52 Weeks of Prayers

Week 1
Please pray for our volunteers to be servants of God’s love.
“Whoever wants to be first must be last, and whoever wants to be the greatest must be the servant of all.” Mark 9:35

Week 2
Pray for spiritual awakening in the lives of the men recovering from addiction.
“I tell you the truth; only someone who experiences birth for a second time can hope to see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3

Week 3
Pray for hearts to soften and be open to change.
“But the people of Israel refuse to listen to Me, they are hard-headed, stubborn-hearted people.” Ezekiel 3:7

Week 4
Pray for healing from trauma and childhood abuse.
“As soon as her fingers brushed His cloak, the bleeding stopped. She could feel that she was whole again.” Mark 5:29

Week 5
Pray for our clients to feel God’s blessing.
“Blessed are the spiritually poor–the kingdom of heaven is theirs.” Matthew 5:3

Week 6
Pray for everyone at Freedoms Door to follow Jesus.
“Immediately Peter and Andrew left their fishnets and followed Jesus.” Matthew 4:20

Week 7
Pray for openness to the Holy Spirit.
“Now He drew close enough to each of them that they could feel His breath. He breathed on them: Welcome the Holy Spirit of the living God.” John 20:22

Week 8
Pray for a vision of the Kingdom of God.
“As before, He spoke constantly of the kingdom of God.” Acts 1:3

Week 9
Pray for open minds to rethink everything and turn to God.
“So now you need to rethink everything and turn to God so your sins will be forgiven and a new day can dawn, days of refreshing times flowing from the Lord.” Acts 3:19

Week 10
Pray for words of life to fill the community at Freedoms Door.
“If people mistreat or malign you, bless them. Always speak blessings not curses” Romans 12:14

Week 11
Pray for humility (for staff, volunteers and clients).
“He humbled Himself, obedient to death-a merciless death on the cross” Philippians 2:8

Week 12
Pray for faith to grow and build in our staff, clients and volunteers.
“Faith is the assurance of things you have hoped for, the absolute conviction that there are realities you’ve never seen.” Hebrews 11:1

Week 13
Pray for vision for the future. Many of our guys come to a point after a period of sobriety when it comes time to look ahead. The future can look scary and overwhelming. On top of that there so many new responsibilities and new rekindled relationships to navigate through. So pray that they would find the courage to take the next step into the unknown.
“For I know the plans I have for you”, says the Lord. “Plans for peace, not evil, to give you a future and hope, never forget that.” Jeremiah 92:11

Week 14
Pray for Admin and Office Staff and Office Volunteers.
“The secretaries were Elihoreph and Ahijah, the recorder was Jehoshaphat.” 1 Kings 4:3

Week 15
Pray for the men on our waitlist for safety while they are waiting.
“Don’t give up. Wait for the Eternal in expectation, and be strong. Again, wait for the Eternal.” Psalm 27:14

Week 16
Pray for many more monthly donors to support us financially.
“But I will say this to encourage your generosity; the one who plants little harvests little, and the one who plants plenty harvest plenty.” 2 Corinthians 9:6

Week 17
Pray for peace as guys navigate into community recovery living.
“May peace and mercy come to all of you who live by the rule of the God of Israel.” Galatians 6:16

Week 18
Pray for Freedom House to be built in the near future. (A long term 2nd and 3rd stage community living apartment building)
“The true God of heaven will give us success. We are His people, servants who will begin the work of rebuilding our city and this wall…” Nehemiah 2:20

Week 19
Pray for our counsellor’s … may they have the wisdom, grace and the truth of Jesus.
“The voice took on flesh and became human and chose to live along side us. We have seen Him, enveloped in undeniable splendor—the one true Son of the Father—evidenced in the perfect balance of grace and truth.” John1:14

Week 20
Pray for our Healing Prayer Ministry team.
“Don’t be anxious about things, instead pray. Pray about everything.” Philippians 4:6

Week 21
Pray for honesty. Recovery is all about getting very truthful with ourselves, God and others.
“Examine me to see if there is an evil bone in me, and guide me down Your path forever.” Psalm 139:24

Week 22
Pray for our clients to set good boundaries and form healthy habits.
“Timothy don’t let this happen to you run away from these things! You are a man of God. Your guest is for justice, godliness, faithful-ness, love, perseverance and gentleness.” 1Timothy 6:11

Week 23
Prayer of thanks for all the church support we have and receive.
“For in the same way that one body has so many different parts, each with different functions, we too the many are different parts that form one body in the Anointed One. Each one of us is joined with one another and we become together what we could not do alone.” Roman 12:4-5

Week 24
Prayer for some of our men that have mental health struggles. If needed pray they get on the right medication.
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Week 25
Pray for wisdom as we navigate the new world of COVID 19 and the long term changes this may bring.
“If you don’t have all the wisdom needed for this journey, then all you have to do is ask God for it: and God will grant all that you need. He gives lavishly and never scolds you for asking.” James 1:5

Week 26
Pray for men who are seeking recovery to find Freedom’s Door.
“All who ask receive. Those who seek, find what they seek. And he who knocks will have the door opened.” Matthew 7:8

Week 27
Pray for a spirit of His peace to pour upon our recovery community
“Worrying does not do any good; who here can claim to add an hour to his life by worrying.” Matthew 6:27

Week 28
Pray for healing from pornography addiction.
“If your eye is clouded or evil, then your body will be filled with evil and dark clouds and the darkness that takes over the body.” Matthew 6:23

Week 29
Thank God for His love for the poor.
“All you who are poor, you are blessed for the Kingdom of God belongs to you.” Luke 6:20

Week 30
Pray for our volunteer drivers – for safety, patience and good conversations as they drive our clients to appointments around the city.
“Philip received another prompting from the Holy Spirit: Go over to the chariot and climb on board.” Acts 8:29

Week 31
Pray for money and support to come from surprising places.
“There were others like Susanna and Joanna, who was married to Chuza a steward of King Herod. And many others too. These women played an important role in Jesus’ ministry, using their wealth to provide for Him and His other companions.” Luke 8:3

Week 32
Pray for our Board of Directors that they continue to be full of vision, wisdom, God’s direction and hope for the ministry of Freedom’s Door. “If anyone is seeking a position as overseer in the church he desires an honor able and important work.” I Timothy 3:1

Week 33
Pray that our day and evening monitors strive for excellence, have servant hearts and are able to give good guidance to our clients.
Don’t let selfishness and prideful agendas take over. Embrace true humility and lift your heads to extend love to others.” Philippians2:3

Week 34
Thank God that the closer we get to His heart the more our heart is open to the forgotten ones.
“He enforces His justice for the powerless, such as orphans and widows and He loves foreigners, making sure they have food and clothing.” Deuteronomy 10:18

Week 35
Pray for our administration staff to be protected and strengthened in their walk with Jesus so they have His love and compassion.
“Whenever crowds came to Him, He had compassion for them because they were so deeply distraught, malaise and heartbroken. They seemed to Him like lost sheep without a shepherd.” Matthew 9:36

Week 36
Pray for creative ideas and ways to fundraise.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23

Week 38
Pray for recovery programs and homes around the world. Addiction is a big global crisis.
“Here’s the knowledge you need, you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. And you will be My witnesses, first here in Jerusalem, then beyond to Judea and Samaria, and finally to the farthest places on earth.” Acts 1:8

Week 39
Pray that the community of Freedom’s Door will be a community of kindness.
“Whoever pursues justice and treats others with kindness discovers true life marked by integrity and respect.” Proverbs 21:21

Week 40
Pray for our clients to walk into their pain so it can be transformed by Jesus. If we don’t transform our pain we will keep transmitting.
“The Lord is near the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

Week 41
Pray for God’s touch on our cook and his volunteers as they prepare meals for our clients.
“I am the bread that gives life. If you come to My table and eat, you will never go hungry.” John 6:35

Week 41
Pray for our graduating clients to find meaningful work.
“The Lord God took man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” Genesis 2:15

Week 42
Pray that our men will make amends and come to peace with those they have hurt.
“These things I command you, so that you will love one another.” John 15:17

Week 43
Prayers of thankfulness for our clients who go on to celebrate a year, two years and many more of living well and free from addiction.
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, the new has creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here.” 2Corinthians5:17

Week 44
With recovery comes new responsibilities, pray living this new story
will not overwhelm them.
“Here is the bottom line: do not worry about your life….” Matthew 6:25a

Week 45
Pray for restored physical health. Addiction is very hard on the body, mind and soul.
“For I am the Lord who heals you…” Exodus 15:26

Week 46
Thank God for the power of powerlessness.
“My grace is enough to cover and sustain you. My power is made perfect in weakness…” 2 Corinthians 12:9

Week 47
Pray for our men in recovery to cast aside whatever is holding them back for Jesus and life.
“Bartimaeus cast aside his beggar’s robe and stepped forward, feeling his way toward Jesus.” Mark 10:50

Week 48
Pray that God’s fruit will be produced in the ministry for Freedom’s Door.
“God wants you to bear fruit. If you don’t produce good fruit, then you’ll be chopped down like a fruitless tree and made into firewood…” Luke 3:9

Week 49
Pray the staff will keep turning to God in all they do.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Week 50
Thank God that His love always flows to the lowest point.
“So who can separate us? What can come between us and the love of God’s Anointed? Can troubles, hardships, persecution, hunger, poverty, danger or even death? The answer is, absolutely nothing.” Roman 8:35

Week 51
Pray that Jesus gets all the glory.
“For all that exists originates in Him, comes through Him and is moving toward Him; so give Him the glory forever. Amen.” Romans11:36

Week 52
Pray that the cross of Christ is lifted in all we do.
“I simply argue that the Cross should be raised at the center of the marketplace as well as on the steeple of the church. In recovering the claim that Jesus was not crucified in a cathedral between two candles; but on a cross between two thieves, on the town garbage heap; at a crossroads so cosmopolitan that they had to write His title in Hebrew and Latin and Greek….at the kind of place where cynics talk smut, and thieves curse and soldiers gamble. Because that is where He died. And that is what He died about. That is where church people ought to be and what church people ought to be about.” Life High The Cross by George McLeod