1. The heavenly kingdom – Oh God, sometimes I feel like I can’t go on anymore. Danger is everywhere. But, thank you, that Your Spirit remains in me. Your almighty power will keep me, protect me, preserve me and provide for me. You will keep me going strong unto the end. Because of You, I can finish well. (1 Pet. 1:5)
2. A new walk – Dear Lord God, thank You for all that You have done for me. You have raised me up out of death and destruction. You have given me new life in Christ. Your resurrection life now indwells me. Therefore, I can know You and follow Your leading for my life. (Hos. 6:2-3)
3. Co-laborers – Dear Lord, in the past I worked hard at everything I did, but it never seemed good enough. Now I realize that You came to live in me in order that You might live Your life through me. You provide the power, strength and ability. Thank You, Lord, for allowing me to be a co-laborer with You! (1 Cor. 3:9)
4. Death sentence – Oh God, so much of my life has felt like a death sentence—hard, painful suffering. But then I remember that out of death comes life. Thank You for this death sentence that keeps my flesh in subjection while Your Spirit remains supreme. I praise You for deliverance from these deadly life experiences. (2 Cor. 1:8-10)
5. Turn on the light – Holy Spirit, grant me spiritual enlightenment so that I might gain an experiential knowledge of Christ. More than just knowing Him, I want to experience Christ as my life. Lord, reveal Your glory to me so that Your calling, Your inheritance, and Your power can work through me. (Eph. 1:18-19)
6. Your kingdom come – Our Father in heaven, this is my prayer and therefore, I invest myself that at every place and in any way people from all nations find Jesus and start a new life under His godly lordship. (Matt. 6:9,10a)
7. Your will be done – Oh Lord, my life belongs to you, my God! Help me to recognize your will and to do the good works which you have prepared for us from eternity past. (Matt. 6:10b)
8. Our daily bread – Oh God, you provide all we need. Therefore, we approach You with trust as we ask; we also thank You at the same time. Yes, thank You for answering our prayer. (Matt. 6:11)
9. Forgive us our debts – Dear Father, our lack of faith and our fears induce us to sin. We look forward to the day when we will be with You in heaven without sin. But today we turn to You and humbly ask for forgiveness. (Matt. 6:12a)
10. As we also have forgiven – We can acknowledge the evil that others have done to us and take it to the cross because Jesus already paid for it. This will set us free to forgive and to bless. (Matt. 6:12b)
11. The condition – Jesus took on Himself on the cross my guilt and punishment. If I don’t forgive, rather persistently harbor a grudge against someone, I exclude myself from fellowship with God. (Matt. 6:15)
12. Government – “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan” (Prov. 29:2). Even when we moan and wish men and women with godly principles were leading our nation, let’s not forget that our God is still in charge and wants us to pray for our government.
13. Make a difference – “You are the salt of the earth…you are the light of the world” (Matt. 5:13-14). Authentic Christian living showcases healthy values and principles. As light illuminates and makes life to develop, so the message of Christ is the only hope for the world. Pray to make a difference. Be a man who stands for the gospel.
14. When God rules – “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Prov. 14:34). The Creator and Sustainer of the universe has given us through the Ten Commandments a blueprint for how to govern our lives. Pray for God to rule in the lives of men and to grant us order, moral and spiritual revival.
15. We are responsible – “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over…” (Gen 1:26). As men, redeemed through the blood of Christ and restored to the image of God, we are responsible to reflect the qualities and values of His Kingdom. Pray to be a witness for Christ in whatever position He places you.
16. Invest for eternity – “To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents and to another one talent” (Matt. 25:15). Everything we have has been entrusted to us by God. Pray to be a wise steward of your health, time, relationships and resources. Invest in eternal values! The Master will reward you when He returns.
17. Christian in governments – “Then the king placed Daniel in a high position…” (Dan. 2:48). The prophet Daniel was devoted to his God and never compromised his faith. God used him greatly as he served under different pagan kings. Pray that God would call again godly men and women to serve Him in governments today.
18. God judges – “But it is God who judges; He brings one down, He exalts another” (Psa. 75:7). Even in this world, ruled by the prince of darkness, God intervenes on behalf of his people. “He will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourself under His mighty hand, casting all your cares on Him.” He always has your best in mind.
19. God reigns – “God reigns over the nations; God is seated on His holy throne…. for the kings of the earth belong to God” (Psa. 47:8). The time for God to establish His kingdom on earth has not yet come. In the midst of all the wrong and evil of this world, He is calling a people to Himself. Allow Him to reign in your heart as well.
20. Maturity – “But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil” (Heb. 5:14). Consecrate to the Lord your daily prime time in order to study the Scripture and to spend time in prayer. You will be amazed how He will use you at home and elsewhere.
21. Follow me – The world says, “Follow your heart!” Jesus says, “Follow me!” “Jesus looked at him and loved him…He said go, sell everything…then come and follow me” (Mark 10:21). Who or what has your heart? Pray to be a disciple of Jesus. Gve up what you cannot keep to receive what nobody can take from you, JESUS!
22. Identity – Pray today for men to find their identity not in career, material possessions or status, but rather in their relationship with Christ and a daily pursuit of fellowship with Him. (Col. 2:10)
23. Crucified with Christ – Pray for the Lord to help men understand what it means to be “crucified with Christ,” not living unto ourselves but unto the One who saved us and in whom we are identified. He wants to help us die to our flesh, allowing Christ to live in and through us. (Gal. 2:20)
24. “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a great light has dawned…For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isa. 9:2,6).
25. Friends with Jesus – In John 15:14 Jesus states, “You are my friends if you do what I command you.” What a privilege we have to be called friends of Jesus. But it comes at a price. We are challenged to put into practice all that He has taught us. Pray that your friendship with Him will be identified through your words and actions.
26. A father’s joy – Just as the Heavenly Father rejoices when His children “do not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of mockers” (Psa. 1:1), so as fathers, we also have satisfaction when our children walk in obedience and avoid evil!
27. Safety – Temptations and traps, and weaknesses and sins are ways that can lead men to fall and to stray from the ways of the Lord. Therefore, “It is better to be two than one,” for “one man alone can be overcome, but two can defend themselves” (Eccl. 4:9-12). Thank you, Lord, for the companions to whom I can be accountable!
28. Not alone – God’s plan in creation is full of wisdom. For in creating man He said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him” (Gen. 2:18). Praise the Lord for the wonder of marriage, the full experience of friendship between a man and a woman!
29. Choose well – There is no middle ground! “The friendship of the world is enmity against God” (James 4:4). I choose to serve and walk beside the Lord and Savior, author of and finisher of my faith. May I be recognized in my family, at work, in the city, as was Abraham, and be called “the friend of God.” (James 2:23)
30. Producing fruit – The only way a tree produces fruit is by sucking water from below through its root system. The only way you can be a man who produces spiritual fruit is by getting strength from the Holy Spirit. Thank God, who calls us to be filled with the Holy Spirit. (Eph. 5:18)
31. Spiritual fruit – Thank God, who calls us to Himself and fills us with the Holy Spirit. He wants to make you and me into a good tree that produces good fruit. (Matt. 7:17) Thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit and allow for the Holy Spirit to work in you. Live a life that pleases our Lord and be a blessing to others.