Day 1 – 21 Days of Prayer

Some people get so confused when it comes to prayer. Who do I call on when I pray: God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Lord, Christ…………
Do I pray one way or are there different ways. How do I pray for people? How do I pray for myself?

I am that “some people”. And I have gotten so caught up in believing that I have to do it right and I wasn’t sure what right was that at times I didn’t even pray until a crisis came.

But praying is like having a conversation with God. And if I think about my conversations with Matt I have to realize no two conversations are the same. Some of my conversations with Matt are planned, like a date night, Sometimes they are very intentional because I have something I need to talk to him about. Sometimes they are off the cuff. Sometimes they are sad and full of emotion. Sometimes they are a little heated. Sometimes they are funny and we just joke around and laugh, but one thing is for sure we talk a lot.

I cannot say it is everyday because when we travel there are days we don’t talk, but even when we don’t talk I have talked to Matt so much I have thoughts like, if Matt were here this is what he would say.

This is how our time with God should be. Our conversations shouldn’t always be the same. We need planned, intentional, off the cuff, emotional, heated, funny, confessing times with God, just to name a few ways we should talk to Him.

So during the 21 Days of Prayer I am going to give you different prayers in the Bible, people to pray for, scriptures to pray and many other ideas to help you make these 21 Days life changing.

During the 21 Days of Prayer we want you to pray for 4 people who don’t know Jesus:

1. Friends
2. Relatives
3. Associates
4. Neighbors

Pray these 5 things over them –

1. PRAY THAT THE FATHER WOULD DRAW THEM TO JESUS (pray that God would give them a desire to follow Jesus)

No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him (John 6:44).

2. BIND THE SPIRIT THAT BLINDS THEIR MINDS (pray that the devil would stop confusing their minds)

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God (2 Corinthians 4:4).

3. LOOSE THE SPIRIT OF ADOPTION (SONSHIP)
(pray that they would understand that God wants them in His family)

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father” (Romans 8:15).

4. PRAY THAT OTHER BELIEVERS WILL CROSS THEIR PATHS AND ENTER INTO POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEM
(pray that they would meet others who believe in Jesus)

Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field (Matthew 9:38).

5. LOOSE THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION ON THEM SO THEY MAY KNOW GOD BETTER
(pray that they would see how much God loves them)

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).

  • Jill Cooper

    Great insight on the many ways we can pray and talk with God. Thanks Martha!