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!

21 Days of Prayer: Day 15 – Humility

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble. – James 4:6 (NKJV)

God’s kingdom operates differently than the culture of the world. Society today operates in a lot of selfishness, pride, and arrogance-promoting one’s self above others and doing things completely contrary to what the Word of God teaches. It’s important that leaders in the body of Christ counter this culture because it is vital to receiving more grace from God.
Humility is not a weakness or low self-esteem. In fact, humility is quite powerful. Humility is the choice to humble yourself to what the Word says over what you may think or feel in any situation. Pride is choosing your way of handling situations above God’s way. Also, pride is not something you deal with one time and say “I’m glad I dealt with that.” Each day, through prayer and time spent in the Word, allow the Lord to show you areas in your life where pride may be present. Don’t stop there, choose to make an immediate decision to walk in humility in those areas. The more you obey what God’s Word says about handling all of life’s decisions, the more grace will operate through you.

Thought for the Day:

Humility is the choice to humble yourself to what the Word says over what you may think or feel in any situation.

Connect & Reflect:
  • What specific word or phrase from James 4:6 stood out or spoke to you today?
  • What in your life is competing with obedience to God or the duties He has given you?
  • How can you cultivate humility in your interactions with others today?
Scripture References: Philippians 2:1-11; 1 Peter 5:5-7

MONDAY PRAYER FOCUS

Natural Authority

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.

1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NKJV)

Today’s Suggested Prayer Points:

* President Donald Trump

* Vice President Mike Pence
* United States Senate
* The United States Congress
* The U.S. Supreme Court
* U.S. Governmental Departments
* Presidential Advisors
* All U.S. Military Forces
* Governor Nathan Deal
* Lt. Governor
* State Senator
* State Representatives
* State Courts
* State Board of Education
* State Elected Officials
* Mayors
* City Council Members
* County and Municipal Courts

LINKED UP KIDS PRAYER TARGETS: Day 15

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:
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; – Colossians 3:12 (NKJV)
  • Humility – Heavenly Father, cultivate within my child the supernatural ability to treat others as more important than themselves. Remove pride and arrogance from their heart and fill it with gratitude for all you have done. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!

21 Days of Prayer: Day 14 – Endurance

For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: – Hebrews 10:36 (NKJV)

Successful people understand what it means to not only start well but also finish well. During the final week of this season of 21 Days of Prayer, you may be tempted to ease up as you get closer to the finish line. Purpose to do the contrary-intensify your focus on the promises of God. The proof of your desire is displayed within the depth of your pursuit. Eliminate small thinking and get all the more courageous in your faith for what God has promised you.
The Lord never promised a path free of opposition to your destiny. However, He has promised His always-abiding presence that guarantees victory over any opposing force. Adversity only has the power you lend to it, therefore render it powerless and an opportunity to watch God show up strong in your situation. The Christian life is a marathon. It is a race that must be run with endurance and God has committed to us His strength to make it every step of the way.

Thought for the Day:

The proof of your desire is displayed within the depth of your pursuit.

Connect & Reflect:
  • What specific word or phrase from Hebrews 10:36 stood out or spoke to you today?
  • How do we find the balance between our effort to run the race and God’s power working through us?
  • What can you do daily to increase your focus during the final week of 21 Days of Prayer?
Scripture References: 2 Timothy 4:7; Hebrews 12:1-2; James 1:2-4

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 14

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:
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. – Hebrews 12:1 (NKJV)
  • Endurance – Heavenly Father, I pray that you help my child to not give up, but to finish what they start.  May their prize be knowing that they finished well for Your glory. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!

21 Days of Prayer: Day 13 – Missions

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. -Acts 1:8 (NKJV)

The mission is not finished. God has called us and empowered us to take the Gospel to the world. God uses ordinary people like us to accomplish his extraordinary work of creating eternal life where formerly there was darkness and death. The Word of God urges us to invest in eternity by making God’s purposes our highest priority. Unless evangelism is a priority in our lives, it is unlikely that it will even be a part of our lives.
Each person is of great value to God, and when we participate in the process of helping people come into the Father’s household, we share in the Father’s joy. Your purpose on earth is to shine God’s love to the lost. God doesn’t want you to share the gospel out of mere duty, but with joy and passion. One of the most exciting and fulfilling things you can do is tell others about Jesus.

Thought for the Day:

God doesn’t want you to share the gospel out of mere duty, but with joy and passion.

Connect & Reflect:
  • What specific word or phrase from Acts 1:8 stood out or spoke to you today?
  • Jesus tells the disciples in Acts 1:8 that they will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes. What comes to mind when you think of the word “power”?
  • Who can you share the Gospel with today? Who can you invite to church
Scripture References: Proverbs 11:30; Matthew 28:19-20; Daniel 12:3

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 13

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:
Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. – Psalm 96:3 (NKJV)
  • Missions– Heavenly Father, give my child Your heart for others who don’t know Jesus Christ.  May they be uninhibited, bold witnesses for You! In the Name of Jesus, Amen!

21 Days of Prayer: Day 12 – Courage

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)
Courage is the quality of mind and spirit that enables you to meet danger, face opposition, or the challenges of life with fearlessness, calmness, and firmness. There will be times in your walk with the Lord where He will lead you into a place of total dependence on Him. There may even be times where you have doubts in your mind, but as you move forward in obedience, you will develop faith in your heart. God’s ultimate desire is to break you away from your comfort zone and step out in faith to do what He has put in your heart.

Regardless of what challenge you are facing, God will enable you to tackle it bravely, calmly, and victoriously. The Bible promises that the Lord is sufficient to meet your needs and see you safely through what He has called you to do. The promises we need to strengthen our obedience are found in His Word. When we trust the Lord and believe His promise to never leave or forsake us, we will have nothing to fear.

Thought for the Day:

God is not only for you, He is also with you. Break away from your comfort zone and step out in faith to do what God has put in your heart.

Connect & Reflect:
  • What specific word or phrase from Joshua 1:9 stood out or spoke to you today?
  • Have you ever lost your courage to obey the Lord? What happened as a result?
  • When you face a challenge, what are your first thoughts and reactions? How has focusing on the Word of God strengthened you to obey despite the obstacles and difficulties?
Scripture References: Isaiah 41:10-13; Psalm 27:14; 1 Corinthians 15:58

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 Points:
  • 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 12

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:
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:6 (NKJV)
  • Courage– Heavenly Father, help my child to know that You are always with them.  May this give them both confidence and courage in difficult situations. You are the reason that they can be brave! In the Name of Jesus, Amen!

21 Days of Prayer: Day 11 – Self-Control

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].

– 2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP)

Self-control is the discipline of delaying impulse or gratification for a greater purpose or cause. When we exercise self-control, we are saying “no” for the sake of a bigger and better “yes.” We are trading having something today for something greater in the future. The disciplines you establish today will determine your success tomorrow.
During times of prayer and fasting, the enemy will attempt to get you to quit or to take a break from what you have been instructed to do during this season. Biblical self-control is not only about the ability to exercise willpower but also the ability to trust in a power greater than ourselves – the grace of God. Trust in the grace of God to carry you throughout the duration of this fast. Do not give in, remain strong until the end. Refuse to quit before seeing the manifestation of what you are in faith for!

Thought for the Day:

The disciplines you establish today will determine your success tomorrow.

Connect & Reflect:
  • What specific word or phrase from 2 Timothy 1:7 stood out or spoke to you today?
  • Do you see yourself as biblically self-controlled? If not, why?
  • In what areas do you need to develop self-control in?
Scripture References: Proverbs 25:28; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Galatians 5:22-25

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 11

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:
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age. – Titus 2:11-12 (NKJV)
  • Self-Control – Heavenly Father, help my child be able to control their thoughts, words, and actions.  May they stand out from those around them as they are alert and self-controlled in all they think, say, and do. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!

21 Days of Prayer: Day 10 – Integrity

The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them. – Proverbs 11:3 (NKJV)

A life of integrity validates the gospel we share in our communities. According to Webster’s Dictionary, integrity means the quality or state of being of sound moral principle, uprightness, honesty, and sincerity. Having integrity means consistently acting on what you believe is right. Living a double life weakens are witness to the world around us. Make a quality decision to be a person of integrity. Consider any consequences or conditions aimed at moving you from your stance irrelevant and immaterial.

Not everyone is going to agree or support your decision to do what you know is right. In fact, some will come against you because of it. The person of integrity is not moved by the actions of others and does not change because the pressure is on. The moment you allow your feelings or the circumstances to enter into your decision-making process, the ability to make a quality decision will be compromised. Choose to stand on the Word of God as the foundation to all of life’s decisions. It may be tough in the beginning, but in the end, it will preserve your quality of life and reinforce the gospel you are called to share.

Thought for the Day:

Make a quality decision to be a person of integrity. Consider any consequences or conditions aimed at moving you from your stance irrelevant and immaterial.

Connect & Reflect:
  • What specific word or phrase from Proverbs 11:3 stood out or spoke to you today?
  • Why does this scripture refer to a lack of faithfulness as perversity?
  • Is it ever acceptable to not walk in complete integrity? Why or why not?
Scripture References: 2 Corinthians 8:21; Philippians 1:10-11; 1 Timothy 3:1-7

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 10

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:
The truthful lip shall be established forever, But a lying tongue is but for a moment. – Proverbs 12:19 (NKJV)
  • Integrity – Heavenly Father, help my child understand the importance of truthfulness in every situation regardless of the consequences or rewards. May the promptings of the Holy Spirit help them choose to tell the truth. Even when it is hard to make right choices and especially when no one else knows about the choice they made, may integrity and honesty be their virtue and their protection. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!

21 Days of Prayer: Day 9 – Prayerfulness

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)

God wants to be the center of your life: the center of your conversation, the center of your entertainment, and the center of your relationships. Prayer keeps Him in the center of all you do. Through prayer, God gives us His peace. Leaders of households not only have the privilege but also the duty to pray for those under their care and authority.

There may be times that family members do not agree on important decisions that are made. Ask the Lord to direct you to the two or three that will pray with you and for you. Pray against any rebellion, discord, or manipulation that may attempt to become a stronghold in the home. God doesn’t want you to be fearful, fretful or anxious. Instead, He wants you to “be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”

Thought for the Day:

Prayer keeps God in the center of all you do.

Connect & Reflect:
  • What specific word or phrase from Philippians 4:6-7 stood out or spoke to you today?
  • What (if any) areas of your life have you been trying to handle on your own?
  • Is it possible to truly “be anxious for nothing?” What is a good next step you can take today to live a life free from worry, stress, and anxiety?
Scripture References: James 5:14-16; Proverbs 27:17; Matthew 18:19-20

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 9

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:
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NKJV)
  • Prayerfulness – Heavenly Father, grow my child into the habit of praying without ceasing, and in every situation, may they take their requests and concerns to you as well as intercede on the behalf of others. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!