21 Days of Prayer and Fasting
Would you like to see the Good News of Jesus spread in your family, neighborhood, and community? That’s our prayer focus for these 21 Days. Where is God leading Today.Church to make disciples that make disciples that make disciples? Is it your neighborhood? During this time of prayer and fasting, we will be praying for direction, provision, and helpers in the harvest!
Below are 12 prayer points to focus on as we pray for a disciple-making movement here in our families, neighborhoods, and community – and around the world!
You may want to pray about each of these every day or pick one or two as a focus per day.
- For God to send laborers into the harvest field. For an increase in disciple-makers and intercessors.
Luke 10:2 (NET)
He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.
Matthew 9:36-38 (NET)
36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were bewildered and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.”
- That God touches the hearts of people and draws them to Himself.
1 Samuel 10:26 (NET)
Even Saul went to his home in Gibeah. With him went some brave men whose hearts God had touched.
John 6:43-45 (NET)
43 Jesus replied, “Do not complain about me to one another. 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, ʻAnd they will all be taught by God.ʼ Everyone who hears and learns from the Father comes to me.
Acts 16:13-14 (NET)
13 On the Sabbath day we went outside the city gate to the side of the river, where we thought there would be a place of prayer, and we sat down and began to speak to the women who had assembled there. 14 A woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, a God-fearing woman, listened to us. The Lord opened her heart to respond to what Paul was saying.
- For open doors for the Gospel.
Colossians 4:2-4 (NET)
2 Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.
3 At the same time pray for us too, that God may open a door for the message so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may make it known as I should.
- To find persons of peace.
Luke 10:5-7 (NET)
5 Whenever you enter a house, first say, ʻMay peace be on this house!ʼ 6 And if a peace-loving person is there, your peace will remain on him, but if not, it will return to you. 7 Stay in that same house, eating and drinking what they give you, for the worker deserves his pay. Do not move around from house to house.
- That every stronghold and lie of the enemy is broken.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NET)
3 For though we live as human beings, we do not wage war according to human standards, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not human weapons, but are made powerful by God for tearing down strongholds. We tear down arguments 5 and every arrogant obstacle that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to make it obey Christ.
- That He would grant boldness in sharing the gospel.
Acts 4:29, 30 (NET)
29 And now, Lord, pay attention to their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your message with great courage…
31 When they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God courageously.
- For fresh anointing and the power of the Holy Spirit on the disciple-makers.
Luke 4:18 (NET)
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and the regaining of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed,
Luke 24:49 (NET)
And look, I am sending you what my Father promised. But stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
Acts 1:8 (NET)
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth.”
Acts 13:52 (NET)
And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
- For an increase in signs, wonders, and miracles.
Acts 4:30 (NET)
…while you extend your hand to heal, and to bring about miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
Acts 2:22 (NET)
“Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man clearly attested to you by God with powerful deeds, wonders, and miraculous signs that God performed among you through him, just as you yourselves know –
John 14:12 (NET)
I tell you the solemn truth, the person who believes in me will perform the miraculous deeds that I am doing, and will perform greater deeds than these, because I am going to the Father.
1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (NET)
4 My conversation and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on the power of God.
- For protection for workers in the field.
Matthew 10:16 (NET)
“I am sending you out like sheep surrounded by wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”
Luke 10:18-19 (NET)
18 So he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Look, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions and on the full force of the enemy, and nothing will hurt you.
- For resources for the work to be done.
Philippians 4:19 (NET)
And my God will supply your every need according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 9:8 (NET)
And God is able to make all grace overflow to you so that because you have enough of everything in every way at all times, you will overflow in every good work.
- That there will be multiplication in the hearts of people that leads to movements.
Matthew 28:19-20 (NET)
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Acts 6:7 (NET)
The word of God continued to spread, the number of disciples in Jerusalem increased greatly, and a large group of priests became obedient to the faith.
Genesis 1:28 (NET)
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it! Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that moves on the ground.”
- For other movements and disciple-makers all around the world.
1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 (NET)
2 We thank God always for all of you as we mention you constantly in our prayers, 3 because we recall in the presence of our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and endurance of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.