2023 - 21 days of prayer & fasting: daily prayer guide

Follow along with Solid Rock Church and Pastor Steve for our 2023 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting. Each day, we will focus on something new to pray for. It will help us get in the right mindset to start 2023. You can also find our guide on our Solid Rock App (located on the Connect Tab). You will also be able to find excerpts on our social media, so make sure you're following us on our social media platforms! Let's start our 2023 right!

You can also join us in-person for 1-hour prayer every Tuesday & Wednesday at our Ayers Campus at 7pm and every Thursday at our Yorktown Campus at 7pm. As always, you can join us on Sunday mornings at both campuses at 10am & 11:30am.


Prayer for Love & Forgiveness

Day 21 - January 24, 2023

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV

Love is the greatest manifestation of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, they will know You are my disciples if you love one another. Without love we are just annoying noise. Love never fails. Jesus teaches us to forgive seventy times seven on a daily basis as proof that we have His love and to keep us free from anger and bitterness.

Prayer for Today:
Lord God, Your love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that it may overflow to others. Holy Spirit, enable us to love one another and forgive one another and show we are Your disciples. By Your grace, we choose to love even our enemies. Remove all strife, bitterness, jealousy, envy, hate, and anger. Replace those with love, compassion, kindness, mercy, goodness and forgiveness. Thank You Holy Spirit that love never fails in Jesus mighty name! Amen.

Prayer for Abundance

Day 20 - January 23, 2023

I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
John 10:10

Jesus gives His mission statement here: to give us abundant life. You can have an abundance of joy, peace, love, kindness, provision, patience, wisdom, and so much more that the Bible promises. Abundance allows us to overflow with blessings to others.

Prayer for Today:
Lord, thank You for the promise of an abundant life. Teach us to develop an abundance mindset in all things. We confess and declare that we are never in shortage because You are able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). As you bless us abundantly, we will let it be an overflow to be a blessing to others and to advance Your kingdom here on earth. We pray and receive abundance in all things in Jesus mighty name! Amen.


Prayer for the Favor of God

Day 19 - January 22, 2023

And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
Luke 2:52 NIV

Favor with God and people will open doors for you and accelerate your destiny. Favor is based on a love relationship with God. Favor is simply received as a gift from the Lord.

Prayer for Today:
Lord God, we pray and believe for Your divine favor upon every area of life. Because You love us and we are Your children, we receive divine favor to open opportunities, grant divine connections, and change our circumstances for the better! We declare that we are blessed and highly favored in all things for us and our children. In Jesus mighty name! Amen.

Prayer for Marriages, Family, and the Home

Day 18 - January 21, 2023

…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Joshua 24:15 NASB

Marriage and family are the first institution God created. He loves and desires to bless our families as we love and serve Him. Build your house on Jesus and the Word of God.

Prayer for Today:
Lord, we confess like Joshua, that for me and my house, we will serve You. We pray for our marriages to succeed with Your favor and blessing. We pray for our families to walk in love, unity, forgiveness, and truth. May the peace of God inhabit our homes as a place of rest and stability. Restore broken marriages and families. We call our families and homes blessed and highly favored in Jesus mighty name! Amen.


Prayer for Health & Healing

Day 17 - January 20, 2023

…by whose stripes you were healed.
1 Peter 2:24 NKJV

Jesus healed many sick people and made them whole and healthy. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Let’s pray for our health and for the healing of those who are sick right now.

Prayer for Today:

Lord, thank You that by Your stripes we were healed! Jesus You took our sicknesses on the cross, so we claim divine healing upon our bodies. Let no sickness hinder us from doing Your will. You are greater than any sickness and disease. We rebuke it and we ask you to remove it. We confess divine health. We pray for those who are sick right now that they be healed to the glory of God in Jesus mighty name! Amen.

Prayer for Good Success

Day 16 - January 19, 2023

…For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Joshua 1:8 NKJV

God promises you good success in all you do when you trust and obey His word. As you meditate on His Word and live it out, true and good success will follow.

Prayer for Today:
Lord, we thank You for the anointing of good success upon every area of lives. We confess and pray good success in our families, relationships, church, careers, studies, finances and everything we put our hand to. We commit our plans to You that You may cause them to succeed. We meditate and live by Your Holy powerful word and thank You for good success in all things in Jesus mighty name! Amen.


The Lord's Prayer

Day 15 - January 18, 2023

Matthew 6:9-13

Matthew 6:9-13 is known as the Lord’s Prayer. This is how we pray with Jesus and can change our world in about 20 seconds. You don’t have to be an expert on prayer to pray this powerful prayer. We can pray the Lord’s Prayer as an outline and break it down into parts with each phrase. Say it with sincerity and meaning knowing that it is an effective, powerful prayer that Jesus taught!

Prayer for Today:
Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.
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.

Prayer to Be Filled with the Spirit

Day 14 - January 17, 2023

Be filled with the Spirit.
Ephesians 5:18

When you pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit, it will be given to you and you will receive power from on high (Acts 1:8). You will have power to walk in victory and be a witness for Christ.

Prayer for Today
We ask you to now fill us with the Holy Spirit so that we may step into the fullness and power of God in every area of life. We confess that we are Spirit-filled and that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit where He resides. We pray in the Spirit so that we may be built up to walk in victory and power and be a witness for the glory of God in Jesus mighty name! Amen.


Prayer for Wisdom

Day 13 - January 16, 2023

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
James 1:5

When you pray for wisdom, God will generously give it to you. Wisdom is seeing life from God’s perspective. Decisions lead to destinations. Wisdom empowers us to make beneficial choices for our destiny.

Prayer for Today:
Lord, You are great in wisdom. We come and ask for Your wisdom as you generously give it. You will lead us to walk in Your wisdom to know what to do in every situation and be on top of every circumstance. Your wisdom will enable our plans to be established and succeed. We will walk into our destiny because we have the mind of Christ to make great decisions and walk in Your will in Jesus mighty name! Amen.

Prayer for Rest

Day 12 - January 15, 2023

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

When you pray, God can give you rest and renew your strength. Make today a Sabbath rest day to worship and thank God for His grace.

Prayer for Today
Lord Jesus, we come to You, even if we are tired or heavy burdened, and we receive Your rest. We pause to worship, pray, and give you all of our concerns, burdens, and worries. As we worship Your holy name, we come into Your presence to be restored and renewed by resting and depending on You for everything. This is the day You have made and we will rejoice in it. I receive Your grace and power and give You thanks in Jesus mighty name! Amen.


Prayer for Christ-Like Character

Day 11 - January 14, 2023

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Galatians 5:23

When you pray and are filled with the Spirit, the evidence will show by the fruit of your character. The fruit of the Spirit is the character of Christ. Only the Holy Spirit can make us more like Jesus.

Prayer for Today:
Holy Spirit, come and fill us that we may bear fruit and become more like Jesus. As we walk in the Spirit, you will produce in us love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. We are being formed more and more into your image, Jesus, showing that we are your disciples. Have your way as the fruit of the Spirit increases in our character in Jesus mighty name! Amen.

Prayer for Provision

Day 10 - January 13, 2023

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

When you pray for provision, know that God will provide everything you need according to His unending supply. Jesus is the good shepherd and there is no lack in Him (Psalm 23:1).

Prayer for Today
Lord, we thank you that You will supply everything we need and more. Your unending provision will supply everything we need spiritually, emotionally, physically, financially, relationally, and so much more. You are our good Shepherd and we will never be in shortage or lack. In fact, we receive the overflow as our cup runs over to bless others. We will not be anxious or worried, but have peace as we trust in You to provide our daily bread with overflow to be a blessing to others. In Jesus mighty name! Amen.


Prayer to Put on the Full Armor of God

Day 9 - January 12, 2023

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Ephesians 6:11

When you pray and put on the full armor of God, you are equipped to live in victory over every battle you encounter. Use the armor of God in prayer and be an overcomer.

Prayer for Today:
Lord Jesus, we put on the full armor of God so that we can stand firm against the schemes of the enemy. We put on the belt of truth to be protected from lies and deception. We put on the breastplate of righteousness knowing we are in right standing with You. Our feet are fitted with the gospel of peace to stay calm and sure footed at all times. We hold up the shield of faith to not be discouraged. We wear the helmet of salvation to protect our thinking. We use the sword of the Spirit to destroy the enemy with the Word of God. We are equipped and ready to win in Jesus mighty name! Amen.

Prayer to Overcome Anxiety

Day 8 - January 11, 2023

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7

When you pray, you overcome anxiety and worry. Let us replace our worries and anxiety with prayer by trusting in the goodness of God and the power of God.

Prayer for Today
Lord, we cast all of our anxiety and worry off of us and on to You because You care for us and love us. You are bigger than any problem and stronger than any struggle. We choose not to worry but to give you complete control over every area of our lives. You are Lord of all. You are in charge of every area of our lives. You are good and You are strong. We replace our worry and anxiety with faith believing prayer, completely trusting in You. In Jesus mighty name! Amen.


Prayer for Nearness to God

Day 7 - January 10, 2023

Come near to God and he will come near to you.
James 4:8

When you pray, God comes near. Even though God is always with us, when we pray we sense the nearness of His presence even closer. Prayer is about having an intimate relationship with the Lord.

Prayer for Today:
Lord, we pray and come near to You knowing that You will come near to us. We desire intimacy because You love us and we love You. Because of the cross, there are no barriers between us and You. Knowing that You are close and near to us gives us joy, peace, and great satisfaction. May we be like David, who was a man after God’s own heart. Reveal Your secrets with us as we draw closer to You. We love You and love to be in Your presence. We worship You, adore You, and love you with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Amen.

Prayer for Guidance

Day 6 - January 9, 2023

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Psalm 32:8

God promises you that He will instruct you and counsel you to have guidance and direction. Have confidence and peace that God is leading your steps.

Prayer for Today
Lord, we thank You that guidance and direction come from You. We will make good decisions because You will lead us with wisdom and counsel. God, we are at peace because Your eyes are upon us and You walk with us guiding us every step of the way. Your way is the best way. We will follow Your guidance and direction and be blessed in Jesus mighty name! Amen

Prayer for Strength & Courage

Day 5 - January 8, 2023

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 NLT

The Lord 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. You do not have to be afraid or be discouraged because God promises that He will be with you wherever you go this year.

Prayer for Today:
Lord, we pray that you make us strong and courageous for the coming day, week, month, and year. You will give us courage to face our fears. You will give us strength to do Your will. We are not afraid for You are with us wherever we go. As you give us courage and strength, we will not be discouraged but have good success. In Jesus mighty name! Amen.

Prayer for Holy Spirit Guidance

Day 4 - January 7, 2023

So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.
Galatians 5:16 NLT

When you pray, you will be guided by the Holy Spirit. As you pray, the Holy Spirit will empower you and lead you to do what is good and right. The Holy Spirit will give you direction to make wise decisions.

Prayer for Today:
We acknowledge your presence Spirit of God. Holy Spirit, lead and guide us in Your perfect will. Fill us, Holy Spirit, so that we are fulfilling and obeying Your good will. Holy Spirit, you will help us to do what honors you and that which is for our good. Thank you for Your leadership to make wise decisions Holy Spirit. In Jesus mighty name! Amen.


Prayer for Peace

Day 3 - January 6, 2023

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7

When you pray, God’s peace protects your thinking and emotions. Even in the midst of trouble you can experience peace that goes beyond what you or others can understand! The peace of God is a knowing that all is well and that everything will be alright as you pray trusting God and bringing Him your requests.

Prayer for Today:
Lord, in every situation we bring our requests to you in faith and trust that You will take care of us. We thank you that your perfect peace will guard our hearts (emotions) and our minds (thinking) in Christ Jesus. We know deep inside that all is well because You are the Prince of Peace that we love and serve! In Jesus mighty name! Amen.

Prayer for Heaven on Earth

Day 2 - January 5, 2023

...your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is Heaven.
Matthew 6:10

When you pray, heaven comes to you. Here, in the Lord’s prayer, Jesus teaches us to pray God’s kingdom to come and the will of God to be here on earth as it is in heaven. Heaven is a place where all of our deepest longings are fulfilled. You can experience a taste or a shadow of heaven when you pray heaven on earth. In heaven there is no fear, depression, misery or sickness. In heaven there is righteousness, peace and joy!

Prayer for Today:
Lord we pray your kingdom come and your will be done here on earth as in heaven. As we delight ourselves in you, you will give us the desires of our heart just as in heaven. Thank you that fear, depression, sickness, and all misery is gone from us just as in heaven. We pray and receive your righteousness, peace and joy as it is in heaven in Jesus mighty name! Amen.

Prayer to Move Mountains

Day 1 - January 4, 2023

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Mark 11:22-24 NIV

When you pray, mountains are moved. A mountain is any hindrance or obstacle that is stopping you from moving forward. However, that mountain can be your opportunity to pray, believe, and see it moved for the glory of God! That mountain can be turned into a testimony of God’s power. Jesus instructs us to speak to the mountain in faith and that you will receive whatever you say. Speak to your mountain today to be removed because on the other side of the mountain is your victory, blessing, and promise from God fulfilled!

Prayer for Today:
Lord, we pray and speak to mountains of fear, anxiety, depression, sickness, lack, or whatever else is hindering our progress. We speak to the mountain in faith to be removed and gone as a testimony of Your great power! We believe that whatever we ask for in prayer right now we have received it and it is done in Jesus mighty name! Amen.