What a journey it has been … from the announcement of the title and theme back in November of 2009 to the filming in the summer of 2010 to the release of Courageous today, September 30, 2011. From the beginning, this has been a labor of prayer. Please join us today in praying as Courageous opens in more than 1,100 theaters across the U.S. and Canada.
Today’s Key Verse: Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, And Your glory above all the earth. (Psalm 108:5)
Pray For Families: Pray for God to give you strength and courage to obey whatever He is calling you to do. Pray for your family and church to tune into God’s voice, seek His face, and become a catalyst for spiritual revival in the days ahead.
Pray For Courageous: Pray that God would be mightily gloried for all that He does through Courageous. Pray that He does more than we can ask or imagine through the movie, confounding the critics, and receiving the credit for all that happens!
Today’s Key Verse: Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all, while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you. (2 Corinthians 9:13-14)
Pray For Families: Pray that ministries and the body of Christ around the world will be more unified, blessed, fruitful, and effective because of how God uses Courageous to edify fathers, families, and the church in the days ahead.
Pray For Courageous: Pray that God would bless all of the partnerships associated with the movie. Pray for God-sized vision and ideas to result and for the leaders to be obedient to whatever God calls them to do. Also, please pray that Courageous does extremely well in its Opening Weekend and that it stays in theaters for many weeks.
Today’s Key Verse: The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18)
Pray For Families: Thank God that He is near to those who have broken hearts and are contrite in spirit to bring healing. Pray that fathers who see Courageous will realize that it is never to late to heal their relationship with their children.
Pray For Courageous: Pray that any barrier or distraction that might hinder people from seeing Courageous would be turned into a blessing for good that helps to bring about a greater end.
Today’s Key Verse: Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21
Pray For Families: Pray that God would do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we could ask or imagine for his glory through Courageous.
Pray For Courageous: Join us in thanking God for expanding Courageous to theaters internationally. Pray for Courageous to do well theatrically and impact millions of fathers and families in the United States and Canada, as well as in the countries that will be adding the movie in the coming weeks.
Courageous opens on Friday … please pray for its impact.
Today’s Key Verses: Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all! (2 Thessalonians 3:16)
But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (2 Timothy 4:17-18)
Pray For Families: Pray for fathers in your city to become chain-breakers, men who forgive their dads and seek God’s help to leave a new strong legacy of faith and faithfulness for their children.
Pray For Courageous: Pray for safe travel and protection for all of the Courageous team members that will be traveling during the rollout of the movie.
“… And God granted him what he requested.” Join us in praying boldly for Courageous.
Today’s Key Verse: Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested. (1 Chronicles 4:10)
Pray For Families: Pray that God would raise up a new generation of praying men who will seek God’s help on behalf of their families and cities.
Pray For Courageous: Pray that God mightily blesses the Opening Weekend of Courageous and that it creates huge buzz across the nation, allowing it to expand into many more cities and theaters. Pray that this also happens in the others countries where it will be released.
Next Saturday, you may well be in your local theater watching Courageous. This Saturday, please pray …
Today’s Key Verse: And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” (Luke 10:2
Pray For Families: Pray for God to raise up servant-hearted individuals in each city to help establish healthy follow up and ministry opportunities for the men in their city who see Courageous.
Pray For Courageous: Pray that the technical aspects of each showing of Courageous will go well. Pray for the digital or film presentation in each theater to be excellent both visually and audibly.
One week from today, Courageous opens in theaters. Much to pray about …
Today’s Key Verse: Behold, the LORD’S hand is not so short that it cannot save; nor is His ear so dull that it cannot hear. (Isaiah 59:1)
Pray For Families: Pray to God, thanking and praising Him that His hand is not too short to save. Pray for all of the wives that desire for their husbands to see Courageous. Pray that the Lord would use whomever He can to lead these men to the theaters.
Pray For Courageous: Pray that God’s hand works in every aspect of the Courageous theatrical run. Pray that He uses the movie to reveal Who He is to the hearts of viewers.
Today’s Key Verse: But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “whoever believes in him will not be disappointed.” (Romans 10:8-11)
Pray For Families: Pray that people who see Courageous and don’t have a relationship with God will have their hearts touched, their eyes opened, and faith sparked so that they cry out to God and allow Jesus Christ to become their salvation and strength.
Pray For Courageous: Pray that all of the showings on Friday and Saturday nights on Opening Weekend will sell out. This will allow Courageous to enlarge its borders and be shown in more theaters across the country.
Be guarded. Be ready. Be courageous.
Today’s Key Verse: Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall. No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:12-13)
Pray For Families: Pray that God will help husbands and fathers learn to walk in integrity and continue to resist things that will destroy them or their families.
Pray For Courageous: Pray that God would guard the health, minds, marriages, and hearts of everyone involved in this project.