January 2021 – Prayer and Fasting

 

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Day 1:  Monday, January 11, 2021

Praying for God’s Favour upon my life

1.Thanksgiving

Lord, I am so thankful for the relationship that I have with You. Precious Lord, You initiated this relationship by what Your Son endeavored to accomplish, paying the price for my sins and those of my brothers and sisters, thus redeeming and reconciling me.

  • Psalm 107:1 -“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
  • I Thessalonians 5:18– “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
  • Colossians 4:2 – “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
  • Colossians 3:15 – “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
  • Psalm 69: 30 –“I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.”

2.Confession of Favor

  • In the Name of Jesus, I am the righteousness of God. Therefore, I am entitled to covenant kindness and covenant favor. The favor of God is among the righteous. The favor of God surrounds the righteous. Therefore, it surrounds me everywhere I go and in everything I do. I expect the favor of God to be in full manifestation in my life.
  • Never again will I be without the favor of God. It rests richly upon me. It profusely abounds in me. I am a part of the generation that is experiencing God’s favor immeasurably, limitlessly, and surpassingly
  • Therefore, favor produces supernatural increase, promotion, restoration, honor, increased assets, greater victories, recognition, prominence, preferential treatment, petitions granted, policies and rules changed, and battles won in which I do not have to fight.
  • The favor of God is on me and goes before. Therefore, my life will never be the same. This is the time of God’s favor in my life. That is the favor of God. In Jesus’ name,
  • Heavenly father, I thank you for making me righteous and accepted through the Blood of Jesus. I am blessed and highly favored by God. This is my set time to be favored because I am the object of God’s affection. God’s favor surrounds me as a shield, and the first thing that people come into contact with is my favor shield.
  • Today and always, I enjoy favor with God and with men. God’s favor is working in my life. People go out of their ways all day long to use their resources to bless and to help me. Doors of breakthroughs that were once closed are now opened for me. I receive preferential treatment and I have special privileges because I am God’s favored child.
  • Today, I will function without stress and achieve with ease. No good thing will be withheld from me because of God’s favor at work in my life. By the reason of this favor, the enemies cannot triumph over me. I have supernatural protection, increase and promotion. I declare restoration of everything that the devil has stolen from me. I have honor in the midst of my adversaries and an increase of assets, especially in real estate and in every area of my desire.
  • I am highly favored by God, I experience great victories, supernatural turnarounds and miraculous breakthroughs in the midst of great impossibilities. My bills are all paid, debts are supernaturally cancelled and all paid. I receive recognition, prominence, and honor. Petitions are granted to me even by ungodly authorities. Policies, rules, regulations and laws are changed and reversed favorably on my behalf.
  • I win battles and I don’t even have to fight because God fights all my battles. Every opposition against me is an opportunity for a new position and advancement. This is the day, the set time and the designated moment for me to experience the free favors of God. Thank you, Father, for these benefits and much more that I greatly enjoy today, in Jesus’ name
  • God has crowned me with glory and honor. I am the head and not the tail. I am above only and not beneath. Goodness and Mercy follow me all the days of my life. I will never be disgraced or put to shame. Instead of shame, I have double honor.
  • I am like a tree planted by the rivers of water. I bring forth my fruit in its season and whatever I do prospers. I am rich and have many friends. God establishes the work of my hands. The fruit of my body is blessed. Blessed is the produce of my ground.
  • My basket, pantry, refrigerator, cabinets, freezers, and kitchen is blessed. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
  • I release my faith for Favor. I confess Favor for today and the future. I walk in divine Favor. I am clothed in Favor. I have a banner of Favor over my life. I am marked by Godfor Favor. The winds of Favor blow in my life.

Day 2: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Pray for more workers in the harvest

Luke 10:2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field, starting with me Lord:

  • Lord, please give us certainty that you have called us to the work we are engaged in. Remind us of your strength to work in us and through us to your glory, especially in times when we may feel weak.
  • Lord, especially in hard times, remind us of your power and grace that transforms lives, situations and communities.
  • Lord, please give us clarity about what needs to be done where us serve and how best to invest our time.
  • Let us be lights to the world, a city set on a hill that cannot be hid (Matt 5:14).
  • As we go forth Lord, prepare us to be living sacrifices for Your Kingdom (Rom 12:1).
  • Also Lord as You send us, we pray that we go in the power of Your Spirit, so it is not by our might or by our power that we go (Zech 4:6). We pray that our speech and preaching be not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but be in the demonstration of the Spirit and of power (1 Cor 2:4).
  • We also pray that we preach and teach the Kingdom of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ with confidence and boldness (Acts 28:31, 4:29).

 

Day 3: Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Praying for Lost Souls

Lord, we pray for those that do not yet know you:

  • As You send us to them , we pray that You open their eyes, turning them from darkness to light and from the power of the enemy unto God, so that they might receive forgiveness of sins and the inheritance, which is sanctified by the faith that is in You Lord Jesus (Acts 26:17,18).
  • Lord Jesus, we pray that You open the great door to these lost souls and stand against the many adversaries of the gospel (1 Cor 16:9).
  • We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph 6:12).
  • We use the powerful weapons of the Word of God, prayer, and fasting to pull down every stronghold that hinders them from knowing You Lord. (2 Cor 10:4,5).
  • We come against satan and all his tactics that keep them from receiving the gospel (2 Cor 4:4).
  • We use the spiritual armor that You have provided to combat the enemy (Eph 6:13).
  • We put on the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness and stand with the sure-footed stability because we have the gospel of peace (Eph 6:14,15).
  • Above all we take the shield of faith and stand against the fiery darts of the evil one (Eph 6:16).
  • We also take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (Eph 6:17), which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit (Eph 6:18) for these lost souls .
  • We pray that You put Your Spirit within them, taking out their stony hearts and give them a heart of flesh that they may walk in Your statutes, keep Your ordinances and do them and that they will be Your people and that You will be their God (Eze 11:19, 20).
  • Lord we pray that You will circumcise their hearts so that they will love You (Deut 30:6).
  • Open their hearts so that they will pay attention to the preaching of the gospel (Acts 16:14).
  • We pray that they will obey the gospel, Your death, burial and resurrection (1 Cor 15:1-4) by obeying Acts 2:38, by repenting, being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, speaking with other tongues, as the Spirit gives them utterance (Mark 16:17, Acts 2:4).
  • You declared that in the last days You would pour out Your Spirit on all flesh (Acts 2:17) so we know this promise includes these lost souls (Acts 2:39).
  • Acts 4:12 says “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”. O Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ, we are asking You to save these lost souls.

Day 4: Thursday, January 14, 2021

1.Pray for our Families

  • Decide to Serve the Lord, But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.  Joshua 24:15
  • Do What God Says / Solve Problems With the word of God (Bible)
    This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.  Joshua 1:8
  • Whatever You Do, Do to God
    And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.  Colossians 3:23-24
  • Walk in love,  Ephesians 5:2
  • Be Kind to One Another, tenderhearted-  Ephesians 4:32
  • Pray / Ask God for Wisdom
    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5
  • Forgive One Another
    …bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do- Colossians 3:13

Joshua 24:15; Acts 2:17; 16:31; Ephesians 1:3; Deuteronomy 28:1-12; Psalm 5:12; 84:11; 91:1,10; 112:2; 127:3,4; 128:3;144:12; Song of Solomon 2:4; Isaiah 8:18; 59:21; 44:3-5; 54:13,14,17; Matthew 5:6,8; 6:13;

2.Pray for our Children

  • will fear the Lord and serve Him. Deuteronomy 6:13–Fear the LORD your God, serve him only.
  • will hate sin. Ps 97:10–Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
  • will be caught when they’re guilty. Ps 119:71–It was good for me to be afflicted 
 so that I might learn your decrees.
  • will have a responsible attitude in all their interpersonal relationships. Dan 6:3–Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.
  • will respect those in authority over them. Romans 13:1–Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
  • will desire the right kind of friends and be protected from the wrong kind. Proverbs 1:10,15–My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them. . . . my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths;
  • will learn to submit totally to God and actively resist Satan in all circumstances. James 4:7–Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
  • will be single-hearted for Jesus. Romans 12:1-2–Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
  • will have quick, repentant heart. Ps 51:1-3–Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity 
 and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
  • will be teachable and able to take correction. Isaiah 54:13–All your sons will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children’s peace. Proverbs 13:1–A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
  • will bear the fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23–The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there in no law.
  • will live by the Spirit and not gratify their flesh. Galatians 5:16–So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
  • will seek to glorify the Lord in all their decisions, including their occupation, schedule, goals, etc. Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
  • will find a spouse who will help them grow closer to the Lord. 2 Corinthians. 6:14–Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
  • and their prospective mates will be kept pure until marriage. Leviticus 19:2–Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy. 1 Corinthians 6:18–Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.
  • will be hedged in so they cannot find their way to wrong people or wrong places. Hosea 2:6-7–Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes; I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way. She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them. Then she will say, ‘I will go back to my husband as at first, for then I was better off than now.’
  • will be protected. 2 Thessalonians 3:1-3–Finally, brothers, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you. And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not everyone has faith. But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. Psalm 91:11-12–For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
  • will resist the devil and all his temptations. James 4:7–Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Hebrews 2:18–Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
  • will be bold in sharing the gospel. Ephesians 6:19-20–Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
  • will honor their parents so all will go well with them. Ephesians 6:1-3–Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—”that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Day 5: Friday, January 15, 2021

Pray for the Church

Lord, we pray that as Tower of Grace:

  • We pray for your Favour upon the church and commit our 2021 church plans to you, Lord, direct us in everything we plan to do this year for your glory. (Isaiah 30:21)
  • Let us conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Help us to stand firm in the one Spirit. (Phil 1:27)
  • Lord may we worship you like David, a man after your own heart, (Acts 13:22)
  • We pray that as a church you give us a wise and discerning heart, to lead in our communities and to distinguish between right and wrong. (1Kings 3:12).
  • We pray for our church leaders: Lord, give them wisdom, patience and understanding.
  • May we be a church that hungers for souls. The Great Commission. Matt 28:19-20,
  • Lord, we pray for generous hearts. 2 Corinthians 9:7.
  • Father, just like David who saw the need to build the house of the Lord, give us the means, desire and passion to build you a dome. (2 Samuel 2:1-3)
  • We pray that many nations will get know about you as we plant churches. (Matthew 28:19–20)
  • May the church be a beacon of Hope during this pandemic, all for your Glory.

Day 6: Saturday, January 16, 2021

 Pray for our country:

  • Pray for your fellow citizens and all of our leaders in government. “I urge you, first of all, to ray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray in 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
  • Pray that God would give our government leaders, church leaders, and all citizens His wisdom and knowledge. “Praise be to the name of God forever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” Daniel 2:20-21
  • Lord Jesus Christ, we ask you to protect us from the spread of the coronavirus. You are powerful and merciful; let this be our prayer – “Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.” (Psalm 57:1)
  • Most merciful and Triune God,
    For you alone are our hope.
    We place before you the disease present in our world.
    We turn to you in our time of need.
  • In this pandemic we pray that you raise Christian men and women to be part of those making key decisions Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous [a]are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.
  • Bring wisdom to doctors.
    Give understanding to scientists.
    Endow caregivers with compassion and generosity.
    Bring healing to those who are ill.
    Protect those who are most at risk.
    Give comfort to those who have lost a loved one.
    Welcome those who have died into your eternal home.
  • Stabilize our communities.
    Unite us in our compassion.
    Remove all fear from our hearts.
    Fill us with confidence in your care.

Day 7: Sunday, January 17, 2021

Praise and Worship

Psalm 89:5-14

5 And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the saints.6 For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord? 7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, And to be held in reverence by all those around Him.        8 O Lord God of hosts, Who is mighty like You, O Lord? Your faithfulness also surrounds You. 9 You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, You still them.10 You have broken Rahab in pieces, as one who is slain; You have scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm. 11 The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all its fullness, You have founded them.12 The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon rejoice in Your name.13 You have a mighty arm; Strong is Your hand, and high is Your right hand. 14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face.

In Jesus Name, Amen

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