Prayer and Fasting
Prayer and fasting is not a command, it’s a voluntary act of abstaining from something in order to focus on prayer and fellowship with God. It forces us to focus and rely on God for the strength, provision, and wisdom we need. Prayer and fasting is not a way of manipulating God to do what you want. God only promises to answer our prayers when we ask according to His will (1 John 5:14-15). Prayer and fasting without the proper heart attitude is futile (Isaiah 53:3-9). But if we humble ourselves and seek God’s will, we will know and experience His will for us (2 Chronicles 7:14, James 1:5). That’s why we’re asking you to join us in fasting and praying during the week of September 12th through September 18th. As a church we are going to seek God together with the goal of aligning ourselves with His will, so that we will know and experience His plans for us this next 12 months.
For further information on prayer and fasting, read Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster or go to: https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/spiritual-growth/fasting/personal-guide-to-fasting.1.html