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):
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 - Financial responsibility
February - Women and human trafficking
March - Evangelism
April - Identity in Christ
May - Marriages
June 2018 Mission: Focusing on MEN and MALE LEADERSHIP
In the eyes of our God, men bear a tremendous mantle of leadership, responsibility and accountability. They are worthy of prayer! Many of us have brothers, fathers, husbands, nephews who are struggling in some way. Join us this month in praying for the men you love. May our prayers avail much to bring these men greater freedom, victory and peace!
Set your alarms for 12:12 PM and join us as we pray for a revival in our hearts and the world around us!
June 1st…Proverbs 27:5-6
Better is open rebuke than love that is concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
Father, give the men in our lives wisdom and courage to speak the truth in love - especially when it is uncomfortable. Make them faithful to the urging of your Spirit. Do not allow them to remain silent when you call them to speak truth. In Jesus name.
June 2nd...Proverbs 31:8-9
Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all the unfortunate. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.
Jesus, cause the hearts of the men we love to be moved to action. Let their hearts be broken for the cause of the weak and powerless. Give them wisdom and discernment. Show then how to speak in your power and with your love. Give them your passion to defend the afflicted and needy. Amen.
June 3rd…1 Peter 3:15
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.
Jesus, search the hearts of our brothers. Show them any areas they have not submitted to you. Teach and encourage them to share the joy of their salvation with gentleness and humility. Amen.
June 4th...Proverbs 14:25
A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.
Father, have mercy on us. How many times have we failed to speak up for the truth? Forgive us all Father, for the times we have seen someone facing eternal separation from you and remained silent. Overwhelm our brothers with courage and wisdom to lead us in being truthful witnesses of your love and salvation. In Jesus name, Amen.
June 5th…Proverbs 15: 1-2
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
Heavenly Father, our men need your wisdom! Show the men in our lives how to guard their tempers and tongues. Do not let them stir up anger with harsh words - instead make them wise in their speech. May this bring glory and honor to your name. Amen
June 6th…Proverbs 24:11-12
Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. 12 If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?
Jesus, set the hearts of your men on fire. Give them boldness to rescue the spiritually lost and dying. Do not allow them to be apathetic in matters of salvation. Cause their words and actions to be fruitful and lead to great heavenly inheritance. Amen.
June 7th...Isaiah 8:11-13
For this is what the Lord said to me with great power, to keep me from going the way of this people: 12 Do not call everything an alliance these people say is an alliance. Do not fear what they fear; do not be terrified. 13 You are to regard only the Lord of Hosts as holy. Only He should be feared; only He should be held in awe.
Jesus, you know the burdens of responsibility our brothers carry. The enemy uses fear to blind many. Do not let our brothers be taken captive by the ways of this world. Do not let them be tricked into forgetting you are always in control! Remind them you are the only thing to be afraid of! You alone should be what causes them to fall back in fear and awe. Teach them to lay the burdens of their hearts at the foot of your throne. Amen.
June 8th…2 Samuel 10:7,12
When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army, the mighty men…”Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the LORD do what is good in His sight.”
Father, make the guys we love, men who love you like David. Give our guys emotional strength, courage and wisdom. Help them remember the battle is yours! Reveal to them any ways they have not submitted to your guidance or leadership. In Jesus name.
June 9th…Ezekiel 22:30
I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.
Lord, raise up righteous men to fight in the heavenly realms. Give them your vision to see the spiritual weakness and need of others. Give them your heart to lift up others in fervent prayer. Have mercy on us! Use these men to lead and guide your people so the plans of the enemy will not prevail. In Jesus Name, Amen.
June 10th...Galatians 1:10
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Jesus, search the hearts of the men we love. By your Spirit, free them from any sin standing in the way of serving you with wild abandon! Ignite their hearts to boldly serve and speak in your love - without fear of shame or ridicule from others. Give them fresh endurance and courage to withstand any adversity they suffer for the glory of your name! Amen.
June 11th…Micah 6:8
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Heavenly Father how we need men who lead like you! Call this generation of men to serve you with wholly yielded spirits and undivided hearts. Sanctify them for your service. Make this generation just in their speech and actions. Give them humble hearts full of mercy. In Jesus Name, Amen.
June 12th...John 15:5
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
Jesus I know our brothers can get overwhelmed with responsibilities. Thank you Jesus, for the men in our lives who willingly accept the burdens they carry. Often, these wonderful men work so hard and can forget to rely on you for the strength to complete the work you have given them. Teach our brothers how to rest in your leadership and covering. Remind and encourage them to call out to you before the burdens become heavy. Let our brothers bear much fruit and gently show them the foolishness of trying to accomplish things in their own strength.
June 13th...Mark 10:45
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Jesus overflow the hearts of the men we love with a desire to be like you. Give them your passion for serving others. Give them wisdom to understand the importance of humility and selflessness. Remove vanity and prideful from their hearts. Let this be the generation of men who serve you like none other! amen.
June 14th...Hebrews 6:10
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
Heavenly Father, sometimes men we love can feel frustrated by the thought that no one appreciates, knows or understands how hard they are working. Have mercy on men troubled by this! Open their eyes! Uproot any bitterness or anger this may have caused. Purify their hearts. Let them commit their work to you Lord. Remind them that you El Roi are the God who sees. You know of their effort and love and will continue to help them with the tasks yet to be done. Amen.
June 15th...Psalm 16:11
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Lord, we live in gluttonous times. No matter what we have - there seems to be endless temptation for more. Guard our brothers against the folly of materialism. Make them pillars of righteousness so they can lead us in your way. Fill them with joy in your presence. Show them the value of what is eternal. In Jesus name, Amen.
June 16th…1 Peter 2:21-23
To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth. 23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
Jesus, teach the men in our sphere of influence, how to live out the example you have given. Give them power to overcome sin. Let them be men of integrity. When the world treats them unfairly- give them courage, restraint and patience suffer as you did. May these men find peace as they entrust themselves completely to the Father who knows all and sees all and who judges correctly. Amen.
June 17th...Psalm 84:10-12
Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. 11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.12 Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.
Father, may our brothers know the joy of your presence! Do not let them be deceived by believing happiness can be found in worldly pursuits. Be a guiding light and protection for our brothers. Bless their efforts and grow their trust in you. Amen.
June 18th...Philippians 2:3
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.
We lift up Christian men everywhere to you, Jesus. Don’t let them be deceived by vanity and status. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit. May they have humble hearts, valuing others more than themselves. Amen.
June 19th...Psalm 78:72
With upright heart he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand.
We thank you God, for the wonderful men of our church. Just as you are the Good Shepherd, may the men of TBC continue to lead by your example. May they continue to guide this body with skill and wisdom. In Jesus Name, Amen.
June 20th...Galatians 6:9
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
Jesus, encourage our brothers. Give them endurance to keep on doing what they know is right. Do not let them be ensnared by the enemies lies. Bless them as they persevere on your path. Amen.
June 21st...Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
We know you designed us to live in community with each other. Help the men we know find godly support, accountability and encouragement thru friendship with other Christian men. May these relationships exalt and glorify Christ. In Jesus name. Amen.
June 22nd...Matthew 6:13 13
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
Jesus, we know far too many wonderful families destroyed by sexual sin. Have mercy on us all! Protect our brothers from lust. Do not let them be deceived by the enemy. Fill them with self control and discipline. Give them wisdom and humility to seek help before what has been broken is destroyed. Save us all from the schemes of the enemy. For the Glory of your name, Amen.
June 23rd...1 Corinthians 6:12
Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is helpful. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not be brought under the control of anything.
Father, you know the temptations men face. Do not let our brothers in Christ abuse the freedom of your grace. Guard the hearts and minds of our brothers. Make them cautious, wise and self controlled in exercising your freedom. Do not let them be taken captive by any sin. Free those who have become oppressed by the enemy. Amen.
June 24th...Genesis 2:15
Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it
Lord, your original plan for man was to work. So many many men struggle with extremes in his area. Give our brothers wisdom and conviction from your Holy Spirit. Show them if they are not working and tending what you have given them in the ways you desire. Bless the work of their hands and show them your design for both work and rest. In Jesus Name.
June 25th...I Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
Jesus how we all need to learn the lesson this scripture gives! Have mercy on our Christian men - young and old - no one is beyond temptation! Protect them and guard them against self reliance and pride. Speak loudly to them at times of temptation and make plan the way they are to flee. Protect the hearts and minds, eyes and ears of the men we love for the glory of your name. Amen.
June 26th...II Corinthians 4:16
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
Father, help our brothers age gracefully! Do not let your sons become discouraged as their bodies can no longer do what they once did. Show them their value to their families and friends is not lost as their strength fades. Give your sons an unquenchable desire to read your word and may their spirits grow strong as they age. In Jesus name.
June 27th...James 1:19-20
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Jesus make our brothers quick to listen and understand. Make them wise and thoughtful with their words. Give them patient spirits, not easily angered,!able to discern and judge rightly. Amen.
June 28th...James 5:16
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Heavenly Father, rise up a nation of praying men. Cause their hearts to burn with passion to seek to your face. May they intercede thru prayer for this city, this nation and the world. Make them humble men who earnestly confess their sins so they are delivered from the works of the enemy. Make the prayers of these men powerful and fruitful. In Jesus Name. Amen.
June 29th…I Corinthians 16:13
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
Jesus, make your men wise. Give them vision to see the deceptions of the enemy. Give them a desire and passion for steadfastness in their walk with you and in the work you have given them to do. Make them brave and strong so they may accomplish all you have for them to do. Amen.
June 30th...Psalm 119:9
How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.
Jesus, give our brothers a burning passion for your word. Sanctify their hearts and minds with the sword of the Spirit. Bury your word deep in their hearts so they may not sin against you. Amen.