21 Days of Prayer
At Crosspoint we believe that prayer is an important part of our spiritual life and growth. We know that God hears us when I pray. We believe that prayer changes things, circumstances and people. When God’s people pray in agreement with one another, there is exponential power released from Heaven. God wants to move in powerful ways in our church, city, nation and world. We are confident that prayer plays an irreplaceable role in God’s will being done.
Day 1 – January 5 – Personal Forgiveness
Ask that God would show us our sin, that we would agree with Him about the areas of compromise and failure in our lives, and that we would repent and turn from our ways and follow His ways.
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
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Day 2 – January 6 – Corporate Forgiveness for our Church
Ask God to forgive our church for the ways we have walked by fear rather than faith, and comfort rather than conviction. Ask God to forgive and to change us to be more like Jesus.
“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.” Galatians 6:1
“For the time has come for judgment, and it must begin with God’s household. And if judgment begins with us, what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God’s Good News?” 1 Peter 4:17
Day 3 – January 7 – Forgiveness for the sins of our Nation
Our nation has wondered far from our spiritual roots. Ask God to convict us, forgive us and bring revival in our nation.
“Listen to me, my people; hear me, my nation: Instruction will go out from me; my justice will become a light to the nations. My righteousness draws near speedily, my salvation is on the way, and my arm will bring justice to the nations. The islands will look to me and wait in hope for my arm.” Isaiah 51:4-5
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.” Psalm 33:12
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Day 4 – January 8 – For the Lost of our Community – that many people will come to KNOW GOD
Crosspoint exists to make disciples of Jesus. We are his representatives, his witnesses to the world, beginning with right where we live. Pray that we would be faithful to share the Good News of the gospel where we live and to all we know that many will come to know God.
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
Day 5 – January 9 – That people whose lives are touched by Crosspoint Church will FIND FREEDOM.
Pray that we will be set free from our past and from anything or anyone who controls us, other than God’s Spirit. Pray we will see many others set free by the power of God as well.
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1
Day 6 – January 10 – That the people of Crosspoint Church will DISCOVER THEIR PURPOSE.
God has designed each of us with purpose in mind. When we discover our design, we discover our purpose and how to live a fulfilled life. Pray that every member of Crosspoint would discover and fulfill their purpose according to God’s design.
“In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will…” Ephesians 1:11
Day 7 – January 11 – That the people of Crosspoint Church will choose to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in their church, their family, their lives and their world.
When we know our purpose and fulfill it by serving others, we live in devotion and obedience to God and know His full power and favor on our lives. We, through the power of God, are equipped to make a big difference in our world. Pray that, as a church, each of us would settle for nothing less than making a difference in our world.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
Day 8 – January 12 – GROWTH TRACK
This is a new means for making disciples that our church will undertake this year. Pray that we would embrace the vision of our church for personal spiritual growth and that God will grow our church exponentially both spiritually and numerically.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.” 2 Corinthians 13:11
Day 9 – January 13 – The Dream Team
Pray that we, as the people of God, would understand the eternal significance, personal fulfillment and joy of serving others and that many will make a step of spiritual growth and join a DREAM TEAM.
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
Day 10 – January 14 – Marriages
Pray for the marriages of our church, that they would be instruments of love, forgiveness, unity, communication and restoration.
“For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.” Hebrews 3:4
Day 11 – January 15 – Families
Pray for our families to be places of unconditional love, of safety and security, of forgiveness, and passing a love of God from generation to generation.
“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walkalong the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Day 12 – January 16 – Crosspoint Students – MOVE (Middle School & Jr. High) & Motion Nights (High School)
Ask God to raise up the next generation of leaders in His Kingdom. Pray that they would be protected from the evil one and that they would be missionaries in their schools.
“I write to you, dear children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.” 1 John 2:14
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. ” 1 Timothy 4:12
Day 13 – January 17 – Crosspoint Kids – Club Sprouts (Preschoolers) & The Club (Elementary)
Pray that the youngest and smallest of our church have God’s Word planted deeply in their hearts and have a foundation built to become men and women of God.
“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
Day 14 – January 18 – Next Generation Academy
Pray that the NGA would serve our community and be a means of bringing entire families to Jesus.
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Day 15 – January 19 – Our City
Pray for our government, our schools and our business leaders. Pray for our mayor, our City Council, our courts, and our law enforcement and fire fighters.
“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.” I Timothy 2:1-22
Day 16 – January 20 – Our Pastors
Pray that our pastors will seek God, follow His lead, know His voice and lead our church with wisdom and faith. Pray protection over their minds, souls, bodies, and families.
“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up” Ephesians 4:11-12
Day 17 – January 21 – Our Leadership (Elders & Staff)
Pray for unity, protection, strength and direction for those who provide leadership, oversight and protection to our church.
“Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.” Hebrews 13:17
Day 18 – January 22 – LifeGroups
Pray for the leaders and members of our LifeGroups, that they would grow in love for one another and for God, and that they would experience freedom and life-change. Pray for our groups to grow and for new groups to form.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” Hebrews 10:24
Day 19 – January 23 – Samaritan’s Purse, Mission of Hope, Haiti, Banner Hill Church, Framingham, Massachusetts
Pray for these ministries, which Crosspoint Church partners with to reach our world for Christ. Pray that God would bless them, provide for them, and that they would bear much fruit.
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Day 20 – January 24 – That I, my family, and my church would clearly hear and follow the voice of God in 2019.
Ask God to speak to you this year, that you would hear clearly and obey precisely and without reservation.
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27
Day 21 – January 25 – That God’s vision and mission for Crosspoint Church would be done in Pearland, and surrounding communities, as it is in Heaven.
Ask God that we would choose His way over our way and that He would be glorified, not us.
“your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10