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By: James River Church08/21/23

21 Days of Fasting & Prayer Devotional – Day 21: Let It Rain

Over these past 21 days of prayer and fasting, we have set aside our comfort to seek something more valuable. It is impossible to spend time calling on God, asking Him to do more than we’ve ever seen before, and not see anything happen. God is faithful, and His word promises that He responds to the prayers of His people.

Isaiah 45:8 tells us what God can and will do as we call on Him, “Open up, heavens, and rain. Clouds pour out buckets of my goodness! Loosen up, earth, and bloom salvation; sprout right living. I, God, generate all this.”

This is what we are asking God to do in our church, in our cities, and in our nation – open the heavens and let it rain! We want to see His goodness poured out on our land. We are praying for more salvations, more healings, more people delivered, and more baptisms than ever before!

1 John 5:14-15 says, “And we are confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him. And since we know He hears us when we make our requests, we also know that He will give us what we ask for.”

We can live with supernatural confidence that heaven has heard our prayers throughout this fast and then walk with an assurance God will answer! In fact, Jesus tells us exactly what to do after we’ve prayed, “I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours” (Mark 11:24). Pray and believe!

Let’s believe we will receive what we’ve prayed for. Let’s believe more is coming. Let’s believe God’s greatest miracles are still ahead of us. Let’s believe God is going to do more than we can ask or imagine in the days to come. Believe you have received it, and it will be yours!


Isaiah 45:8 (NIV)
“You heavens above, rain down my righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the Lord, have created it.”

1 John 5:14-15 (NIV)
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: 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 what we asked of him.”

Mark 11:24
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”