Though the pandemic has altered almost every element of life as we know it, the Lord seems to be using this season to bring an urgency and expectancy through prayer. Throughout the history of the Church, Jesus has renewed His people through challenging times by bringing hope, change, and transformation as they commitment themselves to prayer. Instead of taking a posture of inconveneince or frustration, we are leaning firmly into Jesus in prayer to see His beautiful purpose accomplished during this unprecident time. Collectively we are making a commitment to fast and pray for the following areas of breakthrough...
Whether through the means of the medical or scientic fields or by His miraculous power, we are praying for Jesus to bring healing to the lives of those stricken with COVID-19 and a cure to bring an end to the pandemic.
13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
As our life, security, comfort, and world is being shaken, we believe Jesus is calling us to surrender our idols to Him. When loss causes us to lose a sense of who we are, we know that what we are losing has become an idol which has taken the place of God in our lives. Through prayer and fasting we are asking Jesus to reveal our idols and give us the courage to surrender them to Him.
13 When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, 14 if my people who are called by my name 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 heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:13-14
In an unprecidented time of division in our country and within the Church, Jesus is calling us to back to understanding, compassion, patience, and love for each other. We are committing to fast and pray for barriers of division to be broken and hearts to be softened resulting in peace for our nation and a bond of unity in the Church.
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
We are calling our church family to collectively make a commitment to fast and pray one day a week. Begin with one hour of focused prayer on the days you fast to contend for breakthrough in these areas until we see God's hand move.