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21 Days of Prayer and Fasting for 2021


Mon, Jan 4 – Sun, Jan 24, 2021

Join Christians across America in praying and fasting for ourselves and our nation for 21 days for 2021. Our nation needs God. We need a mighty move of His Holy Spirit to turn us back to Him. God promises us that He will heal us if we turn to Him with one mind and with all our hearts. Together, let’s humble ourselves, draw near to Him, and seek His face for His glory to be seen in our land.

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Day 18 Devotional – Filled With Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. 
– Romans 15:13

Hope. It is a weighty word that carries deep meaning, but it is also a word that is thrown around in everyday language without the true meaning attached to it. “Hope you have a nice day!” “Hope you feel better.” “Hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow!” We find ourselves saying these phrases without much thought and mostly as pleasantries.

In the New Testament however, the word hope, translated from the Greek word elpis, carries a much richer meaning: a joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation. Let that sink in for a moment. Hope, for followers of Christ, is not simply an optimistic state of mind or a desire for something to happen. Biblical hope carries an assurance and confidence in the work of God through Jesus, His Son. God has permanently secured eternal salvation for us through Jesus’ death and resurrection. So Paul’s prayer for the Romans to be filled with hope was not simply a pleasantry tacked on the end of a long letter. Paul’s logic behind his confident expectation as outlined in Romans, is that God’s love for us is so secure, displayed by Christ laying down His life for us, that we can walk through life’s trials and challenges with hope of eternal life with Him. The author of Hebrews puts it this way: 

So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. Jesus has already gone in there for us. (Hebrews 6:18-20, NLT)

Throughout the majority of 2020, you may have heard people saying things like, “There’s no hope for this year anymore. Let’s hope 2021 is better!” Truly, it was a challenging year and given the events that transpired nationally and globally, with the stroke of midnight on January 1st, there were sighs of relief that the past year had gone. But we are not hopeful simply because we have turned the page on a new calendar year. We know the year ahead may have challenges but we also know that we serve the God of hope. And as Paul says in Romans 15:13, as we trust in Him, He will fill us with joy and peace, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we can overflow with hope. Receive the God of hope today and in turn, receive true hope! 

Lord, we thank You that our hope is secure because of Jesus. We step into 2021 with a confident assurance that You are good. Help us to surrender this year and all that is ahead into Your hands. We trust in You, our only hope. Amen. 

Renee Ghobrial
Ministry Fellow, Christian Union Gloria (Harvard College)

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Theme: John 20:21 is our theme verse for these 21 days for 2021.

Jesus said to them again,
Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”

  • Inward Peace – To bring change to our nation, we first need peace within ourselves. During these 21 days, we will seek “things above” (Colossians 3:1-3), diminish worldly distractions, and remove anything from our lives that grieve the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:25-32). Fasting will humble us and lead us to repent with contrition and find God in wonderful new ways
  • Outward Purpose – Our nation needs God, and the Lord has sent us to witness for Him in America. We will pray fervently for our country and for our own courage to serve God’s redemptive plan. He has a specific role for each of us to play and we will inquire what He is saying to us personally for the year ahead.  

Details: Each participant will receive a daily Bible-based devotional email during the 21-day fast to help motivate and offer guidance. 

How will we fast? It’s up to each person. The Bible provides different examples of fasting from skipping meals during the day to forgoing all foods for multiple days in a row. Only rarely and in very exceptional circumstances does someone abstain from both food and drink. Ask God how you should fast and please consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about fasting. The most important part of fasting is the humbling of our hearts to love and seek after God.

How will your life, your loved ones, and our country be different if we all seriously seek God for 2021?

Fasting Resources

Check out these resources, especially if fasting is new to you: What You’ve Always Wondered about Fasting and Modern Resources on Fasting.

God's Next Move in America

America’s Christian heritage is among the greatest of all the nations in the world. God’s Kingdom has thrived here through the 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s, largely due to nationwide moves of God’s Spirit. We need another history-making move of God. By His sovereign grace, God ensures that we play a part in Heaven’s work. He draws near to us when we draw near to Him (James 4:8). We must ask, seek, and knock for an outpouring of His Spirit (Luke 11:5-13).

“Whenever God is about to do something truly great,
He first sets His people praying!” Matthew Henry, 1662-1714

"Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you." James 4:8
"Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God." William Carey, 1751-1834

God's Next Move in America

America’s Christian heritage is among the greatest of all the nations in the world. God’s Kingdom has thrived here through the 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s, largely due to nationwide moves of God’s Spirit. We need another history-making move of God. By His sovereign grace, God ensures that we play a part in Heaven’s work. He draws near to us when we draw near to Him (James 4:8). We must ask, seek, and knock for an outpouring of His Spirit (Luke 11:5-13).

“Whenever God is about to do something truly great,
He first sets His people praying!” Matthew Henry, 1662-1714

Over the last three centuries, revivals have had a great impact. Between 1730 and 1830 successive movements of the Holy Spirit brought a large proportion of the population into the churches. These awakenings are not ultimately the result of marketing or organization. They come, by God’s grace and in his time, in response to extraordinary prayer. Christian Union Day and Night is making a serious attempt to spark this kind of prayer and devotion. I welcome it, and I’m very encouraged by it.

  • Tim Keller
  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church
  • New York City