A Call To Action – Fasting and Prayer

We are going to begin setting up a day (or days) to call our fellow bloggers to join us in fasting and prayer for a revival in the United States.  If you are not from the U.S. you are still welcome to join us to fast and pray for the church as a whole.

If you have not already done so, and would like to, you can join OneCry.com -a site for people wanting to join together in prayer for the country and the church.  Greg Holt from Believing God Today has set up a group at OneCry called Believers United for Revival which can be found here if you care to join.

OneCry.com has set up a united time of prayer every Tuesday from 8:00-8:30 PM Eastern Time.  There is a phone number on their site if you wish to participate in this prayer time.  Info can be found here.  Long distance rates are applied.

OneCry.com has a booklet of prayers called Praying for Spiritual Awakening.  In it there are prayers written out that can be prayed first for ourselves, then our families, our church and the nation.

This booklet can be downloaded onto your computer and printed out.   You need Adobe Reader to download and view the booklet.  If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can get it free here.

Because of this weekly prayer meeting, we should make sure that Tuesdays are included in our time of fasting and prayer.  I recommend that we make a concerted effort to come together with the prayer team at OneCry.com and pray with them, whether on the phone or not, between 8:00 and 8:30 on Tuesday evenings.

Our first day of fasting and prayer will be held the Tuesday after Resurrection Sunday, which is April 10th.  We will start out with just one day and then possibly fast longer in the future.

Depending on how long you decide to fast, it is recommended that you seek a physician’s approval first.  Being pre-diabetic, I have learned through experience that I cannot go completely without food for a day and will have to make modifications to my own fast.

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Fasting is basically not eating for a certain period of time to bring ourselves in line with God.

Back in September I came across a devotional from Dr. Charles Stanley about fasting and prayer in which Dr. Stanley describes fasting as a step away from both food and activities to get rid of any distractions.

There are many different kinds of fasts; some for a day or two where you would eat a small meal the night before and then not eat again until the night the fast ends.  Some are water and juice fasts for a week or so.  Some are for longer periods – as much as forty days.

Fasting for a day would mean eating a light meal Monday night and then fasting through Tuesday.  End the fast Tuesday night with another light meal.  Resume normal eating Wednesday morning.  If you care to fast for longer, that is up to you.

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Revival begins with our own hearts.

OneCry.com has a workbook that can be downloaded onto your computer and then printed out called “Draw A Circle” that outlines the idea of revival and prayer.

According to “Draw A Circle” ….

We humble ourselves before God and ask that He change us first.  We get honest about the sin in our lives, and repent from all sin.  We forgive those that have wronged or hurt us.  We align our life with God’s Word.  We pray fervently for revival around us — in the church and in the country.

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I “Googled” ‘fasting and prayer’ and found these sites and articles.  There were others, if you would care to look further.

From CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST INTERNATIONAL:

7 Steps to Fasting

Personal Guide to Fasting

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From CBN.com:

The Power of Prayer and Fasting by Marilyn Hickey

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From UPPER ROOM DAILY REFLECTIONS:

Fasting and Prayer

Please prayerfully consider joining us as we turn to God for revival, in our own hearts and in our beloved country.  If you decide to join us, please alert your readers so that they can come along side us in prayer also.

About Drusilla Mott

Child of the King, wife, mom, step-mom, gramma, aspiring author, blessed beyond measure. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
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8 Responses to A Call To Action – Fasting and Prayer

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  2. granbee says:

    Oh, Greg, I was so very honored and touched when you sent me a personal email inviting me to join Cryone! I have enjoyed all the followups and requets and instructions and visiting the website ever since! Thanks be to God for this world-wide crusade and answer to one of my most fervent and long-term prayers for connections to millions through the power of His Saving Grace!

  3. ptl2010 says:

    Early this year Debradoo called for prayer and fasting on ChristianBlessings as we began the new year in https://ptl2010.com/2012/01/17/prayer-and-fasting/

    In Singapore we had the 40 days fast which ended on August 9 2011. We also prayed for our General Elections and for Election of our President. We know that God was sovereign in both.
    It is no secret that we have answers to national prayer as Singapore is now an important base for sending out missionaries across the world. 457 missionaries have left Singapore to work as missionaries in different countries and cultures – that is an amazing ratio of one missionary for every church!

    Since 1970 the Church in Singapore has grown. 8% of the population are now Bible-believing Christians.

    ChristianBlessings believe in and supports national prayer in accordance with the Word of God. We encourage everyone of our readers to be involved in the intercessory prayer for America or their home countries. Prayer changes things, Prayer strengthens the work of God and His people, Prayer harnesses unity and increases the church’s dependence on God and when intercession is made, He answers prayer. Praise the Lord.

    So people of God let us arise and call on our God. Let us fast (and in humility confess our sins and repent) and pray (call in desperation and concern) to our Heavenly Father for His Kingdom to come. Let God arise and His enemies be scattered.

    Psalm 68:1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

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  6. writinggomer says:

    Thank you! 🙂 I hope many participate, together many can make a difference!

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