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):
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 - Financial responsibility
February - Women and human trafficking
March 2018 Mission: Focusing on EVANGELISM
For many, this topic can make us a little squirmy. It is a subject that messes with our comfort zones - emotional and financial. We know Jesus said to preach the good news… but what that looks like can be very different dependent on your financial resources, stage of life, mental and physical abilities, spiritual gifting, and most of all on the willingness of your heart to seek the Lord on this topic.
Set your alarms for 12:12 PM and join us as we pray for a revival in our hearts and the world around us!
March 1st, Thursday...Ezekiel 3:17–19: Son of man, I have made you a watchman over the house of Israel. When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me. If I say to the wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ but you do not warn him—you don’t speak out to warn him about his wicked way in order to save his life—that wicked person will die for his iniquity. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood. But if you warn a wicked person and he does not turn from his wickedness or his wicked way, he will die for his iniquity, but you will have saved your life.
Heavenly Father, Your name is great and your works are mighty! Your name is above every name. As we remember what You have done and see evidence of your hand moving amongst us, we fall down and worship You, for You are worthy. There is no reason we wouldn’t want to share Your Good News with the perishing world around us. Break our hearts for the wicked amongst us. Let us not consider anyone beyond Your scope. As You spoke to Ezekiel “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself” so You speak to us now. May Your sword of Truth penetrate the hearts of stone and give them hearts of flesh. Thank You for allowing us the divine privilege of sharing Your Gospel. May our feet be quick to go. In Jesus name, Amen
March 2nd Friday...Romans 10:13: Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved
Dear Jesus we lift up our friends and family and friends we haven’t met yet, that we may be an example that they would soon call on your name and come to know and be saved and follow you. In Jesus name, amen
March 3rd Saturday...Psalm 105:1: Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
Jesus, your worth exceeds all else. May we never lose our enthusiasm for authentic worship of your great and holy name. May we live our lives in a way that reflects your great love and mercy to others, and may we be bold in sharing your name with all we encounter, so that they, too can choose to accept your precious gift of life. Lord, make us strong, make us wise, and make us worthy ambassadors of your love. Until we see you face to face, Lord, let us feel your active spirit inside of us. In your holy name we pray. Amen.
March 4th Sunday...Matthew 9:36-38: When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary and worn out, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
Our Holy Father, We Honor your name, your mighty and powerful and yet sweet and personal name. You touch us so deeply and your love is beyond our scope of understanding. You are so good to guide us and show us how passionately you sought us while we were still comfortable in the muck of our deep and offensive iniquities. Yes you came for us and died for us when we weren't sorry for our sins and when we delighted in them. You treasure us and always have. Sweet Father you put people in our lives each step of the way to guide and point us to true healing and repentance that is only found in you. Thank you for sending each of those people. Each Sunday school worker, pastor, friend and family member that ever spoke your truth to us is an amazing gift straight from you. And now Lord we repent that even though we have been given this beautiful gift, we squander your good news. Lord you tell us in your word that the harvest is ready but the workers are few. Lord build us to be workers to share what we've been given. Direct us to the harvest. Holy Spirit put your words in our minds and mouths and people in our paths that need to hear this news on a fresh way so they too can be saved from their depravity. We come righteously before your throne through the blood of Jesus to ask that you strengthen us to do your work. To be your hands, to be your feet. Amen.
March 5th Monday...Matthew 28:19: therefore go and make disciples of all nations
We praise you God for who You are and thank You for leading us. Show us any sin separating us from You and cause us to turn from this sin. LORD, give us Your wisdom, words & peace. Jesus, your words were not just for the 12 - but for all believers. We are charged to tell others about Your saving grace. There are ripe fields all around us for harvest, no matter where we live & hang out. Maybe in an airport, or in line at the concession stand b4 a KU basketball game. We pray for opportunities to share the love & saving grace of Christ Jesus. Our wisdom & our words are not sufficient. Holy Spirit give us wisdom & fill our mouths with words when we ask & submit to You. Make us obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit, knowing the Holy Spirit will finish where He sent us. Maybe our job is to show the love of Christ to others with a kind word or scripture to a friend OR a stranger. Maybe we are only to share a smile with someone. God knows what is needed. Help us trust him even more. When we are obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit WE are blessed! In Jesus name, Amen.
March 6th Tuesday...2 Timothy 4:5: But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry
Lord whether it is our work for our employer, our home, or your church; help us to keep our head in all situations! Remind us that in all we do, we do it for you and for your kingdom! Ultimately may it bring glory to your name! May how we work be a light to those around us, and an example to the world of Your Spirit that gives us courage and energy to do our work with joy and point them towards you!
March 7th Wednesday...Matthew 5:13-16: You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It’s no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled on by men.You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house.In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
Dear Father of Light in whom is no darkness at all, I bow before you today confessing the sin that the light of your love has revealed in me. Father, my desire is to leave that sin and go the opposite direction. Give me the courage to do just that. After thinking about your words in the sermon on the mount in Matthew 5 I am challenged to be salt and light in this world. To be salt in this world and to preserve what is good and true and to make others around me truly thirst for you. And may I be light as you are light. May people see you reflected in me and may they be drawn to you as I live out your love in my life.My desire is to see the world with your eyes and love them as you do. Help me Lord, I pray. In Jesus name,Amen
March 8th Thursday...Isaiah 12:4: and on that day you will say:“Give thanks to Yahweh; proclaim His name!Celebrate His works among the peoples. Declare that His name is exalted.
Holy Spirit, help me to always give praise to the Lord, in good times and in bad. May I always exalt the Lord's name and point others in His direction for hope, healing, comfort and salvation. Amen
March 9th Friday...Psalm 81:6-7: I relieved his shoulder of the burden, His hands were freed from the basket. You called in trouble and I rescued you; I answered you in the hiding place of thunder; I proved you at the waters of Meribah
Dear Lord, we come before You this day with the weight of the world on our shoulders as we think about how the people in our city, our county, our state, our country and our world stands in desperate need of a Savior. We know it is You alone who can bear this burden, and we ask You comfort us and help us to cast this care upon You. Use us Father to share the love of Christ-the good news of the gospel-with those you put in our lives. You have called us with a Holy calling! May we be your hands and feet this day in the name of Jesus we pray-Amen
March 10th Saturday...Matthew 28:19-20: Go and make disciples of all nations and surely I am always with you !
Dear Father, We pray that you will help us to recognize the opportunities-- and give us committed boldness --to let those who are lost -know that you are a Loving,Forgiving, Faithful Father. Help us in our daily walk to be an example of the Love , Joy and Peace that Only You can provide in our hearts! Amen
March 11th Sunday…Colossians 4:6: Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt so that you may know how to answer everyone
Lord, I pray for those that are boldly sharing Your Gospel. May their speech be clear, concise, and effective for Your kingdom.
March 12th Monday...Lamentations 3:22-23: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Sweet Lord, I am so eternally grateful for today and every new day to shine the light of your great love and compassion to those who are being consumed. You so desire that they know you and your love and to give them that new morning. I pray Lord to be used every day to be your witness to your great faithfulness and compassions that never ever will fail. Amen.
March 13th Tuesday…1 Peter 3:15: But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect
Lord God, we worship You today, our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer. You are too marvelous for our minds to comprehend and our words are inadequate to describe You. We thank You for choosing us to belong to You before You created the world. Lord Jesus, we love You and thank You for Your obedience and sacrifice that gives us a "living hope" through Your death and resurrection. Forgive us for our sin; cleanse and restore our fellowship with You today. You commanded us to be salt and light and share this hope with others. Holy Spirit, we need You. Use us, empower us with desire, courage and strength to speak to those You have prepared and bring into our lives today. Help us to see them as You see them and long for their souls to join with ours in Your kingdom. Help us to "shine like stars" in this perverted world and to " always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks (us) for the reason for the hope that is in (us)." We pray this in the precious name of Jesus, Amen
March 14th Wednesday Mark 10:45: The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Father, there are no words capable of expressing our gratitude for your sacrifice. The greatest thanks we can offer you is the gift of ourselves - living sacrifices to be used for your glory. Show us the beauty and joy of serving. As the Holy Spirit leads, fill us with awe and wonder as we experience your deep love and share this love with the lost. In Jesus Name. Amen.
March 15th Thursday...Galatians 4:4-6: But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son,…in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”.
Heavenly Father. How many prayers have I started with those words? But have I lost sight of how amazing those words are? Through Christ’s work on the cross, You made a way for me to be adopted as Your child. How many beautiful stories of earthly adoption have I heard and then shared with others? How much more should I want to share my adoption story? Heavenly Father, Daddy, give me a renewed joy and gratitude for Your gift and a desire to share my story with others.
March 16th Friday…Romans 5:8: But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. I John 4:19 We love, because He first loved us.
Heavenly Father, My adoption was a result of Your actions. You started the reconciliation process while I was still a sinner-an enemy of holiness. Please help me start the conversation with non-believers, just as You lovingly started pursuing me. Lord, help me be mindful of those around me who need to hear about your love for them. Amen.
March 17th Saturday...Matthew 22:39: The second (greatest commandment) is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Heavenly Father, You’ve said the second greatest commandment is to love others as I love myself. Wouldn’t I want someone to tell me how to prepare for eternity? Sharing Christ with others is the thing that shows my love for them the most. Any gifts or acts of kindness I do for others will be of little or no consequence, if I don’t share the gift of your love. Lord, it is so easy to focus on the visual things of this world. Please help me to live my life with eternity in mind and interact with people with a heavenly focus. Amen.
March 18th Sunday...Isaiah 6:8: Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” Ephesians 1:13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation-having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise
Heavenly Father, Several people shared the Good News of Your offer of forgiveness with me before I trusted Jesus as my Savior. Father, thank you for these faithful servants! (Maybe I should reach out and thank them, huh?) Because they shared Your love story with me, I have the promise of eternity with You. Help me not be discouraged if I don’t see immediate results as I share You with others. Just help me be faithful to share. Amen
March 19th Monday...Matthew 20:21: Jesus therefore said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.’”
Heavenly Father, You sent your Son to earth to tell me of Your great love for me. He left the splendor of heaven and on the cross He proved His love for me. Now You’re sending me. You may want me to leave my home and go to a foreign country. Or You may just want me to do something as simple as leaving my comfort zone. You may send me to talk with my neighbor, a co-worker, my beautician, etc., etc., etc. Any of the people you bring into my path on a daily basis are people to which you have sent me. Lord, help me be faithful to share You. Help me remember that You are always with me and You want me to tell others You love them! Amen.
March 20th Tuesday...Acts 13:47: For this is what the Lord has commanded us: "'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'"
Heavenly Father, we praise you for your goodness and mercy. We praise you for your gift of grace and salvation. We are not worthy of the grace that you bestow upon us. We confess that we are not always an example of your perfect love. You have commanded us to be light to the Gentiles and to bring salvation to the farthest corners of the earth. We pray for your Holy Spirit to embolden us to share your good news with the world. May you give us the desire to impact the world through your Word. We pray for your power to share the gift that you have so graciously bestowed upon us. We pray this in Jesus’ precious and holy name, Amen.
March 21st Wednesday...Luke 14:23: Then the master told the slave, Go out into the highways and lanes and make them come in, so that my house may be filled.
Father, you are a God who desires every single one of us! There are so many people we know who need to hear about your great love. Father, provide opportunities to tell others about you. Give us courage and boldness in proclaiming your freedom to those held captive in sin. Make us faithful in the work of filling Your house! Amen.
March 22nd Thursday...2 Timothy 2:25-26: Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
Father God, we are surrounded by people who live in opposition to the truth. Help us to be gentle as we share the truth with those deluded by lies. Give us your love for the lost and use us to bring the lost to repentance. Show us how to share your truth in a way that many will be freed from the traps of the enemy! In Jesus Name, Amen
March 23rd Friday...2 Corinthians 4:4: The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Jesus! We are inexpressibly thankful for the assurance of salvation and eternal life because of You. Use us to shine Your light to those around us who have been blinded for so long. For the glory of your name, and out of your great mercy, open the eyes of the lost so they may see the truth. Use us Jesus, to bring many to faith and salvation in You. Amen.
March 24th Saturday...Luke 8:11-15: This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.
Heavenly Father, like the seed that falls on good soil, give those around us a noble and good heart, help them hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. Amen
March 25th Sunday …James 1:21: Humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls
Lord Jesus, have mercy on us. We are a stubborn people. Many of us can spend a lifetime going thru the motions of being a Christian without allowing you to actually change us on the inside. Open the eyes of those among us who are blind to the fullness of your power and beauty. Let your Word, planted in their hearts be fully accepted and let it save their souls.
March 26th Monday...Acts 13:47: For this is what the Lord has commanded us: "'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'"
God, we thank you for Your Son Jesus Christ who died that we might be saved and Your Holy Spirit who gives us the power to proclaim that Good News to others. You command us to be a light for the Gentiles that we may bring salvation to the ends of the earth. May our actions be a light that shines glory on You. We pray for your power, courage, strength and opportunity to share the Gospel with others. Amen
March 28th Tuesday…Isaiah 6:8: Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying. "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, here am I send me!"
Thank you Lord for placing me on the earth to glorify you. You are my Lord and Savior. Help me be an ambassador for you. I think of the verse Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying. "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, here am I send me!"Lord help me to listen to your voice and obey. Thank you for the people you sent to share with me the gospel and how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I Pray for those who don't know you. Amen.
March 29th Wednesday... Luke 18:27: Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”
Father, your ways are not like ours. Your plans are impossible to imagine. Give us supernatural power and encouragement to bring the Good News of Jesus to all the impossibly lost people in our lives. Fill us with boldness to proclaim and believe salvation IS POSSIBLE for everyone! Nothing is too difficult for YOU. In Jesus mighty name, Amen.
March 30th Thursday...1 Corinthians 1:18: For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Heavenly Father, you are mighty to save! There are so many people we love who are blind to the reality of Jesus. Forgive us, for the many times fear kept us from sharing the Gospel. Open our mouths and fill them with your message for those pershing in our midst. By your Holy Spirit, cause the message of the cross to be received by tender hearts and let it bring great glory to your name. Amen.
March 31st Friday...Psalm 18:35-36: You make your saving help my shield,
and your right hand sustains me;your help has made me great.You provide a broad path for my feet,so that my ankles do not give way.
Father thank you for your help! What comfort and joy we have in knowing you are always with us. No matter what we face, you will sustain, protect and keep us from stumbling! Forgive us for not sharing this comfort with others. Give us boldness to proclaim the freedom and joy of life in you to the ends of the earth! In Jesus Name, Amen.