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 21 Devotional – "That the Name of Our Lord Jesus May Be Glorified in Us"

when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed. To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. 
– 2 Thessalonians 1:10-12

Thank you for joining this 21-Day fast of self-humbling to seek the Lord and His strength.  It’s been an honor to walk with you in this pursuit of the God who has made us, loves us, and who has sent His son for us.  We know that there will be no fasting in heaven because we will be with the Lord face to face, free of the sinful nature and without need to crucify it through fasting.  One day our Lord Jesus will return to earth and indeed will be marveled at among all who have believed.  It will be a breathtakingly extraordinary experience!  

Our yearning until the day He returns is that we may be made worthy of His calling, fulfilling every good work He intends for us by His power.  This indeed will happen as the church in America rises up and draws close to Him like never before.  Setting aside half-hearted Christianity that dominates so much of the West, we are returning to Him with joy and eagerness, experiencing His presence like never before.  We refuse to seek Him as is comfortable and familiar, but instead seek Him as He requires, according to His standards of obedience and righteousness.  God has made us so that Jesus may be glorified in us and us in Him, so we set aside anything that stands in the way of that.  

Over the three weeks you have prayed for family, friends, church members, your city and nation - that we may be one in Him, fully devoted to Him in all our ways.  He pours out His Spirit when we seek Him earnestly, breaking strongholds, bringing loved-ones to faith and shifting the spiritual climate.  Every sincere prayer lifted up before Him in faith is carefully recorded by Him that He may respond with love toward His creation.  We are trusting God for a revival and awakening like the nation has never seen, and every step of faith we make toward Him is part of His glorious plan to rend the heavens and pour forth His Spirit like never before.  We are trusting Him to do the impossible!  May His name be glorified in every way. 

Thank you for your sincere faith and partnership in glorifying Him!

Yours in Christ,
Matt Bennett
Founder and CEO of Christian Union

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