2024 is HERE!!! For the last few years we have begun the same way; in prayer, and we are doing so again to start off this new year. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “Rejoice always, PRAY without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Let’s start this new year pursuing the will of God together and seeking Him and allowing His presence to guide and shape the people we are becoming.

Daily Prayer

Bible Plan

Join us as we embark on this 21 Days of Prayer YouVersion Bible Plan.

We are becoming followers of Jesus who pursue God, build community, and unleash compassion one neighborhood at a time. To increase our capacity and potential to experience this way of life to the fullest, this plan will set apart 21 days of focused prayer to allow God to build and express these qualities more fully in us.

YouVersion Bible Plan

Request Prayer

God Listens! Share your request here and our community will pray for you.

Request Prayer Here

I’m about to increase my tithe to what seems like a lot of money and it scares me. I’m filled with fear and anxiety if I will be able to sustain through this period. Please pray for me and my family for wisdom to manage the resources he’s given wisely, faith increase in God who strengthens me and confidence in knowing that God is in charge of it all. Amen.
I also would like prayer to be better at my job, to serve my colleagues and our clients in a Godly way. For my family to continue in good health and love for one another and grow closer to God our father in heaven. Pray for my eyes to be open to the relationship with the person God has provided for me. For the banishment of shame, loneliness and fear from my heart and soul. In Jesus name, let this year be the year I begin a Godly relationship with a lady he has chosen for me.
Finally Pray for this community of believers that we may truly seek God with all our hearts and that he reveals even more about himself to us that we may come to know him as our Lord and savior. That we may understand even more about his ways and hear his voice clearly as in the days of old. Amen and Amen.

Lawrence

I am seeking prayer through my faith because prayer changes things. My 22 year old daughter and I are not on speaking terms she moved to Texas by herself and I am worried for her and our relationship. I have 2 children I am single and financially worn out, had a failed business in 2019 and struggling to get back on my feet… I need a financial break through I have a cleaning company that I just started, I am praying for success.

Anonymous

I am a single mom, my eldest and my grandson just moved back in and I have a 14 year old. I just had spine surgery and am concerned about finances. I falter quite a bit these days with giving even though I know it maybe my answer. My faith has faltered. I have unfortunately focused on the mountains and not on God. I earn commission and my earnings is different each month. I seek wisdom, discernment and favor. I want to please God not only with tithes but other places. I want a community of people I can truly connect with to call my friends as I only have my children. I seek a true balance. I love the Lord, I lost my way. I want to finish strong so I will leave an inheritance for my children. I want to serve but each time I somehow do not connect. Bless my children academically as well as being a true family unit that helps each other, fill in gaps to strengthen our bound to each other. Guide my doctor through her Optometry doctorate and help my son to ace high school and have true guidance about his future. In Jesus name Amen

Karen

Please pray for my son to return home safely. He left home, as a minor, he is safe, but he is not with me, his mother, and I’m praying for his return home. God command his steps and keep him safe until his return home.

Prayer for healing for my knees. I’m in a lot of pain, God please take all the pain away. In Jesus’s name I pray, Amen.

Yves

I have a job interview on Tuesday with the company CEO and I seek prayer that God’s will be done.

Roxanna

Please pray for my son to get over fear, anxiety, and stubbornness. For help to guide him correctly and to be persistent in guiding him through the scriptures.

Bridget

About to get divorced.

Julie

I have been dealing with the immigration process for a couple of years, and I have somewhat lost hope. It feels like a never-ending process, and even though I want to give up, I can’t. I also have many other significant things happening, but this one has been tiring. Please help me pray that everything goes well in this upcoming year. Also, pray that God gives me the patience that I need. Thank you.

Anonymous

Me and my 8 children are homeless with no family or anyone to turn to. I had to leave an abusive relationship to keep me and my children safe and didn’t realize there would be no resources to assist. The last 8 months have been extremely hard, but I somehow have to find strength.

Amber

I need spiritual wisdom and understanding to discern God’s will and purpose for my life. I need clarity. I also need His blessings for my business to blossom and bloom abundantly. Thank you, in the name of Jesus.

Karen

Praying to hear God’s voice this year and for wisdom to respond correctly to his guidance. Prayer for my brother in law’s mental health. That God might Restore, Renew, Revive.

Julia

Pray for my kids and my future. These last few years have been rocky and it seems we still have a long road ahead.

Anonymous

I pray for Andrea Puccini who has been diagnosed with advanced colon cancer and is scheduled for five surgeries this year. I pray that God will pour His healing powers on her. I pray for God to give strength to her family and let them open their hearts to God.

Joanie

I need guidance and help in order to get closer to God to know his work and life better. I also need his blessing since I’m struggling to support my family and keep our home. Pray that my family stays together and we can accomplish our goals with God. Amen 🙏

Anonymous

I’m praying for Edher Ramirez to believe in me and the Gospel.

Marjorie

My friend, Donna from Pennsylvania, she was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer and needs a liver transplant. Praying for God’s intervention for her health with a supernatural healing, in the name of Jesus.

Lydia

Things to Pray About

Pray for those who lost loved ones last year

God, give those who are grieving:

  • An eternal hope in Jesus that no pain, sickness, or suffering in this life can ever take away.

  • Comfort and peace that only comes from You.

  • Strength to carry on.

  • A community of friends & family who provide laughter, care, and love.

Pray for the Sick & Vulnerable

God, give those who are sick and vulnerable:

  • A deep faith and reminder of the power in the name of Jesus that no pain, sickness, or suffering in this life can limit.

  • The peace that only You can give during trying times.

  • An ability to trust in your will, no matter what that looks like.

  • A fast recovery and full healing.

  • A community of friends & family who provide laughter, care, and love.

Pray for Government Officials

As we look ahead to November 5th and pray for this year’s Presidential election, we pray for all of the debates, primary elections, and state-level elections.  Ultimately, we pray for unity for our country.

God, give our government leaders:

  • The heart of Jesus to lead like a servant.

  • Wisdom to discern what is right, just, and best.

  • Words that bring clarity and confidence rather than confusion and fear.

  • The peace that only You can give during trying times.

  • Safety as they run toward the problems rather than away.

  • A sense of purpose and joy in their public service.

Here is a list of some of our leaders you can pray for by name:

  • President Joe Biden

  • Florida Governor: Ron DeSantis

  • Tamarac Mayor: Michelle Gomez

  • All of those running for office in 2024.
  • All of the spouses and family members of those in office or running for office.

Pray for Healthcare Professionals and First Responders

God, give our healthcare workers:

  • Wisdom and strength as their endurance are tested.

  • Faith that will triumph over fears of the unknown.

  • Courage to run towards when others are running from.

  • Peace that only comes from You in the midst of chaos.

  • Safety as they serve and protect.

  • Words of comfort and compassion to offer every patient they see.

  • Grace for their coworkers who are also feeling overwhelmed.

  • The love of Jesus unleashed in every hospital and doctor’s office and firehouse and police station.

  • Protection for their families.

Pray for Our Church

  • Pray God would empower us with His love, and we would unleash it every day, to everyone, everywhere.

  • Pray that our influence and reach would increase so that more men, women, and children could hear the hope of Jesus.

  • Pray over both cities where our campuses reside; Tamarac and Pompano Beach/Lighthouse Point.

  • Pray for boldness to speak the truth in every situation.

  • Pray for our witness that people would see Jesus through our love.

  • Pray for open eyes and hearts to see the opportunities around us to share the love of Jesus.

Fasting

Another opportunity to draw closer to God is by fasting during the 21 days. Biblical fasting is voluntarily giving up something that is part of your daily routine in order to draw closer to God. You REPLACE the time you would have spent on what you’re fasting from with God. All through Scripture, God’s people fasted and prayed when they wanted to draw near to God, hear from Him, and seek answers to prayers.

Fasting has always been most closely associated with food. Some will choose to give up food entirely for a certain period of time. Some may choose just one meal per day, not going out to eat at all, or a single food item. Maybe coffee is your morning routine and for 21 days you choose to give that up. You can fast from anything that is part of your daily routine—TV, social media, games, etc. What’s important is that it’s something that will remind you multiple times each day to spend time with God. You don’t just eliminate something, you replace it with Bible reading and prayer.

  • Consider fasting from food 24 hours before your prayer experience. Try fasting from dinner to dinner. After dinner on any evening, you seek out God with some Scripture and prayer before bed. Then during breakfast and lunch the next day, forgo solid food, and read Scripture and pray during those mealtimes. Do your hour-long prayer experience at the end of this fast, and then celebrate your prayer experience with a meal at the end.

  • Throughout Scripture, you can find a lot of people partner prayer and fasting together as they sought God and His will.

  • Fasting is a way we eliminate the noise and distractions of the world around us and focus more completely on hearing God’s voice.

Send an email to mystory@communitycc.com to share your 21 Days of Prayer experience. Share how spending time in prayer and His Word has impacted you.

Extended Prayer Experience

Devote at least 1 hour to prayer. Don’t think you can pray for an entire hour? Don’t worry. Here are some suggestions to help you not only pray for 1 hour but make it a powerful prayer experience.

Things to Remember

  • Prayer is a conversation with God. You don’t need fancy words.

  • A good conversation involves speaking and listening. So often our prayers are one-sided, just us doing the talking. Don’t be afraid to spend some purposeful time listening.

  • Find a spot that isn’t full of distractions (TV, smartphones, tablets, etc) so you can stay focused on God.

Things to Do

  • P.R.A.Y. (based on Matthew 6:9-13)

    • Praise: Acknowledge how great God is.
    • Repent: Confess and turn away from any sin.
    • Ask: God’s Kingdom come. His will be done.
    • Yield: Be quiet and listen.

Read & Journal Scripture

  • Highlight and underline. Don’t just blow through it. Meditate on it.

  • Write out different verses in a journal. Write a prayer after each Scripture.

  • Approach Scripture with the S.O.A.P. method

    • Scripture: The passages that you choose to read and write down.
    • Observation: How is this verse or passage speaking to me?
    • Application: How should I change in light of the truth in this verse?
    • Prayer: Write out a prayer in response to this passage of Scripture.
  • What Scripture do I read?

    • Pick your favorite Scriptures
    • Scripture suggestions from the Psalms:
      • Psalm 1
      • Psalm 23
      • Psalm 40
      • Psalm 118
      • Psalm 150

Prayer Walk Your Neighborhood

  • Pray for the neighbors you know as you walk by their homes

    • Check-in on them
    • See if you can pray for them
  • Pray for the neighbors you don’t know as you walk by their homes

    • Opportunities to get to know them
    • Opportunities to invite them to church
    • Opportunities to share your story with them
  • B.L.E.S.S. prayer for your neighborhood

    • Body: pray for the physical well-being of the people in your neighborhood.
    • Labor: pray for the jobs/work of the people in your neighborhood
    • Emotional: pray for the emotional well-being of the people in your neighborhood.
    • Social: pray for the relationships of the people in your neighborhood.
    • Spiritual: pray for the spiritual lives of the people in your neighborhood.