21 DAYS OF PRAYER
PASSIONATELY CONNECTING THROUGH PRAYER
DAY 15 – BIND THE SPIRIT THAT BLINDS THEIR MINDS
The truth can be right in front of some people, and they still can’t see it because something is in the way blocking their view of God.
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 CORINTHIANS 4:4
We can pray against whatever is in their way so that they can see the light of God. We can pray that they would see the truth without any obstacles or distractions interfering.
“Father, bind the evil spirits that are blinding the minds of the people around me. In the name of Jesus, I pray that they would be able to see clearly, to recognize that they need you God, and to give their hearts to You. Remove all hindrances the enemy would use to distract them from Your truth. Open their eyes, Lord, that they might see Jesus.”
DAY 16 – PRAY THAT THEY MAY HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
Many people think Christianity is just another religion. They only see God through the lens of the organization and institution of the church. They may even feel frustrated, angry, or betrayed by people in churches they have encountered or by religious legalists and their hypocrisy. But God didn’t come to build an organization. He came to have a relationship with His children.
The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.” ROMANS 8:15
God wants His beloved sons and daughters to come home. Praying for people to have personal encounters with the living God makes a huge difference.
“Father, I pray that people will understand how much You love them. Loose the spirit of adoption for the people around me, so that they come into a meaningful relationship with You. Stir in their hearts a longing to come home, to hear Your voice, and to see You welcoming them with open arms. Let them know You are always running to meet them and hold them close.”
DAY 17 – PRAY FOR BELIEVERS TO CROSS THEIR PATHS
This is twofold: we can pray for other Christians to influence the people around them positively, and we can also look for opportunities to influence others positively ourselves. God’s plan to reach people is worked through those who already know and love Him. Jesus asked us to pray for people to go into the world to be salt and light. He came to bring the good news of the Gospel to all people, and His desire is that everyone would know and love Him.
Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. MATTHEW 9:38
As his “spiritual farmers,” we should be attuned to opportunities to plant spiritual seeds in the lives of the people we encounter each day. We may have no idea who has already been praying for them and the culminating impact our kind word, compassionate act, or loving attitude can have to draw them to Christ.
“Father, I pray for the lost around me to meet believers who will influence them in a positive way. Lord, let my life shine in such a way that people want to know the God I serve. Allow others to see my genuine love and concern for them in all that I say and do. Let me be Your hands and feet to serve them and let them know just how much You love them.”
DAY 18 – RELEASE THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION ON THEM, SO THEY MAY KNOW GOD BETTER
It’s that “eureka” moment, that “aha!” when it finally clicks. The most important moment to have this kind of revelation is when the lights come on spiritually. People need to see their own sin, see what Jesus did on the cross, and see the hope that comes from giving their life to God.
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. EPHESIANS 1:17
People need wisdom, not just knowledge, of spiritual things and insight into how spiritual realities directly impact them. We can pray for this kind of supernatural revelation that only comes from God.
“Father, I pray for the people around me to experience the spirit of wisdom and revelation. I pray that they would truly understand their spiritual condition and see what Jesus did for them on the cross. Help them to have the information and experiences needed to come to You, so they can understand all You have for them.”
DAY 19 – INCREASE OUR FAITH
The Bible tells us that we only need faith the size of a mustard seed and we can move mountains. That seed is one of the tiniest seeds on the planet, yet we aren’t moving the mountains in our lives. What if you already possess this type of faith? What if you just need God to increase your understanding? Let’s ask God to increase our faith for more in this season. Where it may seem natural to hold on to what you have, we believe that God has even more for us in this season of uncertainty.
Luke 17:5–6 (ESV) 5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
“Father, Increase my faith to believe that you are moving on our behalf for a financial miracle at Reverb Church during these next 21 days. Replace any doubt with God-sized faith as we unite our prayers together in Jesus’ name, Amen.”
DAY 20 – SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM
Jesus taught us to pray “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.” God calls every Christian to place the Kingdom of God first and His promise is that everything else will be taken care of. When was the last time you placed God first in your time, talent, and treasure? Yes...every area! This certainly takes trust and faith. Let’s pray today that there would be an alignment of our hearts to God’s Kingdom being #1 in our life’s focus.
Matthew 6:30–33 (ESV) 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“Father, everything I have is Yours. Help me to live a life that pursues You first. Forgive me for the times I allow the daily worries and needs of this life to consume my thoughts. Today, I choose to place You first in every area of my life including time, talent, and treasure. I believe Your Word reminds me that as I make that choice, all these other things will be added to me. I thank You for it now in Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
DAY 21 – SHOUT, HE HAS GIVEN US THE CITY
God has placed you in the city in which you live for His plans and purposes. As we close out our 21 days of prayer, what if we declared with a SHOUT that God has given us the city for the name of JESUS? This is exactly what God told Joshua to do as he took the city of Jericho.
God is ready to use you in the days ahead for His Kingdom and Glory. All we have to do is surrender to His prompting (which He is always prompting, by the way). There are lost and broken people all around us. Together as a church, we will put our lives to work for the cause of Christ. We will continue passionately connecting people to an authentic life in Christ in the days ahead and today, we will SHOUT for God has given us our city!
Joshua 6:16 (ESV) 16 And at the seventh time, when the priests had blown the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, “Shout, for the LORD has given you the city.”
“Father, as You declared these words to Joshua, I believe You have given us this city for Your Glory. Use me in the days, weeks, and years to come as I reach the lost and the broken. Break my heart for what breaks Yours. Let my prayer today be a weapon of warfare over those far from You and in need of Jesus. I pray for those in our city and that You will continue to use me and Reverb Church to passionately connect people to an authentic life in Christ. It’s in His name we pray, Amen.”