Sunday, January 06, 2008

First Monday Prayer Guide - January

Our staff team started the New Year on our knees this week (a place we hope to be much more in 2008), offering to God ourselves and everything our hands set out to do this year. With four US events and an 18-city World Tour, 2008 is going to take us to some pretty amazing places and allow us to see and experience the beautiful story of God in ways that are going to change our lives forever.

Yet, with the calling comes great challenge and adversity. Though not prone to see evil in every little bump in the road, we do accept the reality that darkness hates the light and attempts to shut down any mission that brings life and freedom. So, as we go in Jesus' name we expect opposition, yet we are always looking to the God who holds us in His hands and has assured us ultimate victory...no matter what.

In that spirit, we are digging into Psalm 33:16-22 as we come to January's First Monday. "No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance, despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His unfailing love, to deliver them from death and to keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the Lord, for He is our help and shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we hope in His holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you."

Thanks for believing and praying with us. People just like you are reading this and praying all around the world right now! You have no idea how much your support encourages us. We don't know where we'd be without it.

Please take a minute to post a brief comment letting us know where you're praying from!

16 (2+6+8) Prayer Points for January

1. Pray for one of our Passion staff team members, Daniele, whose brother Diego went to heaven this morning in Sao Paulo, Brazil, after a long battle with cancer.

2. Please pray for all the families of our staff team (mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, children).

3. Several of our Passion staff team and sixsteps family are facing medical challenges, as well.

4. We are twenty days from Passion LA and asking God to prepare the way. Ask God to go before us in every way as the final details come together for this gathering.

5. Ask God to multiply the vision on the west coast, and help the word spread to more and more students in these last weeks.

6. Currently, over 2600 students and leaders are registered for LA from almost 200 colleges and universities. Click the link below of the schools represented so far by those coming to Passion LA, pick a few schools and pray for the students coming from those campuses.

7. Pray that Passion LA will fuel a new wave of students who are in love with Jesus and passionate about seeing His fame known on their campuses.

8. Louie and our Passion team will be in DC on January 8th and Dallas on January 17, meeting with college leaders and sharing the vision for Passion DC and Passion Dallas/Ft. Worth. Ask God to draw the right leaders to these meetings and fill them with synergy, unity and vision for what can be as Passion comes to these regions.

9. On January 19, our City Team Leads for the Passion World Tour will be meeting in Atlanta. Ask for God's favor on these men and women who are volunteering their time to make these world events a reality, and pray for us as we pray and plan.

10. Pray for these City Team Leads and their families as they are taking on substantial roles in addition to their lives, jobs, families, etc. Ask God to multiply their energy, time and passion.

11. We are thanking God for gifts at year end for the World Tour! We have a few million to go, but God provided several hundred thousand dollars in the past few weeks and we want to thank Him!

12. Please pray for the cities where we are a little behind in making plans (or are just exploring as God has put them in our path rather late in the game). Of those we have mentioned, pray for clarity and wisdom, traction and progress in Dubai. As well, there are two as yet unnamed cities we are working on that need a breakthrough.

13. I know we have asked this every month, but translating and signing venue contracts in cities around the globe is a massive challenge. We need supernatural intervention to ramp up the pace and seal these agreements.

14. Pray for Passion Hong Kong. This city is strategic in the nation of China and its future, a place where for now the church meets freely and the gospel is shared openly.

15. Pray for Passion Sydney. We need clarity on dates and venue.

16. Ask that "everything Passion" serves one end: that of making Jesus known. Pray that our name will continue to decrease and His name will increase in all we do!

List of LA Schools
Printable version of First Monday


  • Excited.

    Praying from Rustenburg, South Africa

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/06/2008 11:50 PM  

  • Happy New Year to all the Passion staff!

    Praying from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    By Blogger steph, at 1/07/2008 12:10 AM  

  • Praying from Wyoming/Colorado.
    When the Lord wants to remind me of who to pray for, I pray in my dreams. Then I wake and continue to pray.
    He has laid Tomlin Band on my heart lately, but with all these detailed request, I shall join the army of World Passion with you.

    To the KING!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 12:26 AM  

  • Praying . . .

    for Dani and family

    for the medical challenges

    for "the gift of tongues" as you translate and negotiate contracts

    for God to pair you with people around the world who are praying, "Let this nation behold Your glory."

    By Blogger melody, at 1/07/2008 12:37 AM  

  • Praying from Durbanville, Cape Town

    A very blessed new year to the Passion staff and everyone involved with the ministry in some way or another!

    My prayer is that the Lord will continually guide you in His ways just as it says in Psalm 32:8.

    Psalm 32:8 (NKJV)
    "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye."

    Be blessed!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 1:41 AM  

  • Praying from Southampton, UK. Excited, humbled.

    By Blogger Jimmy, at 1/07/2008 2:20 AM  

  • Praying in SW Florida - May Christ continue to be glorified in and through Passion in answer to these prayers and even in the needs yet unknown.

    By Blogger Patricia, at 1/07/2008 6:38 AM  

  • Praying from Johannesburg, South Africa

    May His name and glory SHINE!
    May you have favour and opportunities
    May you have patience and wisdom
    May He give you boundless enery and love!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 6:48 AM  

  • We are so sorry to hear about Daniele's brother. We will be praying for Daniele and family.Our sympathy from Gail and Rowan.

    The reading from Psalm 33 was great. May you all experience His "unfailing love " as you offer yourselves to Him and work for Him ,this month .We will be praying through the other prayer requests for you all during the month.
    Melbourne, Australia.

    By Blogger gail, at 1/07/2008 7:23 AM  

  • Praying from Richmond, Va.

    By Anonymous Jace, at 1/07/2008 7:35 AM  

  • Lifting you up from East Asia!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 8:49 AM  

  • Praying in Virginia.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 8:51 AM  

  • Praying from Houston, TX

    Wanting God's glory and renown to again be the first desire of my heart.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 9:56 AM  

  • Praying for all the work of passion from Glasgow, Scotland

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 10:33 AM  

  • Praying from Grand Rapids, Michigan

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 10:41 AM  

  • Praying in neighboring Bham, AL!
    Love yall!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 11:04 AM  

  • praying in atlanta, ga

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 12:47 PM  

  • Praying from Haiti but actually I'm German
    _ specificlly for Daniele and her family

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 2:00 PM  

  • ATL

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 2:08 PM  

  • Praying in Franklin, TN! Many, many blessings to you all!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 3:35 PM  

  • "For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
    that you may have a walk worthy of the LORD, fully pleasing Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
    strentghened with ALL might, according to HIS GLORIOUS POWER, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;
    giving thanks to the Father Who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.

    He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and translated us into the Kingdom of His beloved Son, in Whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins." - Col 1: 9-14

    Praying for you from Fogertown, Kentucky- especially for Danielle. Much Love in Christ!

    By Blogger Aslan's Girl, at 1/07/2008 3:50 PM  

  • I'm praying in Los Angeles, CA. =)

    By Anonymous Allison, at 1/07/2008 3:59 PM  

  • Praying from Chattanooga, TN!

    God bless you all as you wait on Him - He is faithful!


    By Anonymous Kaysie, at 1/07/2008 4:28 PM  

  • praying in Austin

    "As for Me," says the LORD, "this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants' descendants," says the LORD, "from this time and forevermore." Isaiah 59:21

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 4:31 PM  

  • praying for Daniele and family from palmyra, WI.

    how awesome to see a student(s?) from UW Madison going to LA - that is so sweet. and it blows my mind and humbles me beyond belief to know that i am being prayed for along w/ the rest of the students going to DC (and the other regionals for that matter). thanks and praise to Jesus!

    By Blogger TK, at 1/07/2008 4:58 PM  

  • praying in Columbus OH. Also, from the last entry, one of the friend's I went to Passion with last January came to visit me this past weekend, and over dinner I brought up Louie's request that we share what God has done with us in the past year. As we reviewed things related to Passion (she had a conversation with JD Walt that really moved her in a new direction, I received the encouragement I needed to keep going) and not related (various people and things God has used in our lives) and it really reminded me how God just keeps moving in my life and that he keeps making me new. Thanks, and still praying!

    By Blogger morganleigh, at 1/07/2008 5:05 PM  

  • Wow - It is so cool to know that other Christians from the UK, South Africa, Canada and the all over the US are praying and believing together for Passion and that Jesus will increase in our lives and we will decrease for His fame and renown.

    Praying from Cary/Apex area in North Carolina !!

    By Blogger Angela, at 1/07/2008 6:08 PM  

  • Prayer from Belfast Northern Ireland, we are with you.
    Christ In me, the hope of Glory!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 6:53 PM  

  • "May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us. that Your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations." Psalm 67:1-2

    Praying in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 7:15 PM  

  • praying for ..Passion staff team and sixsteps family .

    Walk in renewed strength and joy.

    By Blogger Liz, at 1/07/2008 7:30 PM  

  • Praying in Burlington, NC!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 9:18 PM  

  • praying from Washington state

    By Blogger Eun-Hee Shin, at 1/07/2008 9:32 PM  

  • from Houston, Texas, praying to God and trusting in His faithfulness

    By Anonymous bravobevo, at 1/07/2008 10:57 PM  

  • Praying in Columbia, South Carolina!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2008 11:29 PM  

  • Praying from Dallas, Texas, USA

    Jeremiah 33:9, "Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it."

    By Blogger Sandra R., at 1/08/2008 12:48 AM  

  • Praying from League City, TX!

    "I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." (Philippians 1:3-6)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2008 7:44 AM  

  • praying in Ft. Myers, FL!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2008 9:26 AM  

  • Praying for Dani and family...and for SAO PAULO- BRAZIL!!!

    By Anonymous Carol, at 1/08/2008 10:16 AM  

  • Praying in DC!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2008 10:31 AM  

  • I was reading this post and I've known for a while you were going to Hong Kong which is, of course, really exciting. However, when I read it this time (having spent a month in Mainland Ch. and seeing our father work mightily) I was brought to tears of Joy and desperation. I am overwhelmed to know God is sending Passion to Hong Kong (a beautiful city) and the ripples will spread over the country.

    Oh Lord...we love you and know you have power over all of these requests. My Father who works so mightily in my heart and changes me...we ask for your might in the lives of billions. That the world might know you and praise the One who made them.


    Psalm 145

    7 They will celebrate your abundant goodness
    and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

    8 The LORD is gracious and compassionate,
    slow to anger and rich in love.

    9 The LORD is good to all;
    he has compassion on all he has made.

    10 All you have made will praise you, O LORD;
    your saints will extol you.

    11 They will tell of the glory of your kingdom
    and speak of your might,

    12 so that all men may know of your mighty acts
    and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

    By Blogger Catherine, at 1/08/2008 12:33 PM  

  • Praying for Daniele! May God lift her and her family up.

    I'm excited about his year, about God's plans for this year and I can't wait to discover those!!

    Praying for Passion & the world tour.

    Hebrews 3:4
    Every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.

    By Blogger Jacoline, at 1/08/2008 3:54 PM  

  • Praying from Springfield Missouri.



    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/08/2008 5:04 PM  

  • praying in Dallas

    Hebrews 10:23
    "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, FOR HE WHO PROMISED IS FAITHFUL."

    By Anonymous anna, at 1/08/2008 10:13 PM  

  • We'll be praying for you in Houston.

    My wife and I can't wait to volunteer again at Passion in DC. It is always amazing to see what God does in the days we spend with Passion. We'll also be excited to see & hear what God does in the months ahead on the World Tour. We are both given the opportunity to do a lot of international traveling for our jobs, so it is so cool to see Passion is going to many of the cities we've had a chance to visit in the past. It will be amazing. Hope we can join you to volunteer at one of the international events.

    By Anonymous Ben, at 1/08/2008 11:54 PM  

  • praying from St.Louis Mo

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2008 12:37 AM  

  • praying from Hattiesburg (south), Mississippi

    May the Lord's will be done!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2008 1:20 AM  

  • It never ceases to amazing me how briliantly God shines through Passion! As I read the previous posts, I realized the vast audience God has given you throughout many different countries around the world. The name of Jesus is reaching countless lives because of your humble obedience to God's calling on your ministry. That just excites me to no end!!! And while I know this is a trying time as many things still need to fall into place, but I cannot help but think God must be smiling down on Passion with pride! :)

    Praying for you in Dahlonega, GA!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2008 8:41 AM  

  • Praying from Cape Girardeau, MO...
    But I'm french, coming from Paris, and just in the US for a few months (internship in a church).

    We keep praying for the event in Paris...


    By Blogger Pierre, at 1/09/2008 10:33 AM  

  • Praying from San Jose, CA ...

    Looking forward to all that God will do thru Passion this year. Specificially, I'm really lifting up Passion HK ... what an incredible opportunity for the Kingdom.

    By Anonymous Matt, at 1/09/2008 12:20 PM  

  • Praying from Orlando, FL especially for Dubai and for your planning process.

    "For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His."

    - 2 Chronicles 16:9

    "Lord, you will establish peace for us, since You have also performed for us all our works."

    - Isaiah 26:12

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2008 10:36 PM  

  • Praying for Daniele and her family!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/09/2008 10:40 PM  

  • hopeful and expectant

    praying from manhattan, ks

    By Blogger ben, at 1/10/2008 2:31 AM  

  • Passion 07 in Atlanta was an amazing experience for me, and so I am praying also for those on the west coast who are about to be confronted with Truth. I'll pray that God prepares the way in the desert places of our hearts for the Lord to enter in... Can't wait to see you all again!

    Praying in Indianapolis with love for the Name and His people...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/10/2008 11:30 AM  

  • Can someone explain to me the importance (or just the reason) for the numbers 2, 6 and 8? Thanks!

    Oh and definitely ringing true in my life. In HIM our hearts rejoice; not in anything the world can offer.

    By Anonymous Jeff, at 1/10/2008 2:11 PM  

  • Hi Jeff,
    Basically "2, 6, & 8" are from Isaiah 26:8, the challenge that has been given to be the 268 generation.

    The 268 declaration is here on the Passion website:
    268 Declaration

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/10/2008 3:11 PM  

  • praying from Toronto/London, Ontario, Canada.
    Passion07 in ATL was amazing. seeing the desire for His name and renown to be top priority in so many souls. i can't wait for the party up in heaven!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/14/2008 12:52 AM  

  • Prayer from Morton, illinois
    For Jesus to increase and everything else decrease.
    For the kids coming to LA and those who are still thinking about coming to come still.
    Praying for Hong Kong and China.
    PRaying for the staff and the families to have peace day in and day out.

    By Anonymous morton potter, at 1/25/2008 12:01 PM  

  • Praying from Incirlik AB, Turkey.

    But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy. For you bless the godly, O Lord; you surround them with your shield of love. Psalm 5:10-1

    God bless you all on your journey!

    By Blogger Jason, at 1/30/2008 3:18 PM  

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