Week of Prayer
January 1, 2023 to January 7, 2023
All DayCategory: General
Desperate dependence—one of our church’s guiding principles. It means we rely on the Holy Spirit to empower our lives and the church as we humbly abide in Jesus, recognizing that we can do nothing apart from Him (John 15). That’s the reason we are kicking off the year with a Week of Prayer, as we dedicate 2023 to the Lord and ask Him to do what only He can take the credit for. Join us as we devote ourselves to prayer!
Sunday, January 1 – Solemn Assembly (Joel 2)
Services at 9 and 10:30 am | No Community Groups | Cafe closed | Childcare available for birth - 2 years
Pray for our church, that God would lead us to repentance and faith in Him, wholeheartedly following His lead.
- Pray for brokenness over sin and true transformation in the gospel.
- Pray for willing and trusting obedience in response to God's grace.
- Pray for God's power to rest on our lives and on our church.
Monday, January 2 – Pray for our Government (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
Pray for our federal, state, and local leaders, as well as the judges in our courts. Ask God to grant them wisdom to act with integrity.
- Pray for wise and godly counselors to surround them.
- Pray for humility to make apologies or adjustments where needed.
- Pray for a spirit of cooperation between elected leaders.
Tuesday, January 3 – Education (Proverbs 2:3-6)
Pray for our educational system. Ask God to unify the parents and the schools to form our children’s hearts.
- Pray for wisdom as school boards choose curricula and lead districts.
- Pray for Christian teachers and students to shine brightly.
- Pray for students to be set free from hopelessness and despair.
Wednesday, January 4 – Media (Philippians 4:8)
*Join us at 6 am in Student Room 1 to pray together.
Pray for those who influence our society in massive ways every day. Ask God to use it for His glory and our good.
- Pray for companies to produce more uplifting and God-focused content.
- Pray for creative ideas that point people to God’s redemptive plan.
- Pray for the destructive parts of the media to be hidden.
Thursday, January 5 – Business (Philippians 2:3-4)
Pray for business owners, managers, and employees. Ask God to grant them integrity and humility.
- Pray for the Lord to raise up workers filled with excellence.
- Pray for generous hearts to flow from the wealth that business creates.
- Pray for provision for employees as they work hard.
Friday, January 6 – Military (Romans 13:1-4)
*Consider fasting from lunch and join us at 12 noon via livestream on Facebook for a time of prayer & praise with Pastor John.
Pray for those defending our nation and fighting for freedom around the world. Ask God to protect them and support them and their families.
- Pray for leaders to make wise and righteous decisions.
- Pray for those struggling with the mental stress of their past experiences.
- Pray for all military personnel to see God working in their lives.
Saturday, January 7 – Family (Malachi 4:5-6)
Pray for our families. Ask God to bring unity, healing, and joy.
- Pray for marriages to flourish in the gospel.
- Pray for healthy disciple-making relationships between parents and children.
- Pray for hospitality as we reach out toward others.