21 Days of Prayer: Day 21 – Contentment

Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
– Philippians 4:11-13 (NKJV)
Godly contentment is a righteous satisfaction that belongs to the believer. As you have consecrated yourself over the past 21 days, you have allowed the Lord to reveal to you His plan and purpose for your life. God has promised to satisfy your mouth with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s (Psalm 103:5). His desire is always to bless you more than you will ever want to be blessed.
Contentment is a result of open and honest fellowship with the Lord to remind yourself how much He loves you. An awareness of God’s love will produce a rest and revitalization in your life. As well as build confidence that no matter what transpires around you, God is with you and will never fail you.

Thought for the Day:

Contentment is a result of open and honest fellowship with the Lord to remind yourself how much He loves you.

Connect & Reflect:
  • What specific word or phrase from Philippians 4:11-13 stood out or spoke to you today?
  • How can you, like Paul, learn to be content in any season of life?
Scripture References: Isaiah 40:31; John 15:7; 1 Timothy 6:6

SUNDAY PRAYER FOCUS

Your Needs (Be Specific) and Thanksgiving for All that was Prayed

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

Philippians 4:6 (NKJV)

LINKED UP KIDS PRAYER TARGETS: Day 21

We are using daily prayer targets as a way to encourage our families to pray for their children each day during 21 Days of Prayer:
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. – I Timothy 6:6 (NKJV)
  • Contentment – Heavenly Father, I pray that you help my child fight the urge to compare and complain.  Instead, reveal the secret of being content no matter what situation they find themselves in. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!

21 Days of Prayer: Day 20 – Calling

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power. – Ephesians 1:17-19 (NKJV)

Your calling in life is not hidden from you; it is hidden for you. If God were to reveal His entire plan for your life all at one time, it would overwhelm you. Revelation is progressive. As your grow and mature in a personal relationship with Him, He reveals new facets of His overall plan for your life. In Ephesians 1:17-19, Paul is praying for you to have clarity of purpose.  We were created by God and for His pleasure (Revelation 4:11).
His purpose for your life gives you hope when you feel like you are in hopeless situations. Biblical hope is a confident and positive expectation of good. God wants you to have a confident expectation of good because as His child, He favors you. Christ is in you, the hope of glory; you can expect the glory of God to shine into every area of your life; including your family, job, health, and finances!

Thought for the Day:

Revelation is progressive. As your grow and mature in a personal relationship with Him, He reveals new facets of His overall plan for your life.

Connect & Reflect:
  • What specific word or phrase from Ephesians 1:17-19 stood out or spoke to you today?
  • Does the thought of what God has called you to do, at times, overwhelm you? Why or Why not?
  • What is a practical next step you can take today towards fulfilling what God has called you to do?
Scripture References: John 15:16; Colossians 1:27; 1 Peter 2:9-10

SATURDAY PRAYER FOCUS

Current Vision of the Church

Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:2-3 (NKJV)

 

Today’s Suggested Prayer Points:
  • Connect People to God – Weekend Services
    • Pray for the lost to be saved
  • Connect People to Family – Small Groups
    • Pray for Leaders and Groups
  • Connect People to Purpose
    • Pray for people to take their Next Steps
  • Connect People to the Community
    • Pray for all who serve others

LINKED UP KIDS PRAYER TARGETS: Day 20

We are using daily prayer targets as a way to encourage our families to pray for their children each day during 21 Days of Prayer:
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. – I Peter 4:10 (NKJV)
  • Calling – Heavenly Father, as my child grows in their relationship with you, help them to identify the talents and gifts you have given them.  Help them to use these gifts and talents to serve others and to glorify You. I pray that You help them discover the calling that has been placed on their life. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!

21 Days of Prayer: Day 19 – Generosity

Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you. – Luke 6:38 (NKJV)

When you give with what looks to the world like reckless abandon, you are following God’s example. God is a giver. While we were yet sinners, God gave of His very best (His Son) for us to have eternal life (Romans 5:8). Generosity does for others what they cannot do for themselves. Love is the compelling force that moves people to give and place their trust in the Lord for the harvest.
We should give for the pure joy of imitating our wonderful Father. Generosity protects our hearts from becoming materialistic. It’s our hearts the Lord is concerned about. When our hearts are properly aligned to the leading of the Holy Spirit, we are more excited about giving to others than receiving.

Thought for the Day:

Generosity does for others what they cannot do for themselves.

Connect & Reflect:
  • What specific word or phrase from Luke 6:38 stood out or spoke to you today?
  • What excuses of people sometimes make for not being more generous with their resources (time, talent, treasure) toward others? What excuses have you made?
  • Are there at least 3 habits you can practice on a daily basis to maintain a generous spirit?
Scripture References: Acts 4:32-35; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8; Philippians 4:15-19

FRIDAY PRAYER FOCUS

Dream Team & Small Groups

And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. – I Corinthians 12:28 (NKJV)

Today’s Suggested Prayer Point:
  • Pray that God would send the right people with the right heart to fill all helps ministry needs within our church.

LINKED UP KIDS PRAYER TARGETS: Day 19

We are using daily prayer targets as a way to encourage our families to pray for their children each day during 21 Days of Prayer:
Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share. – I Timothy 6:18 (NKJV) 

  • Generosity – Heavenly Father, I pray that my child holds on to the things they own loosely, allowing them to be generous and always willing to share.In the Name of Jesus, Amen!

21 Days of Prayer: Day 18 – Passion

Not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
– Romans 12:11 (NKJV)
Remember the passion you had for the Lord when you first gave your life to Jesus? Remember the excitement and the enthusiasm you felt? Sometimes life’s disappointments and difficulties cause us to lose some of our passion. Sometimes it’s just the passing of time that causes our personal walk with the Lord to become routine and less passionate. If your walk has become routine and you’ve lost your passion, it’s time to change that. Don’t live another day of dull, routine, passionless Christianity.
Every part of you, from your mental, physical, and spiritual strengths to your unique package of talents and experiences, is designed to fulfill your God-given purpose. Fulfilling your purpose will require passion. Every one of us was created for a specific reason and purpose. Discovering our purpose will unlock within us the passion or motivation required of us to fulfill our purpose and do God’s will.

Thought for the Day:

Every part of you, from your mental, physical, and spiritual strengths to your unique package of talents and experiences, is designed to fulfill your God-given purpose.

Connect & Reflect:
  • What specific word or phrase from Romans 12:11 stood out or spoke to you today?
  • For you, what does it look like to be fervent in spirit?
  • If you could do something for the kingdom of God without compensation for the rest of your life, what would that be?
Scripture References: Jeremiah 29:11-13; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; 2 Timothy 1:6

THURSDAY PRAYER FOCUS

Intercede for the Lost

Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
I Timothy 2:4 (NKJV)
Today’s Suggested Prayer Points:
  • Win Souls for the Kingdom
  • Clear Soul-Winning Strategy
  • Pray for More Laborers
  • Pray to Reach 400 Unique Souls in 2017

 

LINKED UP KIDS PRAYER TARGETS: Day 18

We are using daily prayer targets as a way to encourage our families to pray for their children each day during 21 Days of Prayer:
I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me. – Proverbs 8:17 (NKJV)

 

  • Passion – Heavenly Father, give my child a passion for the things that you love. May they be bold worshippers and witnesses for your kingdom. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!

21 Days of Prayer: Day 17 – Purity

Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. – II Timothy 2:22 (NKJV)

Purity is an action that comes from the heart. Long before an impure action took place, it began with an impure motive. Purity does not ask the question of, “How far can I go until it is a sin?” Rather asks, “What can I do to not even give the appearance of sin?” Prayer and time with the Lord helps us to filter our hearts from the impurities within the world and cleanse our mind from any fleshly desires.
Purity leads to power. The more we detach from dependence on the world, the more we attach to Christ. The pursuit of purity is a continuous awareness of God’s grace, acceptance, and presence as we trust in Him to reveal more of His character in our lives. We grant the Holy Spirit access to work within us when we refuse to tolerate questionable behaviors, impure thoughts, and other forms of disobedience to what the Word of God instructs us to do.

Thought for the Day:

The pursuit of purity is a continuous awareness of God’s grace, acceptance, and presence as we trust in Him to reveal more of His character in our lives.

Connect & Reflect:
  • What specific word or phrase from II Timothy 2:22 stood out or spoke to you today?
  • For you, what does it look like to pursue righteousness, love, and peace?
  • Do you find it challenging to live a pure life? What are you willing to do to live like Christ?
Scripture References: Psalm 119:9; 1 Corinthians 6:18-20; Colossians 3:5-10

WEDNESDAY PRAYER FOCUS

Supplicate for the Saints

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.

Ephesians 1:18-19 (NKJV)

 
Today’s Suggested Prayer Points:
  • Be bold to lay hold of God’s provisions for us
  • Receive all God has in store for us, be led as to who God wants us to bless
  • That the saints will receive the breakthroughs they’ve been believing for
  • Pray for uncommon miracles
  • Great wealth for God’s people
  • We’ll walk in the fullness of the blessing
  • Obedience with our finances as it relates to tithes and offerings
  • Greater prayer life
  • Pray for sensitivity to the Spirit’s leading for sudden miracles, blessings, open doors, new beginnings for the duration of the year
  • Spiritual Growth and Development
  • Strong marriages and families
  • Successful singles
  • Jobs, careers, businesses
  • People will take their Next Steps in their spiritual journey
  • Pray as the Spirit leads

LINKED UP KIDS PRAYER TARGETS: Day 17

We are using daily prayer targets as a way to encourage our families to pray for their children each day during 21 Days of Prayer:
That each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor. – I Thessalonians 4:4 (NKJV)

    

  • Purity – Heavenly Father, help my child to understand purity and to base their decisions around that gift. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!

21 Days of Prayer: Day 16 – Peace

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. – Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV)

Peace is not the absence of problems, but it’s the confident assurance of the Presence of God with you in the midst of problems. God has freely given you His peace as His Promise to you. There will be times when issues arise within family, on the job, or with relationships. Refocus your thoughts on the Word of God instead of your problems. Exchange thoughts of worry and fear for His strength and peace.
Prepare and plan to remain at peace during trials. God has given you the ability to remain calm in troubled times, and you must be willing to not only hear, but also obey what God is saying to you. Allow God to comfort your heart and remind you that everything will work out for your good. You have a greater source to depend on in times of trouble, grief, and chaos. Utilize this promise daily, and determine to not allow any outside circumstance to rob you of your peace.In your quiet time, take all of your concerns and cast them to God in prayer.

Thought for the Day:

Refocus your thoughts on the Word of God instead of your problems. Exchange thoughts of worry and fear for His strength and peace.

Connect & Reflect:
  • What specific word or phrase from Isaiah 26:3 stood out or spoke to you today?
  • Do you find it difficult to spend quiet time on a daily basis with the Lord? What habits can you create/enforce to ensure you have uninterrupted time with the Lord?
  • How does knowing you are already victorious through Christ help you not to worry?
Scripture References: Psalm 29:11; Philippians 4:7; Colossians 3:15

TUESDAY PRAYER FOCUS

Spiritual Authority

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. Ephesians 1:17 (NKJV)

 
Today’s Suggested Prayer Points:
  • Apostle Frederick and Dr. Betty Price
  • Pastors Joel and Patricia Gregory
  • Linked UP Church Ministerial Staff
  • The Dream Team & Small Groups
  • Pray the Lord will Send the Right People with the Right Heart to Help Fulfill the Vision
  • Greater Measure of the Spirit of Wisdom
  • Revelation and Anointing for the Gregorys as they Lead their Congregation Forward

LINKED UP KIDS PRAYER TARGETS: Day 16

We are using daily prayer targets as a way to encourage our families to pray for their children each day during 21 Days of Prayer:
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. – John 14:27 (NKJV)
  • Peace – Heavenly Father, give my child true peace within their Spirit.  Free their minds from distractions and anxiety. Fill them with calmness and confidence that flows from You. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!