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21 Days of Prayer - The Gospel of John

Starting Jan. 10th, 2022

Day 9

January 18, 2022 • Teresa McCain • John 11:25–26

Scripture: John 11:25-26a (Jesus) ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never die.” Today's Prayer: Jesus, You are the resurrection and the life. There is nothing impossible for You! Just as you did for Lazarus, You have the power to bring dead things to life, whether it’s a marriage, a relationship, a career, or one’s purpose, you have the power to give it new life again! I put my trust in You to breathe new life into me and give me the faith to trust You to bring Your plans and purposes to pass in my life today and every day. You are not done with me yet, and Your Word says that You are faithful to complete the good work You started in me, so I am believing for You to do new and amazing things in me and through me this year in Jesus Name, Amen.

Day 8

January 17, 2022 • Will McCain • John 10:9–11

Scripture: John 10:9-11 “Yes, I (Jesus) am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.” Today's Prayer: Jesus, You know how to take good care of Your sheep, and You take good care of me. You protect me, provide for me, care for me, love me, and You guide and rescue me when I can’t find my way. There is an enemy who wants to steal, kill and destroy my life, but he can’t get to me because of You. Jesus, You came to give me abundant life, a rich and satisfying life, found only in You. My life is not my own—it belongs to You—so use it for Your glory and Your purpose. Help me listen for Your voice and follow after You. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Day 7

January 16, 2022 • John 6:18–21

Scripture: John 6:18-21 Soon a gale swept down upon them (Jesus’ disciples), and the sea grew very rough. They had rowed three or four miles when suddenly they saw Jesus walking on the water toward the boat. They were terrified, but he called out to them, “Don’t be afraid. I am here!” Then they were eager to let him in the boat, and immediately they arrived at their destination! Today's Prayer: Lord, when the storms of life rage all around me, help me to not be afraid or be moved by what I see. This scripture vividly reminds me that You are with me, and You see what I am going through. I know you are faithful, and You will help me navigate through the storms. Holy Spirit, remind me of this truth whenever I am afraid. Nothing can ever separate me from Christ’s love because overwhelming victory is mine through Christ who loved me. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Day 6

January 15, 2022 • Teresa McCain • John 5:2–9

Scripture: John 5:2-9 Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches. One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” “I can’t, sir,” the sick man said, “for I have no one to put me into the pool when the water bubbles up. Someone else always gets there ahead of me.” Jesus told him, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!” Instantly, the man was healed! Today's Prayer: Father, You sent Your Word to heal us and set us free from sickness and disease. Thank You for Your healing power to heal me and those who are sick. I lift up my friends and loved ones who are dealing with sickness right now to You and pray for Your healing power to touch them and heal them. Thank You for doctors and nurses and medical personnel who strive to help people get well. Lord, protect them and use them in amazing ways. Reveal your plan of treatment to the doctors, help them see what You see and know what You know and stretch out Your healing hands to heal my loved ones in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.

Day 5

January 14, 2022 • Will McCain • John 4:23–26

Scripture: John 4:23-26 “But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” The (Samaritan) woman said, “I know the Messiah is coming—the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus told her, “I am the Messiah!” Today's Prayer: Father, I’m so thankful that we can worship You in spirit and in truth because the Spirit of God has revealed the Truth of God found in Jesus Christ. We can now come boldly to Your throne of grace and worship You because of what Jesus has done for us. You are looking for those who will worship You this way. So let my worship for You be revealed in every aspect of my life, not just through an act of praise or when only the music plays, but with all of my heart throughout the day. When I open up my mouth, let Your praise be revealed through me. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Day 4

January 13, 2022 • Scott Crane • John 3:16–17

Scripture: John 3:16-17 (NIV) For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Today's Prayer: Lord, thank You for sending Jesus into this world so that I could have eternal life through Him, and not just me, but all who will ever believe in You. You did not send Jesus to condemn me or anyone else, but to save us. I pray right now for my family and friends and those in my circle who have not yet put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ, to do so. Help me make the most of the opportunities you bring into my life by sharing my faith with them. Give me the boldness and the courage I need to reveal Your light and Your love to those around me and invite them to meet Jesus. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Day 3

January 12, 2022 • Will McCain • John 1:29–30, John 1:33–34

Scripture: John 1:29-30, 33-34 The next day John (John the Baptist) saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! He is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘A man is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’ I didn’t know he was the one, but when God sent me to baptize with water, he told me, ‘The one on whom you see the Spirit descend and rest is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ I saw this happen to Jesus, so I testify that he is the Chosen One of God.” Today's Prayer: Father, thank You for sending Jesus, the Lamb of God, to take away the penalty of my sin and the sins of those who would ever believe in you. Because of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, the sin that once separated me from you, no longer has power over me. Through faith, Jesus has baptized me with the Holy Spirit who lives in me, and He empowers me to live my life for Jesus and fulfill God’s plan for my life. Thank You, Jesus, for the power of the Holy Spirit who guides my life today and every day. In Your Name I pray, Amen.

Day 2

January 11, 2022 • Scott & Holly Crane • John 1:12–13

Scripture: John 1:12-13 But to all who believed him and accepted him [Christ Jesus], he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. Today's Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your unfailing love and faithfulness to me. No matter what I face today, I have hope because I know that You love me. You sent Your Son into this world so that I could have an eternal relationship with You. I put my trust in You—and in the power of Your Word, Christ Jesus, whom you have sent. Lord, fill me with Your peace and joy today and remind me of Your love and faithfulness to me by Your Spirit throughout my day. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Day 1

January 10, 2022 • Will & Teresa McCain • John 1:1–5

Scripture: John 1:1-5 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. Today's Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Eternal Word, Jesus Christ, who gives life to everything that was created and brings light to us all. Your light overpowers the darkness in this world and in my life. No matter how much darkness and evil that tries to overpower the light found in Jesus Christ, it will never be able to put out this light. Lord, help me to walk in the light of Jesus Christ every day, and through the power of the Word of God, help me to overcome the darkness that surrounds me. During the 21 Days of Prayer, help me to draw closer to You and allow Your life and Your light to shine bright in my life. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Intro to 21 Days of Prayer

January 9, 2022 • Will & Teresa McCain • John

For the next 21 days, we invite you to join us as we unite together to pray as a ONE* Church family across all campuses. Often, prayer is a last resort instead of a first response, so let’s come together and seek God first and pray for Him to move in our lives, in our loved ones, and in our church, our community, and our country. Also, please feel free to invite your friends and family to join along with us as we pray through our 21 Days. We have written out a specific focus, scripture and prayer for each day to make it easy for you to follow along. We will be specifically focusing our scripture references from the Gospel of John. John wrote his Gospel to inspire faith. As one of the twelve disciples and a beloved friend who was an eye witness to Jesus, he records for us Jesus’ most memorable sayings, his longest sermons, and his most profound miracles. John conveys throughout his Gospel that Jesus’ purpose in revealing God is to redeem people. As we seek God and pray, let’s believe for God to do amazing and miraculous things for us, in us, and through us. He is a faithful God who redeems His people, and He can do much, much more than we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). When you go to pray over the next 21 days, we hope you will remember this amazing verse written by the Apostle John in 1 John 5:14-15: “And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.”