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Tuesday 1st
As we pray this month for our children and our teenagers’ protection from harmful modern influences, let us pray today for our marriages.
Pray that they would be a godly, loving faithful witness to our next generations as parents and those to whom our youth look for teaching and mentoring. Pray for husbands to love their wives and wives their husbands as a beautiful
illustration of Christ’s love for His Church.

Tuesday 1st
Let us pray for our children and grandchildren, that they would be rooted and established in love for Jesus their Saviour. Pray that they would grasp how wide and long and high and deep God’s love is for him/her and to turn to
Him alone rather than being influenced by social media and populist agendas.

Wednesday 2nd
As we pray this month for the challenges facing Australia, especially our youth, let us pray for true repentance, revival, restoration and freedom from the snares of secular humanism for our nation.
Pray for the Church to arise to her glorious future as the Bride of Christ. Pray for personal humility, ability to truly mourn, strength to overcome and opportunities to share the Gospel. Let us pray for our Governments, Local, State and Federal. Pray for good men and women to stand for office, those who acknowledge the truth of the Scriptures.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:16).

Thursday 3rd
Pray for our children’s friendships, specifically that they would seek out friends who love God with a pure heart and have a desire to flee from the temptations of youth. Let us pray that they would have nothing to do with foolish pursuits but find deep, meaningful, healthy friendships.

Friday 4th
Let us pray for honesty to be imparted into our children’s hearts that they would be given the strength to resist lying, and the desire to speak the truth in all situations.

Saturday 5th
Pray for protection from drinking, drugs, pornography for ourselves and our nation’s children today. Ask that the Lord would place a hedge of protection around us. Pray that we might keep alert and of sober mind. Pray for the strength of the Lord to help us to withstand temptation of all kinds.

Sunday 6th
Pray for purity to become people wishing to guard and cherish ourselves and our nation’s children.
Pray for strength of character to be able to flee the temptations of sexual pleasure. Pray for the will to honour God with our bodies and our minds.

Monday 7th
Pray for safety and deliverance from the evil one who wishes to destroy lives. Pray for the children and young people in our lives that God would not allow their feet to slip; that the Lord would watch over our precious children by day
and by night. Give thanks for Israel’s promises, and rejoice that they are now ours too won by the blood of Jesus.

Tuesday 8th
Give thanks for the children and young people in the towns and cities in which we live. Pray for health, purity and prosperity for all of our neighbours, especially their children. “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to
which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper. (Jeremiah 29:7).

Wednesday 9th
Pray for selfless humility for our children which is against the trend of secular humanism, one of the world’s greatest influences. Pray that we and our children would do nothing out of selfish ambition, but in humility value others above himself/herself not looking to his/her own interests but to the interests of others.

Thursday 10th
Pray for our children’s future spouses and for their marriages. Pray that when they fall in love and marry, the Lord would give them a love that is patient and kind, always protects, trusts, hopes and perseveres. Pray that their love will not be easily angered or keep a record of wrongs.

Friday 11th
Pray for a positive and healthy future for our nation’s children. Pray that the Lord will do immeasurably more in their lives now, and in the future, than we could ever ask or imagine.
Pray that our prayers and influence would steer many young lives into areas of Christian leadership, thus blessing our nation.

Saturday 12th
Pray for our political leaders, at all levels of government, to act with wisdom. Pray for those who are Christian to have discernment and courage in debating public issues. “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won
through many advisers” (Proverbs 11:14).

Sunday 13th
Pray that we may we be faithful, informed and thoughtful when praying and talking to others about our politics, and as we ask for God’s wisdom and righteousness to be evident in our nation’s policies and leaders (Proverbs 2:1-8).

Monday 14th
Pray for today’s Christian Worldview with speakers Barbara Miller (author of “If I survive: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 100-year-old Lena Goldstein’s Miracle Story”) and Sondra Oster Baras a resident of Judea/Samaria who will
speak on the topic “Judea/Samaria: From the Bible to Modern Israel”. Pray for an increase in audience numbers who will take home truths from the monthly speakers.

Tuesday 15th
Pray for all those who have had to leave their homeland that they may find hope and restoration from the despair and persecution from which they have fled. Uphold those who provide advocacy and support.

Wednesday 16th
Praise God for the rain that has fallen. Pray that God would continue to send rain where it is needed to allow crops and animals to thrive.

Thursday 17th
Pray for those impacted by carols and nativity scenes last month to follow through on the Holy Spirit’s invitation to accept Jesus Christ as Saviour.
Pray for various beach mission and outreaches this month, that many would receive eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. Pray that there will be changes to lifestyles that have been sinful and negative to glorious, victorious living.

Friday 18th
Pray for the various Beach Mission’s this month, that the teams will be well prepared with plenty of energy to present and demonstrate the Gospel to the children and adults in caravan parks and on beaches.

Saturday 19th
Give thanks for rest and recreation for many over these school holidays. Pray for those in the CDP office that are gearing up for the State Elections in March, that they would be physically and spiritually refreshed and ready for the demanding weeks ahead.
Pray for rest for Paul Green who is seeking reelection in March.

Sunday 20th
Pray again today for the Beach Mission outreaches. Pray that God will be softening hearts to accept the message and that many children and adults will hear and response to Jesus’ invitation to come to Him.

Monday 21st
Pray for safety and health for Beach Mission teams; that those on teams for the first time would be welcomed and encouraged; that God would go before any obstacles that might hinder the spread of the Word.

Tuesday 22nd
Pray for those who struggle with depression and other mental health challenges. Pray for all who face pressure and stress through challenges with health, work, disability, relationships and/or finances. Pray for those who find this time of year especially challenging.

Wednesday 23rd
Praise God for those who minister and provide pastoral care through hospital visitation, prison ministries, SRE, chaplaincy and those providing practical and financial assistance to those who struggle with life. Pray for openings
to be able to present the Good News in these situations. “Life in a prison cell may well be compared to Advent; one waits, hopes, and does this, that or the other, things that are of no real consequence, the door is shut and can
only be opened from the outside” (Dietrech Bonhoeffer). Praise God that He opened the door to eternal life when He sent His Son.

Thursday 24th
Pray for the frail and those who struggle with mobility, that they may receive the practical care and encouragement they need.

Friday 25th
Pray for those suffering because of their Christian faith, to remain strong in faith, as well as with the charity to forgive their persecutors.
Pray that they may be granted courage, hope and perseverance as they bear heroic witness to their faith in this time of persecution.

Saturday 26th
Give thanks today for our Christian Heritage and for those who endured and survived the terrible voyage from England to Australia (clergy, convicts, navy and authorities). “The first Christian minister came with the First Fleet. He was recommended by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. John Newton and William Wilberforce, two members of the Eclectic Society persuaded England’s Prime Minister, William Pitt to accept Richard Johnson’s
nomination. Johnson, an evangelical churchman, took with him many Bibles, Books of Common Prayer, Psalters and numerous booklets against common sins, and on Sunday 3rd February 1788 he conducted the first Christian Service on Australian soil using as his text Psalm 116:12: “What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me.”
(Graham McLennan).

Sunday 27th
Please pray for the millions of Christians in China who celebrated Christmas in secret and possibly in fear amidst the increasing restrictions on their freedom.

Monday 28th
Pray for the small percentage of Christians in Turkey who fear that their freedoms will be increasingly restricted. May they be comforted and impassioned by the Saviour whom they love.

Tuesday 29th
Pray that the pressure on religious freedoms in Australia will not gain a foothold. Pray for national revival and increase in Christianity thus bringing a decrease of secular humanism which has overtaken our nation.

Wednesday 30th
As we end this first month of the year let us lift up our children as they return to schools, colleges and universities, to place God first in all they do, looking forward with expectancy to the promise and hope of this new year.

Thursday 31st
Let us pray that in the midst of our daily preoccupations and pursuits, that the Lord would open our eyes to the sorrows and injustices of our hurting world and help us to respond with compassion and sacrifice to those
who are friendless and in need. Pray for all who are seeking to bring peace and justice to our dangerous and troubled world (excerpt from prayer by Billy Graham 2008).