The River “21 Days of Prayer” Guide

January 3 – January 23, 2022

*“Blow the trumpet in Zion, consecrate a fast, call a sacred assembly. Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children...“ Joel 2:15-16a  

*“We humble ourselves and pray and seek Your face, turning from our wicked ways and we thank You for hearing and forgiving our sin and healing our land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

*“Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.” Luke 3:4b My heart is prepared to follow You. Through prayer and fasting, help me to prepare the way for others to come to know You, Lord Jesus.

WEEK ONE- I NEED YOU, LORD

January 3 – Read John 1

Prayer focus: REPENTANCE  John 1:29 Jesus is “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” 

Confess every sin that the Holy Spirit brings to your remembrance and accept His forgiveness.  Spend time worshipping Him for His power to forgive sin. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

January 4 – Read John 2

Prayer focus: OBEDIENCE  John 2:5 “Whatever He says to you, do it.”

Commit to obey God and His Word, and ask for increased faith to believe for the miraculous.  “Create in me a clean heart, Oh God, and renew a right spirit within me. Fill me with your presence. Refocus me on the joy of Your salvation which restores me. Grant me a willing and obedient spirit to sustain me, then I will be effective and influential in turning others to You.” Ps. 51:10

January 5 – Read John 3

Prayer focus: SURRENDER  John 3:20,21a “He must increase, but I must decrease. He who comes from above is above all.”

Surrender fully to Jesus Christ as your Lord and Master and ask for increased understanding of His direction/plan for your life. “Open my ears to hear your Word, may I not be disobedient nor turn back for You are my helper.” Isaiah 50:4

January 6 – Read John 4

Prayer focus:  WORSHIP John 4:24 “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”

Spirit= breath, wind, or air. Truth = sincerity. Give audible declaration of your love, gratitude, adoration, and devotion to Him. Ask for a greater sense of awesome wonder and a heart to worship.  “I will praise You as long as I live, lifting up my hands to You in prayer.” Ps. 63:4

January 7 – Read John 5

Prayer focus: HEALING John 5:5 “Do you want to be made well?”

Pray for healing in every area of your life; spirit, soul (mind and emotions), body, and relationships. Ask for revelation knowledge of the areas in your life in which you have not received healing and allow the Holy Spirit to minister to you in those areas. Ask and believe for a touch on your physical body to heal all of your diseases. “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our wickedness, the punishment for our sorrows was on Him, and with his stripes we are healed.” Is. 53:5 (Amp)

January 8 – Read John 6

Prayer focus: DEPENDENCE John 6:20 “It is I, do not be afraid.”

Acknowledge God’s faithfulness and ability to provide for your every need and give Him your cares and concerns. Express to Him that you are in need (like the five thousand who were hungry) or in the middle of a storm (like the disciples on the boat) and ask for Him to come to you.  “But as for me. I trust confidently in You and Your greatness, Oh Lord.” Ps. 31:14a

January 9 – Read John 7

Prayer focus: HOLY SPIRIT John 7:38 “…out of his heart will flow rivers of Living Water”.

Ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit according to Ephesians 5:18.  Pray for Him to use you in the gifts of the spirit in your daily life.  Ask that as we gather today, we will experience an outpouring of His Spirit like we have not seen before. “And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.” Acts 4:31

WEEK TWO-MY FAMILY, CHURCH, AND COMMUNITY NEED YOU, LORD

January 10 – Read John 8

Prayer focus:  TRUTH John 8:32 “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Pray for your family, our church, and community to know the truth and not be deceived. Ask for an awakening to the slumbering, sight to blinded eyes, the sound of heaven to deafened ears, and encounters with Jesus for hardened hearts. Thank God that His heart is for all to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth! He is drawing them to Him today. Jesus came that they might have life and have it more abundantly! 1 Timothy 2:4, John 3:16, John 10:10

 

January 11 – Read John 9

Prayer focus: FAITH John 9:38 “Lord, I believe!”

Pray for The River, that we will have faith to believe for the impossible. Ask God for a greater measure of faith to be given so we can fulfill the Great Commission, having signs and wonders to demonstrate the power of our God. “Will You not revive us and bring us to life again, that Your people may rejoice in You?” Psalms 85:6

 

January 12 – Read John 10

Prayer focus: LOVE John 10: 11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.”

Pray that His great love will be revealed to every person and that we will give the unconditional love of the Father to our families, friends, church, and community. “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 

January 13 – Read John 11

Prayer focus: GLORY John 11:40 “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”

Pray for His glory to be revealed to all of us, that His presence be manifested in the midst of His people, and that miracles would be released as a sign to the unbelievers. “But the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of The Lord, as the waters cover the seas.”  Habakkuk 2:14

                         

January 14 – Read John 12

Prayer focus: RECOGNIZE HIM AS KING John 12:15 Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold your King is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt.”

Pray that we will be unified in serving the one true King. Pray for us to honor Him and always give Him His rightful place.  That in our church unity will prevail because we are built upon a strong foundation in Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:20-22

January 15 – Read John 13

Prayer focus: LOVE ONE ANOTHER  John 13:35 “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Pray for love and teamwork among the body of Christ.  Pray that we understand the times and feel urgency to complete the tasks God has asked us to do to win the lost and disciple people.  “That our whole church body be knit and joined together with everyone being an active part and doing their share causing growth to the body.” Ephesians 4:16

January 16 – Read John 14

Prayer focus: GREATER THINGS John 14:12 “…The works that I do he will do also, and greater works than these will he do, because I go to My Father.

Pray for greater works to be done in and through you and our church.  Ask for wisdom and provision to meet the needs of our community and have an understanding of the priorities of God, that they will become our priorities. As we gather at The River today, pray for lost sons and daughters, parents, spouses, and strangers to be saved. Pray that God’s Spirit will be free to move and convict every heart. “…praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added daily to the church those who were being saved.” Acts 2:47

WEEK THREE-OUR WORLD NEEDS YOU, LORD

 

January 17 – Read John 15

Prayer focus: GOD IS THE SOURCE John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches.”

Pray for a recognition that we need Him; that He is the source of life and all good things.  Pray that those in authority in our country and in our world will come to the knowledge that we need God. Pray for revival to sweep across the USA. Pray that the Word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be honored in our schools, workplaces, and among our neighbors. May people look to You and be saved, for You are God and there is no other. Isaiah 45:22

 

January 18 – Read John 16

Prayer focus: HE WILL PROVIDE John 16: 24 “Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”

Ask for the things you need to live and to do His work. Call out the names of those in service to The Lord that come to your mind and ask for provision to do the work faster and more effectively. Pray for every Christian to dedicate themselves to spreading the gospel.  “That the Lord of the Harvest send laborers to reach the lost with the gospel that is the power of God to salvation.” Luke 10:2, Romans 1:16

 

January 19 – Read John 17

Prayer focus: THE ONE TRUE GOD John 17:3 “This is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”  

Pray for all forms of deception to lose their power and for people all over the world to have encounters with Jesus and find Him as Lord. Name those false religions and false beliefs that come to mind and take authority over them, replacing them with the truth of who He is. Spend time worshipping the only one who is worthy! “That the light of Christ would shine on those whose minds have been blinded by the god of this age and open their hearts to receive the love of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4-6

 

January 20 – Read John 18

Prayer focus: HIS WORDS ARE POWER John 18:6 “Now when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

Pray for a greater revelation of who God is, and the power of His Word. Ask for His Word to penetrate schools, colleges, businesses, courtrooms, hospitals, homes. Speak His Words over the youth and children of the world. “For God so loved the world, that He gave…” John 3:16

 

January 21 – Read John 19

Prayer focus: ALL POWER BELONGS TO HIM John 19:11 “You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above.”

Pray for more of His power in your life and ask for Him to use you to change the world, for His glory.  Ask the Holy Spirit to draw your loved ones, co-workers, friends closer to Himself.  Pray for opportunities to show forth His love and power. Thank God that His heart is for all to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth! “I have come that they might have life and have it more abundantly!” 1 Timothy 2:4, John 3:16, John 10:10

 

 January 22 – Read John 20

Prayer focus: BREATH OF HEAVEN  John 20:21-22 “ As the Father sent Me, I also send you. And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.”

Invite His Holy Spirit to renew you with fresh anointing. Ask Him to give our church and community an outpouring of His Holy Spirit. Pray for boldness to carry His gospel and win the lost. Pray for the world to experience a supernatural visitation of His Holy Spirit. “But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh: Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.” Acts 2:16-17

January 23 – Read John 21

Prayer focus: FOLLOW HIS VOICE John 21:6 “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some (fish).”

Thank God that He speaks to you. As you gather at The River today, ask Him to reveal Himself to you in new ways.  Pray that you will be sensitive to the voice of His Spirit. Pray THE LORD’S PRAYER:  Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And  lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Matthew 6:9-13