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21 Day Prayer Fast

Thinking about the 21 day “Prayer Fast” that begins this coming Sunday, January 8th, I was led to write this little memory device about the high calling of prayer in our lives:

P – Power of God
R – Revelation of God
A – Anointing of God
Y – Yielding to God
E – Expectations of God
R – R

ulership of God.
All these things are all released when we pray earnestly, as James wrote (

5:16

): “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” The Lord gave me many scriptures for each of the letters in the word “Prayer.” Here are just a few of them.  See if others come to mind for you as you prepare to devote at least 21 minutes per day to praying for the 21 days beginning next Sunday.

P – Power of GodPhilippians 4:13

– I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

R – Revelation of GodJohn 16:13

– But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.

A – Anointing of God1 John 2:27

– As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.


Y – Yielding to God
1 Corinthians 6:20

– You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

E – Expectations of God – 1 John 5:14-15 – This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.  And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

R – Rulership of GodMatthew 19:26

– Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Finally, the Bible urges us: “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 saints” (

Ephesians 6:18

).

We have the honor, privilege and joy of praying to our Creator with the sure knowledge that He hears our prayers, knows what is on our hearts even before we pray and that He has a plan to prosper us and not to bring us harm. 

I’m excited about our 21 day prayer fast and I hope you are too.  The church will be open at 7 PM Tuesday through Friday during the 21 day fast for all who would like to pray together with others.  On Wednesdays, Fire House Worship will be part of the prayer time.