1. Heavenly Father, I thank you from the depth of my heart that you, who are able to do way more than I can imagine, allow for your mighty power to impact my life (Ephesians 3:20).
2. Lord Jesus, I pray that you will use me to glorify your holy name. Let me be a living testimony wherever I go and to whomever I meet so that others may see you in my life (Psalm 40:4).
3. Lord, thank you that you have promised to give wisdom, knowledge and understanding to those who fear you and put their trust in you (Proverbs 2:6).
4. Almighty God, I pray that you will fill my heart with joy and with your Holy Spirit and let me become more and more like you as time passes (Acts 13:52).
5. Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you gave your life to save me and that you rose again from the grave to live in and through me. Give me a strong desire to share the gospel with those who have not yet heard the good news and with those who have heard but not understood or accepted their need for a savior (Micah 3:8).
6. Marriage has always been under attack, but today it’s under attack like never before. Pray for marriages to be what God intended, a glorious symbol of Christ and his bride, the Church (Ephesians 5).
7. Pray for men to desire to love and lead their wives like Christ loves and leads his Church (Ephesians 5:25).
8. Pray for men to model servanthood and humility to their wives and children (Ephesians 5:28).
9. Pray that men will emanate an atmosphere of safety such that their presence in the home will create a stable, protective environment instead of an angry, unpredictable one that makes others nervous and afraid (Ephesians 4:29).
10. Pray that men will allow the tenderness of Jesus to flow through them and enable them to treat their wives with honor and gentleness (1 Peter 3:7).
11. Oh Lord, I have made many wrong turns and experienced numerous detours. I am grateful that you are my shepherd and that you are committed to leading me. Therefore, I submit to your leadership over my life. Cause me to recognize your voice and follow your path. I trust you to enable me to go the right way and do the right thing. You, oh Lord, are my shepherd! (Psalm 23:3b).
12. Oh Lord, I have encountered many fearful circumstances in my life. And it seems like something new occurs almost every day. It is certainly beyond me. You are the almighty God. Therefore, I trust you to deliver me from evil and protect me from danger. Thank you for making me safe and secure in you. You, oh Lord, are my shepherd! (Psalm 23:4a).
13. Oh Lord, I have missed the mark on numerous occasions. Sometimes I find myself wandering in oblivion, headed in the wrong direction. Thank you that you never abandon me. Even your rod and your staff are designed to protect and rescue me. Therefore, I gladly accept your correction, knowing that you want what is best for me. You, oh Lord, are my shepherd! (Psalm 23:4b).
14. Oh Lord, there are times when it seems like everyone is out to get me. Amazingly enough, right in the midst of my conflict, I discover your presence. Thank you for granting me the best seat in the house. I am seated with you in the heavenly realm. Therefore, I am safe and secure in you. So, although I am still in the world, I’m not affected by it. You, oh Lord, are my shepherd! (Psalm 23:5a).
15. Oh Lord, the demands on my life are great. At times I feel so weak and powerless. I am grateful that you are the power source. Thank you for imparting the Holy Spirit to me as my source of power. I yield myself completely to you. I ask you to fill me with your Spirit. Thank you for equipping, enabling and empowering me to live life! You, oh Lord, are my shepherd! (Psalm 23:5b).
16. Pray for God to soften husbands’ and fathers’ hearts. Pray that they will “get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice” (Ephesians 4:31).
17. Pray for the man with a contentious wife. Pray that he will seek the Lord’s wisdom and not grow weary in doing good (Galatians 6:9).
18. Fathers have a lifelong influence on their daughters. Pray for men to nurture them in such a way that their daughters’ future children and husbands will call them blessed (Proverbs 31:28).
19. Positive words can strengthen the tired heart. Pray that men will praise and honor their wives in private and in public (Proverbs 31:31).
20. Pray that fathers will be diligent in learning the ways of the Lord and be faithful to teach biblical truth to their children (Deuteronomy 11:19).
21. We have a natural desire to accumulate material things, assuming that possessions will bring us more fulfillment. Pray to be free from envy, and ask for a new appreciation of the Lord: “Incline my heart to Your testimonies, And not to covetousness” (Psalms 119:36).
22. Commit yourself to the Lord, whatever your circumstances may be. Daniel was committed to consistent prayer and intercession – truly a great “champion”! God delivered him. He testified to the king, “My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him” (Daniel 6:22).
23. Pray for God’s Spirit to convict people of their need for a savior. Christ promised, “And when He [the Holy Spirit] has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged” (John 16:8-11).
24. Although the devil uses many ways to deceive people, God appeals to men’s hearts through his Word and Spirit. Let us pray for opened minds: ” ‘Come now, and let us reason together,’ Says the LORD, ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool’ ” (Isaiah 1:18).
25. Pray for God to use the gospel broadcasts to bring many to himself. “He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth—Praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will trust in the LORD” (Psalms 40:2-3).
26. Someone has said that we have only as much Holy Spirit in us as we have God’s Word in us. Pray for the Lord to make you a man of the Word. Be a champion who handles well the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:14-18).
27. In a world that praises tolerance over truth, it is paramount that we are steeped in the message of the Bible. Pray for the Lord to give you a real hunger for his Word and “present yourself approved to God, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
28. Pray for men and women who are persecuted because of their faith. The Open Doors World Watch List mentions that 100 million Christians around the world are currently suffering. Pray for them to be faithful to Christ and for them to experience that the one who is in them is greater than the one who is in the world (1 John 4:4).
29. Pray for the Lord to bless and expand Champions Arise’s discipleship initiative in cooperation with EMAW. Statistics in the U.S. show that only 20 percent of churchgoers read their Bible daily. With the many philosophies and false religions vying for our attention, it is easy to be sidetracked and to build our hope on shaky ground (Matthew 7:24-27).
30. Self-confrontation is extremely important for anyone who desires to grow in his faith. Pray for the Lord to make you a doer and not just a hearer of the Word. Apply the teaching of the Bible in your daily walk (James 1:22-25).
31. We are called to pray for those in authority, to seek the best of “our” city and to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Be ready to be a prayer warrior. Prayer is where the real work begins. Accept your role as the spiritual leader in your home and be a man who “lifts up everywhere holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing” (1 Timothy 2:8).