What would happen if every Topekan spent just 60 seconds a day praying for the SAME issue, at the SAME time, using the SAME scripture? That’s the mission of 12:12 Prayer - to live out the exhortation of Romans 12:12 to “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer”.   

Set an alarm or other reminder for 12:12 PM daily, review the prayer themes and suggestions below, and get ready to pray for 60 seconds daily!

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What Should I Pray About? - 12:12 Prayer monthly themes (scroll down for detailed monthly and weekly content):

September - Children and parenting    
October - Government and leadership  
November - Purity
December - Drawing friends and family closer to Christ
January - Financial responsibility
February -  Women and human trafficking
March - Evangelism
April - Identity in Christ
May - Marriages  
June - Men and male leadership
July - Missions

How Should I Pray? - Follow the ACTS model:

Adoration - Give praise to God (Psalms 68:35)

Confession - Confess sins and shortcomings to God (1 John 1:9)

Thanksgiving - Give thanks to God (Psalms 69:30)

Supplication - State your requests to God (Philippians 4:6)

An example: "Father God, you are _____________ (adoration). I admit that I _______________ (confession). I thank you that ______________ (thanksgiving). I pray for ____________________ (supplication)."

September 2017 – Children and Families

This can include: children with special needs, children in need of foster care or adoption, child victims of human trafficking – any child at all! Also consider new parents, parents going through emotional or medical battles, threats to families, blended families, and families experiencing change. 

Week of September 18-24

Isaiah 44:3 – For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; I will pour My spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your offspring.

PRAYER: Jesus, we thirst for more of you. Flood the dry ground in our hearts with your living water so we may be salt and light to the children in our lives and within our sphere of influence. Pour out your spirit on the children and those raising them. Bless these children with wisdom to know their thirst can only be satisfied in you.  


Song of the Week: Completely https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sFC-d9PTusw

Video: Prayer Course 3 Intersession https://m.youtube.com/watch?edELxUZ0pn8

Additional Prayer content:

A - ADORATION  Praise God for a specific characteristic.
Lord you are FAITHFUL.  Over and over again your word shows your promises are trustworthy.  Your word is truth.  You do what you say.  My sisters and I praise you for your faithfulness.  You are worthy of our whole hearts. We do not need to fear trusting you.  There is no one else like you.  No one else who keeps their promises without fail.  


C - CONFESSION  Ask God to forgive your sins. Be specific as it comes to mind.
Forgive us Lord for trying to quench our thirst with idols. Our sisters and I know no earthly thing can satisfy the longing of our soul like you can. Forgive us God, for tolerating any dry desolate places in our hearts.  Forgive us for not offering to you,  the parched areas of our hearts.  


T - THANKSGIVING Praise God for what he has done in your life.  Be specific as it comes to mind.
Thank you Father for your Spirit.  We stand in awe of the knowledge that our frail, mortal bodies can house the power of the living God! Thank you Father for your spirit and its’ ever present help in our lives as we call out for help.  


S -  SUPPLICATION  Ask God for what you want.
Father have mercy on the children in my family, in my church, in this city and in this country.  We beg you Lord to open the eyes of these children. Cause them to hunger and thirst for your righteousness alone.  Fill them with our Spirit!  Bring a revival of purity, holiness and godliness to this generation and bless generations to come!  

Week of September 25-October 1

Jeremiah 32:39 – I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me and that all will then go well for them and for their children after them

PRAYER: My brothers and sisters and I boldly come before your throne to again ask for mercy and grace. We lift up the children we know and love to you Lord. Cause us to be unified with other believers in a singleness of heart and action. Give us your wisdom, Lord of how we are to be serving the children in our world for your glory. Give us a holy, healthy fear of you and let the legacy of our faith become the next generations’ as well. In Jesus name..  


Song of the Week: Jesus https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cEbQswNB6Wc

Video: Prayer Course 4 Perseverance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPM6KHLmyAA&feature=youtu.be

Additional Prayer content (in the ACTS prayer structure):

A - ADORATION Praise God for a specific characteristic.
Lord you are OMNIPOTENT. You know the very number of hairs upon our head. There is no detail of our lives that has taken you by surprise. Before you made us in our mother's womb- you knew us and set us apart to be yours. We exalt you God, for being ever present and all knowing in our times of trouble. 


C- CONFESSION Ask God to forgive your sins. Be specific as they come to mind.
Forgive us God for our pride and self reliance. Forgive us for handling our own lives instead of handing them completely over to you. Forgive us for praying for the life we dream of, instead of asking you to reveal your plans for our life. 


T- THANKSGIVING Praise God for what he has done in your life. Be specific as they come to mind.
You are a good Father. You withhold no good thing from us. Thank you Father, for the blessing of living in America. Thank you for the freedom to publicly proclaim our faith in you and share the power of the gospel in the light of day, without fear of imprisonment or death. 


S - SUPPLICATION Ask God for what you want.
We lift up the children in our lives to you. Lord, bless these children with lives filled with purpose and peace. Give us the understanding and wisdom to fear your righteous and holy ways. Give us a unifying vision of how you want us to live and follow and serve. Cause us to be of one heart and mind. We want to glorify you with our actions and attitudes. Lord, be faithful to complete the work you have started in us, so we may be the blessing of a godly inheritance to the children in our lives. In the mighty and powerful name of Jesus. Amen.