Prayer Points for January 2024

01. Wisdom – “By wisdom a house is build, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches” (Proverbs 24:3.4). As you enter the New Year, pray to be a man of understanding; one who loves and values each member of his family and who models godly wisdom.

02. Vehicle for Success – “Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, but much revenue comes by the strength of the ox” (Proverbs 14:4). Progress in life requires hard work and determination. Be selective and a good investor of what God has put at your disposal. It can be your vehicle for success and a means to bless others.

03. What moves You – “Oh Lord, at times my life seems very unstable and my future uncertain. And yet King David said he had unwavering stability. Cause me to have that same stability by living with a Christ consciousness. Grant me the awareness of Your presence in my life. Enable me to rely upon You. Then I will have true stability.” (Acts 2:25)

04. Free Indeed – “Dear Jesus, I was a slave of the devil—in bondage to sin. Now I am completely free from Satan’s dominion over my life. Not only did you free me from Satan, but you raised me up from spiritual death to walk in newness of life. Thank You for liberating me and making me free indeed! Hallelujah!” (John 8:36)

05. Spiritual Liberty – “Lord Jesus, You are the liberator. You conquered death, hell and the grave. And now Your Spirit has come to reside in me to liberate me. I give you my spirit, soul and body. I ask you to fill me with Your Spirit so that You can enable me to walk in liberty.” (2Corinthians 3:17)

06. Doing God’s Work – “Oh Lord, first, Your law convinced me that I was a sinner and that my flesh was weak. Then, the law of the Spirit of life in Christ made me free from the law of sin and death. I realize that hearing Your Word is meaningless if I don’t live it out. Thank You for enabling me to be a doer of the Word.” (James 1:25)

07. The indwelling Spirit – “Thank You, Lord Jesus, that You did not leave me comfortless. You came to me by Your Spirit, in order that You could abide with me forever. You have made me one spirit with You, so there is now no separation between us. Thank you that I am never alone. Your Spirit now resides within me. (John 14:16-17)

08. Fellowship – Thank God that he is offering you intimate fellowship with Christ through prayer. In His presence you gain spiritual strength, and you get inspiration to invite other people closer to him. (1Corinthians 1:9)

09. Transformation – When you spend time in the Lord’s presence, you will gradually become more like your master. Pray that the Holy Spirit will help you to give Jesus the room and attention he deserves in your life. (Matthew 6:33)

10. Don’t keep silent – Whenever you experience God’s blessings in your life in one way or another, tell others about you experiences. God’s intervention in your life can become a blessing to other people as well. (Luke 8:39)

11. A double blessing – Thank God today that he has saved you because of what Jesus did for you. And thank him that He also allows you to invite other people to inherit eternal life through faith in Christ. (Luke 9:2)

12. Be strong – In a low commitment culture, pray that you will be a man strong in commitment and loyalty, fulfilling your word, being trustworthy and dependable. (Luke 16:10)

13. Integrity – Integrity can mean “integrated grit” or moral uprightness. Pray that we will be men who have a strong handle on the things that really matter in life and live out these values in our relationship with the Lord, our families, our church. (Proverbs 11:3)

14. Honesty – Honesty is a virtue that holds high value with God and others. Pray for men to be uncompromising in telling the truth, not embellishing details, but also willing to learn to speak the truth in love. (Ephesians 4:15)

15. Faithfulness – Faithfulness is part of the fruit of the Spirit. Pray that we as men will seek deliberate and regularly to be controlled by the Holy Spirit in order to reflect the work of Christ in our lives. (Ephesians 5:18)

16. Anxiety – “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything in prayer and in supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6) It is sufficient if we tell the Lord about our concerns. We don’t have to worry, but can trust him for the right answer and already start thanking him for taking care of our needs.

17. Restoration–“Herestoresmysoul”(Psalms23:3a)Ifwedon’tallowforthe Lord to restore our soul we become unbearable. He always wants to first bless us so that we are able to pass on what He has given us. This is how we are spared from “burning out.” Man, be ready to be restored!

18. Guidance–“Heguidesmeinthepathofrighteousnessforhisnamessake” (Psalms 23:3b). God has a unique and wonderful plan for each one of us. As we rely on His leading, we can walk secure and with hope into each day.

19. Stewards – As Christians we understand that nothing belongs to us. The house, the car, the property, my body everything is a gift of God and entrusted to us. We can enjoy, use and should be at God’s disposal with it. It’s God’s way to multiply his blessings. (Genesis 12:2)

20. Unity–“Forthisreasonamanshallleavehisfatherundhismother,andbe jointed to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). God created us as man and woman to allow for both to build a new oneness. He Himself wants to be the Third in this covenant in order to help us experience true unity.

21. Total authority – “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in heaven and on earth: Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and you exalt yourself as head over all” (1Chronicles 29:11). Let’s be men who submit to our God’s authority in true humility and adoration.

22. True power – “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline” (2Timothy 1:7). Men are tempted to forcefully pursue their convictions for fear of being taken advantage of. Resist the spirit of timidity. Let the Lord define your goals and allow for his Spirit to enable you to act with love and in His power.

23. Priorities – “Prepare your work outside and make it ready for yourself in the field; afterwards, then, build your house” (Proverbs 24:27). Nature already tells us that before we have the resources to spend, we need to work and earn. Be farsighted in choosing your priorities and resist the urge to make foolish investments.

24. Contentment – “Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am” (Philippians 4:11). Biblical values and a godly motivation free us from the lure of just temporary satisfaction. Pray to be a learner in God’s business school and store His treasures in your heart. This will grant true contentment.

25. Managing Assets – “Well done good and faithful slave, you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master” (Matthew 25:21). The Lord has the final word and evaluation of how we managed our life. Let’s honor Him already today in the way we manage our time and resources.

26. Almighty – Glorifying and worshipping the Lord, our God, for His sovereignty, power and eternal wisdom should be part of our prayers. All authority is in His hands even in the most difficult of times and circumstances. “Be still and know that I am God”. (Psalms 46:10)

27. Sensitive–“Testme,OLord,andtryme,examinemyheartandmymind” (Psalms 26:2). A hardened heart causes much harm and creates tension in and outside the home. Let’s ask the Lord to probe and examine our hearts. Be a man sensitive to the Holy Spirit, always ready to repent of committed sin and determined to walk with God.

28. Restoration–Christiansarecalledtomakeadifferenceinourworldfilled with tension, hate, and strive. Pray for emotional and spiritual restoration in the Church and in the Christian family. “The grace of God… teaches us to say “NO” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age” (Titus 2:11.12)

29. Intercession–“Iurge,then,firstofall,thatrequests,prayers,intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone…” (1Timothy 2:1). Everyone’s wish is for peace and security. Lord, teach us to intercede on behalf of our family, the authorities, our city, state and nation. We ask that in all spheres You will be recognized as Lord of Lords.

30. Church – “Now Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness” (Acts 4:29). Lord Jesus, you have given your Church the mission of bringing the Good News to the world. We cry out for the Holy Spirit to empower your people for a clear and firm witness to their surroundings.

31. Prosperity – “You will eat the fruit of your labor, blessings and prosperity will be yours” (Psalms 128:2). Let us pray for those men who are looking for work; but also pray for those who are employed that they have wisdom and discernment in the administration of their goods.