PRAYER AND FASTING

JOIN US FOR 14 DAYS OF PRAYER AND FASTING

Day 1

Today’s Scripture

The Lord reigns;
Let the earth rejoice;
Let the multitude of isles be glad!
Clouds and darkness surround Him;
Righteousness and justice are the foundation
of His throne.
A fire goes before Him,
And burns up His enemies round about.
His lightnings light the world;
The earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The heavens declare His righteousness,
And all the peoples see His glory.
Let all be put to shame who serve carved images, Who boast of idols.
Worship Him, all you gods.
Zion hears and is glad,
And the daughters of Judah rejoice
Because of Your judgments, O Lord.
For You, Lord, are most high above all the earth;
You are exalted far above all gods.
You who love the Lord, hate evil!
He preserves the souls of His saints;
He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
Light is sown for the righteous,
And gladness for the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous,
And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. 

—Psalm 97




Prayer + Reflection

Spend time in worship today, and remember God’s goodness at all times

1  Worship God with reverence. Thank Him for His sovereignty, that He is on the throne over all creation. 

2  Surrender control and release your own will to Him. Embrace your God-given limits in daily life, and ask Him to use His power in your life where you are powerless. 

3  Breathe deeply in the assurance of His perfect strength amid your own weakness. Exhale out your anxiety, fear or dread. Proclaim His good- ness throughout the day



Day 2

Today’s Scripture

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 

—1 Timothy 2:1-2, NLT

I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on Earth concerning anything you ask, My Father in heaven will do it for you. 

—Matthew 18:19, NLT

If My people who are called by My name put away their pride and pray, and look for My face, and turn from their sinful ways, then I will hear from heaven. I will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Now My eyes will be open. And My ears will hear the prayer that is made in this place. 

—2 Chron. 7:14-15, NLV




Prayer + Reflection

How do you begin to become a prayer warrior?  By praying daily for your community and bearing witness to answered prayers.

1  The miraculous power of God penetrates our human frailty and brings divine understanding. Ask the
Lord for the Holy Spirit’s powerful presence and healing power to be prevalent. 

2  Pray for God’s truth to be revealed against lies and evil in the world. 

3  Ask God for justice and compassion for the poor and helpless, and that you will find tangible ways to help share His love with them. 


Day 3

Today’s Scripture

One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple. 

—Psalm 27:4, NKJV

Make sure you don’t take things for granted and go slack in working for the common good; share what you have with others. God takes particular pleasure in acts of worship—a different kind of “sacrifice”— that take place in the kitchen and workplace and on the streets. 

—Hebrews 13:16, MSG

Ask, and you will be given what you ask for. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Anyone who seeks, finds. If only you will knock, the door will open. 

—Matthew 7:7-8, TLB

Additional Scriptures: 

1 Peter 5:7 Matthew 9:36-38



Prayer + Reflection

God is able to provide all you need, and He knows better than you what that encompasses, so approach Him with the desires of your heart

1  God invites us to come to Him, to know Him and to delight in His presence. He is our Daily Bread. Take some time right now to let God fill you with His presence.

2  God is the giver of all good things. Take a moment to thank Him, then ask for those things you
(or someone you love) need that only He can provide.

3  Pray for God to direct you to someone who needs His generosity, and to reveal to you what to share with them.


Day 4

Today’s Scripture

Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. 

—Acts 3:19, NASB

From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” —Matthew 4:17, NASB

He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion. 

—Proverbs 28:13, NASB




Prayer + Reflection

True freedom comes from the forgiveness of sins through Jesus’ atonement, so start fresh today by coming clean.

1  For God’s kingdom to come into our lives, we must repent from building our own kingdoms. Ask His forgiveness for any selfish actions in the past.

2  God’s Word calls us to repent from depending on our own strength in order to gain His wisdom. Confess the ways you have relied on your- self instead of Him.

3  God’s will calls us to surrender through repentance. Surrender your own visions of the kingdom for His holy sight.



Day 5

Today’s Scripture

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom
you were sealed for the day of redemption. All bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor and slander must be removed from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. 

—Ephesians 4:30-32, NASB

Additional Scriptures: 

Colossians 3:13 Matthew 18:21-22




Prayer + Reflection

To forgive can be a large task, as can asking someone to forgive our wrong doing.

1  Ask the Lord to forgive you for grieving the Holy Spirit in how you have treated people. Choose today to reconcile those relationships by being kind and considerate.

2  Put on kindness, empathy and compassion today. Ask God to make you an agent of grace and reconciliation to those around you.

3  Choose to forgive those who have offended you, and seek God’s help to forgive them as He has forgiven you.




Day 6

Today’s Scripture

Then as I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast. The voice said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.” And instantly I was in the Spirit, and I saw a throne in heaven and someone sitting on it. 

In front of the throne was a shiny sea of glass, sparkling like crystal. In the center and around the throne were four living beings, each covered with eyes, front and back. The first of these living beings was like a lion; the second was like an ox; the third had a human face; and the fourth was like an eagle in flight. Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty—the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.” 

Whenever the living beings give glory and honor
and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever), the 24 elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say, “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased.” 

—Revelation 4 1-2; 6-11, NLT



Prayer + Reflection

Spend some time today simply in worship and reverence for who God is and what He is doing.

1  Worship by praying together the words from Rev. 4: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty—the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come. ... You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased” (vv. 8, 11).

2  Think of some attributes of God you can worship, and write lines of praise to Him.

3  Spend time in silent worship, as well, letting God put His word in your heart. 

Day 7

Today’s Scripture

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 

—Ephesians 6:14-18, NIV

Additional Scriptures: 

1 Peter 4:12-13
2 Corinthians 10:3-4



Prayer + Reflection

God’s Word gives us all the tools we need to withstand temptation and to shine as a light in a dark world.

1  Think about different hardships you face daily that putting on the armor of God would help. Ask God specifically to put each piece on you as you go about your day.

2  The darkness of the world can be overwhelming at times. How can God’s armor protect you against feeling overcome with sin and death? Intercede for those suffering around you.

3  Remember that God is glorified when we depend on Him and feel joy in spite of trials. Pray and thank Him for the things bringing joy into your world right now, and ask Him to make you a conduit of that joy and a light to others. 

Day 8

Today’s Scripture

As soon as Jesus heard the news, He left in a boat to a remote area to be alone. But the crowds heard where He was headed and followed on foot from many towns. Jesus saw the huge crowd as He stepped from the boat, and He had compassion on them and healed the sick. 

That evening the disciples came to Him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.” 

But Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary—you feed them.” 

“But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!” they answered. 

“Bring them here,” He said. Then He told the people to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, He gave the bread to the disciples, who distributed it to the people. They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up 12 baskets of leftovers. About 5,000 men were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children! 

—Matthew 14:13-21, NLT



Prayer + Reflection

God grants the ability to provide for the needy around us, if we look, listen and are obedient to His leading.

1  Ask God to fill you with compassion for the needs of the multitudes, whether healing, provision, wisdom, direction
or forgiveness.

2  Pray for the people of God to be moved to generosity, bringing their resources to Jesus to participate in God’s miraculous provision for others.

3  Ask the Lord to grant you the wisdom needed to help allocate resources, bless others and overlook no one as you serve His people. 

Day 9

Today’s Scripture

All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ
God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 

—2 Corinthians 5:18-19, ESV

Additional Scriptures: 

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Ephesians 4:32 Hebrews 12:14 Colossians 1:21-23



Prayer + Reflection

We are called to be peacemakers and to reconcile the world to Christ, so let’s encourage one another in that work.

1  Ask God to reconcile your relationship, to reveal any hidden sin in your life and to make you pure to approach Him with no barriers.

2  Pray for your family, society and world to experience God’s love as you serve as a minister of reconciliation.

3  Pray: “Jesus, You mended humanity’s relationship with You through Your blood. Send us forth as ambassadors who resist division and contend for unity.” 

Day 10

Today’s Scripture

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh
is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now
is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 

—1 John 4:1-4, ESV

Additional Scriptures: 

1 Peter 5:8-9 Luke 10:18-19
2 Corinthians 10:4




Prayer + Reflection

In confusing times with contradictory voices, it’s hard to know what is and is not from God, so we must continually pray and be in His Word.

1  Evil and darkness are in the world, and we must stand against them as Christians. Ask the Lord to give you discernment and the power to make the right choices.

2  Pray for the leadership over your community, schools, city, state and country. Ask God to raise up godly leaders who are wise and lead with righteousness.

3  Ask God to stop evil that is happening over which you have no control (e.g., crime, natural disasters), and pray you will
find ways to help minister with righteousness in your community. 

Day 11

Today’s Scripture

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. 

—Matthew 6:33-34, ESV

Additional Scriptures: 

Psalm 1:1-3



Prayer + Reflection

To worry is second nature, but God’s Word tells us to stay in His presence, keep busy with His work and delight yourself in Him.

1  Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal and break down those things that compete with God for your attention and foster anxiety in your soul.

2  Ask God to rekindle a fresh hunger to abide in His Word and presence, to buffer against the pressures
of life.

3  Invite God to reveal His plans
and promises for you so that you become preoccupied with the things most important to Him. 

Day 12

Today’s Scripture

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 

—1 Timothy 2:1-2, NLT

‘I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.’ 

—John 17:21 NLT

‘But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, ‘ 

—Matthew 20:26 NLT

Additional Scripture: 

Proverbs 29:1-14



Prayer + Reflection

Pray for the leaders God has placed in your life, and ask Him for peace, justice and mercy to flow.

1  Read John 17:21. Pray for unity among the church that brings alignment with the Father, and intercede for our leaders. 

2  Pray that leaders’ hearts would be united with Jesus’ in humility and wisdom (as in Matthew 20:26). 

3  Ask the Lord for peace, justice and mercy to flow from our leaders always. 

Day 13

Today’s Scripture

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. 

—Philippians 4:19, NLT

Additional Scriptures: 

Acts 17:26-27 Acts 14:3 Philippians 4:7


Prayer + Reflection

Pray for your friends, loved ones and members of the community and ask God to reveal Himself to each of them.

1  Pray for daily revelation through the Scriptures, communion and relationship with Christ, for you personally and for the body of believers collectively.

2  Pray that the emotional, spiritual, mental and physical needs of people around you would be marked by healing, signs and wonders from the Lord. Ask Him to make you a steward of His power.

3  As you spend time with Jesus,
ask Him to bring joy, peace, and contentment into our communities and churches. 

Day 14

Today’s Scripture

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God ... 

—2 Corinthians 5:17-18, NIV

Additional Scriptures: 

Galatians 5:13-18 Galatians 5:22-23

 

Prayer + Reflection

Prayer transforms our lives and, with our actions, makes us vessels of God’s work on Earth, so let’s allow Him to use us.

1  By faith, embrace your identity
as a new creation. The old is gone, and you are now new. Listen for the Holy Spirit’s promptings toward patience, humility, love, faith and joy.

2  In these days, where strife and division dominate, ask the Spirit to give you power, courage and gospel-infused speech, that you might clearly proclaim the gospel to whomever you are led.

3  In Christ, God took incompatible man and made him compatible with a holy God. Pray for the grace to take the initiative in diffusing anger, speaking words that heal and returning good for evil.