21 Days of Prayer
July 6 – July 26
21 Days of Prayer Guide
Day 21 - Sunday, July 26 - LIFE
Thank you for life!
God doesn't want us to simply survive, He wants us to thrive. We are to be leaders and be examples in this life by living life abundantly. Let’s stop focusing on what we don’t have. Let’s stop the complaining and negativity. Our world is not paradise. One day, we will live in paradise where everything will be perfect. Until then, let’s take God at His word and live life on earth more abundantly. The definition of abundant is superior, extraordinary, surpassing, uncommon. Let’s receive God’s abundance today and thank Him for the abundant life He’s given us. You are not ordinary. You are extraordinary!
Prayer - God, thank you for life. By faith I thank you for an abundant life. Help me to be an example to this world by living the abundant life that you promised to me. I thank you for life, in Jesus’ name Amen!
And please continue to pray in your own words as you ask God’s blessing for:
COVID-19 global pandemic
Racial equality and harmony
School starting: administrators, teachers, students, parents
Our local, state, and national leaders
Northview’s leadership and pastors
The Church in America and around the world
The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. Isaiah 58:11
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2
Are you new to prayer?
It’s not complicated. Be real. Be yourself. God knows who you are and how you are.
"And when you come before God, don’t turn that into a theatrical production either. All these people making a regular show out of their prayers, hoping for stardom! Do you think God sits in a box seat? Here's what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace."
Matthew 6:5-6 (The Message)
This is how Jesus told his followers to pray:
"Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are. (to me)
Set the world right;
Do what’s best—
as above (in heaven), so below (on earth).
Keep us alive with three square meals. (provide for us)
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil. (We live in a spiritual reality that’s unseen.)
You’re in charge! (Give God control)
You (God) can do anything you want!
You’re ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes.
In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can’t get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God’s part." Matthew 6:9-15 (The Message)
How it works
To engage in our 21 Days of prayer, read the simple daily prayer devotional. Read the Scripture verses. Pray through the written prayer. Then, pray in your own words, through the items listed.
And keep in mind that prayer is personal; it’s a conversation between you and God. So, don’t feel confined to just what is on the daily prompts. This is a time to share the unique praises and concerns that are on your heart with your heavenly Father. And don’t feel that you have to do all the talking. Take time to pause, to ask God what He has for you today. Listening is also part of prayer.
It will begin Monday, July 6, and continue through Sunday, July 26.
Each campus will be open 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. seven days a week and will have a designated area where you can come and pray on your own. The daily prayer prompts will be available there as well as digitally by clicking here.
If you aren’t able to go to your campus, we hope you’ll still join us in praying daily through the process with us. Everything you need is here.