arms with other local Churches for a time of fasting and prayer. As a community, let us be relentless in prayer for God to move in the hearts of people and heal our divided Nation.
Believing People Trust
Day 1: Relationships
Lord, I pray today that the Holy Spirit may empower believers to connect with the people in our community. May You reveal Your will to us as we put the wellbeing of others above ourselves and build stronger relationships with both believers and non-believers. May our relationship with You, embolden us to serve and love others.
Day 2: Pastors
Lord, I lift up my pastors to You. Thank you for their servant’s heart. Keep them from losing heart when ministry gets tough. Help them prove faithful with the things You have entrusted to them. Keep them open and honest before You and help them to represent the truth plainly.
Day 3: Parents
Lord, I lift up all parents to You. Parents who are doing the journey together, on their own, and for those who are taking over for someone else. Give them strength and wisdom to do this most important job. Give them grace when they don’t do it perfectly. And help them to purposefully raise their children to know and follow You all the days of their lives.
Day 4: Children
Lord, I lift up the children in my congregation to You. Let their conduct always be pure and right. Teach them to declare Your marvelous deeds. May they flee evil desires and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace.
You Can’t Do Life Alone
Day 5: Grieving/Sick
Lord, I lift up the grieving and the sick in our church body to You. May those who suffer from physical and mental hurts from losing a loved one realize that You are the rock, You are the peace, You provide green pastures. We thank God for the recovery of thousands. We continue to pray for healing and perseverance.
Day 6: First Responders
Lord, I lift up those who have taken up the call to respond when illness and injury occur. I pray that You protect them and their families. I pray that we, as a church community, lift them up with our prayers and actions. Help them overcome stress with confidence that You are in control.
Day 7: Diversity
Lord, I pray that we can live in harmony with one another, while appreciating our unique differences. I pray that our church body is welcoming and loving towards all people, so that we can be more effective in reaching our communities for Christ. Help us Lord to be unified in Spirit so that our focus is on others, rather than ourselves.
Day 8: Ministry Leaders
Lord, I pray for all ministry leaders. We pray for continued passion and perseverance in ministry every day. We pray that You bless each and every leader and do amazing things through them. Let the leaders of youth be called to remind each child of the marvelous things You have done. Let every ministry be led by Your call and inspiration.
Day 9: Protection
Lord, I lift up our need for protection. Protect and deliver us from the evil one. Help us to discern the truth and know it is from You. May we be wise as serpents and as innocent as doves.
Growing People Change
Day 10: Youth
Lord, I lift up the youth in my congregation to You. May they rely on You and Your Word when temptations and life’s challenges come. Holy Spirit, direct their actions to develop a strong faith and trust in You. May they flee evil desires and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace.
Day 11: Elected Officials
Lord, I pray for our elected officials. You have established them to be in this special leadership position. As we submit to Your authority, I pray for wisdom and discernment for everyone that makes decisions at the federal, state, and local level. Guide and direct them in all they do and say, so that You may be glorified.
Day 12: Deacons & Church Staff
Lord, I lift up the people who run our church. Keep them in an attitude of humility that comes from wisdom and wholehearted service to You. May they walk worthy of respect with sincere hearts. Help them to keep hold of the truth. Fill them with your Spirit and let them operate in wisdom as they carry out their responsibilities.
Day 13: Wisdom
Lord, I ask for Your wisdom in hearing Your voice. Through this time, equip me to love You and love other people. Speak to my heart and help me continue to grow spiritually during this time of political, social, and physical change.
Saved People Serve People
Day 14: Volunteers
Lord, I lift up those who volunteer. We pray for everyone that volunteers in the service of the church body. We pray that their interactions may glorify You. Bless them for the obedience and generosity they have displayed.
Day 15: Educators
Lord, I lift up the people who teach our children. May You give them eyes to see the needs of their students. Grant them energy and perseverance. Guide their words so the children see You as they learn.
Day 16: Missionaries
Lord, I lift up our missionaries. Remind them to do good and share with others, keeping them outwardly focused. Help them to be faithful ministers of the Gospel. Empower them to heed Your call, to go out, and to be bold for You.
Day 17: Community
Lord, I lift up our community, especially the surrounding neighborhood. Let us love people as we love ourselves. Show us how you want to help meet the needs of neighbors, whether they are fellow believers or not, and give us the heart to do so. Rebuild, restore, and renew our community. Send Your peace and prosperity into this place where You planted us. Bless each individual home and family from the inside out. Watch over our city.
Found People Find People
Day 18: The Lost
Lord, I pray for those who are lost. I pray that our church can live as examples of Your Love through our actions. Empower us to reach them for Christ.
Day 19: Believers and Purpose
Lord, I pray for believers to find Your purpose in their lives. Thank You that they are saved. Help them live out their purpose in Your Kingdom.
Day 20: Church Ministries
Lord, I lift up all the ministries of our church to You. May they be used for Your glory in connecting and serving our church community. May we invite, love, and encourage each one.
Day 21: The Great Commission
Father, we claim the power of Your name over the church to reach the lost. Help us as a worldwide body to be Your hands and feet so that the lost will know the truth of the Gospel.