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21 Days of Prayer | 2023

Updated: Mar 18, 2023


Devotionals


Prayer Prompts:


Day 1

​21 Days of Prayer begins today!

I know that God is going to work through this. Be open to His movement and expect that you will be shaped by His love and grace. Don’t rush this. Connecting with God is worthy of setting aside time to be still and quiet before Him.

 

Each day for the next 21 days I'll post some prayer prompts, Scripture, and a link to a devotional.


Get alone with God and take the time to seek Him and let the prayer and Scripture sink in.



Scripture:

Psalm 55:1

Psalm 130:2

Romans 12:12


Prayer:

Pray for those who are taking this challenge. 

Any other needs you are aware of. 

Your heart

What sin needs to be confessed?

What are you holding back from God?


Day 2

​21 Days of Prayer (Day 2)

You're off to a great start. Don’t rush this, and don’t let life get in the way. Block out some time each day to think, pray, and reflect. Same time, same place, if possible. You won’t regret it.



Scripture:

Mark 7:33-35

Luke 5:16

John 17

Hebrews 5:7


Pray:

Your Family

Does your family know Jesus?

Do they see a clear example of following Jesus in you?


Day 3

​21 Days of Prayer (Day 3)

Hang in there.  You can do this.  If you happen to miss a day just jump back in where you left off. I encourage you to get alone with God and take the time to seek Him and let the prayer and scripture sink in.



Scripture:

Ephesians 6:18

Philippians 3:10-11

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


Pray:

Services and Ministries

Our Senior Adults & 8:00 a.m. Service

Children’s Church (Stephanie, Kids & Workers)

Counseling Ministry (Ted and those he is helping)


Day 4

​21 Days of Prayer (Day 4)

How are you doing so far? We’re a little over halfway through the first week. This is a process that can help you build, or strengthen, your daily routine of connecting with God. Work a little on refining your schedule each day so that you’re building a routine that can continue after Easter.



Scripture:

Psalm 103:11-12

Hebrews 8:12

1 John 1:9


Pray:

Services and Ministries

Youth Ministry (Jason T, Teens, families, Adult Leaders)

Wed Night Ministries (Adult Service, Kids, Youth, Young Adult)


Day 5

​21 Days of Prayer (Day 5)

You're doing great!  Keep going.  Life will try to derail you but keep pushing through.

Part of the value of this is building some new habits and being intentional about making Jesus a priority.  Lean into that.



Scripture:

John 3:16

Romans 6:23

Colossians 3:15

Colossians 4:2

James 1:17


Pray:

Services and Ministries

Online Ministry

Preschool (Shellie, Yolanda, staff, kids, families)


Day 6

​21 Days of Prayer (Day 6)

You're doing great!  Stay on target.  We’re almost through week one. Sticking to the same time and place each day can help you stay focused and on track.


I’m praying for you to stick to this and to grow in some unexpected ways.

Link to devotion: https://www.bible.com/en/reading-plans/16086


Scripture:

Matthew 19:26

Romans 8:26

Philemon 1:4-6

James 5:13-16


Pray:

Ask God to help you pursue Him

Ask God to help you be still and hear His voice

Services and Ministries

Young Adult Ministry (Melissa & Russell)


Day 7

​21 Days of Prayer (Day 7)

You've made it through week one.  I would love to hear some feedback from you. What are you learning? What are the challenges that you’re facing? Is there some way that I can pray for you? We’re working on building some new habits, and being intentional about making Jesus a priority.  Lean into that.


Scripture:

Isaiah 40:8

Philippians 4:6-7

1 John 5:14-15



Pray:

Ask God to help you display the fruit of His Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness,

goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23) Pray that God would give you a greater desire to love people and point them to Him


Church Leadership

Deacons

Pastor Jason


Day 8

​21 Days of Prayer (Day 8)

Keep up the great work. I have an additional challenge for you today.  Do something nice for someone, something above and beyond, something they won't expect.  Find a way to show kindness today.  You may just lighten someone's load, even if only for a few minutes.  I pray that you have a great day as you continue through 21 Days of Prayer.


Scripture:

Read John 13:1–17, 34–35



Pray:

Ask God for wisdom and understanding so that you can live out His Word

Pray for help with resisting temptation

Church Leadership

Church Council and Team Chairs

Mikahla & Office Volunteers


Day 9

​21 Days of Prayer (Day 9)

Today we gather for worship, and tomorrow we scatter for ministry. Let's not take our times of corporate worship for granted, or neglect times of private worship. We need them both. Praise God that He hears our prayers and moves in our hearts regardless of our location.  That is true every day, no matter where we are or when we call out. 



Scripture:

John 14:1–14


Pray:

Your Circle of influence

Who can you tell about Jesus?

Who can you serve or help?


Church Leadership

Grow Groups Director (Nancy Titus)

Missions: Overland Missions (Rachael Potgieter), Haiti (David Wine), Homeless (Lighthouse

Ministries), FX Ministries (Sean Fielder)


Day 10

​21 Days of Prayer (Day 10)

I hope that you are learning and growing from this prayer emphasis. Mostly I hope that your

desire to be quiet before God us growing. That's one of the most important things that we can cultivate. Don’t let this become a chore. Take some time to enjoy being still before God. He wants you to come close.


Scripture:

John 14:15–31



Pray:

What sin needs to be confessed and repented of?

Are you holding anything back from God?


Day 11

21 Days of Prayer (Day 11)

Congratulations!  You've made it to the halfway point.  Way to go.  I pray that you have a great day as you continue on this journey.



Scripture:

John 15:1–27


Pray:

Ask God to display His love to those who are broken

Ask God to show you what you need to see in your heart and life

Ask God what relationships in your life need to be mended


Day 12

​​21 Days of Prayer (Day 12)

Keep going!  God said that those who seek Him will find Him, and that He will draw near to

those who draw near to Him.  That's why we are doing this.  I pray that you have a great day as you continue through our prayer emphasis.



Scripture:

John 16:1–4, 31–33


Pray:

Church Volunteers

Greeters (Glenna)

Counters (Annie)

Nursery Workers (Gena)

Our Music and A/V Teams


Day 13

​21 Days of Prayer (Day 13)

For those who have made it this far, you may be building some new habits.  Now might be a

good time to start thinking about how you can keep this going after day 21.  Please let me know if I can help with that process. I pray that you have a great day, that you feel the presence of God as you seek Him, and that He gives you the opportunity to share His love today.



Scripture:

John 17


Pray:

Church Volunteers

Grow Group Leaders

Administrative and Service Teams (Committees)

KidsPack


Day 14

21 Days of Prayer (Day 14)

Well done. You have made it through the second week. We start the final week tomorrow and will shift our attention towards the greatness of what Jesus has done for us as we prepare our hearts to celebrate the resurrection. Please let me know if there is anything specific that I can pray for you.


Scripture:

Ephesians 1:7


Pray:

Church Volunteers

Building & Grounds (Russell)

Iglesia Bautista de Lakeland

Eggstravaganza - Workers, families, SOS, follow up


Day 15

21 Days of Prayer (Day 15)

Here we are. It's week 3, and we’re approaching the end of our prayer emphasis. This week we zero in on God's great love for us displayed through the sacrifice of His Son. I'm praying that 2 things will happen for you this week: that God will overwhelm you with His love, and that this time together will help strengthen your relationship with Him. I pray that you have a great day as you continue through this time of prayer and devotion. Have a great week!



Scripture:

Psalm 103:12

2 Corinthians 5:17

Romans 6:1-2

Proverbs 26:11


Pray:

Our Community

Community Leaders (Mayor, City Council, Police, Fire/EMS)

Hearts of the People in our Community

Our Follow-up with Visitors


Day 16

​21 Days of Prayer (Day 16)

We're on the home stretch together. This is the final few days of our journey, and is also Holy

Week.  I invite you to press in, focus on these foundations of our faith, and learn to be still before the Lord.  I am praying for you and hope to see you at worship today.


Devotional link: https://www.bible.com/en/reading-plans/35783


Scripture:

Jeremiah 31:34


Pray:

Our Community

Salvations and Changed hearts

Food Pantry (Rick and Cheryl)

That we will meet needs generously and joyfully


Easter Services - That Christians will gather all around the world and worship, learn, and grow, that visitors will come, hearts will be open, someone will come to Christ, and we will engage and help new believers grow.


Day 17

​21 Days of Prayer (Day 17)

We have just a few days left on this, and I would love to hear what's going on with you.  How have you changed, what prayers have been answered, what has God done?  Please respond below or send me a private message. Let’s celebrate what God is doing!

I pray that you have a great day.


Devotional link: https://www.bible.com/en/reading-plans/22635


Scripture:

Ephesians 4:32


Pray like this:

Psalm 139:33-34

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! 24 And see if

there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!


Day 18

21 Days of Prayer (Day 18)

Jesus experienced some of the worst things that we can imagine: betrayal, abandonment,

wrongful conviction, torture, humiliation, the wrath of God. Every bit of that was a willful and

powerful display of His love. Take some time today to think about the power of that love. Our sin was great, but His love is greater.



Scripture:

Romans 12:19-21

1 Peter 5:7

Ephesians 6:11-12



Pray like this:

Matthew 6:9-13

9  ...“‘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 today our daily bread. 12  And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.


Day 19

​21 Days of Prayer (Day 19)

You've almost made it.  Don't give up now! As you follow Jesus to the cross in these last ​few​

days take some time to prepare your heart for Easter. The cross was used to purchase our freedom, but praise God it wasn't the end. I pray that you have a great day, and that I get to see you this weekend.


Devotional link: https://www.bible.com/en/reading-plans/22635


Scripture:

Matthew 6:9-15


Pray like this:

Father God, we thank you that your amazing unfathomable love has been poured out for us at the cross and poured into us by the Holy Spirit. We want to taste and experience more of the depth and breadth and length and height of your amazing love. Help us to walk by faith. Help us to endure in suffering. Help us to own our need of you. Help us to fully embrace your Son, Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. So, pour out your love into our hearts, in increasing measure by the power of your Holy Spirit, through Jesus Christ our Lord. It is in his name that we pray, Amen.


Day 20

21 Days of Prayer (Day 20)


The end of our prayer emphasis is almost here, and Easter is right around the corner. This time with Him is preparing you for eternity with Him. Revelation 21-22 paint a picture of what we have to look forward to. Take some time today to think about what our forever home will be like, and the price that Jesus paid for us to be able to enjoy it with Him. Take in His love, and live it out as a response to His great grace.


Devotional link: https://www.bible.com/en/reading-plans/22635


Scripture:

Ephesians 4:26-27

Genesis 4:1-8



Pray like this:

Based on 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 (https://unlockingthebible.org/2015/06/15-powerful-prayers-from-the-bible/)

Father God, we praise you for the wonderful future that you have prepared for us through the death and resurrection of your Son, Jesus Christ. We eagerly await the day when we will enter into your presence for all eternity with holy bodies untainted by sin. Please help us to not lose heart when we face the many pressures, anxieties, and troubles of life in this fallen world. Let us take great courage in the knowledge that you’ve given us the Holy Spirit to prepare our souls for our kingdom dwelling with you. Thank you for letting Jesus live in us. It is in his name that we pray, Amen.


Day 21

21 Days of Prayer (Day 21)

You made it! Today is the last day. I hope this has been joyful and life-giving, and not just

another thing on your to-do list. If you’re willing to share, I would love to hear what God has

done in your heart and life over the last few weeks.


Tomorrow is Eggstravaganza. I hope you can come so that we can enjoy a fun time together as a family while serving our community. And then we get to gather and celebrate Jesus, and the hope we have in His life, death, and resurrection. See you soon!



Scripture:

John 5:1-15

John 9:1-11



Pray like this:

Pray that churches around the world will clearly proclaim the Gospel

Pray that believers will openly, lovingly share their faith

Pray that you will have the opportunity to tell someone about your hope in Jesus



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