7 Day Church-Wide Prayer-n-Fast

Let’s join together in a 7 day Fast and Prayer period of consecration, Priorities and Preparation for the work assigned, asking for God’s Favor in (1) providing Land and our own Church Building, (2) Spiritual and Numerical Growth in Advancing the Kingdom of God especially through evangelism and discipleship, (3) our Pastoral Leadership, the Governing Board, Ministry Leaders, and (4) your own personal prayer needs.        

Choose a food or a personal desire that you will abstain from during this period.

Commitment to Pray-n-Fast

I choose to join in this corporate fast by abstaining from _________________________________, Praying and Reading the Word during this period.  Record daily what the Lord speaks to you.
Record daily what the Lord speaks to you; Feel free to share insights and encouragement.

A word on fasting ...

Fasting is NOT to get things from God, but to GET NEAR God.

Fasting is not always easy, but once you get started it can be refreshing.  All you need to get started is a desire to strengthen your relationship with God.

The first step to any fast is admitting your need for God.  Giving up food is an outward action for an inward commitment.  Fasting for God requires sacrifice and discipline.

Fasting also helps remove obstacles that so easily get in the way of fully focusing on Him.
Removing the food or WHATEVER you choose to give up within the specified time frame will help free your mind, so you can meditate on God.

In order to be effective, you must also pray during that time.  Praying to God and fasting is a powerful weapon against adversity.

A fast for God doesn’t have to be all day.  It can be for one meal or not smoking that cigarette, giving up that favorite candy bar etc.  Basically, you will be sacrificing something that is important to you.

Some results of fasting are the tearing down strongholds in your life and the lives of your loved ones.  It also causes divine power to loose the chains of bondage and set the captive free.
If you want to see God’s power move in your life, remain committed for the full period of time.

During the fast, it’s not necessary to tell everyone what you’re doing.  If you fast for man’s praise and not God’s approval, then your fast is done in vain.
Jesus Christ wrote in Matthew 6:16-18, “Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of sad countenance; for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast.  Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.”  “But, thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou, appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.”

Remember:  God is faithful and true and willing and able to help you.

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