2017 Lent Season Daily Bible Reading, Prayer and Fasting Guide

Week 1 (6 - 12 March)


March 6 – John 12:23-26

23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.


From Renewal Center ~ - Pray for Zhu Jun, on the streets of Shanghai, who borrowed money from his family, can't pay it back, and is ashamed to face them. Zhu Jun is full of potential, but he's allowing this situation to crater God's best for him.

March 7 – John 12:27-29

27 “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name!”

Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.


From The Artificial Limbs Project ~ - Pray for the upcoming trips to Yunnan in March and April, and the trips to Shandong in May and June.

March 8 – John 12:30-33

30 Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.


From 'Eden', who 'works in Asia employing and caring for women rescued from exploitation'. ~ For healing and transformation of the women who have left exploitation.  For the HS to heal their hearts and bring them into an understanding of who they are in Him, and that he has plans of a hopeful future for them. 

March 9 – John 12:34-36

34 The crowd spoke up, “We have heard from the Law that the Messiah will remain forever, so how can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’?”

35 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 36 Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.


From CereCare (Wellness care for children with Cerebral Palsy) ~ Sponsorship for 6 orphaned children with cerebral palsy.

March 10 – John 18:1-3

1When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden, and he and his disciples went into it.

2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons.


From An organization that serves and disciples the homeless ~ - For the homeless guests to receive life from God at our care days.

March 11 – John 18:4-6

4 Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?”

5 “Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied.

“I am he,” Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.)6 When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.


From Renewal Center ~ - Pray for Ding, an eager young man in our residency and training program, we are trying to instill godly values like submission and honesty during his time at Renewal so he can live a fulfilling life as part of society.