October Prayer Calendar

  • 1.      This first day of October in history is a day of change. For nations and people. Father we pray today to accept the change You are forming around us. To know that You set a lamp onto our feet and give us direction even in change.
  • 2.      Father we cry out for peace, we ask to know Your plan for our lives and to rest in that place.
  • 3.      God, You are wonderous and we declare that man’s thoughts are lower than Yours. We know that You are all seeing and all-knowing and we take comfort in knowing You are a wonderous God who leads us.
  • 4.      Sabbath is a day to rejoice. We sing Your praise and exalt Your name!
  • “Fairest Lord Jesus - 1677” Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature, O thou of God and man the Son! Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor, Thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown!
  • 5.      Holy Spirit, thank you for dwelling here with us. We pray You show us more and more of Jesus each day!
  • 6.      We pray again for our first responders: Police, Fire, EMT, and Chaplin’s. God, we ask for Your protection. Not just from the peril of their work, but from those who would lessen their worth. We ask for wisdom as they do their jobs.
  • 7.      God, our lives are very intertwined. Today we pray for our communities to come together in unity. We each have a place to serve and a voice to be heard. We ask that we know when to speak and when to listen. But that we would always encourage one another in Love.
  • 8.      In 1871 the great Chicago fire destroyed 3.5 square miles of city and caused much damage. Today we pray for the city of Chicago for the flames to settle and for unity in neighborhoods to happen. For people to help their neighbors. We also remember those in California who are in a similar position and say the same prayer for them.
  • 9.      Provider – We ask for the small business owners in our community to have strength, provision and the stamina to keep going. As things change, we pray they would be blessed and in turn bless our communities.
  • 10.   God of Truth – We ask for revelation of truth today. help us to see what in our lives needs to change and in all the swirling words around us what, You say, truth is.
  • 11.   Oh, exalt the Holy name of Jesus! We rejoice that You are God, Savior, and all! Sing - Fair are the meadows, Fairer still the woodlands, Robed in the blooming garb of spring; Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer, Who makes the woeful heart to sing.
  • 12.  God, we pray for our prodigals. We pray that they know they are of value. They are not trash! We ask that You reveal yourself to them, and that they would come home, both figuratively and literally.
  • 13.  Today marks the birth of the US Navy in 1775. Father we pray for those serving in the Navy. We ask that You keep them safe and that they would come to Saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
  • 14.   Comforter, we lift up the families of those serving in the Navy. We pray for provision and peace. Thank You for the technology that keeps families closer. May these family members not feel lost or alone. May they know You are salvation and comfort.
  • 15.   God, You have commanded us to honor our Parents. Bring Your blessing on our Mothers and Fathers. May Your heart and love shine on them today. For those going thru pain we ask for healing, for those in difficulty, we pray direction, and most of all we pray that they would have a saving relationship with You, Savior.
  • 16.   God of Healing and Justice. We pray against the tragedy known as abortion. As this marks a date of trying to control birth (Margaret Sanger) trying to say man knows more than God. We ask for repentance in our nation for all those lost. And we say God, You know more, and You have designed life! May we cherish our children instead of sacrificing them.
  • 17.   Today we pray again for life. We thank You for Children and we say each one is unique and precious. May each child know Jesus as a friend.
  • 18.   All creation sings Your praise and we join in the celebration. Sing - Fair is the sunshine, Fairer still the moonlight, And all the twinkling starry host; Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer, Than all the angels heaven can boast!
  • 19.   Today marks the surrender of the British army to General George Washington at Yorktown in 1781. We pray for the stamina of our ancestors that forged a new nation. We thank You for the fire that forged it. And let us continue to remember the cost and sacrifice it took to gain our freedom. Let us pray that freedom is not lost and remember what this nation was founded upon.
  • 20.   We agree today for understanding of Your word. As we read 1 chapter or many, may You Holy Spirit bring revelation and understanding to us.
  • 21.    A day of inventions, the Edison light bulb and the transatlantic radio. Father we pray for new inventions today. We pray for those men and women that You have instilled with new ideas. We pray against discouragement and we ask that You give them wisdom.
  • 22.   Father we pray for those serving in the Army. We ask that You keep them safe and that they would come to Saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
  • 23.   Jesus Today we lift up the families of those serving in the Army. We pray for provision and peace. Thank You for the technology that keeps families closer. May these family members not feel lost or alone. May they know You are salvation and comfort.
  • 24.   Father we pray for those serving in the Marines. We ask that You keep them safe and that they would come to Saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
  • 25.   Help for the families of those serving in the Marines. We pray for provision and peace. May these family members not feel lost or alone. May they know You are salvation, Peace and comfort.
  • 26.   On this sabbath we declare You, our most beautiful Savior! Sing - All fairest beauty, Heavenly and earthly, Wondrously, Jesus, is found in Thee; None can be nearer, Fairer, or dearer, Than Thou my Savior art to me.
  • 27.   Transportation. On this anniversary of the opening of the Erie Canal (the first major man-made waterway in America. We pray for those in transportation. We ask for truck drivers to be safe on the roads. For shipmasters to be safe on the seas. We pray against accidents and harm.
  • 28.   Liberty and the melting pot. Tomorrow in 1886 the Statue of Liberty was dedicated. She is a symbol of many nations coming together into one people. We pray for unity, and remember we need to come together and stand for the liberty of all in our nation.
  • 29.   On this day we pray for centers of higher education. For colleges and universities. On this day in 1636 John Harvard donated his library and half his estate to establish Harvard University. A Puritan leader who believed education was important. I pray that the universities including Harvard remember their moorings. We pray that they become places of truth and not feeling. That right and wrong would be based on Biblical truth as it was in 1636.
  • 30.   Today we pray we would see truth. That You Father would show us what is truth from fiction. In 1938 the “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast put Americans in a panic. Although it seemed so real, it was false. May we look to You God for truth and not the media or our friends.
  • 31.   This marks the anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 theses posted to the door of Wittenberg palace church, and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. As the church and Christians, we have been called to pray for our leaders. For those in Church, Local, State and Federal leadership, we stand together and believe that God sets up authority, but He can also make changes. We pray today God for these leaders to follow Biblical truth and the constitution of the land.