21 Days of prayer

The prayers of the early church in the book of Acts were powerful. Their prayers brought about significant change. 

In Acts 4:31-32, we see that the prayers of the early church released God’s power, brought boldness, produced unity,

promoted sacrifice, released the Holy Spirit, and generated action. We will use these two verses as a pattern for our

21 days of prayer because we are asking God for the very same thing to happen here at Northridge.

  • Ephesians 6:19-20 

    Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, 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.


    Pray that God would give us a spirit of boldness to proclaim his greatness in our community.

  • Philippians 4:6-7

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


    Take your cares to Jesus and claim the peace of God that transcends understanding.

  • 2 Timothy 1:7-8

    For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.


    Ask our Heavenly Father for power, love, and self-discipline so that we can be effective servants.

  • Romans 1:16 

    For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.


    Pray that we would not be ashamed of God’s power and use that power to help others come to know Christ.

  • Acts 4:20 

    As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”


    Ask God to do such great things at Northridge that we can’t help but praise him for his greatness.

  • John 17:20-21 

    I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.


    Pray for unity within our church and with other churches so that we can reach this community for Christ.

  • Mark 2:3 

    Some men came, bringing to Jesus a paralyzed man, carried by four of them.


    Ask God to help us bring our friends, family, and neighbors that are hurting to Jesus.

  • Matthew 19:26 

    Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”


    Take your impossible situations to God and ask for his help.

  • Jeremiah 9:23-24 

    This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,”


    Pray that entire Church will know our God, his power, justice, and righteousness. Pray that we will boast about our God.

  • 1 Peter 5:7 

    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.


    Use today’s prayer time to tell Jesus about those things that are worrying you and bringing you anxiety.

  • Psalm 100:4

    Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.


    Let’s begin our 21 days of prayer with prayers of praise, adoration, and thankfulness. Thank God for what he has done and will do through Northridge.

  • Galatians 5:25 

    Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.


    Ask God to help us keep in step with the Spirit as we move closer to Christ and help others move closer to Christ.

  • Ephesians 3:20-21 

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.


    Praise God for being able do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine. Then, pray some big prayers for our church.

  • John 13:34-35

    “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”


    Ask God to help us show the love of Jesus where we live, work, and play. Pray that Northridge can be active is showing the love of Christ in our community.

  • Hebrews 11:6 

    And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.


    Ask our Heavenly Father to give us faith that will produce boldness to do great things for him.

  • 1 Timothy 2:1-3 

    I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.


    Pray for our president and government officials.

  • 1 Peter 2:12 

    Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.


    Pray that as a church our actions would cause the unchurched to glorify God because of our good deeds.

  • James 4:7-8 

    Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.


    Pray that we will come near to God and flee the devil. Ask God to protect us from the attacks of satan.

  • Romans 8:11 

    And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.


    Pray that we will all live in the power of the Spirit that brings life.

  • Matthew 25:23 

    “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’


    Pray that as a church and as individuals we would here those words, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”

  • James 1:5

    If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.


    Ask God for wisdom for our church leaders so that we can have greater influence in our community and reach more people.