Now Fasting, on National Day of Prayer

To those of you we know, and perhaps a few we don’t, who are fasting the next 24 hours, know you are being prayed for, that God touches your life in powerful and miraculous ways as you seek Him through prayer and fasting on behalf of our country.

The suggested prayer requests are printed here again. Of course, feel free to add your own. The Holy Spirit will guide you.

  1. Personal cleansing, surrender to God and filling of the Holy Spirit.
  2. Spiritual renewal, that the people of God in America will be strengthened now and prepared for the future.
  3. Awakening, for truth to be resurrected in our land, and for the Spirit of the Lord to move powerfully to bring every lost person to repentance and faith in Christ.
  4. Restoration and unification of our leaders in His name, and especially for His will to be done in the coming elections.

God bless each of you!

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Preparing to Fast

Tomorrow is National Day of Prayer in America. In our home, we have turned it into a day of fasting and prayer, believing we may have passed the point prayer alone is enough.

As for me, I will begin fasting at sunset tonight, May 4th, and finish at sunset tomorrow, May 5th.  Today, I am preparing myself mentally and physically for the fast, eating a little lighter, taking extra fluids, reflecting on His love and mercy.

This feels like such a small effort, as though I am calling out into the darkness, to anyone listening who shares my love for the Lord and our nation, in hopes we might join together to make a difference. But He can take a small effort where it needs to go and make it whatever He wants it to be. I trust Him. He turned five little loaves of bread and two small fishes into a meal that fed thousands, remember? He can do anything.

Last night, I had nightmares, very unusual for me. After two different dreams, I awoke knowing the enemy was trying to attack and discourage me. But he is a defeated foe, and will not stop the hand of God from accomplishing what it sets out to do. “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4

When I woke, I surrendered myself to Jesus and asked for the Holy Spirit to fill me, as I do every day. I told the enemy, the doomed ones, to leave in the name and power of Jesus. Then I asked the Holy Spirit to take over the day and fill our home and family with His healing power. He is faithful.

Now, I sit quietly reflecting and feeling so grateful for this privilege, to live in this unprecedented moment. It is an honor to serve Him, to be a tiny part of calling the people of God to fast and pray for their nation.

God bless every one of you, family of faith, as you seek Him on behalf of our country this week. He is our hope.

A Time to Fast

Joel 2:15-18

Pray to the Lord

15 Blow the trumpet at Zion.
    Call for a special meeting.
    Call for a special time of fasting.
16 Bring the people together.
    Call for a special meeting.
Bring together the old men,
    the children, and the small babies still at their mothers’ breasts.
Let the bride and her new husband
    come from their bedroom.
17 Let the priests, the Lord’s servants,
    cry between the porch and the altar.
All of them should say this: “Lord, have mercy on your people.
    Don’t let your people be put to shame.
    Don’t let other people tell jokes about your people.
Don’t let the other nations laugh at us and say,
    ‘Where is their God?’”

The Lord Will Restore the Land

18 Then the Lord cared very much about his land.
    He felt sorry for his people.

Joel 2:15-18 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

 

Friends in Christ, THIS is our time to fast and pray for our nation.

Please join us on May 5, 2016, in conjunction with National Day of Prayer, to fast 24 hours for the restoration of our nation.

There is hope the Lord will have mercy on us and restore our land. But, we must do our part. It is a time to set aside pleasure and call on the great name of Jehovah for our country. We may witness the greatest awakening of our time if we seek it with all of our hearts.

Share this with as many as you know in the family of faith!

May His will be done in our people and in our nation. Amen.

Fasting For America on May 5, 2016 – National Day of Prayer

Please be a part of prayer and fasting for America on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in conjunction with National Day of Prayer.

America needs help. Division and violence grow near and far. The people of God know the truth: He is our only hope.

This is a grass roots effort, calling the people of God to spiritual battle on behalf of our nation. We will be using the ultimate spiritual weapon Christ revealed in Mark 9:29, “this kind only comes out by prayer and fasting”.

Suggested prayer requests during the fast:

  1. Personal cleansing, surrender to God and filling of the Holy Spirit.
  2. Spiritual renewal, that the people of God in America will be strengthened now and prepared for the future.
  3. Awakening, for truth to be resurrected in our land, and for the Spirit of the Lord to move powerfully to bring every lost person to repentance and faith in Christ.
  4. Restoration and unification of our leaders in His name, and especially for His will to be done in the coming elections!

If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  II Chronicles 7:14 KJV

Please share this with everyone you know in the family of faith. Let’s make a difference the most powerful way God gave us: through prayer and fasting!

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