Day 16: The Former Rain and the Latter Rain

Welcome back to 21 Days of Breakthrough Prayer!

A couple of reminders:

This is a very simple series; I am not expounding on each Scripture very much, except through a bullet-point list to share some prayer pointers. I also am not writing out sample prayers, as I believe the Lord wants you to exercise your prayer muscles and make these Scriptures your own vocabulary for prayer.

But, even though it’s a simple series, I believe it’s a POWERFUL one … and I want to hear your testimonies as the Lord answers your prayers, okay?

See the 21 Days of Breakthrough Prayer series table of contents here.

And now, for Day 16 of 21 Days of Breakthrough Prayer:

Our Scripture for Day 16 is Joel 2:23, which says:

Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God; for He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you—the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month” (Joel 2:23).

Pray along these points, as applicable:

  • Thank the Father for all the mercy drops of answered prayers He has already answered to this date in your life.
  • Thank Him for bringing you where you are, and for never leaving you nor forsaking you.
  • Thank Him for helping you seek Him during this set-aside time of consecration with breakthrough prayer.
  • Thank Him for being so faithful to always provide all your needs.
  • Tell Him that you’re reading His Word here, and it says that He will continue to pour out as He has done. Thank Him for that.
  • BUT, if Father has promised you more than you have seen manifest in your life, point out to Him that His Word promises that He’ll continue doing what He’s always done, but He’ll add more to it (the former plus the latter rain).
  • Ask Him to pour out for you both the former rain–the provision He has always manifest; the mercy drops–PLUS the latter rain–the HUGE provision, manifest promises, and answers to prayer that He has promised you.
  • Ask Him to pour this out on you NOW.
  • Ask Him to continue pouring it out even after these 21 days of breakthrough prayer.
  • Remind Him of what He has promised you.
  • Thank Him for all of His mercy drops.
  • Point out to Him that the mercy drops, though needed and lovely, are NOT fulfillment of what He said He would do.
  • Ask Him to do the full quota of what He said He would do, and do it now.
  • Remind Papa of 1 John 5:14-15, which says: “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”
  • Thank Him for hearing your prayer. Thank Holy Spirit for helping you pray.
  • Thank Him for giving you the petitions you have asked of Him!

Related: How to Get Your Prayers Answered 100% of the Time

That’s our breakthrough prayer for day 16!

Remember to use the verse itself as your vocabulary for prayer. Doing so will not only help you pray the most effective prayers it’s possible to pray, but it will also help you hide God’s Word in your heart, that you might not sin against Him (Psalm 119:11).

Did you pray this Scripture with me today? Or, do you have a testimony to share about how God has answered this prayer? If so, please leave a comment below! I’d love to hear what the Lord is saying to you!

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7 Comments

  1. I haven’t commented every day, but I read your prayers & pray them almost everyday. Thank you for your obedience! So many great things have been happening for me during these past 21 days..both spiritually & physically…just wanted you to know! God bless:)

    1. Plz pray for me as from the day I started the prayer, Satan is busy sowing obstacles in the form of worries , depression in my life . Especially after 14th day I could not proceed ahead , .it was only after two days ,I could gain strength to continue. Need ur prayers . I am praying to discern God’s will in my life.

      1. Praying for you and heart goes out to you . Keep speaking his words out loud .
        I’ve had same situations and im seeing a difference in my belief and know he is about to pour out the former and latter rain .
        I have to put 3/5 verse cards or any size before my eyes at times to help me speak it when my thoughts go to my problems instead . Love and blessings .
        May he reveal his will as you follow him daily and bless you as he hath promised you ❤️
        Denise

  2. Victoria Rosanwo says:

    AMEN AMEN in Jesus mighty name AMEN thanks a millions Jamie God blesses you and your family AMEN

  3. Taniqua Burns says:

    Thank you god for allowing me the ability to be able to worship and praise you. In your holy name I am healed and I am set free from my past mistakes and traumas, lord I know that you will come into my life and work miracles in my life. I pray that you will keep me from harms way and heal me lord Jesus. Thank you so much for giving me the strength to carry on in the midst of the storm you truly blessed me with an ability to thrive even when I’m tired or even when things are rough. I know you got my back Jesus and I thank you lord. Amen!

  4. Lorenza Passarella says:

    Good morning!
    Thank you Father God for these promises of yours for my life and my family!
    I receive now in Jesus name!!
    You oh Lord receive all the Glory for what You are doing and will do in my life and family You have blessed me with!! Amen

  5. Thankyou for these breakthrough prayer points I have already prayed through each one in Jesus name

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