December 31

Thank you, church family, for your participation in Project 52 Prayers. This has been a meaningful and unifying experience for us as we prayed together weekly on Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. for two years.

Thank you, BABC prayer writers, for studying, discussing, and praying over the scriptures in preparation for writing the prayers. We are truly grateful for your contribution to this project.

Although the project for BABC will have concluded, beginning in January it will transition to a larger audience through our blog.

May we all continue to pray, communing with the Father daily and increasing in our knowledge of God’s Word.

Deborah Upton


December 30

Ephesians 2:20-22

Father God, by our abiding faith and Your indwelling Holy Spirit, we now rest forever on Jesus, our Lord and Savior, our cornerstone. Come, Lord. Dwell and stay. We pray this in the name of Jesus, beloved Messiah to our fallen world. Amen.

 Efesios 2:20-22

Padre Dios, por nuestra fe y Tu Espíritu Santo, ahora descansamos para siempre en el nombre de Jesús, nuestro Señor y Salvador. Ven, Señor, y quédate con nosotros. Oramos en el nombre de Jesús, nuestro adorado Mesías, El que vino para salvar al mundo caido. Amén.

December 24

Ephesians 2:18-19
 O God, we sing praises to You for the love, mercy, forgiveness and grace given to us through Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. It is because of Jesus that we are now members of Your blessed forever family. Our gratitude is without bounds and without end. Alleluia, Lord! We love you back! In Jesus’ holy name we pray, Amen.

Efesios 2:18-19
 Padre Dios, te cantamos alabanzas por el amor, misericordia y gracia que nos das por Tu hijo, Jesucristo, nuestro Señor. Es por Jesús que somos miembros de tu bendecida familia para siempre. Te ofrecemos nuestra gratitud. Aleluya Señor. En el nombre santo de Jesús oramos. Amén.



December 17

John 16:23-27

Abba, we come in Jesus’ name asking You to fill our hearts with Your love. Rekindle our souls through Your Holy Spirit. Open our blind eyes and light our way in the darkness until the arrival of that great and wonderful day when we shall dwell forever in Your presence. For Your honor, praise and glory, Amen.
Juan 16:23-27

Padre, venimos en el nombre de Jesús pidiéndote que llenes nuestros corazones con amor. Haz vivas nuestras almas por el trabajo del Espíritu santo. Ábrenos los ojos ciegos y danos luz en la oscuridad que nos rodea. Esperamos aquel día maravilloso en que viviremos para siempre en Tu presencia.  Por Tu honor, alabanza, y gloria, oramos. Amén.

December 10

Luke 3:1-6

A voice cries out in the desert, “Prepare the way for the Lord.” Lord Jesus, I will prepare my heart for you. I’ll clear you a path to my soul. I’ll see the salvation you give. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Amen.

(Adapted from Pray the Scriptures Bible)   

Lucas 3:1-6

Se oye una voz en el desierto, “prepárate el camino del Señor”.  Señor Jesús, Te preparo el corazón para Ti.  Te limpio un camino hacia mi alma.  Acepto la salvación que ofreces.  Bendecido sea el nombre del Señor.  Amén.    

December 3

1 Corinthians 12:20-27

Father, Your Word teaches that we each are precious and vital members of the body of Christ. Thank You for transforming us more and more into the likeness of Jesus. Give us His heart as we reach out in love to suffering believers everywhere. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

I Corinteos 12: 20 – 27

Padre, Tu palabra nos enseña que somos preciosos y miembros vitales del cuerpo de Cristo.  Gracias por transformarnos hasta hacernos más y más como Jesús.  Danos su corazòn y ayùdanos a amar a los creyentes que sufran en Tu nombre.  Amén.

November 26

1 Timothy 2:1-3

Father, we know that prayers for our leaders are pleas­ing in Your sight. We pray for those who make governing decisions within Your providence, that we may live peaceable and quiet lives that respond to Your will in all godliness and holiness. Amen.