7 Days of Prayer & Fasting | Day 1

Today’s Verses: 

“The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” Genesis 12:1

“The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.” Genesis 13:14-17


Have you ever found yourself in a “dry” season with God? Maybe you haven’t felt His presence or heard His voice in a while—or perhaps a trial in life made you feel distant from God. It can be difficult to understand God’s purpose for these seasons. But what if the very “dry” season we want to rush through is the place where God wants us to slow down to hear from Him?

In Genesis 12, God calls Abraham to move to “the land I will show you.” The Lord doesn’t give Abraham geographical directions; the journey would require complete trust in God. In response, Abraham packs his bags, gathers his family, and sets out, awaiting further instructions from God. The first leg of Abraham’s journey was safe, watered, and along the Euphrates River. The second leg went straight through the desert; no fishing, no predictability—dry. God wanted to show Abraham that He is near in the river seasons and near in the dry seasons. God wants to show us this as well. But this means we need to reframe how we view our dry season.

God spoke a special promise to Abraham in the desert. The Hebrew word for desert is “midbar,” which comes from the same root word as “to speak.” A desert is a quiet place, away from the noise. What if God’s next whispers to you can’t be heard by the rushing river?

During these 7 Days of Prayer and Fasting, pull away from the noise. If you’ve been in a dry season with God lately, lift your head with anticipation—God wants to use your desert season to speak to you. Seek out a quiet place today to spend time in prayer, worship, and quiet listening. Let God breathe life and purpose into your dry season.


  1. What is God calling you to leave behind?
  2. What does God need to say to you?
  3. What is on the other side of your obedience?


God, thank you for your purpose in desert seasons. Thank you that you want to speak to me, and you want to increase my ability to hear your voice. I pray that you would open my spiritual ears and remove any blockages in my life that hinder my relationship with you. Help me reframe how I view my dry season and enter this fast with an expectancy to hear your voice. In Jesus’ name, Amen.