Happy New Year!
One of the goals I have for my own family this year is for us to grow closer to Jesus each day. I pray that I can look back at 2015 as a year of incredible spiritual growth — both personally and as a family. I pray that I will take advantage of every opportunity to share Jesus with my kids and that I will be intentional about helping my kids grow in their relationships with Jesus Christ.
I’m pretty sure that you share those goals, too.
To help us all reach those goals, I will be posting monthly prayer calendars throughout 2015, as well as Fun Family Bible Times and Bible reading plans. (If you haven’t yet seen the New Year’s Bible Reading Plans for children, check them out here: https://cherigamble.com/2014/12/28/new-years-bible-reading-plan-for-independent-readers/ — independent readers, or https://cherigamble.com/2014/12/28/new-years-bible-reading-plan-for-young-children/ — younger children.)
I also have a special commitment that I have taken on to pray for my children every day this year, and I am challenging you to make that same commitment. Follow this link for more details: https://cherigamble.com/2014/12/29/365-days-of-praying-for-your-children-january-2015/
One more thing: I would love it if you would like my facebook page, follow me on twitter, or follow this blog and make sure you don’t miss out on any of the resources I will be sharing this year.
May God help each one of us reach our goals in 2015!
January Prayer Calendar for Children (Printable calendar)
1 Spend today thanking God for the New Year! Ask Him to help you grow spiritually this year!
2 Pray for God to give you the strength to resist the temptations that will come your way this year.
3 Make a list of spiritual goals for the new year. Pray over each goal.
4 Jehovah Rapha – the God who heals. Pray for the healing of our nations.
5 Pray for God’s will to be done on the mission field in the Dominican Republic.
6 Pray for God’s will to be done in the school systems throughout the world. Pray for Christian teachers.
7 Pray for your friends from church. Pray that they will grow closer to Jesus this year.
8 Ask God to teach you how to be a forgiving person through all of 2015!
9 Pray for the movies that will be released this year. Pray for God’s people to make quality movies!
10 Do a service project in your neighborhood today.
11 Elohim – Praise God the creator. Spend time praising Him for his creation today.
12 Pray for the Christians in North Korea. Pray for a revival to break out in that country.
13 Pray for the governments throughout the world. Pray for peace and for God to rule all.
14 Pray for the person who delivers your mail. Pray that he/she will experience the love of Jesus this year.
15 Ask God to show you any area where you need to be forgiven. Pray about it!
16 Pray for the temptation to make fun of people. Pray that God will help you to love all!
17 Make an art project for someone who could use some encouragement.
18 Jehovah Jireh – God our Provider. Praise God for how he provides for His people.
19 Pray for people of all races and ethnic groups to come together through Jesus!
20 Pray for your local church to experience incredible growth this year – both spiritually and in members.
21 Pray for your grandma and grandpas. Pray that they will have a fabulous year growing closer to Jesus.
22 Pray for your nation. Pray for God to forgive your nation and to bring your nation back to Him!
23 Pray for the temptation to tell bad jokes. Pray that your humor will praise God!
24 Have a “Prayer Walk” through old scrapbooks or photo albums. Pray for everyone you see.
25 Jehovah Shamma – He is there for YOU. Praise God for how He will always be with you!
26 Pray for God to show you how to be a missionary for him right where you are.
27 Pray for the police officers in your community and throughout the world.
28 Pray for your parents to grow closer to Jesus this year.
29 Spend time today thanking God for the forgiveness he offers you!
30 Spend time today praising God for Jesus – who, even though he was tempted in every way, He did not sin!
31 Check back on your spiritual goals. How are you doing? Add or change any you may need to at this point.
Sunday: Discovering and praising God for His Names/attributes (Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name)
Monday/Tuesday – Praying for God’s will to be done in different areas (Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven)
Wednesday – Praying for people who are close to us (Give us today our daily bread)
Thursday – Concentrating on forgiveness (and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors)
Friday – Praying for areas that lead to temptation (and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one)
Saturday – Suggested activity to end the week