To ring in the New Year, we will be entering into 21 Days of Prayer. Let’s start the year off right by placing it in Jesus’ hands. We will be staring this amazing journey this Monday, January 2nd. It all depends on what is best for you.
A note from our prayer team:
21 Days of Prayer is a time when we as a church can come together and, in unity, petition our Lord to work for the good of us all, to conform us more into His likeness, and to deepen our understanding of Him through the power of prayer.
This format allows for structure and unity in prayer within our church family, while still allowing for freedom to intercede for individuals and ministries as the Lord calls us. We ask that you join us in specifically praying for the churches that both spiritually and financially support us: Hope Church in Las Vegas, City Point Church in Indiana, and Movement Church in Orange County. Some of the ministries that Relentless Church supports are Refuge for Women, A21, Cupcake Girls, Destiny House, and the Association of Related Churches, amongst many others.
Below you will find prayer points for each day during the 21 Days of prayer:
Day 1 – A Heart of Gratitude
Everything we have and all that we are, Jesus, belongs to You (Psalm 24:1). We pray we never cease giving thanks to You for all things (Ephesians 5:20). Create in us a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within us (Psalm 51:10). Pour out over us a spirit of thanksgiving and gratitude; open our eyes to see all the wonderful things You have done for us (Psalm 40:5). We give thanks to the Lord, for You are good and Your mercy endures forever (Psalm 107:1).
Day 2 – Praise for Promises
Jesus, You are the great I AM (John 8:58). I praise You for Your unfailing love and faithfulness; Your promises are backed by all the honor of Your Name (Psalm 138:2). God, You are ready to perform Your Word (Jeremiah 1:12). You have promised us that anything we ask in Your Name, believing, we will receive (Matthew 21:22). Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders You have done; the things You planned for us, no one can recount (Psalm 40:5). Let us acknowledge the work of Your hands and stand in awe of all Your promises to us.
Day 3 – A Hunger for the Knowledge of God
LORD, we call to You. And we know You will answer and tell us great and mighty things we do not know (Jeremiah 33:3). Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (Matthew 5:6). Give us a fear of the Lord, for that is the beginning of wisdom (Psalm 111:10). Those who follow Your precepts have good understanding (Psalm 111:10). Your Word is precious to us (Psalm 19:10); move us to meditate on it day and night (Joshua 1:8). Teach us Your way, O Lord, and we will walk in Your truth (Psalm 86:11). For we desire to be like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither (Psalm 1:3).
Day 4 – The Provision of God
Those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing (Psalm 34:10). Jesus, we look to You and Your strength, seeking your face (Psalm 105:4). Let us come to You when we are weary and heavy-laden, for You will provide us with rest (Matthew 11:28). Lord, supply all our needs according to Your riches (Philippians 4:19). You know the things we need before we even ask You (Matthew 6:8). You, who gave up Your only Son, but gave Him up for us all, have promised to graciously give us all things in accordance with Your will (Romans 8:32). There is nothing too difficult for You (Genesis 18:14).
Day 5 – Restored Relationships
Father, I come before You in prayer and in faith (Matthew 21:21). We know we are to be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as You have forgiven us (Ephesians 4:32). Help us forgive any wrongs committed against us (Matthew 6:12). LORD, You are able to redeem any relationship and any situation (Psalm 44:26). Help us daily to clothe ourselves with Your presence (Romans 13:14) and to avoid the lusts and idolatry of life that can lead to broken relationships (Romans 13:13). Holy Spirit, help us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works (Hebrews 10:24).
Day 6 – The Salvation of Loved Ones
Your Word says that now is the time for all to awaken from sleep, for salvation is nearer now than when we first believed (Romans 13:11). Deliver my loved ones from the dominion of darkness (Colossians 1:13). Cover them with the armor of light (Romans 13:14). Cause them to turn their eyes away from worthless things and preserve their life according to Your Word (Psalm 119:37). Remove from them their heart of stone and replace it with Your Spirit (Ezekiel 36:26-27). Your Word says that salvation is found in no one else (Acts 4:12); write Your law on their hearts (Hebrews 10:8). Nothing is impossible for You (Matthew 19:26), Lord, You are able to save them completely (Hebrews 7:25).
Day 7 – Financial Freedom
Lord, we know that you call us to walk in freedom in all things (Galatians 5:1) and that everything we have is a gift from you (Psalm 24:1). We are stewards, and not owners, and You have required that stewards must prove faithful (1 Corinthians 4:2). We desire to honor You with our wealth (Proverbs 3:9), for where our treasure is, there our heart will also be (Luke 12:34). Give us faith to be obedient in our finances, for everything we have comes from You and all that we give, comes first from Your hand (1 Chronicles 29:14). Move us to bring our whole tithe to the storehouse, that there may be food in Your house (Malachi 3:10). Bless those who trust You to supply all their needs. We thank You for Your promise that, if we test You in this, You will throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that we will not have room enough for it (Malachi 3:10).
Day 8 – Strengthened Pastors
Father, I thank You for Your promise to preserve the faithful (Psalm 31:23). We pray that our pastors abound with blessings (Proverbs 28:20) and do not grow weary in doing good (Galatians 6:9). You who began a good work in them will continue to perfect them (Philippians 1:6); they are Your workmanship created in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:10). May the God of Peace equip them with everything good for doing His will and work in them what is pleasing to Him (Hebrews 13:21). Let all grace abound toward them, having sufficiency in all things, and an abundance for every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8).
Day 9 – The Families of Our Pastors
Father, we pray that the families of our pastors love one another (1 Peter 4:8) and that they are hospitable to one another without complaint (1 Peter 4:9). We ask that You enable them to serve by the strength that You supply so that in all things You may be glorified (1 Peter 4:11). We pray that they encourage one another, comfort, and edify one another (1 Thessalonians 5:11). Unify them, so that they stand in agreement in every area of their lives (Matthew 18:19), letting the joy of the Lord be their strength (Nehemiah 8:10), with the peace of God ruling in their hearts (Colossians 3:15).
Day 10 – Prayer for the Church
Heavenly Father, we humble ourselves under Your mighty hand (1 Peter 5:6). Forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). Let us draw near to You with a pure and sincere heart, in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us of a guilty conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water (Hebrews 10:22). Let Your Word dwell in us richly (Colossians 3:16). Fill us with the knowledge of Your will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, that we may conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of Your Name (Colossians 1:9-10).
Day 11 – Prayer for Children
Your Word says that children are a heritage and a reward from the LORD (Psalm 127:3), and we thank you that you have blessed us with a church full of them! Father, give us counsel and wisdom in bringing up our children (Proverbs 2:6). We pray they crave the pure spiritual milk of the Word, that they may grow up in their salvation (1 Peter 2:2). Help us teach them to become swift to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger, for You desire for them a righteous life (James 1:19-20). We pray they are taught Your ways (Isaiah 54:13) and continue to bear the fruit of godly instruction and correction (Proverbs 13:1). God, You are good (Mark 10:18)! From the lips of our children, you have ordained praise (Psalm 8:2). We thank you, Father, that Your Word prevails over our children (Acts 19:20).
Day 12 – Increase Your Giftings from the Holy Spirit
We thank You Lord, for the good gifts You give (Luke 11:13). We ask You to bring an increase of spiritual gifts to us for our common good (1 Corinthians 12:7). We ask that through Your Spirit, You give us wisdom, knowledge, faith, discernment (1 Corinthians 12:8), and above all- love (1 Corinthians 13:3). We eagerly desire Your gifts (1 Corinthians 12:31). We pray you show us how to walk in our giftings and instruct us to use them to bring You glory (Revelation 4:11).
Day 13 – Freedom from Addictions and Strongholds
Jesus, we ask that You help us to walk in the freedom You have provided for us (John 8:36). Please come against discouragement, for no temptation has overtaken us except what is common to all mankind (1 Corinthians 10:13). Even when we are faithless, God, You remain faithful (2 Timothy 2:13). You are close to the brokenhearted, and save those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18). When we are tempted, we ask that you provide a way out so that we can endure it (1 Corinthians 10:13). Help us to flee from idolatry and wickedness (1 Corinthians 10:14). Stir us to call on You in our days of trouble, for You are able to deliver us (Psalm 50:15). We ask You to bring Your people out of bondage with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm (Deuteronomy 26:8). We are thankful, Jesus, that we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in every way- and yet You did not sin (Hebrews 4:15). Let us 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).
Day 14 – Healing
LORD, You are able (Daniel 3:17). Christ, You have redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (Galatians 3:13). You bore our sins in Your own body on the cross so that we, having died to sin, might live for righteousness (1 Peter 2:24). It is through Your stripes that we can be healed (1 Peter 2:24). You took up our infirmities and bore our sicknesses (Matthew 8:17). Lord, please send forth Your Word, and heal us (Psalm 107:20). Words cannot express our gratitude; You were pierced for our transgressions and crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Your shoulders, and by Your wounds, we are healed (Isaiah 53:5).
Day 15 – Partner Churches
Your eyes range throughout the earth, to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to You (2 Chronicles 16:9). We pray that You strengthen the churches and pastors that have partnered with us. Bless them for their generosity and for their willingness to not look only to their own interests, but also to the interests of others (Philippians 2:4). We gladly lift up their leaders and their congregation in prayer (Exodus 17:12).
Day 16 – Local Outreach Ministries
He who is kind to the poor, lends to the Lord (Proverbs 19:17). Jesus, we pray you reward these local ministries for all they have done. Whoever loves God, must also love his brother (1 John 4:20) and we pray you bless them for their compassion. Increase their effectiveness and guide them in their service. Provide them good workers and volunteers, as we who are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak (Romans 15:1). Let their speech always be full of grace, as through seasoned with salt, so that they will know how to respond to each person who walks through their doors (Colossians 4:6). Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your Name may rejoice in You (Psalm 5:11).
Day 17 – Supporting Our Government in Prayer
Heavenly Father, I give thanks for our government (1 Timothy 2:1). I pray for all men and women having authority over us in any way (1 Timothy 2:2). Pour out Your Spirit upon them and make Your Word known to them (Proverbs 1:23). Cause them to be men and women of integrity, obedient concerning us (Psalm 25:21). Let wisdom enter their hearts, and let knowledge be pleasant to them (Proverbs 2:10), that we may lead quiet and peaceful lives, in all godliness and honestly (1 Timothy 2:2).
Day 18 – Lifting Up the Nations
Let the earth hear the voice of the LORD, for He has spoken (Isaiah 1:2)! Let Yourself be known. Judge the nations in Your sight, Father, and put them to fear, that they might know themselves to be but men (Psalm 9:20). Your Word says that the heart of kings are in Your hand and that You will turn them whichever way You choose (Proverbs 21:1). We ask that You direct the hearts of the leaders of the nations to make decisions that will lead their countries in Your ways and according to Your Word. Bring the multitudes to the Valley of Decision (Joel 3:14). Father, the whole creation groans and labors (Romans 8:22) to be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God (Romans 8:21).
Day 19 – Prayer for Missionaries
Jesus, we pray for those out in the mission fields spreading the good news of the Gospel (Matthew 13:38), both in this country and around the world (Matthew 24:14). They have seen their brothers’ needs and have not shut up their hearts from them (1 John 3:17), but have faithfully gone forth into all the earth for the sake of Your Name (3 John 1:7). Let them be called with a holy calling, not according to their works, but according to Your own great purpose, Father (2 Timothy 1:9). Make them strong and courageous, and not be terrified nor discouraged; remind them that the Lord of Hosts is with them (Joshua 1:9). Store up for them a priceless inheritance in heaven that can never perish, spoil, or fade (1 Peter 1:4).
Day 20 – Uphold Jerusalem
Father, You are indeed the God of Israel, and they are Your people (Isaiah 45:3). Strengthen them and help them; protect them with Your righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10). You named them, though they did not know You (Isaiah 45:4). Lord, cleanse them from their iniquities and pardon all their sins (Jeremiah 33:8), for they are the apple of Your eye (Zechariah 2:8). Pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication, and cause them to look upon You and recognize the Messiah sent by You (Zechariah 12:10). Save them with an everlasting salvation (Isaiah 45:17). Raise them up in righteousness, and direct all their steps (Proverbs 16:9) for the sake of Your great Name (Isaiah 48:9).
Day 21 – Believing God Who is Faithful
Jesus, we know You; we stand in awe of Your deeds (Habakkuk 3:2) and know You are watching to see that Your Word is fulfilled (Jeremiah 1:12). If we ask anything in accordance with Your will, You are faithful do it (John 14:14). Help us believe and not doubt (James 1:6). We choose the way of faithfulness (Psalm 119:30). Set our hearts on Your law (Psalm 119:30) and move us to follow Your precepts (Psalm 119:168). For in the Gospel the righteousness of God is revealed- a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” (Romans 1:17).