We are encouraging our church to pray 30 particular prayers, Monday-Friday, for the 30 days leading up to Good Friday. SIGN UP to receive our pray30 daily prayers text, by texting pray30 to 22383 - or see prayers posted here daily.
03.30. Day 30-Pray: Father, on the cross Jesus entrusted his spirit to you. Trusting that he would be reunited with you. Trusting that you would show the world you accepted his death by his resurrection. This Easter, I celebrate God’s acceptance of Jesus’ death for his glory and for my salvation.
03.29. Day 29-Pray: Father, on the cross your Son declared It Is Finished. May I believe everything this means. Free me from all of my suspicions that you still hold my sin against me. Destroy any pride that still thinks my performance makes you love and accept me.
03.28. Day 28-Pray: Father, on the cross Jesus prayed and died for the forgiveness of his executioners. I praise you that even while I ignored and fought against you, you had compassion for me, had already made plans to rescue me, and stopped at nothing until you did.
03.27. Day 27- Pray: Father, on the cross Jesus cried out that he was forsaken by you. Let me see the eternity of separation that I escape because of his separation, how great the cost he gladly paid to bring us back to you, and the eternity of joy and fullness that awaits us because of him.
03.26. Day 26- Pray: Our Father, on the cross your Son said in his great suffering, I Thirst. When I am tempted to quench my heart with sin today, help me to turn from it to him. To believe that he came to quench the deepest thirst of my heart by not quenching his.
03.23. Day 25 - Pray: God, you know how I complain when I experience painful circumstances. I wonder why you allow this pain to occur to me and others. I thank you that I can admit my confusion and disappointments to you. Thank you for your patience and kindness to me.
03.22. Day 24-Pray: Search me O God and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
03.21. Day 23-Pray:I pray for the people in my life who are suffering. I pray for their healing. Until that comes, give them strength to suffer well. And whether you heal or choose to sustain them, use this to help them see that you are better than both sickness and health.
03.20. Day 22 - Pray: Thank you for what Jesus did on the cross for me. He wept so that my tears might be wiped away, was cast off so that I may be included, stripped that I might be clothed, wounded that I might be healed, died so that I might live. Help me to live from his life and for him today.
03.19. Day 21-Pray: As I start another week, may your glory be my mission and delight. That whatever I do this week either in word or deed, empower me to do it in the name of Jesus to the glory of God.
03.14. Day 18- Pray: Jesus, you said that no one can serve you and other things. Forgive me for where my heart has been divided in devotion. By your Holy Spirit, please unite my heart and fill it with resolve to be fully committed to you today.
03.13. Day 17-Pray: O God, you are my God. Earnestly I seek you. My soul thirsts for you and clings to you. Today, will you help me to want you, depend on you, and seek you with the intensity you deserve and my heart was made to experience.
03.12. Day 16 -Pray: As I start out my week, Holy Spirit, please come as power to expel every rebel lust. Come as teacher to lead me into truth. Come as love that I may adore the Father. Come as helper with strength to bless and keep. Come as beauty, bringing order out of my chaos.
03.07. Day 13 - Pray: God, I can stray from you through the bad things that I do, but also through the good things that I do. Help me today to know that I am found in Jesus, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Jesus.
Mar. 06. Day 12 - Pray: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
Mar. 05. Day 11 - Pray: As I start out my week, help me to believe in Jesus - to flee to no other refuge, wash in no other fountain, build on no other foundation, receive from no other fullness, and rest no other relief.
Mar. 02. Day 10 - Pray: I praise you for revealing yourself to me in the gospel, for your heart of pity, your thoughts of peace, your ongoing patience, and for the vastness of your mercy. Help me to walk in a manner worthy of your calling, that the name of Jesus may be glorified in me today.
Mar. 01. Day 9 - Pray: We have been saved and changed by your grace. So many in our community haven’t. We pray that you would stir up and empower your people to boldly share the gospel today. We pray that the hearts of our neighbors would be touched by your grace to receive it.
Feb. 28. Day 8 - Pray: Peter tried to follow you and live life without regard to Jesus’ death and resurrection. I ask that you would empower me to live my life for you out of Jesus’ life given for me.
Feb. 27. Day 7 - Pray: Give me a deeper repentance, a horror of sin, a dread of its approach. Help me to flee it today and to resolve that my heart shall be yours alone.
Feb. 26. Day 6 Pray: Help me to feel you today in the warmth of my home, the food that I eat, and every act of providence I experience. To see your many gifts and all of creation are your hands and fingers taking hold of me.
Feb. 23. Day 5: Pray, “God, help me to see how good your will is in everything. And even when it conflicts with mine, teach me to be pleased with it.”
Feb. 22. Day 4: Pray, “God, I pray that my closest family members would come to know and cherish you and what you’ve done for them in Jesus. If they don’t know you, bring them to you. If they do know you, draw them closer.”
FEB 21. Day 3: Pray, “God I thank you for the people you have placed in my life, even when they are difficult. Help me to not take them for granted. Empower me to love them both in what I say and how I respond to them.”
FEB 20. Day 2: Pray, “God, I confess that I sin against you in word, thought and deed everyday. I thank you that Jesus died, not only to forgive me, but also to change me to be more like him. May my words, thoughts, and deeds be changed by your grace today to bring you glory.”
FEB 19. Day 1: Pray “God, you made and saved me to enjoy you. Today, please help me to see you as my source of joy. Confront and remove all the thoughts and feelings that I have today which suggests that true satisfaction is found outside of you.”