Christmas is this week. Most of us are preparing homes and food and presents while also preparing our hearts throughout our Advent journey. But I’d love to direct your attention toward the new year—just for a moment—to invite you to join us for the 2021 Prayer Pledge.
The Blessed is She Prayer Pledge
Every January, our Blessed is She community comes together, across the world, to dedicate the first month of the new year to prayer. As many of us formulate goals and articulate dreams for the new year, we link virtual arms and encourage one another to put our relationship with the Lord at the very top of our list.
So for the first 31 days of the new year, we pledge to pray together. We set ourselves on the path of this good practice with the hopes that our daily time spent with Christ this first month of the year will carry over to a daily prayer habit for the rest of the year…and for our entire lives.
By Their Fruits
This year’s Prayer Pledge theme is By Their Fruits. We are going to dive into the fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary.
We all know there are immeasurable spiritual benefits in praying the Rosary. This month, we want to take an even deeper look at what kind of fruit praying the Rosary—and meditating on these events in the life of Christ—can bear in our life.
Each week, we will pray through one of the four sets of Mysteries of the Rosary. Each day of the week, we’ll look at one Mystery and its fruit. Together, we hope to develop a deeper devotion to the Rosary and a more fervent imitation of Our Lord and Our Lady.
This January, and for all of 2021, we will pray and learn together, entrusting ourselves and our lives more fully to the Lord who loves us so deeply. May we reflect His image more and more!
What to Expect Each Day
Every day of the Prayer Pledge, there will be a new post on the blog. The daily posts will include a short reflection and a prayer that we will all pray together.
Our daily posts will close with questions to discuss with your prayer partner (more on that below).
If you’re like me and could use a daily reminder about the Prayer Pledge, sign up to receive the Prayer Pledge posts straight to your inbox. If you subscribe to our devotions, then you’re familiar with the setup and how much easier this makes it to remain faithful to our pledge!
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Another great way to enter into the new year with a renewed pledge to deepen your relationship with God is by buddying up. We really encourage each of us to choose a prayer partner for the Prayer Pledge. If you already have a thriving Bible study or prayer group, perhaps you can team up and bring the Prayer Pledge content to your next meeting or text thread!
As prayer partners, you’ll hold one another accountable to read the daily posts. But not in a annoying way, you know, just a regular-person-trying-to-help-you-do-what-you-really-want-to-do way.
Like we mentioned above, each day’s post will contain a couple of questions for you to discuss with your prayer partner. You can do this in whatever way you choose (email, text, phone, Voxer, over coffee, etc.). But these questions go a little deeper than the typical, “What struck you about this reflection?” We’re really striving to be vulnerable here and form a bond with our prayer partners while strengthen our bond with Christ.
Most importantly, as prayers partners, you’ll be dedicated to praying for one another through the month and beyond.
We encourage you to reach out and select your prayer partner before the Prayer Pledge begins if possible! Text them the link to this blog post so they can sign up, share it on social, or email it to a friend.
What to Do Now to Get Ready for the Prayer Pledge
Ready to get ready for the new year? Ready to grow closer to Jesus and live more fully in His love? We are, too, sister.
Here are our next steps:
- Sign up to receive the Prayer Pledge to your inbox in the colorful box above (or right here).
- Ask the Lord if He has someone in mind to be your prayer partner. Then reach out to them!
- Share about the Prayer Pledge by word of mouth and on social media. Use the hashtag #prayerpledge!
- Keep walking through Advent and preparing your hearts for Christmas. We’ll catch you in the new year.
Will you be joining us for this year’s Prayer Pledge? Let us know who your prayer partner is in the comments!
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