Day 1 | January 4

Isaiah 58:6 (NKJK)
“Is  this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?”  
Lord, today we turn our hearts to you and set aside this day as a fast day.  A day focused on Your kingdom and Your will being established on the earth.  We pray that the wickedness of this world be defeated by Your goodness and grace.  We intercede for those who are carrying heavy burdens.  Lighten their load.  Give them total freedom.  May You move among us bringing freedom to all who are oppressed.  Let freedom be the theme of the day, as we seek the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  Let us walk in the authority of our Lord Jesus breaking every yoke of bondage, depression, fear, and sickness among us.  Today, we declare that freedom is ours we move deeper into relationship with You!
Jackie White | Senior Pastor

Day 2 | January 5

Isaiah 58:7 (NLT)
"Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help". 
Lord, please forgive us, your people, for our lack of concern for the poor and even our own family at times. We know that this has hindered our prayers. Give us eyes that can see and ears that can hear Your truth and Your voice. We declare that we will SEE those that need shelter and healing and choose to simply HELP, just like the good Samaritan did. We will not HIDE from the opportunities that present themselves but will be sensitive to Your leading and SHARE, GIVE and HELP in your name. Amen
Dean Richards | Outreach Pastor of the Lubbock Dream Center

Day 3 | January 6

Isa 58:8 (NIV)
“Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness [footnote: your Righteousness One] will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.”
Then … oh, “then,” Father!  Yes!!
As I discipline myself with a fasting lifestyle (v 6-7), then You bless me for Your Glory!
That’s what I want, Lord, walking together with you, blessing and being blessed, so that …  
Your presence will be a divine light, dawning upon those I encounter, showing Your way to Life;
Your power comes to others, while You will bring healing to me, that they might be drawn to you, and I and they together might be living proof of your power to restore;
Jesus goes before me, leading me to others, speaking wisdom and discernment, freeing them for this fasting lifestyle of blessing and being blessed; and
When finished, we (I and they) move on with You, leaving behind Your Glory that defeated the enemy and showed Your Greatness to onlookers!
Yes, I want to bless and “then” be blessed, for Your Glory and Honor, Amen  
Byron Anderson | Prayer Leader of the COTR South Campus

Day 4 | January 7

 Isaiah 58:9 (NIV)
“Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
    you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.” 
Father, I thank you today that You are the God who sees me.  I thank you that your word promises that You will answer in my time of need, as I focus on You and call out on Your name.  Today, I choose to focus on the truth that the name of Jesus is greater than any mountain I face.
Jesus is greater than disease. 
Jesus is greater than fear. 
Jesus is greater than grief. 
Jesus is greater than brokenness. 
Jesus is greater than worry. 
And Jesus, you are alive in me. 
Lord, I need your help today.  Help me believe You are greater.  Help me trust You with the things I want to control.  Help me see problems from Your perspective.  Help me remember You are always good. 
Thank You for your presence.  Thank You for walking through this day with me.  I am expectant of discovering your greatness as today unfolds. 
Paige Allen | Executive Pastor of Outreach

Day 5 | January 8

Isaiah 58:10 (The Message)
 “If you are generous with the hungry
and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out,
Your lives will begin to glow in the darkness,
your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.”

Father we are grateful for your presence in our lives. Lord humble our hearts and give us opportunities to share of your Grace, Mercy, and Love.   Give us open hands to put into action what is needed for those around us. Holy Spirit, show us where have we been blind or distracted.   Help us see the value that you place on us, that we may lend to those who are hungry in spirit, the truth of their value. For value does not come from anything that can be measured or earned, but from your heart, Creator, God.   May we stop, to see the broken ones, the ones in need of You, the ones who feel forgotten. Let us be intentional, that we take the time to hear your voice, to share your truth, as a light in answer to those we may encounter. In the mighty name of Jesus.

David Vasquez | Associate Pastor  of the COTR North Campus

Day 6 | January 9

Isaiah 58:11 (NASB)
“And the Lord will continually guide you,
And  satisfy your desire in scorched places,
And  give strength to your bones;
And you will be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.”

Father, Thank You for always being my guide. Not once in a while when I’m in a difficult situation, but always. For satisfying my needs. Not that you might satisfy my needs if You feel like it. You will! No matter what the landscape of my life looks like, You will see that my needs are met. Thank you for leading me through the wilderness of broken relationships and difficult circumstances. Your grace has been sufficient for every challenge (2 Cor. 12:9) You strengthen my frame. You give me inner strength. When I am bone-weary from the effort, stresses of life, a high-pressure job and financial obligations. When I am depressed and surrounded in a gray shroud, and I haven’t the energy to fight against them. You invite me to be part of the process. You tell me to celebrate anything and everything (Phil. 4:4). Your joy is my strength (Neh. 8:10) and I can build up spiritual strength with my praise by expressing gratitude and joy for every good gift. Thank You for offering me “a continual source of thirst-quenching, drought-ending, fruit-producing, spiritual hydration” (James MacDonald). In Jesus Name – Amen!

Zephare Ramirez  | Associate Pastor of the Lubbock Dream Center & COTR Español

Day 7 | January 10

Isaiah 58:12 (NIV)
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

In Isaiah 58 God’s people are being rebuked and corrected because they fasted, fellowshipped, worshipped, and studied God’s word not out of a heart to help the poor or the afflicted in society, but to measure how outwardly spiritual they were among one another.  

Lord, God I pray that in our worship and service to you that our motivations be untainted. Give us a genuine heart for the poor not just monetarily but the poor in spirit. Give us a heart for those who are physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually afflicted. May we be your heart and hands extended to bring love and hope to those who desperately need it. Lord we know that when our motivation is pure before you then we will take part in rebuilding and restoring what the enemy of our souls has torn down. We commit our intentions and our actions to you in Jesus name, Amen!

Chris Williams | Pastor of Young Adults and Men’s Ministry

Day 8 | January 11

Isaiah 58:13-14 (NLT)
“Keep the Sabbath day holy. Don’t pursue your own interests on that day but enjoy the Sabbath and speak of it with delight as the LORD ’s holy day. Honor the Sabbath in everything you do on that day, and don’t follow your own desires or talk idly.  Then the LORD will be your delight. I will give you great honor and satisfy you with the inheritance I promised to your ancestor Jacob. I, the LORD, have spoken!”
Lord, I thank you that you instruct us to observe a Sabbath, a day of rest.  I pray that you would help us to unplug from work and activities that drain us, so we can plug into you in order to find rest and encouragement for our weary souls.  As we rest, lean into your presence and take delight in you, we trust that you will restore joy, hope and strength to our souls.  Father, we bless you today and thank you again for rest.  Amen.
Rick Mitchell | Campus Pastor of the COTR North Campus

Day 9 | January 12

Isaiah 59:21 (NIV)
‘“As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord.  “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants – from this time on and forever,” says the Lord.’
Father, you are the HOPE of this world. In darkness, in hard times, in good times, and every time – You are the One who brings light to things.  Your ear is not too dull to hear!  We confess of things that we have done that have separated us from You.  We repent and turn to you.  We lean into Your presences, fall on our knees, and cry out to You.  You are the light in our situation.  You are the peace in our storm. You have never failed and you won’t let us fail.  Thank you for your covenant and for not departing from us or our descendants from this time on and forever.
Amanda Centeno | Central Ministry NextGen Pastor

Day 10 | January 13

Isaiah 60: 1-2 (NIV)
“Arise, shine, for your light has come,  
And the glory of the Lord rises upon you. 
See, darkness covers the earth 
And thick darkness is over the peoples,  
But the Lord rises upon you 
And his glory appears over you.”

Heavenly Father, we come today with grateful hearts because your Glory has come to this earth through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and we your people can rise up in the midst of sickness, in the midst of all kinds of trouble and still declare your Glory.  Father we choose to allow Your Glory to shine thru us! Lord this last year was extremely difficult for many of us, battling sickness, losing loved ones, financial struggles, political battles, hatred amongst the people, and yet through all of that, we know Your Spirit lives in us and Your love for us is everlasting, which gives us the courage and strength to rise up in the midst of all the darkness that surrounds us and let the Glory of Your Light shine in us and thru us! Thank you, God, for loving us and reminding us thru your Word that we have hope and a future in You! In Jesus name!
Robert Renteria | Central Ministry Care Pastor

Day 11 | January 14

Isaiah 60:3 NKJV
“The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.” 
Jesus, thank You for coming and being the perfect example of LIGHT in action. Thank You for showing me how to love people and present You as illumination to the darkness. I’m grateful that the same God who spoke light into existence in the beginning of Creation spoke it into existence in my heart, (See 2 Cor. 4:6). Today, as I open up my heart to Your light, I will ARISE and SHINE, for You reside in me. Your light is the guide to my feet. Your words are illumination to any oppositional thought. As the Gentiles were outside of the family of God, but Jesus broke down the wall of separation, I pray that You would cause the light of Christ within me to break the walls of division in my life, in our church, in our city, in our country, and in the world. Finally, I pray that You would show your light to our governing authorities and cause their decisions to reflect Your heart. Amen.  

Nathan Sauce | Youth Pastor of the COTR South Campus

Day 12 | January 15

Isaiah 60:4 (TNIV)
“Lift up your eyes and look about you; 
All assemble and come to you; 
Your sons come from afar, 
And your daughters are carried on the hip.”
Father, I thank You that as Your light shines upon us, we are branded with Your Name.  You have raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in heavenly places. (Eph. 2:6). I seek to become aware of all things from your perspective, to see like you see. Teach me to walk as you did, Jesus…graced with heavenly favor and the ability to bring people into an encounter with You.   Make me irresistible!
Thank you, God, for the spiritual heritage that we have in You. Cause us to multiply. Restore our families.  Let our children be of the righteous generation, that puts the enemy in great dread (Ps. 14:5) May we make disciples (sons & daughters) across the nations, and may Your be glory spread upon the earth. 
In Jesus Name!  
Dawn Brown | Pursue Missions Pastor

Day 13 | January 16

Isaiah 60:5-6 (NLT)
“Your eyes will shine, and your heart will thrill with joy, for merchants from around the world will come to you.  They will bring you the wealth of many lands.  Vast caravans of camels will converge on you, the camels of Midian and Ephah.  The people of Sheba will bring gold and frankincense and will come worshiping the Lord.”
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that the eyes of my understanding will be opened to see You as my provider for my every need.  Please reveal more of Yourself and Your nature to me.  Help me to learn to lean on You more and to trust You in all things, and in every situation.  With You as the first priority in my life, I will experience Your great joy.  I know as I tithe and give, Your word promises that You will open the windows of heaven and pour out an abundance of blessings on me and my family.  Your word says that You will cause men to give to us!  Thank You so much for Your blessings and provision in my life.  Thank You for Your goodness, Your kindness and Your faithfulness.
Kacey Enriquez | Director of Accounts Payable & Payroll

Day 14 | January 17

Isaiah 60:18 (TPT)
“Threats of violence will no longer be heard in your land, nor will destruction and ruin be found within your borders.  You will name (call) your walls Salvation (Yeshua) and your gates Praise.”  
“Violence, we say today, you will not be heard, destruction and ruin, you will not be found in our city and nation.  We believe, that the impossibility of this prayer is completely possible through Gods power and mercy."
"Lord we believe that violence, destruction and ruin are fleeing from our city and nation today because the host of warrior angles are dismantling every fortification of Satan in our land.  All evil intents will bend before Jesus Christ our King.  We pray today for waves and waves and waves of justice to roll over our nation and city.  Holy Spirit, your presence, so tangible, so precious, so powerful, flood our city with Salvation of Jesus Christ our King." 
We declare today “People won’t talk about you (Lubbock) anymore using words like “forsaken” or “empty”.  Instead you will be called “God's Delight”.   On your walls, Lubbock, I have set watchmen, all the day and all the night they shall never be silent.”  Isaiah 62:4-6  Voice translation 
Lord we cry out for our city and nation.  You are a good God who desires Salvation for all, a turning from sin and an intimate relationship with your son Jesus Christ.  “This is the message we have heard from Jesus and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.  But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”  I John 1:5,7  Amen 
Terri Reed | Prayer Leader of the Lubbock Dream Center

Day 15 | January 18

Isaiah 60:21-22 (TPT)
All your people will be righteous and will permanently possess the land.
I planted them there as a tender sapling, the work of my own hands to display my glory.
I will multiply the least of you into a thousand and the weakest one into a mighty nation.
I am Yahweh, and when the right time comes, I will accomplish it swiftly!”
Father help us to walk in Your righteousness, and not in our own. For by it we will possess the land and all that You have promised your people, for generations come. May we never forget that it is by Your hand and Your glory that we are established in the earth to be an explosive expression of Your divine goodness. As we look to you, strengthen your people. Give us the courage to live out our faith and the strength to endure this season. Give us wisdom to stay on task and understanding to shift as needed. Father we want and need Your guidance daily. Holy Spirit, may we see everything as God wants us to and may we hear everything that He is speaking forth in the times from which we live so that by it our response of faith will move any mountain that tries to get in the way. This is your “New Day” Lord… give us new revelation to embrace all that You have in store for us! Saturate us with Your presence! 
Father we love you so much! In Christ name we pray… Amen and Amen!

Joshua Ramirez | Campus Pastor of the Lubbock Dream Center & COTR Español

Day 16 | January 19

Romans 13:12-14 (NIV)
“The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.  So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.  Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.  Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.  

God of light and life, you set before us today the challenges of laying aside the works of darkness; of putting on the light of Christ; of being watchful and prepared for your coming in our midst in the person of Jesus Christ.  

As the people of God in this place, we know that a crucial part of our witness is in revealing Christ to the world through the way we love and care for one another.  
Forgive us when people do not see any evidence in us of the One who is to come. So many people, young and old, grope helplessly in the gloom of despair and suffering, yearning for the light of hope to dawn in their lives. Remind us that the light of Christ shines through people like us.  
Merciful God, cleanse our hearts and minds of all that hinders us from loving you and loving our neighbor, so that our lives radiate faith active in love, as we watch and wait for your breaking into our world once more in the person of Jesus Christ. Amen Beloved, turn off the sleep mode. WAKE UP, CAST OFF and PUT ON JESUS!  
Gaila Garcia | Executive Elder & COTR Español

Day 17 | January 20

Ephesians 5:8-9 (NLT)
“For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of the light! For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.” 
 Lord, Make me more like you. Forgive me for the times that I have taken the righteousness that you have so generously given to me for granted and used it as a license to live like the world lives. You have called me the light of the world, but you are the source of the light within me. Without you I would be lost in darkness. Help me walk in wisdom and character, so not to quench your spirit. Help me better understand what you meant by living a life “in the world, but not of the world.” Thank you for your grace and kindness.  I lay my life at your feet, and I surrender everything I think I know about you, to you, and ask for a deeper revelation of your love.  
Dusty Joplin | Worship Pastor

Day 18 | January 21

Philippians 2:14-15 (NIV)
“Do everything without grumbling or arguing,  so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.”
Father, we thank you that you chose us to be your Children!  Help us today to see things from a “Child of God” perspective.  Give us your joy so that we can do everything today with a cheerful heart.  Give us peace to bring to any people we may cross paths with so that we can love people well.  Thank you, Jesus, that through your sacrifice we can shine in the world that we live in today!  Lord, I pray that we would walk in humility and love today as we interact with people, bosses, employees, family, etc.  Help us to understand that you have a plan for us today to bring the love of Jesus to someone and lead us by the Holy Spirit that we would be obedient to that plan.  Lord, I pray that each and every person would let their light shine in a powerful way today!  Amen!
Pastor Heath Watts | Executive Pastor of COTR Campuses

Day 19 | January 22

 Colossians 1:11-12 (MSG)
“We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.” 
Father,  we praise You! We thank You for the power, endurance and patience that only comes from You. Even in the trying and seemingly unendurable times, we thank you for filling us with Your strength to keep going over the long haul – a strength that spills over into joy! Thank you for qualifying us to share in the inheritance of Your Holy people and in Your Kingdom of Light.  
In the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen! 
Christa Cervantez | Central Ministries Connection Coordinator

Day 20 | January 23

1 Peter 2:9-10 (NIV)
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”
Father, I thank you that you have chosen me.  I thank you that you have found me and called me and pulled me into your favor.   I thank you that I am yours.  Today, I ask you to remind me constantly that I am yours, that I am never alone, and that I am never without you. Today, I ask that I would fully walk in who you have called me to be.  Today, I ask that I would be reminded of your mercy.  Thank you again, Father, for choosing me, for calling me, for having mercy on me.  I love you.
Jantzen Louder | Executive Pastor of Operations

Day 21 | January 24

Matthew 5:14-16 (TPT)
“Your lives light up the world. Let others see your light from a distance, for how can you hide a city that stands on a hilltop? And who would light a lamp and hide it in an obscure place? Instead, it’s placed where everyone in the house can benefit from its light. So don’t hide your light. Let it shine brightly before others, so that the commendable things you do will shine as light upon them, and then they will give praise to your Father in heaven.”  
Reading this passage reminds me of a solar light that absorbs the suns ray all day and when night falls the light is ready to give off light. Our first step to giving off heavenly light is to absorb the ray of God’s SON Jesus. Then we can give off LIGHT. 
God, how I thank you that you are the light in us. We are your light bearers.  Remind us to spend time with you first so that we will merely be a reflection of you. Give us courage, make us bold to shine your light in the darkness. Remind us to do good works and that our eyes and heart will be focused on others. Today as we live our life, may it draw attention to you. Those who do not yet know you will give praise to you Father. Amen
Lisa Reimer | Prayer Leader of the COTR North Campus