21 Days of Prayer: Day 21

Dana Olson

Senior pastor, Faith Baptist Fellowship

  • Discipleship & spiritual formation

As we begin the new year, Converge churches and missionaries from around the globe will embark on 21 Days of Prayer. Join us on this prayer journey by reading the daily entries on Converge’s blog, or by downloading your free 21 Days of Prayer: Praying God’s Agenda prayer guide. In addition, you can share daily posts from our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. Thank you for joining us as we open 2020 in prayer together.

Exalt the One who will come as “King of kings and Lord of lords.”

Revelation 19:11-16

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

Notice

We return on the 21st day to where we began in the introduction. The Scriptures reveal Jesus to be the one and only “King of kings and Lord of lords.” The King’s Agenda is the agenda of Jesus Christ our Lord. What Jesus reveals about himself we believe as truth; what he commands we obey, trusting his way is the path to joy, purpose, hope and love. The white horse represents the victory of the conquering hero — Jesus Christ. His character? Faithful and true and righteous. Is he truly a King? The King? Well, he wears on his head many diadems; he is clothed with a kingly robe, dipped in the blood of the cross; his name is the Word of God; and he is followed by the mighty army of heaven. Will our King be a judge? Oh yes, from his mouth comes a sharp sword, and he will execute the wrath of Almighty God on the nations.

Think about it

Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords. His commands are our agenda, and he wills us to obey them, not from some capricious, volatile temper, but for our eternal hope and joy. Jesus knows what is best. He is leading us to an amazing life that will last forever, in his presence, where there will be fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11 — worth memorizing). And so we commend to you, every day, the wisdom of praying the King’s Agenda. When you align your prayers and your life with all Jesus taught, you choose to follow your Savior as a disciple who learns all his Master teaches and obeys him (Matthew 28:20). God bless you in this amazing journey as a disciple of King Jesus.

A prayer exalting God the Father and God the Son

“O God of Creation, God of Salvation, God of Eternity — today I exalt you as the only True and Living God. And I thank you for Jesus, my Savior, who is King of kings and Lord of lords. I thank you for the Scriptures, which show me the path of life and the agenda of Jesus. Help me to follow wisely, Father. Fill me today with your Holy Spirit, so that I can follow Jesus effectively. I offer every part of me to King Jesus: my lips to praise and bear witness, my hands to love as Christ loved, my feet to go where you want me to go, my mind to believe and obey and my heart to know and love Jesus more. In his holy and magnificent name, amen.”

To read more of God’s word

Isaiah 66:1-2, Psalm 150, Revelation 21-22


Dana Olson, Senior pastor, Faith Baptist Fellowship

Dana Olson is the author of the new booklet, Praying the King’s Agenda: 21 Days of Focused Prayer. He formerly served as director of Prayer First for Converge and served as chair of the Denominational Prayer Leaders Network and on the executive team of the National Prayer Committee. He is senior pastor of Faith Baptist Fellowship, a multisite congregation in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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