22 Days of Prayer and Fasting

God's purpose in our fasting and prayer is to prepare a place in our lives for him to inhabit...

2017 Prayer and Fasting

2017 Prayer & Fasting Emphasis

“Come Away”

God’s purpose in our fasting and prayer is to prepare a place in our lives for him to inhabit…

The principle of biblical fasting involves more than food. In the true sense it means “separation.” Words like “sanctify” and “holy” are used to describe what happens to a vessel that is separated.

Fasting is the practice of separating ourselves from distracting influences. That can involve food, but in today’s world it has to involve “coming away” from all the “voices” that crowd into our lives.

Once separated, then God has our full attention. Jesus said our prayer life should be like going into a closet, then “shutting the door.”  This is fasting.

Next, Jesus said, “He will reward you openly.” So, prayer is shown as collaboration with God. Through separation, He impresses on us His desires. Which is of course, His will.

Then, our needs should be presented to Him in the form of a petition, which is a formal request based on Promise He has made He has made in His Will, the New Testament. Our requests must be based on scripture.

Then, once we have let our desires be known to God, Jesus said, “Believe you have received them…” Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

We then, keep our faith active be confessing the promises we believe we have received.

 

Pastors Randy & Cherie Gilbert

Prayer List

  1. I Timothy 2:1-2 First of all…
  • prayers, intercessions:
    • all mankind, nations of the world
    • all that are in Authority, government officials, kings, judges, etc.
  1. Ephesians 6:18 all saints
  • prayers, intercessions:
    • all saints, the Body of Christ worldwide
    • the Church in America
    • the Church in Richmond, VA
  1. Ephesians 1:15-16 those among you…
  • prayer, intercessions:
    • all FLM members
    • all FLM leadership, pastors, staff, department head, workers
  1. II Corinthians 10:16 beyond you…
  • prayer, intercessions:
    • the Mission of the Church
    • effectively reach the unreached
  1. Acts 1:8 unto the uttermost…
  • prayer, intercession:
    • the Mission of FLM
    • all outreach, local and abroad of FLM
    • Bible school, churches, day school

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