PRAYER & FASTING
God desires to bring to healing, transform, freedom and deliverance to all. And He will not do it without us. It begins with us, His very people. The Prophet Ezra wrote in 2 Chronicles 7:14:
“If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
If ever there was a time that God’s people need to arise, it is now! We ask you to join us for 3 Days of Prayer and Fasting as we consecrate ourselves and pray for our Nation, our State, our Communities, our Church, and the souls of our families.
On this journey, set aside time to read through our daily devotionals, study and pray the scriptures, and seek God for a greater discernment and anointing to walk out this commission described to us in 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Whether you have prayed and fasted before, or if this is your first time, you can start where you are and experience what God has for you during this spiritual journey. Now, let’s awaken the spiritual giant that lies within us to take back our nation, our state, the church and our families for the Kingdom of God?
Pastor Tom Manning
AUGUST 12 - 14
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Fort Lauderdale Campus
*prayer teams available for Creole and Spanish speakers
Prayer & Worship Night + Communion
Fort Lauderdale Campus
Fasting is a principle that God intends for all His children to experience. In our time of fasting we make sacrifices so that we can focus more on our need for God. It is during these times of fasting where we get to turn down the noise of life to hear the voice of God. When you fast, you open up the blessings, opportunities and Kingdom access God has provided to you.
“Is not this the fast that I have chosen to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” — Isaiah 58:6
- Confess your sins to God.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal areas of weaknesses.
- Forgive all who have offended you and ask forgiveness from those you may have offended (Mark 11:25; Luke 11:4; 17:3-4).
- Surrender your life fully to Jesus Christ and reject the worldly desires that try to hinder you (Romans 12:1-2).
- Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. Pray daily and read the Bible.
Fasting is not a punishment; it’s a privilege! By making fasting a way of life, you can get closer to God and grow in your spiritual walk like never before. Fasting is one of the most powerful weapons God has given us for our daily lives. Biblical fasting takes a lot of discipline and strength— strength which you can only receive from God. Matt 6:33 says, “When you seek God, and His Righteousness, He will reward you.”
“Then I declared a fast while we were at the Ahava River so that we would humble ourselves before our God; and we prayed that he would give us a good journey and protect us, our children, and our goods as we traveled. So we fasted and begged God to take care of us. And he did.” — Ezra 8:21-23 (TLB)
There is power in unity! God’s anointing will break the yoke of bondage. In corporate prayer and fasting, there is tremendous power.
Drink only liquids, usually just water (please consult a physician before beginning a full fast.)
Eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Eat fruits and vegetables only. Drink water and/or vegetable juice.
Usually from sun up to sun down. You may also choose to fast a meal as your partial fast.
When fasting from food you may also want to consider other distractions to fast also. Maybe it’s TV or social media, apps on your phone, your computer or tablet, video games, books and even music. We all have things in our lives that rob us of our time with God so think through what that might be for you and make a decision to abstain from it during this 3 Day prayer and fasting. Saying no to these things allows us to say yes to something greater…God!
Remember that it is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking God that receives a blessing (Isaiah 58, Jeremiah 14:12, 1 Corinthians 8:8).