Day 04 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting
Day 04 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting

Welcome to Day 4 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting 2024. To learn more or purchase a book, visit

Today’s Scripture

“Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my
transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.”
Psalm 51:1-2 (NKJV)

“But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:7-9 (NIV)

Additional Scripture

Psalm 51:10-17 (NKJV)

Reflect on the Word

As we contend for the gospel, our hearts can become weary and hardened in the struggles of life. Today, let’s posture our hearts in repentance as we long to align ourselves rightly as followers of Jesus. In this hour, we believe that the church must return to a first love for Jesus, marked by a genuine fear of the Lord. Above all else, we desire to walk with God with clean hands, a pure heart and true repentance wherever we have allowed our hearts to become calloused. As we do this, may we stand in the forgiveness and transformation of Jesus.

Prayer + Contemplation

  1. Take time and reflect on the nature and condition of your heart. Where have you grown weary? Where have you allowed sin a foothold? Where has your heart become hard or numb? Confess, repent and allow forgiveness to begin to restore your heart.
  2. Make a list of pastors and leaders around you, and pray for God to protect and restore Himself as their first love.
  3. Pray that God would pour out His Spirit upon our church communities and reveal any repentance He desires from us.

Family Moment: Clean hearts

Read 1 John 1:7-9. What does it mean to repent? It’s when we turn away from our sin and turn toward God. God loves us so much that when we confess our sins, He is faithful to forgive! Adults, now is a great time to share an example of messing up and seeking forgiveness. Distribute paper and coloring supplies, and have everyone draw a heart. Ask the Holy Spirit, “Is there any sin in my heart for which I need to repent?” Give family members time to respond with words or drawings before regrouping and celebrating God’s faithful forgiveness!

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