The 21 Days of Prayer is designed to help prioritize our relationship with God and focus our attention on what matters most. Whether you have a great prayer life or no prayer life at all, this challenge is a powerful way to start 2023!
We’re thrilled you’ve decided to set
aside the first part of your year for a
focused and intentional time of Bible
reading, worship and prayer. The 21 Days
of Prayer is just a tool to help you focus your
heart and mind on your relationship with God.
Throughout our 21 Day Challenge we invite you to join us in the following ways:
Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube for reminders and inspiration. Join us Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:14a for a quick devotional and prayer.
Set aside time each day for reading the Bible and praying. A daily prayer list has been provided for you to consider adding to your daily prayer list.
Join us each Sunday Morning at 10:00a as we collectively seek the Lord and His Word. If you’re unable to attend services in person, join us online. There’s nothing better than being with the Body of Christ in corporate worship and prayer!
One of the most powerful disciplines you can develop to become more like Christ is to simply read the Bible. If you then create space to meditate on what you’ve read and have a conversation with God about it for the next 21 days, you will be amazed at how much you will grow spiritually.
If reading the Bible has been a struggle or difficult for you in the past, try using the YouVersion Bible App. It has many different devotional plans for you to choose from. We have a few suggested plans that we recommend you to try during our 21 Day Challenge.
Add to your regular daily prayer, add each day's emphasis during the 21 Days of Prayer
Day One: Jan. 8
Pray for the year ahead and ask God to grow your faith in 2023. Ask the Lord to reveal Himself to you in ways that He never has before.
Day Two: Jan. 9
Ask God to help you to become a stronger ambassador for Christ and His Gospel, allowing the light of Jesus to shine brighter in your life.
Day Three: Jan. 10
Spend time in prayer today for your city, state, national leaders, school boards members and educators.
Day Four: Jan. 11
Pray for the ministry of missionaries, that their influence among the nations would have a greater impact on the world.
Day Five: Jan. 12
Pray for the current culture that we live in and ask the Lord for boldness to influence the world around you for His glory.
Day Six: Jan. 13
Seek the Lord in prayer for the pastors and leaders of the church of Jesus. Pray to see God enlarge the territory of these individuals to advance the kingdom of God.
Day Seven: Jan. 14
Pray for those that you know who are unsaved or who have turned away from the Lord. Ask God to draw them by the power of His Spirit to faith in Christ.
Day Eight: Jan. 15
Pray for those who are also participating in this 21 Day Challenge. Ask God to strengthen them and help them (and yourself) to remain faithfully focused on the reason why we’re spending this time in prayer and fasting.
Day Nine: Jan. 16
Spend time praying for specific strongholds in your life that continue to keep you from experiencing the nearness of Jesus. Ask God to replace the lies of the enemy with the truth of His Word.
Day Ten: Jan. 17
Pray for those who are sick and those dealing with diseases. Ask for the faith to believe in supernatural strength and healing.
Day Eleven: Jan. 18
Pray for your classmates or co-workers and ask God to meet the individual needs they may have.
Day Twelve: Jan. 19
Ask God to make His presence and power known in your marriage or your relationship. Pray that God would continue to conform you into the image of His Son, a selfless servant. If you know of a marriage in need of prayer, spend time praying for those individuals as well.
Day Thirteen: Jan. 20
Pray for Sunday’s church service. At BCF, we believe an empty seat is a serious matter. Who does God want you to bring to service this Sunday? Pray that not only would their lives be changed but that they would find their place and purpose in the body of Christ.
Day Fourteen: Jan. 21
Pray and believe for God’s provision, especially for those who are unemployed and financially in need. Ask God to build up a new level of trust in hearts that may doubt God’s ability to provide for every one of their needs.
Day Fifteen: Jan. 22
Pray for those who volunteer and serve at church. Pray for our leaders and for a renewed sense of joy in the privilege we have to serve the people of God every week. If you’re not currently serving on a dream team, we encourage you to connect with leadership and let them help you figure out where your giftedness would best fit and get connected to the right team. We like to call this “Taking the next step!”
Day Sixteen: Jan. 23
With only a few days left in the 21 Day Challenge, the spiritual battle only gets tougher. Let’s pray for an overflow of God’s power and perseverance for your church family and for their desire to be a light in this world to grow all the more.
Day Seventeen: Jan. 24
Spend time in prayer for your family. Ask the Lord to help you to honor your parents. If you are a parent, ask God to help you nurture, equip and love your children with the love of Jesus.
Day Eighteen: Jan. 25
The Lord has a specific calling on each of our lives. Spend some time asking Him to reveal that plan to you, if He hasn’t done so already, and for the courage to walk it out daily.
Day Nineteen: Jan. 26
Begin to pray for the abused, the orphan and broken families. Ask God to make His presence and His love known in their lives and to heal the broken areas of their heart.
Day Twenty: Jan. 27
Pray for 2023 and ask God to continue to give you the strength to maintain the spiritual disciplines you’ve established at the beginning of this year. Spend time asking the Lord to continue to take you to a new level this year and to not be satisfied with convenient or cultural Christianity.
Day Twenty One: Jan. 28
Pray for tomorrow's church service that as we gather together, we would sense a greater level of expectation, boldness and excitement for the things God has prepared for us. We’re believing that we, as a church, will be stronger than ever before as a result of this period of prayer!