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):
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
August - Service to the Kingdom (church and parachurch volunteering)
September - Children and parenting
October - Government and leadership
November 2017 Mission: Advancing Purity on ALL Sides
PLAN OF ATTACK-
WEEK 1 - We will start by dealing with PERSONAL issues r/t PURITY
WEEK 2 - Then branching outward we will move to LOCAL concerns
WEEK 3 - Advancing on to NATIONAL issues
WEEK 4 - Finally, completing our mission by addressing GLOBAL topics
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WEEK 1 - FIGHT for PERSONAL PURITY IN US AND THOSE AROUND US
BATTLE PLAN 11/6 thru 11/12
PRAY daily at 12:12 using this WEAPON:
3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
Monday 11/6 We come to you Lord with humble hearts. You are a holy God and you have commanded US to be holy as YOU are holy. We confess we have abused the freedom of your grace. Convict us and cleanse us from all impurity, greed, obscenity, and from foolish or coarse talk. Cause us to overcome evil with good! Open our eyes and render our spirits tender to respond to your conviction. Let us rejoice in knowing God disciplines those he loves. In Jesus name let it be so!
Tuesday 11/7 We praise you God for your infinite wisdom in placing us in a land of opportunity & plenty. We confess our propensity to focus on ourselves and things with no eternal value. Thank you Father, for the ease of life in America! Give us wisdom to discern and flee from any impure, immoral, foul or obscene person or thing! Let us no longer be apathetic or comfortable in any bondage of the enemy! Remind us of the joy of being in your presence, that we would confess our sin and leave nothing as a hindrance to fellowship with you. In the mighty and powerful name of Jesus! Amen.
Wednesday 11/8 Almighty God you are so merciful! What relief floods our hearts with the reminder that nothing can separate us from your love! Forgive us the sin of desiring what you have not given and for the times we have tolerated or engaged in obscene, foolish or coarse talk. Create in us a clean heart and guard us against false humility! Give us wisdom to be gentle yet bold, as we guard the hearts and minds our families and ourselves. For the glory of your name, Jesus! Amen.
Thursday 11/9 Lord God you are omniscient. You know all things that ever were and all things which will be. We praise you God; there is no sin that is a secret to you! Thank you Father for telling us to come boldly before your throne to confess our sins and be forgiven! Give us a supernatural revelation of our identity as the bride of Christ! Give us renewed strength, passion and conviction to separate ourselves and our families from any immoral, impure or obscene influence. Let us be about our Father's business preparing for Jesus, our bridegroom to return. Come Lord Jesus, Come! Amen.
Friday 11/10 God, you are omnipotent! There is nothing impossible with you! Forgive us for having a lack of faith in your abilities! Why do we find it difficult to believe you CAN cause us to walk in purity? We believe in the power of your blood to atone for our sins; why do we forget you have the power to cause us to walk in purity! You are able and faithful to complete the good work you began in us! We praise you God for your power! Nothing is too difficult for you! Cause us to discern what defiles our hearts and minds and turn from it! Let us no longer be double minded! In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Saturday 11/11 Lord I lift up Your name as all that is pure...You Lord Jesus are the perfect example. Forgive me for impure words that have come out of my mouth, and change my heart to replace those words with pure ones. Thank you for purifying me through the blood of Christ, so that I may inherit Your kingdom. Pour out your Holy Spirit upon my family members so they will be a reflection of you in an impure world. Cleanse and purify so that others would be drawn to You.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Sunday 11/12 Almighty and everlasting God, Father and creator of all, we worship and adore You. We praise You for the beauty of Your world and the changing seasons that bring the beauty of fall colors, crisp mornings and the wisps of mist rising from Your life-giving waters.
Father we come before You, humbled that You love us and confess that we are not worthy. We have tainted your world with impurity both individually and as a nation. We commit the very sins that You warn us against: immorality, impurity and greed. Lord, forgive us and heal us. Lord, we thank You for the bounty of Your love and Your creation, the wonder of the harvest that makes this nation so abundantly blessed. We ask You to heal this nation that has strayed so far from You, by healing each family that belongs to You. Cleanse Your children, Oh Lord, of all impurity that pulls them away from relationship with You and with each other and create in them renewed minds and hearts full of thankfulness. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
WEEK 2 FIGHT for PURITY - LOCALLY our neighborhood, city, state
BATTLE PLAN 11/13- 11/19
PRAY daily at 12:12 using this WEAPON:
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Monday 11/13 Father, We praise You because You are pure & holy. We ask that You search our hearts for any offensive way. We are sorry for our impure thoughts & habits that keep us from walking righteously. Thank You for Your Word which instructs us how to remain pure and demonstrate a Godly life to the world. We ask for community representatives who will prioritize purity in their leadership. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Tuesday 11/14 Heavenly Father, You are the One who set the standard of purity. We as a people have not relied upon You to keep ourselves pure. We have clothed ourselves in dirty rags and covered our shame with lies to ourselves and others. We thank you for Your Word and how the Holy Spirit prompts us on how to attain purity. Help us to throw off those dirty rags and put on Your armor, the armor of righteous living, so we may shine for all people to see. May You receive glory through our actions, as You prepare us to stand before You at the end of days. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.
Wednesday 11/15 Faithful Father, we bow in your holy presence recognizing we are here only because of the grace and mercy provided by the Lord Jesus Christ. We confess that even in our best efforts, we fall short and yet here we are, amazed and blessed beyond measure. We are thankful for this land we love, our city and state. Lord, shine your light through us. Help us to be salt and light to everyone we come in contact with. May we draw others to you as we await your soon return. Even so, come, Lord Jesus come.
Thursday 11/16 Lord of heaven and earth, you are the beginning and the end, you are our shield, protector, refuge and fortress. May those in government have their eyes open to the sin in their lives and may they lay those sins at the foot of the cross. We thank you Lord for always being with those in government who know you as Lord and Savior. We pray for the salvation of those who do not. We pray for pure hearts for those who are in authority in our government, nations, and the world. We pray Satan will be bound in the blood of Jesus Christ. You are an awesome God. We praise and thank you.
Friday 11/17 Father, we adore You Who are without taint. You alone are good. You made a way for us to put on Jesus’ righteousness & we are forever grateful. Please open our eyes, alert us as time is running out, to shed any darkness, to confess our sins, to love You & long for a oneness with You that allows others to see You. In Jesus name, Amen.
Saturday 11/18 Father God, You are light, in You there is no darkness at all. We need you, Lord. We have taken Your good and perfect gift of sex and trampled on it. We have made it something that brings pain and destruction. Thank You for Your mercy. Thank You that You want all to be free of darkness. Open the eyes of all who are bound by impurity and set them free, Lord Jesus. In Christ's name, Amen.
Sunday 11/19 We praise You, Abba, Father, our compassionate and gracious Lord. We praise you for being the one, true God, the only God. You are a righteous Judge. You are constant and You are holy. We confess to You that our nation has lost sight of You. We are a selfish, greedy, distracted and lustful people. We have not always blessed others less fortunate with the blessings You've given us. When we have prospered from the gifts You've bestowed upon us individually or as a nation we have not always given You the glory, honor and praise due Your glorious name. Thank you that in so many ways You have not turned Your back on this nation. Thank you for your undeserving grace and mercy. Thank you for your many blessings, including wealth, prosperity, freedom, and respect from other nations. Thank you that Christians have legally held freedom of worship since the first settlers came to America. Lord, help us, our nation and our leaders to walk righteously. Help us to be holy because You, Lord, are holy. Help us to look to Your Holy Word and your Spirit to guide us. Shut ours and our leaders' eyes to contemplating and engaging in evil (Isaiah 33:15). Sustain us and continue to bless our land. Bring a revival of holiness to Your people and a revival to spread the Gospel to all nations. Amen.
WEEK 3 FIGHT for PURITY in our COUNTRY leaders, government
BATTLE PLAN 11/20-11/26
PRAY daily at 12:12 using this WEAPON:
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Monday 11/20 Father you are merciful! You are a God who has boundless love and mercy for the widowed and the fatherless. Forgive us for averting our eyes to the needy in our midst. Forgive us for hoarding your love and blessings for our own use and benefit. Thank you Father for giving us the opportunity to experience the joy and heartache of being your image bearers to those around us. Father give us your eyes for the widowed and fatherless! Cause our hearts to swell with your compassion, mercy and love and let us be moved to service and action! Let your love in us bear accurate witness of you! In the blessed name of Jesus! Amen.
Tuesday 11/21 Jesus you are holy. Forgive us for a lack of ambition toward holiness. Jesus you have given us all we need for life and godliness so that we may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation! Give us the desire to be holy as you are holy! May we have a deeper understanding and conviction to be IN the world as your hands and feet serving - yet, living set apart, holy, pure and not stained and dirty as if we are OF this fallen world. May it be so! Amen.
Wednesday 11/22 God you are sovereign! You, Father God, do as you please! Forgive us for doubting your sovereignty when we see wickedness in the lives of government officials appointed over us. We can be confident and proclaim know it is YOU who removes kings and sets up kings! Father, do a mighty work in the hearts and personal lives of those who lead this country! Give our leaders a passion for personal purity and holiness and a pure desire to help the weak and powerless thru their positions of power. In Jesus name, Amen.
Thursday 11/23 God, you are the God of wisdom. You have walked before us and we ask for your guidance and discernment. We pray for our leaders that claim your name, humbly ask for your guidance and wisdom. We pray for grace and mercy when decisions need to be made that are difficult and not clear. We lift up our leaders that they protect the widows and orphans, even those that don’t know your name, give them direction, Oh Lord, to protect the least of these.
Friday 1/24 God, you created every leader in their mother’s womb and not one hair has not been lost on you. You know the very thoughts of those leaders that do not know you yet and we humbly ask to move in their hearts so say may know the everlasting love you offer. We confess, Oh Lord, for our words that we say that may push them away from your love. Let our words and actions be your words and actions, showing them, in love, the way you have paved a way for them in freedom. We ask you soften their hearts and hear their cries, so they may turn to you Oh Lord.
Saturday 11/25 God, you are the God of purity and holiness. We ask for forgiveness in areas of darkness that we hide from the world yet is seen by you. We lift of those in leadership that have your convictions that stand strong and walk in the way of righteousness so that You Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We pray over the protection of leaders that claim your namesake and that the Holy Spirit's guidance is heavy upon on them and always leading them.
Sunday 11/26 God you are foreknowing. No event will take you by surprise! Forgive our small imagination of your fathomless plans. Forgive America for our foolish self reliance. We praise you for the plan you gave America’s founding fathers so long ago. Restore and Revive America! Cause us to once again to be a nation who truly trusts in you. Let this country be the hands and hearts of Jesus by visiting the widows and the orphans and afflicted throughout the world. Purify our country Lord so that we may be clean and undefiled to a watching world. In the name of Jesus! Amen
WEEK 4 FIGHT for PURITY in the WORLD nations, governments
BATTLE PLAN 11/27-12/3
PRAY daily at 12:12 using this WEAPON:
Acts 26:18 :
Open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith
Monday 11/27 Father, we come to you in the name of Jesus. You are self sufficient. You rely on nothing but yourself to accomplish your will. Forgive us for not valuing the awesome privilege of sharing YOU, by the power of your Holy Spirit with the world. We praise your holy name for allowing us to experience the joy of proclaiming you are the King of kings and Lord of lords! Take the coal and purify our lips so we may proclaim to the nations of the world who you are! Let the people of the world turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to the power of God, so they may receive the forgiveness of their sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith. Amen.
Tuesday 11/28 Thank you Jesus for saving us you are worthy of our praise. To you alone be the glory! We confess We don't trust you enough. Thank you for saving us and the opportunities you give us to glorify you! Please give your people wisdom courage and motivation to vote godly competent leaders into office. Lord please turn our society from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God that they may receive forgiveness of sins and An inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Jesus! In Jesus precious holy name, Amen.
Wednesday 11/29 Father you are a long suffering God! The perfect world you once created seems more bent on depravity and evil day by day. Thank you for restraining your righteous anger at this world’s rebellion! Open the eyes of the lost on this planet! Turn the wicked of this earth from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to the power of YOU, the living God, so they may be sanctified by faith. For your glory Lord, in Jesus name, Amen.
Thursday 11/30 Father, we praise you for your great compassion! The sinful people of this world are all beloved in your sight. You desire all to come to repentance. You Lord are powerful and able to turn hearts of stone to hearts of flesh. Open the eyes of the people of the world! Bring them out from darkness and bondage in the enemy’s pit into the joy and power of living in fellowship with you as their savior! Amaze this world with your power and love. In Jesus name, Amen.
Friday 12/1 Father, I am asking for you to purify my heart, soul and mind in this time of darkness in our world. Father God, I desire to be awakened during this time of darkness and bring to light the awesomeness of YOU! I pray that you will purify me and those surrounding me so that we can walk in your ways. We are in the greatest battle of our nation and world and I desire to serve you Lord. Thank you for the gift of purity. in Jesus name, Amen.
Saturday 12/2 Lord God, you are omnipresent! Your presence is unavoidable! In the darkest corners of the world You can be found even there! Have mercy on us for forgetting our suffering brothers and sisters around the world. As Gentiles, we should be even more compassionate because of the grace you showed in your adoption of us! We praise you God for your plan of adoption which brought us eternal life! Purify our hearts for the lost souls around the globe! Use us Father, to turn the lost of this world from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to the power of God so they might receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith. In Jesus name, Amen.
Sunday 12/3 God, you are transcendent! Your ways are not our ways! Forgive us for foolishly relying on our own wisdom to solve the pain in the world. We exalt you for the gift of Jesus! Thank you for giving your son to bear our transgressions! Give us your wisdom and strength to share the good news with the world! Use us Lord, to turn the world from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to the power of YOU God- so the world will receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith. in Jesus name! Amen.
Articles, Music and Videos to Enhance Your Prayer This Month:
Walking in purity before God
How to Live with true Purity
The real battle for sexual purity
Sexual purity in men
St Augustine on prayer - Tim Keller
Scraps of Thoughts on Daily Prayer
The sovereignty of God and Prayer
The Role of Desperate Prayer in Relenting Wrath | David Platt
Prayerlessness of the Church
REMIND ME WHO I AM Jason Grey
CHAIN BREAKER Zach Williams
OCEANS Lauren Daigle
GIVE ME YOUR EYES Brandon Heath
BUILD YOUR KINGDOM Rend Collective