The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.
1. If you are too busy to read the Bible, and to communicate with our father in Heaven, you are simply too busy. We should never allow ourselves to become so preoccupied with other aspects of life that we cannot afford to spend a few minutes every day together with our Lord and Savior. Let’s pray that we will be granted wisdom to always seek Him first of all. (Matthew 6:33)
2. Men are easily tempted to look lustfully at other women. Jesus warned sternly that this is equal to adultery in the heart. (Mt 5:28) Today a tsunami of pornography through magazines and computer screens sweeps men away from their marriage vows. Pray that men will repent, make a covenant with their eyes (Job 31:1), and “run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts.” (2 Tim. 2:22)
3. We all need someone to go to for help. The apostles concluded that Jesus Christ was the only one to whom they could go. They recognized Him as the Almighty Son of God—the Source of Life—who could do all things. Pray that you will be mindful of Him as your source of life. And go to Him immediately, at all times, about everything. (John 6:68)
5. Pray that government leaders will be bold to restrain evil (Romans 13:4). Intercede by name for the president of your country and officials you know.
6. When Abraham experienced a heroic victory, a mysterious King-priest named Melchizedek met him. (Gen. 14:18) Here God is referred to as “Most High”. When we experience blessings and answers to prayer, let’s remember to give God the credit. “Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Cor. 15:57)
7. Although we’re on the winning side, this world is still a battle zone of kingdoms in conflict. We face temptations daily from the world, the flesh, and the devil. Christ teaches us to pray to be shielded from avoidable testings (Matt. 6:13), but when they face us, we know that God is faithful to provide an escape from temptation through His grace and power (1 Cor. 10:13).
8. Satan created doubt in Eve’s mind about God and is using the same tactic on men ever since. “Would God really want you to stay in a marriage where you’re so disrespected’?” Don’t give in to Satan’s suggestions. Rather pray and stand firm on God’s truth and allow for Christ’s love to flow through you to your spouse. Be a champion and fight the good fight.
9. When the army of Amalek attacked the Israelites, Joshua was on the front lines, but Moses was on a mountain interceding. When Moses’s hands remained raised in intercession, Israel was winning; when he slacked off they were losing. So his brother and friend supported his uplifted hands until the victory was won (Ex. 17:12). Do you have Godly friends who pray with you?
10. Champions have a special role in spreading God’s life-giving Word throughout the world, especially through TWR. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation (Rom. 1:16). Claim in prayer the Lord’s promise in Isaiah 55:11: “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
11. Pray for parent to provide their daughters with an education and not force them to marry men in exchange for a dowry because of the family’s financial difficulties. Pray also that girls will better understand their legal rights to refuse a forced marriage and that community leaders will provide protection for these girls. (PH)
12. Sometimes we are facing challenges in our lives that are too big for us to handle. If you are in that situation right now, be reminded of the Lords promises to Joshua when he stood outside the Promised Land. Let us pray for and with each other for strength and courage. (Joshua 1:9)
13. Moses was one of the great leaders of the Israelites. What was His secret? He kept His eyes on the Lord. Pray that the Holy Spirit will cause you to keep your focus on Him as you journey through life. Then, trust Him to enable you to endure the daily problems that you encounter. (Hebrews 11:27)
14. Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father who art in Heaven” (Mat 6:9). God is enough even for the men who have physically or emotionally absent fathers. Pray that God’s Holy Spirit will move on the hearts of fatherless men to know and turn toward their Heavenly Father for strength, support, and wisdom.
15. Pray that church leaders worldwide will display Christ-centered leadership rather than the dominant power leadership models of their cultures. (Mark 10:42-45)
16. Pray for wives who are abandoned by their husbands or do not have trusting, caring relationships with the men in their lives. Pray these women will receive training so they can provide for their children. Pray also for the widows and single mothers who are shunned and struggle to survive. (PH)
17. Pray for national leaders in many parts of the world as they address “gay rights” in light of increasing western influence. Recently several leaders of African nations referred to the fear of God as they rebuffed the president of the USA when he tried to promote his agenda on the issue.
18. We can sometimes be tempted to rely on our own strength as we are facing various matters in our lives. However it is only in Gods strength that we can stand firm against the mighty invisible forces that surround us. Pray that the Holy Spirit will always grant us the strength that we need in order to conquer both temptations and hardships in our lives. (Ephesians 6:10)
19. God is the creator of all things. It all belongs to Him. As you go through life, pray that you will keep in mind that all you are and all you have belongs to Him. Entrust your life to the Lord Jesus Christ so that He can take care of you and then pray that He will cause you to be a good steward of His property. (Psalm 24:1)
20. The woman caught in the act of adultery, was humiliated and hopeless. But she was thrown at the feet of Jesus. “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.”(John 8:11) – Men have the power of emotional life and death in their words and actions. Pray that we will reflect Jesus to our families.
21. Pray for East African leaders to provide the desperately needed clean drinking water and sanitation facilities to prevent deadly diseases that claim the lives of millions every year. “Diarrhea caused by poor sanitation is killing many more children than IHV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined (WaterAid, BBCNews.com)
22. You are God’s prize possession. He paid the supreme price for you by giving His Son Jesus Christ to die for you. Pray you will always remember that no matter what others may say, you are a person of supreme value and worth to God! Therefore, pray that He would enable you to live in a way that would glorify Him. (1 Corinthians 6:20)
23. Project Hannah intercessors living in the slum areas of Nairobi to know that God can empower them to live above their circumstances. Pray for those who attend prayer groups in secret so their abusive husbands will not beat them. Some of these women were forced to marry and could be killed if they dare leave this area of cruel criminals. (PH)
24. Every day is a good day in the Lord because the Lord has made every day. So, you have grounds for rejoicing. Pray that the Spirit would cause you to keep things in perspective. Ask Him to enable you to focus on Him, rather than the duties or circumstances of the day. Then, you’ll be glad in it! (Psalm 118:24)
25. Some of our prayer requests deal with circumstances that we really want to see changed. Although we are invited to address these concerns in prayer, we also need the kind of communion with God where we discover a contentment that transcends tough situations. This is the context of the famous promise given through Paul: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13).
26. Pray that God will rise up men all over the world who pray for their families, the church, the government and that the prayer effort of TWR’s men’s ministry will impact officials and help business leaders to be “unashamedly ethical.”
27. Pray that more will be done to end the intense threat from Alshabab (terrorist organization) in northeast Kenya. Many Christian ministries and churches have closed because of threats of more bombings and killings. Pray also for God’s protection over the churches in Zanzibar and the member that face persecution. (PH)
28. “I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.” (1 Timothy 2:8) Pray for a spiritual awakening among Christian men and a willingness to lead at home and in the church in the love of Christ.
29. Married men have a calling to love their wives as Jesus loves us, giving themselves for them. We have a calling to serve and protect them, not to rule over them. Pray for wisdom and willingness for Christian men to love their spouses with a Christ-like love, and to care for them as much as we care for ourselves. (Ephesians 5:25)
30. As followers of Jesus Christ we are continuously fighting a spiritual battle, whether we like it or not. In order to stand firm we all need spiritual protection. Pray that Christian men all over the world will be aware that we all need Gods protection in our lives. (Ephesians 6:11)