“If Jesus was convinced that his own life and ministry depended upon His prayer life with the Father, we as well must set our hearts to maintain uninterrupted time in prayer with our Lord, for this is the key not only to our ministry but to our very life as God intends it.”

Henry Blackaby, Experiencing Prayer With Jesus, p. 13.

On behalf of Ascent’s Elder Team, I want to invite you to join us in this next season we call “21 Days of Prayer & Fasting”.

We begin Sunday, March 27th and 21 Days culminates as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday, April 17th!

Please read the first blog post entitled “Why Fast?” This explains what fasting is and why we follow Jesus in this spiritual discipline as together we seek the heart of God.

21 Days Devotional Blog (with opt-in text option)

During these 21 days, a devotional will be posted each morning on our “21 Days Blog” on Ascent’s homepage. You can go to the home page each day, or you can text ASCENT21 to the number 97000 to opt-in to receive a daily text reminder with a link to that day’s devotional.

Daily Devotionals: Prayer in the Life of Jesus

Each day’s devotional will guide us through a prayer during the life of Jesus – either prayed by someone in His close circle of relationships, or more likely directly from His own heart. During these 21 Days, our whole church will be reflecting and meditating on these same prayers together, with one mind, guided by and depending on one Spirit.

Each devotion will take less than ten minutes of your time.

  1. We will Engage the Word – looking at a time of prayer in the life of Jesus.
  2. We will Connect the Heart – considering a truth that is applicable to our lives.
  3. We will Reflect on the Truth, asking a number of questions each day that invite us to look and listen with intent.
  4. And we will Depend on the Spirit – We will pray, for it is in praying that we learn to pray. And it is in praying that the Spirit changes our hearts.

We want to encourage you to grab a journal or a notebook – something to write on as you walk through each prayer guide or devotional. Yes, it will add a few minutes to the time it takes to do the devotion, and it will also deepen your experience and shape your walk with God for years to come. This journal or notebook will be a keepsake to remind you of God’s faithfulness during this challenging season for all of us.

Let’s join together in dependence on the Father through His Spirit as we journey together in this season of “21 Days of Prayer & Fasting”.