Daily Calendar for PrayWORLD!2004
 
(Days 1-25 are printed in the January 2004 issue.)

"Week" FOUR: March 21 – March 27, 2004
SEEK God for His Righteousness in our Cities
       
        GLOBAL FOCUS: Europe and Eurasia


Day 26 – Sunday, March 21

SEEK GOD to bring blessing through righteousness

...Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed...For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him. – Genesis 18:18-19

WELCOME CHRIST to fulfill God’s purpose for righteousness

                    ...for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. – Matthew 3:15

Seek God on behalf of fathers.

And fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and the admonition of the Lord. – Ephesians 6:4

Seek God on behalf of Europe and Eurasia: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria.

Day 27 – Monday, March 22
SEEK GOD to intervene bringing justice

Arise, O LORD, in Your anger...O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous. For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds...God is a righteous judge, and a God who has indignation every day. – Psalm 7:6, 9, 11

WELCOME CHRIST to give tenacity in pursuit of God’s justice

Will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, He will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth? – Luke 18:7-8 NIV

Seek God on behalf of the unborn.

For He will deliver the needy when he cries for help, the afflicted also, and him who has no helper....He will rescue their life from oppression and violence; and their blood will be precious in His sight.  – Psalm 72:12, 14

Seek God on behalf of Europe and Eurasia: Channel Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands.

Day 28 – Tuesday, March 23
SEEK GOD to bring wisdom through judgment

Indeed, while following the way of Your judgments, O LORD, we have waited for You eagerly...Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; for when the earth experiences Your judgments the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. Though the wicked is shown favor, he does not learn righteousness. He deals unjustly in the land of uprightness, and does not perceive the majesty of the LORD. – Isaiah 26:8-10

WELCOME CHRIST to inspire hunger for righteousness

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. – Matthew 5:6

Seek God on behalf of substance abusers.

On the day the LORD gives you relief from suffering and turmoil and cruel bondage... – Isaiah 14:3 NIV

Seek God on behalf of Europe and Eurasia: Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland.

Day 29 – Wednesday, March 24
SEEK GOD to empower His people to restore cities

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me...To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn...So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified. Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins. They will raise up the former devastations; and they will repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations. – Isaiah 61:1-4

WELCOME CHRIST to fulfill the time of God’s favor

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord."...And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." – Luke 4:18-19, 21

Seek God on behalf of depressed people.

But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us... – 2 Corinthians 7:6

Seek God on behalf of Europe and Eurasia: Isle of Man, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg.

Day 30 – Thursday, March 25
SEEK GOD to bring freedom from fear

In righteousness you will be established. You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; and from terror, for it will not come near you. – Isaiah 54:14

WELCOME CHRIST to give us courage in the face of enemies

To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days. – Luke 1:74-75

Seek God on behalf of unemployed people.

...every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor – it is the gift of God. – Ecclesiastes 3:13

Seek God on behalf of Europe and Eurasia: Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal.

Day 31 – Friday, March 26
SEEK GOD for righteous leaders

Then I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning; after that you will be called the city of righteousness, a faithful city. – Isaiah 1:26

WELCOME CHRIST to give His people boldness to testify before ruling authorities

But be on your guard; for they will deliver you to the courts, and you will be flogged in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them. – Mark 13:9

Seek God on behalf of judges and law enforcement officials.

How blessed are those who keep justice, who practice righteousness at all times! – Psalm 106:3

Seek God on behalf of Europe and Eurasia: Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden.

Day 32 – Saturday, March 27
SEEK GOD for the city to experience God’s righteousness

Sow with a view to righteousness, reap in accordance with kindness. Break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD until He comes to rain righteousness on you. – Hosea 10:12

WELCOME CHRIST to focus our hopes on righteousness

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. – Matthew 6:33

Seek God on behalf of arts and entertainment.

He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship...so as to perform in every inventive work. – Exodus 35:31-33

Seek God on behalf of Europe and Eurasia: Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Yugoslavia.
 

"Week" FIVE: March 28 – April 3, 2004
SEEK GOD for His peace among all peoples

        GLOBAL FOCUS: The Middle East

Day 33 – Sunday, March 28

SEEK GOD for Christ to bless the nations with peace

In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice. – Genesis 22:18

WELCOME CHRIST to fulfill the ancient promises of Abraham’s family

"Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad." – John 8:56

Seek God on behalf of ethnic communities.

All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will worship before You. – Psalm 22:27

Seek God on behalf of the Middle East: Algeria, Bahrain, Cyprus.

Day 34 – Monday, March 29
SEEK GOD for Christ to restore children to their parents

All your sons will be taught of the LORD; and the well-being of your sons will be great. – Isaiah 54:13

WELCOME CHRIST to give families hope by His blessing

And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them...And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them. – Mark 10:13, 16

Seek God on behalf of broken families.

The LORD...supports the fatherless and the widow. – Psalm 146:8-9

Seek God on behalf of the Middle East: Egypt, Iran, Iraq.

Day 35 – Tuesday, March 30
SEEK GOD for Christ to restore relationships throughout communities

I have hidden My face from this city because of all their wickedness: Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them; and I will reveal to them an abundance of peace and truth...It will be to Me a name of joy, praise and glory before all the nations of the earth which will hear of all the good that I do for them, and they will fear and tremble because of all the good and all the peace that I make for it. – Jeremiah 33:5-6, 9

WELCOME CHRIST to open our eyes to the ways of peace

If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes. – Luke 19:42

Seek God on behalf of laborers.

How blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in His ways. When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands, you will be happy and it will be well with you.  – Psalm 128:1-2

Seek God on behalf of the Middle East: Israel, Jordan, Kuwait.

Day 36 – Wednesday, March 31
SEEK GOD for Christ to bless His people’s enemies

When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. – Proverbs 16:7

WELCOME CHRIST to inspire us to love and pray for enemies

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. – Matthew 5:44-45

Seek God on behalf of gangs.

I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears....The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and He delivers them. – Psalm 34:4, 7

Seek God on behalf of the Middle East: Lebanon, Libya, Morocco.

Day 37 – Thursday, April 1
SEEK GOD for Christ to turn peoples from war to God’s ways

And He will judge between the nations, and will render decisions for many peoples; and they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, and never again will they learn war. – Isaiah 2:4

WELCOME CHRIST to become the hope of the nations

In His name the nations will put their hope. – Matthew 12:21 NIV

Seek God on behalf of the military.

And when He had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, entreating Him...Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled, and said to those who were following, "Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel." – Matthew 8:5-10

Seek God on behalf of the Middle East: Oman, Palestine, Qatar.

Day 38 – Friday, April 2
SEEK GOD for Christ to gather all peoples in worship

This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD...When the peoples are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD. – Psalm 102:18, 22

WELCOME CHRIST to open the way for diverse peoples to pray and worship together

And He began to teach and say to them, "Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’?" – Mark 11:17

Seek God on behalf of children.

Permit the children to come to me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. – Mark 10:14

Seek God on behalf of the Middle East: Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia.

Day 39 – Saturday, April 3
SEEK GOD for Christ’s Lordship to be welcomed by the nations

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you. He is just and endowed with salvation, humble, and mounted on a donkey...And the bow of war will be cut off. And He will speak peace to the nations; and His dominion will be from sea to sea. – Zechariah 9:9-10

WELCOME CHRIST to find us eagerly awaiting Him

And as Jesus returned, the people welcomed Him, for they had all been waiting for Him. – Luke 8:40

Seek God on behalf of elderly people.

Now Abraham was old, advanced in age; and the LORD had blessed Abraham in every way. – Genesis 24:1

Seek God on behalf of the Middle East: Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


Palm Sunday

Day 40 – Sunday, April 4

SEEK GOD for Christ to visit our communities with His presence and saving power.

Seek the expected surprise of visitation

The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone... – Psalm 118:22 NIV

Seek salvation and transformation

...The LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day the LORD has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. O LORD, save us! [literally: Hosanna] O LORD, push things forward to finish...– Psalm 118:23-25

Seek light to see the coming day

...Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD...The LORD is God, and He has given us light. With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession... – Psalm 118:26-27 (Translation: Hawthorne)

WELCOME CHRIST for His arrival and our revival

When He came near...the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke Your disciples!" "I tell you," He replied, "If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out." – Luke 19:37-40 NIV

Seek God on behalf of the coming generation.

How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling...For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!" – Matthew 23:37-39

Seek God on behalf of nations.

Pray for God’s peace and glory to be upon Jerusalem.

Used by courtesy of WayMakers, Campus Crusade For Christ International and PrayWORLD!