The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1, and is a time of reflection and prayer, as we prepare our hearts to rejoice in Jesus' resurrection from the dead.

For this Lent season, we are encouraging our entire PBC family to participate in focused prayer at noon each day (Monday through Friday). We will direct our prayers with a general focus for each week and a specific focus for each day. Spend time each day meditating on the verse for each topic and praying as the Lord leads.

April 9-15

Focus: Churches

Monday - PBC
1 Corinthians 12:4-7

Tuesday - Palo Alto Churches
Romans 12:4-5

Wednesday - Bay Area Churches
John 17:20-21

Thursday - American Church
Ephesians 4:15-16

Friday - International Church
Acts 17:26-27

April 2-8

Focus: Ministry Partners


  • Help One Child (Vulnerable Childre)
  • New Creation Home (Teen Mothers)


  • Our Brothers Home (Recovery)
  • LifeMoves (Homeless Care)
  • Hillcrest Chaplaincy (Prison Ministry)


  • Real Options (Pregnancy Care)
  • Young Life (Teen Outreach)


  • International Justice Mission (Anti-slavery)
  • Gideons (Bible Distribution)


  • The Kilgoris Project (Community Development, Kenya)
  • OM India (Church Development, Dalits of India)

March 26-31

Focus: Missionaries

Monday: College Campus Ministry

  • Thrasher-Wheatley (Or & N. Cal)
  • Wong-Tupaj (MIT)
  • Tsai (S. Cal)
  • Lawry (Stanford)
  • Strickfaden (New Hampshire)

Tuesday: Women & Education

  • Thompson (Thailand)
  • Chung (Niger)

Wednesday: Evangelism

  • Knowles (Africa)
  • Sharp (Croatia)
  • Zaretsky (S. Cal & Israel)

Thursday: Translation

  • Burgess (Tarahumara)
  • Jacobson (Phillipines)
  • Small (US/Mexico)
  • Cook (US)

Friday: Leadership Development

  • Hsu (US)
  • Poulter (US/Africa/Asia)
  • Costa (Mediterranean)
  • Kroeger (US)

March 19-25

Focus: Friends & Family

Monday: Immediate Family
Colossians 3:13

Tuesday: Extended Family
Joshua 24:15

Wednesday: Co-workers/Classmates
Matthew 5:14-16

Thursday: Immediate Neighbors
Matthew 19:19

Friday: Neighborhood
1 Corinthians 10:24

March 12-18: Government

Monday: Local Government
Jeremiah 29:7

Tuesday: Local Law Enforcement
Romans 13:3-4

Wednesday: State Government
Leviticus 19:15

Thursday: National Government
1 Timothy 2:1-2

Friday: International Government
Psalm 96:3-4

March 4-11: Schools

Monday: Students you know personally

Tuesday: Your local school district
Proverbs 22:6

Wednesday: Local colleges (Stanford, SCU, SJSU, DeAnza, Foothill)
Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday: Teachers
Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Friday: American Education System
Mark 10:14

March 1-3: Personal

Wednesday: Heart
Psalm 139:23-24

Thursday: Mind
Romans 12:2

Friday: Actions
1 John 3:18