21 Days of Prayer

21 Days of Prayer
 
I am praying that you will join us and take the challenge to Pray for 21 Days, January 7- 27st.  This will turn your life upside down and change you forever, but you have to do your part and engage God.  This is not just me telling you, “you should pray”, it is in God’s word, 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NKJV) pray without ceasing. Jesus states in Mark 11:17 “My house shall be called a house of prayer…”.  In 2 Corinthians 6:16 it states, “For you are the temple of the living God”, this means we should be God’s house of prayer always seeking a closer relationship with Him.
 
Prayer is our way of communicating with God. It is the avenue or conduit to His heart.  It allows us to be completely open with God in our thoughts, concerns, frustrations, and struggles. It is also an opportunity to come before Him with praise and thanksgiving for all the goodness He continuously shows us.
 
Moreover, it is a time where we our changed in His presence.  Yes, I said where we are changed.  Prayer is not to change God, nor is it to align God with our plans or purpose.  Prayer is to change us according to His word, so we are aligned with His plans and purpose for our lives.  These 21 Days are a great opportunity to surrender our will, so His will, will be manifested in our lives. The perfect will of the Father is the best for us, because He knows our needs and what is best for us.  It is in His will where peace and joy for our lives will be found.  Furthermore, it is an opportunity to have a relationship with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  This is where we find the strength to do all things. As stated in Philippians 4:13 “ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.   It is in prayer where we can understand that we are a child of God and that we have benefits as His children.
 
This said, will you join me these 21 Days of Prayer, so we can grow our relationship closer to God and watch Him move in our lives in ways that we have never seen before?
 
Below are some scriptures to help you build your confidence over the 21 Days of Prayer. Believe what you pray, have faith in what you pray, and then have an expectation that you have received what you have asked of God.  When you start to expect, then you will start to prepare for the blessing to come.  This is a great step of faith, which God loves to see in all His children.  Additionally, I have added a guide of suggested prayer topics for each of the 21 Days that will allow you to focus on certain areas of your life.
 
Mark 11:24 (NKJV) 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
 
John 16:23 (NKJV) 23 “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.  
 
Romans 8:26 (NKJV) 26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
 
Philippians 4:6–7 (NKJV) Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
 
1 John 5:14–15 (NKJV) Confidence and Compassion in Prayer 14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
 
Luke 18:1 (NKJV) Parable of the Woman and the Judge 18 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,
 
Mark 14:35–42 (NKJV) — 35 He went a little farther, and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. 36 And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.” 37 Then He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch one hour? 38 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 39 Again He went away and prayed, and spoke the same words. 40 And when He returned, He found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy; and they did not know what to answer Him. 41 Then He came the third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough! The hour has come; behold, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise, let us be going. See, My betrayer is at hand.”
 
Matthew 6:9–13 (NKJV) — 9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
 
Luke 11:2–4 (NKJV) — 2 So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 And forgive us our sins, For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.”
 
 

Day 1: Pray that you experience the Love of God. (God’s love, Love for yourself, and Love for others)

  • 1 John 4:8–10 (NKJV) — 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
  • 1 John 4:16 (NKJV) — 16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
 

Day 2: Pray about the condition of your heart. Ask God to reveal anything that needs to change or be removed. Come to Him about all things and do not hide anything from Him.

  • 1 John 3:20 (NKJV) — 20 For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
  • Psalm 44:21 (NKJV) — 21 Would not God search this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.
 

Day 3: Pray for God’s will for your life.  (Listen and seek)

  • Luke 11:2–4 (NKJV) — 2 So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 And forgive us our sins, For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.”
 

Day 4: Pray for wisdom, knowledge and understanding.

  • Proverbs 2:6–7 (NKJV) — 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; 7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;
  • James 1:5 (NKJV) — 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
 

Day 5: Pray for God’s help to allow you to receive His forgiveness as well as allow you to forgive others.

  • 1 John 5:14 (NKJV) — 14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
 

Day 6: Pray for a hunger and desire to please God in all that you say and do.

  • John 6:35 (NKJV) — 35 And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
  • Psalm 37:4 (NKJV) — 4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
  • Colossians 1:10 (NKJV) — 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
 

Day 7: Pray to become and make disciples.

  • Matthew 4:19 (NKJV) — 19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
  • Matthew 28:18–20 (NKJV) — 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
 

Day 8: Pray for the ability to “Go Share” your testimony.

  • 2 Peter 3:9 (NKJV) — 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
 

Day 9: Pray that you do not get weary in well doing.

  • Galatians 6:9 (NKJV) — 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
 

Day 10: Pray for deliverance of any addictions.

  • Psalm 34:17 (NKJV) — 17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles.
  • James 4:7 (NKJV) — 7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
 

Day 11: Pray for your family. (marriages, spouses, kids or future spouses and kids)

  • Deuteronomy 6:4–9 (NKJV) — 4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
 

Day 12: Pray for your career.

  • Joshua 1:9 (NKJV) — 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
 

Day 13: Pray for PEAK Worship and your Pastors.

  • Matthew 16:18 (NKJV) — 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
  • Ephesians 4:13 (NKJV) — 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
  • 1 Corinthians 8:9 (NKJV) — 9 But beware lest somehow this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak.
  • 1 Peter 5:6 (NKJV) — 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,
 

Day 14: Pray for our Country. (All government, local authorities, first responders, schools, etc..)

  • 1 Timothy 2:1–4 (NKJV) — 1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
  • Romans 13:1 (NKJV) — 1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
 

Day 15: Pray for Israel.

  • Psalm 122:6–7 (NKJV) — 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. 7 Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces.”
  • Genesis 12:3 (NKJV) — 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
 

Day 16: Pray for your neighbor.

  • James 2:8 (NKJV) — 8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well;
 
  Day 17 thru 21 We will be praying the “Jabez Prayer” broken out daily as follows:
 
  • 1 Chronicles 4:10 (NKJV) — 10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, (Day 17) “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, (Day 18) and enlarge my territory, (Day 19) that Your hand would be with me, (Day 20) and that You would keep me from evil, (Day 21) that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.
 

Day 17: Pray that God will bless you indeed. (bless you in all areas of your life) Day 18: Pray for God to enlarge your territory. For example, opportunities to minister, workplace (promotion, advancement, business opportunities), finances, favor, etc… Day 19: Pray that you always walk where God’s hand is upon you.  Pray that you are never out of the will of God for your life. Day 20: Pray for God’s divine protection from all evil. Day 21: Pray that your lifestyle always shows the light of Christ to others. Pray that you walk in blessing, joy, and peace and never in grief or hardship.