As we begin this new year of 2023, you are invited to join us as we intentionally seek God in prayer and believe for Him to move in powerful ways. We know that prayer should always be our first response in every situation and never our last resort. Throughout 2023, let’s pray first! Let’s use the first 23 days of 2023 and the first 23 days of every month to seek God, to thank God and to ask Him to do powerful things this year! You can use this guide and the suggested verses to help direct your prayers and join others as we dedicate 2023 to Him!
January - December
1. Thank God for seeing you through to today. Ask the Lord to give you a heart of faith and trust as you obey Him in the days to come. Ask for needed forgiveness of the past and faithfulness in the future. 1 John 1:9
2. Ask the Lord to help you put the past behind you and reach forward in obedience for what He wants to do in 2023. Philippians 3:13
3. Ask for forgiveness for our country and the sin that is rampant in our nation. Pray for an awakening and for revival.
2 Chronicles 7:14
4. Ask for wisdom and guidance so your steps honor Him. Psalm 32:8
5. Intercede for those who are weak in body or spirit, that they would be strong. Isaiah 40:28-31
6. Ask God to give you a heart that is fully committed to Him in everything. 2 Chronicles 16:9
7. We need wisdom and understanding as we deal with relationships and various situations. Ask for God’s wisdom and direction. James 1:5
8. Pray for divine healing and for good health in others and for yourself. 3 John 3:2
9. The joy of the Lord is our strength. Honoring God, seeking and praising Him needs to be our priority everyday. Pray for a heart of worship. Psalm 92:1-5
10. Thank the Lord for His Word. Ask the Lord to help you be obedient and faithful and to listen to Him and do what He says. Psalm 119:133
11. Not everyone who says “Lord, Lord” will enter the kingdom of God (Matthew 7:21). Repent of anything that has taken God’s place as your first love so that your relationship is real and growing. Revelation 2:4-5
12. God has called us, as the church, to reach people. Ask to be used by God to invite someone to church, speak to someone about Jesus or encourage someone to come back to God. Then, follow God’s leading. Matthew 28:18-20
13. We must never stop growing. Pray Paul’s prayer in Ephesians for yourself and someone you love. Ephesians 1:17-18
14. What you have experienced, has a purpose. God wants to use you to help someone else. Ask God for the courage and opportunity to share how God has helped you with someone who is hurting. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
15. Many times, perspective changes everything. The answer to Paul’s prayer concerning his thorn in his flesh changed the way he prayed and how he saw his problems and weaknesses. Ask God for the grace to understand what you are dealing with as well. 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
16. Jesus prayed in John 17:23 that the church would be brought to complete unity. Satan wants to divide in order to conquer. Pray for the Church that we would be unified and that all that Satan desires to do against the church would be ineffective. Pray for protection, discernment and God’s blessing over the church. Psalm 133:1
17. Jesus is coming soon. Pray that our eyes would be open and that we are discerning the signs of our times. Jesus told a parable to illustrate our need to be ready. Matthew 25:1-13
18. Where someone spends eternity hinges upon their relationship with Jesus. Jesus asked the question in Matthew 16:13-17, “Who do you say I am?” John 1:12 & Romans 10:9-10 tells us that we must believe and receive Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior. Pray for the salvation of someone you know that has not received Jesus. Eternity is too long to be wrong. John 14:6
19. Satan uses fear to get us to doubt God’s Word and His faithfulness. Throughout the Bible, we are encouraged to not be afraid, but to trust God and His Word. Is Satan attacking? Thank the Lord for His promise in Joshua 1:8-9.
20. Often, construction sites can look chaotic and messy. Our lives can seem to look the same way. However, when an architect sees a construction site, he or she sees a thing of beauty because they know what the end result will look like. God is the ultimate architect of our lives. Thank the Lord for the truth of Philippians 1:6.
21. In order to live a productive, effective Christian life, we must be filled with the Holy Spirit. Ask for a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit. Luke 11:9-13
22. In Romans 15:4-6 Paul tells us to learn from the past so that we will have hope for the future. Take time to review how God has been faithful in the past, knowing that He will be faithful in the future. Then, ask God to fulfill Paul’s prayer in verse 13. Romans 15:13
23. Every day is a gift from God. Ask the Lord to help you make the most of this day. What is it that He wants you to do? After you pray, do what He is leading you to do for Him. Ephesians 5:15-17