Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021
Each year our world-wide GCI Ministry Family sets aside November 1-21 to humble ourselves before the Lord through prayer and fasting. It‘s a dedicated time to seek His face and engage Him with all our heart. Our focus this year is being centered in Christ to persevere, stand strong and be useful to the Master. We have selected passages from Ephesians to James. See the instructions are on the back page.
21 Day Prayer Challenge Guide
21 Day Prayer Guide
Day 1 Quest for Greater Dept Eph. 3:14-21
Day 2 Taking Inventory Eph. 4:17-5:2
Day 3 Adjusting Your Alignment Eph. 5:1-20
Day 4 Armor Up! Eph. 6:10-20
Day 5 Hidden in Humility Phil. 2:1-11
Day 6 Pressing in to Know Him More Phil. 3:7-14
Day 7 Pure Focus Phil. 4:4-9
Day 8 For a Greater Knowledge of God Col. 1:1-13
Day 9 Christ-Your Identity Col. 1:15-23
Day 10 Living the Chosen Life Col. 3:1-17
Day 11 Strengthened to Stand 2 Thes. 2:13-3:5
Day 12 Guard Against Being Swayed 1 Tim. 4:1-16
Day 13 Pursue Godliness 1 Tim. 6:2-16
Day 14 Diligently Guard Your Faith 2 Tim. 1:6-14
Day 15 Beware of Entanglements 2 Tim. 2:1-13
Day 16 Be Positioned For the Master 2 Tim.2:14-26
Day 17 Be Positioned to Persevere Heb. 10:19-39
Day 18 Faith Applications Heb. 11:1-16
Day 19 Be Faith Focused Heb. 11:17-12:3
Day 20 Submitted to Stand Strong Jas. 4:1-10
Day 21 Powerful Prayers of the Righteous Jas. 5:13-20
Prayer and Fasting Focus
We invite you to join us on our journey of prayer and fasting. This year our scripture selections are from Ephesians to James. You will receive the instruction for Christian living and Christ-centered service and ministry as taught by New Testament ministers. There is an over-arching emphasis on the importance of keeping our hearts aligned in Christ. There are cautions not to make compromises with the ungodly culture around us. There are exhortations for us not to entertain and embrace sin. The instruction is intended to enable believers not to be swayed by the world, to stand strong for Christ in the midst of opposition, to maximize our witness for Christ and be useful to the Master.
In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.” II Timothy 2:20-21
The consistency and content of the vessel determines its usefulness for the Master’s purpose. Your investment in this time of prayer and fasting will prepare you as a holy instrument in God’s hands for His Kingdom works.
Directions and Suggestions
We encourage you to use this Prayer and Fasting Guide. Set aside one hour each day to read the Scripture and pray. Fast the times and days that you are able. You may want to fast one meal a day for the 21 days or fast selected days. Do what works for you. Remember this is your offering to the Lord. Be mindful, prayer is speaking and listening. You may want to incorporate worship. You may want to have a time of celebrating communion with the elements. We encourage you to keep a journal. Record impressions and words that the Lord reveals to you. May God richly bless you!