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Black History Month Prayer Guide

Black History Month is a special time in which we all look into the history of the black community and reflect upon its contributions, heritage, and culture. We believe this is a period that the Lord wants to use to tear down strongholds and make a difference in the spiritual climate of black people globally. We need every believer in Jesus Christ to partner with us in a prayer effort focusing on the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of blacks throughout the world.

Pastor Terry Thomas

Lifting Up Jesus Church

Colorado Springs

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

James 5:16b

Daily Prayer Guide


  1. Pray for black pastors and their churches; ask for more wisdom, unity, and courage. Psalm 133:1-3
  2. Pray for the downfall of false religions and the growth of Christianity in the black community. Ephesians 1:17-19
  3. Pray and thank God for righteousness within our criminal justice system – judges, district attorneys, lawyers, and police. John 8:34-36
  4. Pray for righteous leadership in all areas of society – both national and local leaders, corporate leaders, etc. 1 Timothy 2:1-4
  5. Pray against institutional and unconscious racism. Numbers 12:1-6
  6. Pray for the destruction of the enemy’s power over men, women, and children. Psalm 27:1-14
  7. Pray that families grow in the knowledge of the Lord. Ephesians 1:18-21
  8. Pray that black communities globally respond to the great commission with boldness. Matthew 28:18-20
  9. Pray that men would take responsibility for their homes and families. Ephesians 5:25-26
  10. Pray and thank God for mothers, wives, sisters, and women of all ages. Proverbs 31:10-31
  11. Pray for hopelessness, frustration, and stress to be replaced by hope and peace of mind. Philippians 3:12-21
  12. Pray for grace and mercy for teenagers, and pray against teen pregnancy. Hebrews 4:15-16
  13. Pray for educators and students on all levels – elementary through higher education. Genesis 18:19
  14. Pray against restlessness and anger – which are the cause of many murders. Romans 12:17-18
  15. Pray for the salvation of prisoners. Isaiah 61:1-4
  16. Pray against defeat, and ask for God’s encouragement. Jeremiah 29:11-14
  17. Pray for the unity of the body of Christ. John 17:20-23
  18. Pray for poverty to change into abundance and abundant giving. Luke 6:38
  19. Pray for the expansion of business opportunities. Deuteronomy 8:18
  20. Pray that love, truth, sincerity, and confidence eradicate betrayal, distrust, and deception. John 17:20-23
  21. Pray that destruction and deception be replaced with peace and truth. Psalm 119:127-128
  22. Pray for victory over substance addiction. Isaiah 54:17
  23. Pray for power to overcome even the most severe adversities. 2 Corinthians 1:9-14
  24. Pray that blacks extend forgiveness, like Joseph did to his brothers. Genesis 50:14-21
  25. Pray for stable marriages, and pray against separation and divorce. Ephesians 5:22-33
  26. Pray for God’s direction and purpose in the lives of individuals. Proverbs 3:5-8
  27. Pray that the net worth of blacks begins to increase. Joshua 1:1-8
  28. Pray that racial barriers and walls that separate will be broken down. Philippians 2:1-5
  29. Pray for black pastors to receive spiritual wisdom and insight so that they might grow in their knowledge of God. Ephesians 1:17


The Black Prayer Network

P.O. Box 26583

Colorado Springs, CO 80936

(A pastor friend of mine in Colorado Springs, Pastor Terry Thomas, brought me this prayer calendar. After hearing his heart of love and concern for his family and community, and his sincere request that all of us at St. James Church and those within our sphere of influence join with him in prayer, I decided to share this with you. You may consider printing it out and sharing it with your Christian friends, keeping a copy in your Bible, or distributing copies at your prayer meeting. Obviously, this is a helpful guide any month, not just February. Thank you! Pastor Ted.)


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