What would happen if we each 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!
What Should I Pray About? - 12:12 Prayer monthly themes (scroll down for detailed monthly and weekly content):
January - Financial responsibility
February - Women and human trafficking
March - Evangelism
April - Identity in Christ
May - Marriages
June - Men and male leadership
July - Missions
August - Service to the Kingdom (church and parachurch volunteering)
September - Children and parenting
October - Government and leadership
November - Purity
December - Drawing friends and family closer to Christ
January 2018 Mission: Advance understanding of GOD’s plan for our financial resources
PLAN OF ATTACK: Pray daily at 12:12 using the DAILY scripture below:
James 1:17...Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
A PRAYER to SING… Finding Favor - Cast My Cares on You: https://youtu.be/bKuAMmTqUbs
MUSIC for the month…Tauren Wells - When We Pray: https://youtu.be/9YZZzgJB33E
Week 3 (January 15-21)
January 15th, MONDAY Proverbs 30:8...Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me. Give me neither poverty nor wealth; feed me with the food I need.
Jesus, reveal to us any way we are being deceitful or lying. Let no untruth pass our lips. Show us if pride is causing dishonesty in our lives. Provide for us Jesus. Give us exactly what we need - not too little, nor too much! Sanctify us, so we can rejoice with the life and possessions you have provided and let us be satisfied! YOU are the bread of life! YOU are what we need! We praise you Jesus, Amen.
January 16th, TUESDAY John 12:4-6...Then one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot (who was about to betray Him), said, “Why wasn’t this fragrant oil sold for 300 denarii and given to the poor?” He didn’t say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of the money-bag and would steal part of what was put in it.
Father, forgive us! We have been like Judas far too often! Forgive the times we have desired possessions over your presence! We have pursued money and its’ power to provide what we want more than trusting you to give us the desires of our heart! We repent of greed, materialism and the love of money. Be faithful Father, to complete the good work you have begun in us, for our good and the glory of your name, Amen.
January 17th, WEDNESDAY Luke 16:10...Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous in very little is also unrighteous in much.
Heavenly Father, you are perfect! You know exactly how to lead us in the path of righteousness! Open our eyes to the ways we handle our finances. Help us to be faithful stewards of what you have provided! Make us faithful in the small things so we may be trustworthy and skilled to handle more. In Jesus name, Amen.
January 18th, THURSDAY Ecclesiastes 5:10...The one who loves money is never satisfied with money, and whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with income. This too is futile.
Jesus, let us no longer believe the lie that money or possessions will lead to happiness and contentment. We know, the love of money does not satisfy, and leads to all kinds of evil. By the power of your Holy Spirit, let us be content with what you have provided! May we be satisfied with your provision and set our mind on things above so we will be about our Father’s business! Amen.
January 19th, FRIDAY 1 Timothy 6:9...But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.
Heavenly Father, we love you. You know we live in a time when wealth and fame are exalted. Have mercy on us! Open our eyes and examine our hearts. Do not let a desire for wealth or possessions lead us into sinful desires! Sanctify our heart and mind so we may be fully devoted to do your will. Save us from the ruin and destruction that greed brings. In Jesus name.
January 20th, SATURDAY Matthew 6:19-20...Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal.
Lord, it is hard to imagine what eternity with you will be like. We confess it often is easy to forget this life is just a shadow of the one to come. Give us your eyes to see ways to spend our time, money and effort on things of eternal worth. Teach us the value of incorruptible treasure. Bless us with understanding and joy as we ponder eternity. In Jesus name, Amen.
January 21st, SUNDAY Proverbs 22:4...The result of humility is fear of the Lord, along with wealth, honor, and life.
Teach us Lord to be humble. Give us supernatural wisdom to understand what a Holy fear of you means. This is a complicated concept for many who have experienced trauma. Give us your peace Lord, as we contemplate this today. We know are a perfect Father. Heal any wound fear has caused. We desire the wealth and honor and life which comes from living with hearts and lives fully devoted to you. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Week 4 (January 22-28)
January 22nd, MONDAY Psalm 20:7 Some take pride in chariots, and others in horses, but we take pride in the name of Yahweh our God.
Lord Jesus, you know we live in a world which exalts wealth. Guard our hearts and minds from foolishly believing we are great because of our possessions or the balance in our bank accounts. Instead, let us rejoice and find our worth and pride in YOU- our provider, deliverer, savior, and friend! Amen.
January 23rd, TUESDAY 1 John 2:15-16...Do not love the world or the things that belong to the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For everything that belongs to the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one’s lifestyle—is not from the Father, but is from the world.
Lord, social media and entertainment make things of this world look so appealing. It can be so easy to be influenced by the culture around us. Renew our mind and give us wisdom to repent of any unholy yearning for worldly things. Help us to desire you more than anything the world could offer.
January 24th, WEDNESDAY 1 Corinthians 13:3...And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body in order to boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.
God, search and examine my heart. Show me if my service or sacrifice to you, is not from a pure heart. Am I giving generously out of love for you or for the praise of man? Help me God, to love you in word and deed. Teach me how to glorify you in how I share and give what you have given to me. In Jesus name, Amen.
January 25th, THURSDAY 2 Corinthians 8:9...For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: Though He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich.
Jesus, we know the gift of your grace to us. You were rich and seated in heavenly places. For our sake, you were brought low, humbled to the point of death! By this gift we may now rejoice in the riches of your fellowship and love. Give us wisdom to value the riches your grace has provided to all who believe. In your name, Jesus , Amen
January 26th, FRIDAY 2 Corinthians 9:6-7...Remember this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not reluctantly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Lord, examine our attitudes and habits involving money and possessions. We eknow you don’t need our money to accomplish your will. But, your word says if we give generously ( as you do ) we will generously receive! Help us grow in this practice of trusting you to provide as we pass along what your Spirit leads us to give! Purify us from any unholy attitudes so we may be cheerful givers.
January 27th, SATURDAY Mark 12:43-44...Summoning His disciples, He said to them, “I assure you: This poor widow has put in more than all those giving to the temple treasury. For they all gave out of their surplus, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she possessed—all she had to live on.”
Father, Teach us to trust you as this poor woman did! We don’t want to give only what is extra. We desire to learn how to give in faith as this woman did. She trusted you to care for her. Help us to trust you completely to meet our needs and give us peace and boldness to give what will cost - instead of what can be spared. Amen.
January 28th SUNDAY Jeremiah 9:23-24...This is what the Lord says: The wise man must not boast in his wisdom; the strong man must not boast in his strength; the wealthy man must not boast in his wealth. But the one who boasts should boast in this, that he understands and knows Me — that I am Yahweh, showing faithful love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for I delight in these things. This is the Lord’s declaration.
Heavenly Father, why are we so quick to rely upon our abilities and resources, instead of calling upon you? Wisdom and strength and wealth are often stumbling blocks delaying our arrival at your feet. All we possess is only because of you. All we possess is yours. Keep us from swollen egos. We humbly proclaim there is no greater wealth than to know the faithful love, justice and righteousness of you, our God. In Jesus Name, Amen
End of the Month (January 28-31)
January 29th, MONDAY Proverbs 16:8...Better a little with righteousness than great income with injustice.
Jesus, help us to be satisfied with honestly earned money instead of desiring great wealth gathered by corrupt means. Keep us from the love of money! For the glory of your mighty name, Amen.
January 30th, TUESDAY 1 Peter 1:14-16...As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance. But as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.
Father, we want to be obedient to you! Do not allow us to return to the fleshly desires we had before knowing you. Cause our conduct to be holy as you are holy. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
January 31st, WEDNESDAY 1 Peter 1:3-7...Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, uncorrupted, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. You are being protected by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. You rejoice in this, though now for a short time you have had to struggle in various trials so that the genuineness of your faith —more valuable than gold, which perishes though refined by fire —may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
We praise you God! Because of Jesus, we have an inheritance in heaven which no one can steal and it can never be destroyed! Thank you for protecting us by your power while our faith grows and becomes more valuable than gold. We look forward to when we will proclaim all praise, glory and honor belong to Jesus Christ! Amen.
How to pray using scripture ( the 3 R’s )...The Gospel Coalition https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevin-deyoung/how-to-pray-using-scripture/
Tips for praying the Word...Desiring God https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/tips-for-praying-the-word