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By: James River Church08/18/23

21 Days of Fasting & Prayer Devotional – Day 18: Send Me!

Yesterday we looked at how the empowerment of the Holy Spirit is essential for every believer if we are going to be the most effective in what God has called us to accomplish. Today, we look at the prophet Isaiah who records a captivating vision in Isaiah 6 where he sees angels surrounding the Lord on His throne, continually crying out, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.”

As he’s standing in the presence of the Lord, Isaiah immediately recognizes his own guilt and sin. One of the angels brings a hot coal from the altar and places it on Isaiah’s lips declaring his sin atoned for. With his sin forgiven, Isaiah would be asked a question that the Lord continues to ask us today: “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? “And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’ He said, ‘Go and tell this people…’”

Isaiah has an incredible encounter with the Almighty God, but that experience was never intended to stay only with him. God asks Isaiah a question that He still asks His people today, “Who will go for us?” Who will go and tell people about the forgiveness God offers? Who will go and tell people there is freedom in Jesus? Who will go and tell people that there is a God who loves them and wants to transform their lives?

Isaiah passionately responds – “Send me!” Through this time of prayer and fasting, God is doing a deeper work in us. But the truth is what God does in us through this fast is not meant to stay only with us; He wants us to go! As we fast and pray, God is empowering and increasing our boldness to share with people His love and power that can completely change their lives.

Let’s look and pray for opportunities to “Go and tell this people…” about a God who has done a powerful work in our lives and wants to do that for so many more as we pray and believe for a Great Awakening in our land!


Isaiah 6:8 (NIV)
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”