2021 - 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting Guide
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Seek The Lord That You May Prosper
Day 1 - January 3, 2021
2 Chronicles 26:5
King Uzziah of Judah prospered as long as he sought the Lord. There is a conditional side of prosperity. This prosperity refers to advancement, promotion, gain, increase, multiplication, and growth as long as we seek the Lord We don’t seek Him for that. We seek Him because we love Him, and we want to pursue Him. The result of seeking the Lord is that we will prosper. Seek Jesus. Seek the Healer. Seek the Helper. Seek the Provider. Seek the Lord and you will prosper. Pray that there be a shift in your heart from more effort to more Jesus. Pray for grace to seek the Lord during the 21 days of prayer and fasting. The early church gave themselves continually to prayer. Our church will prosper as we seek the Lord. Your family and all that you put your hand to will prosper as you continually seek the Lord.
carry the presence of god wherever you go.
Day 2 - January 4, 2021
My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.
Moses prayed to the Lord and said, “If your presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.” Moses knew that this would be the distinguishing mark upon the people of God. They had the presence of God with them and upon them. Let us come into the presence of God today as we worship and bless His holy name through worship. Psalm 100 teaches us to enter His gates with thanksgiving and to come into His courts with praise. Open your mouth and heart and worship the Lord Almighty. And when we have the presence of God we will have rest. Rest is the opposite of tension, stress, hassle, conflict, and turmoil. This is a rest in the midst of activity; a peace in the midst of a storm. Acknowledge the Holy Spirit in you and continually stay in the presence of God. Let us pray for the presence of God in us, our families, and in our church. There is nothing greater than the presence of God with us and in us!
Be Strong and Courageous
Day 3 - January 5, 2021
Be strong and courageous. The Lord actually commands us to be strong and courageous. Let us pray for God to give us His grace to walk in strength and courage for the coming year. Strength and courage are the two qualities the Lord demands of us as we face the unknown of 2021. Strength and courage are needed in order to make progress this next year. Declare the Lord is my strength for this year. Declare the Lord is my source of courage for this year. Because God promises that He will be with you wherever you go this year, you do not have to be afraid or be discouraged. Courage is developed in your character by facing your fears. Strength comes by relying on the power of the Holy Spirit. Pray that we would be strong and courageous in all we do for the praise of His name!
Cast all of your cares and burdens upon the Lord
Day 4 - January 6, 2021
Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be forsaken.
There are three power words here: Cast, cares, and sustain. Cast means to throw, hurl, abandon, or toss away as no longer wanted or needed; to dispense as to have nothing to do with it anymore. Our cares, concerns, worries, burdens are to be thrown away, abandoned into God’s care, dispensed so that we no longer have anything to do with them anymore.
A care or burden refers to a load of anxiety that weighs a person down; It may include your responsibilities, your daily duties, your load in life; your troubles be it family, work, ministry, bills, and more.
Sustain is a good word; it means God will uphold you, nourish you, feed you, support you, take care of you. So put the weight on the Lord and let Him carry you. Peter repeats this truth in the New Testament in 1 Peter 5:7 “casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” God cares for you!
Pray today and shift the load from you to Him. God is able, He’s willing, He’s capable, and He’s strong enough. Pray casting your cares upon the Lord and He will sustain you. You will not be moved. You will be planted and flourish!
Pray for God to grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation
Day 5 - January 7, 2021
Paul’s powerful prayer in Ephesians 1 was that God would give us a spirit of wisdom and revelation. Wisdom is seeing life from God’s perspective. Revelation is when God reveals truths that were not known.
Lord we pray that you would grant us wisdom to see life from Your perspective and from Your word (Proverbs 4:7). Grant us wisdom to make wise decisions for us personally, our marriage and family, our business and career, and for our church. God You said in James 1:5 if any of us lack wisdom we should ask for it and You will generously give us wisdom. Lord we ask for a spirit of revelation to reveal who You are as we fix our eyes on You Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). Reveal to us that You are good, big, powerful, generous, kind, faithful, and so much more. Grant us the revelation of who we are in Christ. Thank you that we are Your children, heirs of God, joint-heirs with Christ Jesus, who have authority to pray and believe for bold, big prayers. We pray for wisdom and revelation so that we may know You better in the mighty name of Jesus! Amen.
Pray for God to Bless our Children & Young People
Day 6 - January 8, 2021
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth.
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12
Let us pray for our children and youth that God would bless them abundantly with His grace, love, and power. Lord we thank You for your love and goodness upon us, our children, and our families. Increase their faith (Luke 17:5) to grow strong and resist the temptations of the world. Father, guide and protect them from the path of destruction. Lead them in the way they should go (Psalm 32:8). As David defeated the giant Goliath in his youth, empower our young people to defeat the Goliaths assigned to them. Satisfy them with good things so that they are renewed (Psalm 103:5). Surround them with Your presence and put a shield of protection around them. May our youth and children grow to be strong, obedient, and useful for the kingdom of God. May they be great examples for the believers. We pray our children and youth be the light of the world and the salt of the earth and become mighty world shakers and history makers for Your glory! In Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Pray for God to give us restoration
Day 7 - January 9, 2021
For those who feel tired, wounded, hurt, weary, or ashamed let us pray for God to restore us by His love and grace. In the word restoration is the word rest. The beauty of the message in all of Psalm 51 is rest and restoration. Lord we thank you for your grace that is sufficient for us (2 Corinthians 12:9). When we are weak, you make us strong. Allow us to enter into Your rest. We have had enough sad news. Make us to hear joy and gladness (Ps. 51:8). Create in me a clean heart (Ps. 51:10) which I receive through the precious blood of Jesus as I repent and renew a steadfast spirit within me. May every broken area of our lives be healed and whole so that we live with nothing missing and nothing broken because You are the great healer and giver of life. Thank You Lord for receiving all of our brokenness, weariness, and our tears and you turn them into something beautiful. You turn our ashes to beauty, our mourning into joy, and our despair into praise (Isaiah 61:3). I pray restoration of the mind, soul, and body. Restore our relationships, our finances, our businesses, and bring revival and restoration to our church. May the joy of the Lord be our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). In Jesus mighty name! Amen.
Pray for our Nation and its Leaders That We May Have Peace
Day 8 - January 10, 2021
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior.
1 Timothy 2:1-3
God is pleased when we pray for those in authority who lead us so that we may live peacefully. There is much anger and hurt in our nation and we are divided. Therefore, let us pray for healing, unity and peace. Lord let your Word rise up in the hearts of our leaders so that it will bring about peace and unity in our land. We pray for national, state, and local leaders that you give them wisdom and grace to make wise decisions that will honor You. Bring down hate, strife, division, and violence. Raise up love, kindness, compassion, peace, and understanding. May we be slow to speak, slow to become angry, and quick to listen (James 1:19). May our leaders do everything in love (1 Corinthians 16:14). Help us to honor and respect those in authority. Lord you are the Prince of Peace and the King of kings, come and reign over our land (Isaiah 9:6). It is in You that we put our trust. May the gospel be preached to all the nations (Matthew 24:14) so that a great harvest of people will enter your kingdom. We humble ourselves, seek your face, turn from our wicked ways, and ask you to forgive us and to heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14) in Jesus might name we pray. Amen.
Be Healed and Whole Resisting Sickness and Disease
Day 9 - January 11, 2021
3 John 2
It is the desire of God for you to live in divine health and not be sick so that you can do the will of God unhindered. Let us pray for those who are sick and need the supernatural healing power of God for their bodies. Lord we bless your holy name and thank you that You heal us of all diseases (Psalm 103:3). In Jesus mighty name we declare that by Your stripes we are completely and totally healed (1 Peter 2:24). Thank You that healing power is available to all of Your children. Rebuke the sickness and disease hindering us from doing Your will. Let every germ, virus, bacteria, cancerous cell, poison, or disease working against the health of your children be neutralized by the power of the blood of Jesus (Revelation 12:11). Keep us in good health so that our bodies may not be hindered from doing the work that you have called us to do while we now have the opportunity (John 9:4). Stretch forth Your mighty hand and heal us supernaturally. We see ourselves walking in divine health. Lord thank you that we are healed and whole, nothing missing, nothing broken, but strong and healthy. We thank you in advance and give you all the glory in Jesus mighty name! Amen.
The Lord Will Be Your Confidence
Day 10 - January 12, 2021
For the LORD will be your confidence, And will keep your foot from being caught.
God desires that you live with confidence that comes from Him. We all need confidence! In this time of uncertainty and fear we need confidence and stability. The opposite of confidence is fear, timidity, and uncertainty. Thank God that we have Jesus as our solid rock to build our lives upon (Matthew 7:24). Lord we thank you and bless your holy name because You are our confidence. Thank you that we have confidence in You because you are for us, and not against us (Romans 8:31). Thank you that we have confidence because You are with us always (Psalm 23:4). We put our complete confidence in You because You love us and nothing can separate us from you powerful love (Romans 8:38-39). Thank You that Your perfect love casts out all fear (1 John 4:18). Thank you Lord that we do not operate in a spirit of fear or timidity but in power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). I am not unstable and tossed around by the wind and waves around me. I am not double-minded or filled with doubt. Nothing will move me or shake me because I stand firm in You. (1 Corinthians 15:58). I confess and declare that the Lord is my confidence and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). Lord, thank You that I am stable, planted, firm, and confident because You are my solid rock in Jesus mighty name! Amen.
Put on the Full Armor of God
Day 11 - January 13, 2021
Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. I encourage you to read the entire passage found in Ephesians 6:10-18 that describes the armor of God. We need the armor so that we can stand firm, not against the power of the devil, but against the schemes of the devil. You have power and authority over the enemy! Don’t let him deceive you. Pray the supernatural armor of God on yourself. Lord we put on the belt of truth (v.14), the Word of God. We hold on tightly to Your word and Your promises. You are the truth! We cling tightly to You Jesus. We put on the breastplate of righteousness (v.14) knowing that we are in right standing with You, loved, accepted, and secure in You. We cast down the accusations and condemnation of the enemy as we protect our heart with the breastplate of righteousness. We are the righteousness of God (2 Cor. 5:21) and walk in those rights and privileges. Our feet are fitted with the gospel of peace (v.15) that leads us to walk in peace and stay in peace. We hold up the shield of faith (v.16) as we declare that You are working on our behalf in every circumstance. Thank you that every flaming arrow of the enemy is extinguished. No weapon formed against us will prosper! We wear the helmet of salvation to protect our minds from negative thoughts and deception. We declare and remember that we are Your beloved children. You are good and have good plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11). We uphold the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, which grants us authority and dominion to live in victory and defeat the enemy! Thank You that we win and overcome with these weapons, Your Word, the name of Jesus, and the blood of Jesus! In Jesus mighty name, Amen!
Let the River Flow
Day 12 - January 14, 2021
“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit..
Today we are praying for the Holy Spirit to flow in us and through us.
Jesus declared, from your inner most being will flow rivers of living water. It flows from within, your core being. Your core is where your strength resides. The Holy Spirit fills your core and life flows from there. Holy Spirit, we welcome you into our hearts and into our innermost being. We rely on You Holy Spirit. Fill us to overflowing. Thank You for rivers of life, movement, growth, progress, prosperity, and transformation. By Your Spirit we avoid stagnation and withering. Instead we will flourish by Your Spirit. Thank you that with the rivers of living water we are fed and nourished and we will feed and nourish others as well. As Your Spirit flows in us may it flow out to others that we may be blessed to be a blessing. We pray that the rivers of Your Spirit cleanse, nourish and produce life. We pray in the spirit and we pray with understanding (1 Cor. 14:15). Thank you that we are not drunk with wine, but instead filled with the Spirit, as we sing and make music to the Lord through worship (Ephesians 5:18-19). Holy Spirit empower us to be witnesses to those around us and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). Holy Spirit give us visions and dreams (Acts 2:17) to advance the kingdom of God and glorify Jesus. Thank you Holy Spirit that You are the Helper (John 14:26), the Counselor, who helps us in our weaknesses and shows us how to pray (Romans 8:26). Reveal by Your Spirit as we follow Your guidance and leadership. Enable us to continue to be a Spirit-led church and a Spirit-led people as the children of God (Romans 8:14). May rivers of living water flow from within in Jesus mighty name! Amen.
God Gives Grace to the Humble
Day 13 - January 15, 2021
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
Grace is the desire and the power to do the will of God. Grace is God’s unmerited favor. Grace is the ability to do what you cannot do except by God’s help. Grace is a free gift from God (Ephesians 2:8). The key to receiving this grace is to be humble. Humility is different from being humiliated. Humility is seeing yourself as God sees you, nothing more, and nothing less. We are forgiven children of God!
Lord we humble ourselves and pray because apart from You we can do nothing. You are the vine, and we are the branches (John 15:5). We depend on You. We choose to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with You God (Micah 6:8). We repent of pride, self-sufficiency, and arrogance. May we do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, may we value others above ourselves, not looking only at our own interests but to the interests of others (Philippians 2:3). Teach us to have the same mindset as You Jesus, taking the nature of a servant, and humbling ourselves in obedience (Philippians 2:5-8). We humble ourselves before You Lord knowing that You will lift us up (James 4:10) As Your people, who are called by Your name, we humble ourselves and pray, seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways, knowing You will hear us from heaven and forgive us our sin, and heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14). We receive Your grace and favor. Thank you that Your grace is sufficient for us. Your power is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). We declare that Your divine favor and grace is upon us. You give us the desire and the power to do Your will as we humble ourselves before You. Will of God come. Kingdom of God come, here on earth as it is in heaven. Thank you for pouring out Your abundant grace upon us that never runs out. We approach Your throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16). We are blessed and highly favored by Your grace in Jesus mighty name! Amen.
Healing for the Brokenhearted
Day 14 - January 16, 2021
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted.
God wants to heal and restore every broken area of your life. Jesus died of a broken heart so that your heart would not have to stay broken. Jesus, thank You that You came to heal the brokenhearted. We know that You are close to the brokenhearted and You rescue those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18). You are our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1). You have collected all of our tears in a bottle (Psalm 56:8). When we feel harassed and helpless, You show compassion and lead us as our good shepherd (Matthew 9:36). You know and understand our pain. Jesus You are our high priest who empathizes with our weaknesses and You understand our temptations (Hebrews 4:16). Thank You Lord that You have provided emotional healing and we receive it. Restore us, O God; make Your face shine upon us, that we may be saved (Psalm 80:3). You turn our ashes to beauty, our mourning to gladness. We put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness (Isaiah 61:3). We declare that the joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). We receive healing into our hearts for anything that has caused pain, sorrow, or grief. You bore our sorrows and griefs upon the cross that we might be healed. By Your stripes we are healed. We are healed from every form of rejection because You have loved us, accepted us, and chosen us. We put our hope in You. We will remain confident in this, we will see Your goodness Lord in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13). Your promises are yes and amen and they give us great hope and expectation (2 Cor. 1:20). Thank You Jesus for giving us a wonderful, joyful, abundant life. We are healed and whole in Jesus mighty name!
Your Kingdom Come
Day 15 - January 17, 2021
Jesus taught us in the Lord’s Prayer to say “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The kingdom of God is the rule of God. Jesus is the King of this kingdom. Therefore, we pray that God rule every area of our life and that we serve our King and His kingdom. Father we are not afraid, for we thank you that it is Your good pleasure to give us the kingdom (Luke 12:32). Jesus we worship and bless Your holy name as the King of kings and the Lord of lords. We bow in our hearts and worship You King Jesus. You are Lord of all. Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus You are Lord and King. We declare that You are the King of every area of our life and we submit to Your rule and kingdom. We are ready and willing to serve Your kingdom. We seek first and foremost Your kingdom and Your righteousness. Your kingdom is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17). Let righteousness come to earth. Let Your perfect peace come to us here on earth. Pour out Your joy here on earth. We pray Your kingdom come to us individually, our marriages, our families, our church, our community, and our land. Rule and reign in us. Thank you that all that we need will be given to us as we make Your kingdom first and foremost. Thank You that the kingdom of God is being made manifest in us. We thank You for healing, miracles, and power over all the works of darkness. We rejoice as You give us everything we need and more. We proclaim the kingdom of God and heal the sick by Your authority and power. We make it our purpose to advance Your agenda and Your kingdom. We empty ourselves of all we are and become poor in spirit that we might receive the kingdom of God (Matthew 5:3). Thank You that the kingdom of God is now, and yet to come. Kingdom of God come, will of God be done, on earth as it is in heaven, in Jesus mighty name, Amen.
Prayer for Unity
Day 16 - January 18, 2021
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.
According to this Psalm the Lord bestows His blessing and life forevermore when we live in unity. Let us pray for God to unite us in love and harmony with others. As we love and serve one another we give dignity and value to each other. Our nation is in need of healing and unity. Martin Luther King said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’” Let us pray that God give us the grace to love and serve one another. Father we thank you for Your unconditional love. For God You so loved the world that You gave Your one and only Son so that we would receive eternal life (John 3:16). Jesus You prayed that we would be one, just as You and the Father are one. You prayed that we would come into complete unity (John 17:21-23). We pray that we would be one and come into complete unity. Remove division, strife, bitterness, and hate. Remove prejudice, favoritism, jealousy, and envy. Let us walk in love and peace with one another. May we love You with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and love our neighbor as ourselves. (Mark 12:30-31). We choose to forgive one another and to be kind and loving in all we do. May Your people act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with You (Micah 6:8). We pray for healing and reconciliation in our land. Teach us to be slow to speak, slow to become angry, and quick to listen (James 1:19). Lord may we treat every person as someone created in Your image and likeness. Thank You for the power of unity and agreement as we come together in Your name. Jesus You said if two people agree on anything we ask for, it will be done by the Father (Matthew 18:19). We pray that we would be known as Your disciples by our love for one another (John 13:35. Thank You for giving us diversity and unity as the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12). Give us unity in vision and purpose as we advance Your kingdom through the church. We pray for unity and love in our church and community in Jesus mighty name, Amen.