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21Days
of prayer and fasting
Helps for your Church or Group

We have put together an easy plan for you and your community to begin a genuine season of prayer. 

 

Use this plan to start off the New Year,  to prepare for a City-wide Prayer Gathering, to call-out to God in a specific time of need, or simply to use as tool to unite fellow believers in prayer. Please modify it to meet your needs and make it your own!

HERE ARE 5 Simple Steps to Starting

Your 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Event

 

Step 1: Schedule - Schedule your prayer times for what works best for your group. Holding one in the morning and one in the evening will allow everyone a chance to participate as their schedule allows.

For example: 7AM & 7PM

Step 2: Set-up - Set-up the call-in number using a service like: freeconferencecall.com

Step 3: Plan - Plan what topic(s) you will be praying for each day. Choose Scripture for each topic. It is helpful to ask seasoned participants ahead of time to lead in prayer during the first 30 minutes on those pre-planned topics and Scripture verses. You may use the suggestions below as a jumping-off point.

Step 4: Invite - Email your group the instructions on how to call-in and let them know what you will be praying about and what Scripture verses you will be using. You may want to promote in your church communications as well.

Step 5: Support - Acts413 Ministries will be praying for you and your 21 days of prayer. Please contact us to let us know when you will be holding your prayer times so we can specifically lift-up your group in prayer.

SAMPLE Prayer Topics and Verses

Pastors and Their Families

1 Peter 5:1-5 “So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.  And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 “We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.”

2 Corinthians 1:11 “You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.”

 

Youth

 

1 Timothy 4:12 “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”

Isaiah 40:30-31 “Even youths shall faint and be weary,

    and young men shall fall exhausted;

 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;

    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;

they shall run and not be weary;

    they shall walk and not faint.”

Your Church’s Ministries

Hebrews 6:10 “For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.”

Romans 12:1 “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”

Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

 

Missionaries

 

Acts 13:47 “For so the Lord has commanded us, saying,

‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles,

    that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

1 Chronicles 16:23-24 “Sing to the Lord, all the earth!

    Tell of his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the nations,

    his marvelous works among all the peoples!”

 

Your Town/Region

Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that[b] they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

 

The Price Paid for Your Salvation

2 Corinthians 5:21 “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

Psalm 13:5 “But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.”

 

The Holy Bible

 

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

Titus 1:9 “He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.”

1 Thessalonians 2:13 “And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.”

 

Spiritual Warfare

2 Corinthians 10:3-6 “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.”

Ephesians 6:10-12 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

 

Being Bold for Christ

Romans 8:31 “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Acts 4:29 “And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness,”

 

The Gospel

Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Revelation 5:9 “And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation,”

More Individual and Corporate Prayer

1 Thessalonians 5:16 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Ephesians 6:18 “Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,”

2 Corinthians 1:11 "You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.”

 

Faith

“1 John 5:4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”

Matthew 21:22 “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

 

Trust

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Psalm 9:10 “And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.”

 

The Fruit of the Spirit

 

Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

 

The Law

Psalm 119:97 “Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.”

1 John 5:3 “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.”

Romans 13:10 “Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”

Attributes of God

 

Malachi 3:6 “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.”

Psalm 147:5 “Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.”

Psalm 90:2 “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”

1 John 4:8 “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

1 John 3:20 “For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.”

Psalm 145:17 “The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.”

1 Samuel 2:2 “There is none holy like the Lord; there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.”

Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Psalm 119:160 “The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.”

Jeremiah 32:17 “‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”

Personal Sin

 

1 John 1:8-10 “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

1 John 3:4 “Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.”

Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

James 5:16 “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”

Sickness and other Hardships

Galatians 6:2 “Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

James 5:14-16 “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”

Romans 5:3-4 “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope”

Marriages

Ephesians 5:25-33 “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,  so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.  For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”  This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.  However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”

Hebrews 13:4 “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.”

Finances

Matthew 6:31-33 “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Luke 12:23-24 “For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!”

Jeremiah 29:11-12 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.”

Prodigals

Luke 15:3-7 “So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?  And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.  And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’  Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”

Government
 
1 Peter 2:13-17 “Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.  For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.  Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.  Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.”
 
Our Identity in Christ
 
1 Peter 2:9-10 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”
 
Vocations
 
Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,”
 
1 Thessalonians 4:10b-12 “But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.”
 
Love for God and One Another


Matthew 22:36-40 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”


Romans 12:10 “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”


Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”