I am getting really excited about our upcoming day of prayer and fasting. This church-wide event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28. The church will be open from 6:00 am - 8:00 pm. I think we would all agree we are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19, riots, lawlessness, hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, rising crime, and the endless political nightmare has most of the country living in fear. Now more than ever God's people need to pray. In fact, we need to pray and fast. Prayer is our "lifeline" to the throne of the Almighty God. Prayer is our opportunity, our privilege, and an honor to bring our thanksgivings, worship, and petitions directly to God. Prayer is our way of letting God know what is on our heart and mind. Fasting is a way of humbling ourselves before God. When fasting is mentioned in the Bible, it is often connected with atonement and/or repentance. When we are truly and sincerely interested in praying to God, we should do so with a clean heart and clean spirit. Fasting helps us to put away distractions (food, TV, cell phone, social media, etc.) and replace it with total focus on the Lord. Jesus said we could have the faith to move mountains. But it is a faith that comes only by prayer and fasting.
Let us all join together in prayer and fasting on Wednesday, October 28. Let us all increase our faith. Let us all "move mountains" and watch God do a mighty work in our nation, our churches, our homes, and in our lives.