Prayer Points for December 2020

1. The Great Physician – Dear Lord Jesus, life can be very hard and at times the pain seems unbearable. Please remind me whenever I experience physical, mental or emotional pain to call upon You—the Great Physician. You are here to heal my broken heart, bind up my wounded spirit, renew my mind and restore my soul. Thank you for making me whole. (Luke 4:18-19)

2. Jesus is the way – Heavenly Father, sometimes I find myself at an impasse and it seems like there is no way out. I am so grateful that You can make a way for me where there seems to be no way. Jesus is the way. And Jesus living in me, is Your way for me to live. Thank You, Lord Jesus Christ, for leading me in the way everlasting. (Isaiah 43:16,19)

3. There is Hope – Oh Lord, world conditions can make me feel hopeless. But then I think of You, the God who achieved the impossible in raising Jesus from the dead. Because of that I have hope, not just occasionally, but for all eternity. Thank You Father, you blessed me with living hope through Jesus Christ my Lord. (1 Peter 1:3)

4. My inheritance – Dear God, as a result of the new birth You have granted me an inheritance in Your Heavenly Kingdom. I am no longer of this world. I am now of God through my union with Christ. Oh God, I am honored to have You as my Heavenly Father. You have put me in the place of authority so that I might reign in this life by Christ Jesus my Lord! (1 Peter 1:3-4)

5. Finishing well – Lord Jesus, when You came to indwell me, I gained Your life, Your strength, and Your power. Your power keeps me, protects me and sustains me. I realize that the fulness of Your great salvation will not be revealed until the very end. I trust You to enable me to fight the good fight of faith so that I might finish the course. (1 Peter 1:5)  

6. Position of peace – In these chaotic days, pray for men to be filled with God’s peace and be empowered to witness for Christ, from a position of peace, that passes all understanding.  (Psalm 37:37)

7. The prince of Peace – Pray for men to prioritize the place of prayer on a daily basis in order to cultivate intimacy with the Prince of Peace and emanate His peace to others.  (Isaiah 9:6)

8. Lasting peace – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27). Though in this world we suffer challenges of various sorts, ask God to convict men to seek out the peace that is true and lasting, the peace of Jesus. 

9. Don’t block the way of Peace – Pray for the Spirit of God to convict us men of anything that hinders the peace of God in our hearts.  Not just confess that things are wrong but to repent, to stop committing acts of sin that block the way of peace.  (Acts 3:19)

10. Fix your mind – “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3). Pray for men to allow the Spirit of God to live the holiness and peace of Christ in and through them, and that our minds will remain fixed upon the Lord. 

11. Assurance – “For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you “(Is.41:13). Let’s pray that, as the heavenly father extends his help and assures us, that we, in the same way, will offer to our children security and assistance.

12. Perseverance –   Marriage is walking side by side. This path can be a very joyous and fruitful experience. Nevertheless, we are admonished that “stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path” (Prov 15:10). Therefore pray, that you will keep your family together on the right path, this way enjoying freedom and God’s blessing.

13. Inheritance – Good administrators increase the value of the inheritance they receive. Ps 127:3 says that “Sons are a heritage from the Lord”! What a challenge for us men to value our children! Pray for wisdom, discernment and patience to best invest into these precious ones. 

14. Fragility – Husbands, the Bible speaks about that your wives are the weaker partner (1 Peter 3:7). Therefore, be considered and treat them with respect as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life. Ask the Lord to grant husbands such sensitivity and love that their relationship will be one of integrity and inspiration for their children.

15. Solidity – Today, news has become utterly unreliable. Matters are treated superficially and “fake news” abound. But the word of God doesn’t change and is profound and powerful to change lives. In Dt 6:6.7 the Lord admonishes parents to teach the Scripture to their children. Pray for a heart grounded in the Bible and teach consistently your family this eternal truth.  

16. The Lord’s prayer – “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Matt 6,9-13).

17. Use the opportunity – When God reminds you to pass on the good news to another a person, the Holy Spirit whispers: “If not you, who? If not now, when?” Pray that the Lord will help you to observe whenever he gives you an opportunity to bring a person closer to Him. Make the most out of every opportunity (Col 4:5).

18. Stand firm – Jesus said to his disciples: Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. Pray that you and your beloved ones will stand firm in your faith in Jesus Christ. Pray that the Lord will also use you to strengthen the faith of other people (Matthew 24:12-13).

19. A safe place – The world has never been a safe place. And one certain day will be your last day on Planet Earth. Pray that you will then meet Jesus as your friend and redeemer, and not as your judge. Pray also that many others will meet Jesus as their friend, because of you, and inherit the Kingdom together with you (1 Cor 15:58).

20. Good news – Jesus is not ashamed to call you his brother, and you should not be ashamed to call Him your saviour, redeemer and best friend. Pray that you will have courage to stand firm in your faith, with a clear Christian witness, and with an eagerness to bring the good news out to other people (Matt 5:14).

21. Eternal purpose – The message of the Gospel is hope and love. Thank God for the gift of salvation and the power to live with an eternal purpose. “For he has recues us from the dominion of darkness und brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Col 1:13.14).

22. He is Emanuel – “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation” (Col 1:15). Amazing truth! The eternal Christ came to safe and guide us. Could there be anything more important than to surrender to his will? Allow him to lead you and to make you a real blessing to your family. 

23. Fear of God – The Bible answers the question, who is in charge of this world. Let the fear of God rule and bless your life. “For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him” (Col 1:16).

24. In good hands – In spite of all the uncertainly and fear that has gripped the world, a true Christian knows that he is in good hands. Praise the Lord for his loving care and the assurance that you and your beloved ones are safe with him. “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Col 1:17).

25. God dwelled with us – Today we remember the incarnation of Christ. God dwelled with us! And even better, he now lives by his Spirit in every believer’s heart. Pray for every member of your family to receive him, the greatest Christmas gift ever. “For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him” (Col 1:19).

26. Worship Christ – If you received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord, you are a child of God and member of his Church. Worship Christ with your whole life. “And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy” (Col 1:18).

27. Joy to the world – We live in a world that has been saved from the penalty of sin. Jesus paid it all! Praise God and spread the news that in Jesus is forgiveness and everlasting peace. “…and through him to reconcile to himself all things … by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross” (Col 1:20).

28. Leave the past behind – Praise God! The believer can leave his sin at the foot of the cross and move forward with a heart, cleansed by the power of the blood of Christ. Thank the Lord for it every day. “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior” (Col 1:21).

29. Be totally His – How can we ever thank the Almighty enough for reconciling us to himself through the atoning death of his Son? Pray for revival in your mind and heart, tell the Lord, that you want to be totally his. “But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight” (Col 1:22)

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31. New Year‘s resolution – God is still looking for men who accept the responsibility to stand up for him. If you are married, you are the spiritual head of your household. Pray to lead your family God’s way and commit afresh to be a real man of God. „But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord“ (Jos 24:15).