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Fasting with Friends from Around the World

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Fasting with friends is powerful—and much easier, too! Just knowing that others are fasting with you is incredibly helpful.

That’s one reason I’m thankful for Pursuit 21—we can reap the spiritual benefit of fasting, yet have the support system of fasting with friends.

Every year it amazes me to see the locations of Pursuit 21 participants. With modern media, distance no longer separates us! We’re literally fasting with friends from around the world!

If you’re fasting with Pursuit 21, you’re being joined by friends in the following countries:

Continents / Countries

Africa

  • Botswana
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Nigeria
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • Togo
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Asia

  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • India
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • United Arab Emirates

Europe

  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Denmark

North America

  • Canada
  • United States
  • Saint Lucia
  • Barbados
  • Bahamas

Oceania

  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • Papua New Guinea

South America

  • Guyana

U.S. States

In the United States, people from the following states are fasting with Pursuit 21:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Isn’t this list incredible?! And we’re not just friends, we’re all family—brothers and sisters in Christ! It’s wonderful that we can connect online! And one day, we will all meet before the Throne:

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb … crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’” (Revelation 7:9-10, ESV)

Joining You Now in Prayer Before the Throne

Every year I print a hard copy of each Pursuit 21 form that is submitted online—so that I can kneel before God daily with the pages in front of me and pray by name for each one of you, for your causes for fasting and your prayer requests.

As a result, I become familiar with you, your needs, and desires. I begin to know you in a small way … and it makes me long to pray with each one of you in person. Meeting across a computer screen isn’t the same as face-to-face conversation and prayer.

But what if we didn’t live in the internet age? I wouldn’t have had the privilege of meeting you to the extent that I have, becoming familiar with your needs, and agreeing with you in prayer! What an honor!

Thank you for giving me the privilege of joining you before the throne and agreeing with you in prayer during these twenty-one days.

Although we aren’t meeting together to pray in the same physical location, we’re in the same spiritual location—before God’s throne:

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16, ESV).

We have been drawing near the throne of grace together each day.

And as I pray with you, I look forward to the day we’ll stand together in the same physical location—before the Lamb—joining our voices saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!

Let’s say it even now! Let’s raises our voices high from all around the world: “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!! To Him be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever! Amen!!”

Question: How does it encourage you in prayer to know that a brother or sister in Christ can meet with you before God’s throne from a location on the other side of the world? We don’t have to be in the same physical location to be in the same spiritual location and agree in prayer.

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