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We ask that you please pray for us in the following ways:

  • That lives will be changed and impacted for Christ.
  • That new believers would be connected to a local church.
  • That we will encourage viewers in their relationship and faith in Jesus Christ.

 

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PRAYER AND FASTING

Dear Friends,

When God spoke to  Nehemiah he prayed, fasted and all the people joined together as one to  accomplish God's purpose. Jehoshaphat called all the people to pray and  fast together in the face of a great enemy advance (2 Chron. 20). The  battle was won. The church in Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch were  collectively called to prayer and fasting by the disciples (Acts 14).  They were facing many tribulations. God delivered them. Many other  biblical examples abound.
This is why we are called to 40 days of  prayer and fasting. We can do this. We must do this. The Bible clearly  describes fasting as "not eating food." I have shared a  number of ways you can be involved. Pray, choose, select, adjust, and do! 
I  have also shared some thoughts for those with special considerations  such as smaller children or those who have medical conditions. My  fervent prayer is for all of us to experience a renewed intimacy with  our Savior. How can we ever be the same when we walk closely with the  Lord?
I am calling on all who love the Lord Jesus to join together in  a time set aside for prayer and fasting. I have often wondered why the  Lord chose to "pick" on food. Perhaps because eating is something we all  do from the moment we are born. We all need to eat. We all love to eat.  This is why we fast from food and pray to God. Losing one finds the  other. Hunger pangs are replaced with spiritual fulfillment. Intimacy  with God is the result. Through our faith in God as a church family, He  will do for us what we cannot do for ourselves. Thank you in advance for  joining me in being a part of something that only God can do!

Your friend and pastor,

Don

For more information about fasting visit the First Baptist website HERE.

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