21 Days of Prayer Devotional
Day 6
Brandon McKenzie / 1 Kings


“The seventh time the servant reported, ‘A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.'” (1 Kings 18:44 NIV)

Thought of the day

The entire destiny of a nation shifted because of one man’s tenacious prayer life. Elijah could have stopped on the fifth or sixth prayer, but he persisted until he broke through. It rained a heavy downpour, ending a brutal drought in Israel. Don’t stop praying! Other people are depending on your persistence in prayer!

Questions to ponder

-What are some things that you have given up praying for that God actually wants you to keep praying for?

-What time, today, will you get before the Lord and pray for breakthrough in those areas?

-Who around you might experience breakthrough when you experience breakthrough?


I have been serving in some way with Take the city since October 2013. I spent a lot of time on the prayer team in the beginning and encountered God’s heart for the city in a life changing way. When the teams came back and shared testimonies, it was always fun to see that our prayers coincided with some of their testimonies in special ways. More recently I have had the privilege of leading a team to a nursing home where I used to be an employee. I used to pray over the facility every day, and it was such a miracle to see an old friend who lives there give his life to Jesus on one of our outreaches a year later. God sure has a way of answering prayers. And Take the City is an answer to so many prayers that have gone up here.

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