We are excited to be praying in concert with churches across the greater Toledo area over 21 days. A unified prayer focus will be shared each day on social media and here on our website. We hope that you will pray with us!


We can’t wait to see and hear how God moves within you and our community as we lift up our voices in prayer. 

DAY 21


FOCUS

FILL MY LIFE WITH PRAISE AND WORSHIP


PRAYER

God, we praise and worship you for the things you have done and will continue to do for us. It is our way to show the world how thankful we are for your love and grace. It is a time for us to share the bliss of our testimonies and be witnesses to the promises of your truth. Thank you for gifting us with music in our hearts that fills our eyes with tears of joy. Thank you, God, for allowing us to ignite our passion for you each and every day. Amen.


SCRIPTURE

JEREMIAH 20:13

Sing to the Lord! Praise the Lord! For though I was poor and needy, he rescued me from my oppressors.

DAY 20


FOCUS

FILL MY LIFE WITH YOUR FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT


PRAYER

Dear God, help me to be completely rooted in you, so that the only fruit I produce is the good fruit from you. I know that it is through the Holy Spirit that my life can be filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). I want to posture myself to produce good fruit in my life and in the lives of others. I want to do this all for you, your glory, and your kingdom. Amen. 


SCRIPTURE

LUKE 6:43-45 

“A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. A tree is identified by its fruit. Figs are never gathered from thornbushes, and grapes are not picked from bramble bushes. A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.”

DAY 19


FOCUS

GIVE ME THE COURAGE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE


PRAYER

Thank you, God (I Am), for saying we are. Thank you for blessing us with your love to share with the world. Please, give us the strength to step out of the shadows when so many are screaming to be loved. Give us the courage to reveal your truth, so that others can receive the knowledge and join in the fight against darkness. Speaking your name in silence doesn't reach our neighbors, so let us shout your name in praise. Grant us the confidence to live by faith with everyone we meet. Let them see your forgiveness in us, so that they may also experience your grace. Amen.


SCRIPTURE

MATTHEW 5:14-16

"You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

DAY 18


FOCUS

CLARIFY MY PURPOSE


PRAYER

Dear God, please clarify our purpose. You have so generously given all of us unique gifts. I pray that we can identify them in our lives, so that we can serve you and your Kingdom. Help us to not only use our gifts, but to give you all of the glory when we do. You have said that the most important thing to do is to love you and love others. I want to use the gifts you gave me to find and live out my purpose and to follow your greatest commandment. Amen.


SCRIPTURE

ROMANS 12:6-8

In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

DAY 17


FOCUS

SEARCH ME AND KNOW MY ANXIOUS THOUGHTS


PRAYER

Dear God, the weapon for anxiety is trusting in you. Search me and know my anxious thoughts. Help me to share those with you and trust in you. Help me not to be anxious, but to come to you in prayer and thanksgiving. May your peace guard my heart in these trying times. Amen.


SCRIPTURE

PSALM 139:23-24 

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7 

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.

DAY 16


FOCUS

DEEPEN MY TRUST IN YOU


PRAYER

Dear God, you are miraculous! You are so powerful, you can stop a storm at your command. I pray that every day I find myself in awe of you and your glory. I want to trust you even when the storms around me seem scary and overwhelming. No matter how things are around me, you are always in control. You are good, and you are worthy of my trust. I hope to surprise you with my abundance of faith, not my lack of trust in you. Amen.


SCRIPTURE

LUKE 8:22-25 

But soon a fierce storm came down on the lake. The boat was filling with water, and they were in real danger. The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm.

DAY 15


FOCUS

EXCITE MY HEART FOR WHAT EXCITES YOU; GIVE ME SPIRITUAL VISION


PRAYER

God, you show us again and again your heart for those who are far from you. Remind me that I was once far from you. Instill deep in me this passion: to do whatever it takes to love you and others more each day. Exchange my thoughts for yours. Rearrange my priorities to be of one mind with you. Change my heart, God. Help me to see that this is how I join you in what will be and that today, right this very moment, is the greatest adventure of my life. Amen.


SCRIPTURE

PROVERBS 29:18

If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.

DAY 14


FOCUS

GUESTS, ONLINE AND IN PERSON


PRAYER

God in heaven, we pray that you would give us open hearts and open minds to receive those whom you send through our doors, be they physical doors or virtual doors. We trust that each person shows up because you ordained their presence long ago. We thank you for the incredible privilege of telling them about how much you love all of us, but especially them. Open their hearts to the message you have for them today. Give us wisdom as we continue to discover new ways to share your love, and help us to do all we do for your glory, because it is in your name that we pray—amen.


SCRIPTURE

HEBREWS 13:1-2

Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!

DAY 13


FOCUS

COURAGE TO AUTHENTICALLY SHARE AND CARE


PRAYER

Dear God, there is no greater purpose for today than to share your story. But we confess how often we miss opportunities to share, or even turn away from a moment when we could care for another. Help us set aside anything that would distract us or take away from this great truth - it’s because you first did all of this for us that we now have the privilege to do it for you. When we are united with you, Father, our hearts grow. Give us the courage to believe what you say and then act on it. Amen.


SCRIPTURE

COLOSSIANS 1:11-12

May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.

DAY 12


FOCUS

DEEPEN EACH OTHER’S LOVE


PRAYER

Dear God, in the uncertainty and unknown of this season, deepen our love for one another. Let the way I treat others be a reflection of the way you have loved me. Let the world see how great it is to follow you through the love your followers show to one another and to the world around them. Help me to treat each and every person with the dignity and worth that you have placed in them. Allow me to see others through your eyes and have compassion and love that is often hard to find in this world. Thank you for loving me. Amen.


SCRIPTURE

1 PETER 4:8
Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

DAY 11


FOCUS

ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER’S FAITH


PRAYER

Heavenly Father, we live in a world that is constantly calling us in any direction except toward you. We need our brothers and sisters in Christ to surround us with encouragement, leadership, direction, and support to help us do what is pleasing to you. So, especially in this season of quarantine and isolation, help us to find new and creative ways of meeting together. Help us to not be discouraged or undone because we can’t do things as we were accustomed, but to embrace new ways of love and encouragement. Help the world to see how marvelous you are through our responses of unity and love as we encourage each other. In Jesus’ name, amen.


SCRIPTURE

HEBREWS 10:23-25
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

DAY 10


FOCUS

MARRIAGES AND FAMILIES


PRAYER

Dear God, today I lift up the marriages and families in our communities. I pray your Spirit would strengthen our marriages and families. Please give a supernatural love and grace to spouses as they interact during these stressful times. You know exactly what each marriage needs, and I pray you would meet those needs. Allow our families to grow stronger during this time. Help parents represent you well to their children and help children have a heart that grows in its love for you. I pray marriages and families would come out of this season stronger and closer to you. Amen.


SCRIPTURE

PSALM 128:3-4

Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine, flourishing within your home. Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees as they sit around your table. That is the Lord’s blessing for those who fear him.

DAY 9


FOCUS

THE NEXT GENERATION (KIDS)


PRAYER

Father, remind us that our children are a gift from you for us to share with the world. Continue to equip us with the ability to raise them to follow your truth and discover their purpose. Thank you for giving our children the best of our qualities without losing their individuality. Grant us patience when we feel our child's rebellious nature pull them from their path of faith. Let us not forget that we too endured a season or more of doubt, pride, or selfishness, but the knowledge gifted to us brought us back to our purpose. Amen.


SCRIPTURE

PROVERBS 22:6

Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.

DAY 8


FOCUS

THE SICK AND VULNERABLE


PRAYER

Lord God, I thank you that you care so deeply about those who are hurting. Today, we pray for healing according to your will, and submit ourselves to your mercy. We pray for those who are struggling with physical illness, diseases of the body. Father, bring your healing power to restore their health and their ability to live a life focused on you. Please give us discernment so we can help those who are struggling with mental illness or spiritual sickness. Help us to walk with them in compassion and love. Help us to love and serve those who are hurting as you did, Jesus, that your name would receive honor and glory through it all, because it is in your name that we pray these things—amen.


SCRIPTURE

MATTHEW 25:34-36

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’”

DAY 7


FOCUS

OUR CHURCHES (UNITY, COURAGE, COMPASSION)


PRAYER

Dear God, today we pray for our churches. Guide us to be places of hope and healing to our communities. Help us meet the physical and spiritual needs in our cities. Use us to introduce people to Jesus and the amazing life of purpose he has for them. You alone are worthy of our honor and worship. Amen.


SCRIPTURE

MATTHEW 28:18-20

Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

DAY 6


FOCUS

OUR SCHOOLS (WISDOM, CARE, PROVISION)

PRAYER

Dear God, you said to “let the children come to you,” showing that you have a big heart for children. I pray for safety for the children, teachers, staff, and administrators as they embark upon a new school year. I pray for the district leaders as they make crucial decisions in this uncertain time, that you would grant them great wisdom. May your followers be salt and light in their schools, shining the hope that we have in you.


SCRIPTURE

MARK 10:14 

“Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.”

MATTHEW 5:16 

In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

DAY 5


FOCUS

THE ECONOMY AND BUSINESSES (WISDOM, PROVISION, GENEROSITY)


PRAYER

Heavenly Father, thank you for each business that makes up the economy of our community and region. You know the details of each one, and we pray they are firmly established in you. May their work be a reflection of your generous heart. We ask you to show them great favor. Give each business leader your wisdom through the challenges and opportunities placed before them, and may whatever they put their hand to have a legacy of eternal impact for your glory and the good of our community. Amen.


SCRIPTURE

PHILIPPIANS 4:19

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

DAY 4


FOCUS

HOSPITALS AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS (STRENGTH, PROTECTION)

PRAYER

Lord Jesus, we are confident in the power of your name, so we ask you to give medical personnel the supernatural strength and wisdom needed in their battle against COVID. Protect them from physical sickness and guard their minds and hearts from fear and anxiety. Help them to see and trust you and to find peace in you. Today, we pray for their families as well. May they remain healthy and grow stronger in the days ahead. Please bless this special group of people and bless the work they are doing in our communities. Amen.


SCRIPTURE

ISAIAH 26:3-4

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal rock. 

DAY 3  FOCUS

OUR LEADERS (WISDOM)


PRAYER

Dear God, grant our leaders wisdom in this unprecedented time. (Name a few leaders specifically. ) Help me to extend grace and confidence to the leaders you have placed over me. Guide and protect the leaders in our government, churches, communities, businesses, schools, and families as they make difficult decisions day in and day out. Thank you for allowing me to be an encouraging voice to the leaders above me. Amen.


SCRIPTURE

1 TIMOTHY 2:1-2

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.

DAY 2


FOCUS

OUR CITIES (COVID, HEALING, UNITY)


PRAYER

Dear God, today, we lift up each city in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. We come to you—with one heart, one voice, and one prayer—to see COVID-19 halted, lives healed, hardships mitigated, people drawn to Christ, and your Spirit poured out in our communities. We humble ourselves, seek your face, and turn from our evil ways believing that you will heal our lands. Lord, give us the wisdom necessary to unite us and lead us in the days ahead so our cities can be a light to our nation and a testament to you, our Savior. We pray this in Jesus’ name—amen. 


SCRIPTURE

2 CHRONICLES 7:14
Then, if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

DAY 1


FOCUS

GOD TO BE KNOWN (GREAT COMMISSION)


PRAYER

Dear God, give me eyes to see and ears to hear on a daily basis where you are calling me to share the great hope we have in you. May I not be ashamed of your gospel, but may I be bold
in proclaiming to all creation the good news that you are the way, the truth, and the life.


SCRIPTURE

ROMANS 1:16

For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes. 

MARK 16:15

Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.