It's Time to Fast and Pray!

It's Time to Fast and Pray!

Pastor Heard has called our church family to a time of intense prayer and fasting for 30 days as we seek God for miracles of healing, our families, financial breakthrough, and revival.

Schedule for 30 Days of Prayer and Fasting:

Week 1: January 14 - 20: Pray For Revival And The Unsaved
Week 2: January 21 - 27: Pray for Families, Marriages, Children, and Other Relationships
Week 3: January 28 - February 3: Pray for Financial Breakthrough, Jobs, Business Growth, Raises and Promotions, and Cancellation of Debts
Week 4: February 4 - February 10: Miracles of Healing
Conclusion: February 11 - 13: Thank God for Hearing and Granting Our Petitions

Verses to pray on the Final Days Of Our Fast

Monday, February 11th

2 Chronicles 5:13-14 (NKJV) It came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,” b that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, [14] so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.


Prayer: Today, Father I praise You and I join the symphony of worship that You are receiving from believers here at Inspire Church and from around the world. You are such an incredibly GOOD God! I thank You for what You are doing in my life today! I thank You for my family and how You are blessing them, for my spiritual brothers and sisters and how they are being blessed. Today we receive every good gift that comes from You.

But, Father more than anything else we want You! We are Your temple. Come dwell within us and let Your glory fill these houses that belong to You. Fill us so full that the world will see You in us. We love You Lord more than anything else in this world. We adore You and magnify You!


Tuesday, February 12th

Psalm 23:1-3 (NKJV) The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. [2] He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. [3] He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.

Prayer: Dear Father, You Are my Shepherd! I am amazed that You would love me so much that You would actually watch over me with tenderness and that You care so much for me! I thank You for all You have done in my life thus far. I thank You for every blessing and every challenge You have brought me safely through. I can’t make it without You because You are my strength.


You have never lead me to where I have been harmed and where I could not thrive. You have always lead me to green pastures and still waters. You give me peace instead of stress. You are restoring me to the person You intended for me to be when You created me. You are making me a mighty child of God. Today I receive Your direction for my life and claim that every step I take will be the one You wanted me to take. You have made me to be the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and I thank You!


Wednesday, February 13th

Psalm 91:1-2 (NKJV) He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. [2] I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

Prayer: Thank You today Mighty God, for allowing me to approach You and to bow down in worship before You. I live today because of You and I live my life in You. I want to abide in Your Presence. I want to live my life so close to You that I live under the shadow of Your Wings. Let Your shadow fall across me and cover me.

Today Lord, I trust in You! You are my refuge and my fortress! I thank You, that today my family and I are safe from every strategy of the enemy and that every attack against us is thwarted! The enemy is confused but You, my God are leading me and I worship You!



Week 4: February 4 – February 10, 2019

Scriptures and Prayer: Miracles of Healing

These are some of my very favorite verses on healing. Let’s prayer them together in this fourth week as we fast and pray as a church family. They can be prayed concerning our need for physical healing, healing in relationships or marriages, healing of wounded hearts and broken spirits and even for healing in our finances. Let’s expect God to do miracles!

Monday, February 4th:

Exodus 15:26 “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”

Prayer *** Father, today I pray that You will grant me Your grace and strength to hear Your voice and to do what is right in Your eyes. I am keenly aware of my weaknesses and my need of Your grace. I ask you to give me the ears to hear what the Spirit is saying and then to obey You fully and without reservation.

You have promised me that if I will hear and obey You, that You will not put the diseases that afflict the world upon me. Grant me to walk in Divine health where I will not even need healing. Give me immunity from the sicknesses that sin caused to enter this world. Give me Your divine strength to live in health and vitality for Your glory I pray!

Tuesday, February 5th:

Psalm 103:1-5 "Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's."

Prayer *** I praise you, my Lord, and I remember all of your goodness and benefits to me. I thank you for forgiving me of my sins and for the assurance they are forever gone and covered by your blood. Just as your blood brought me atonement for my sins, your stripes bring me healing for my sicknesses. You heal ALL my diseases.

Cancer cannot stand before You! Neither can diabetes or renal failure. Nor can lung conditions or liver disorders stand against You. Structural issues like back problems and those with knees are being healed, I pray in Your Holy Name, dear Jesus!

Today Lord, I claim your promise that my strength is being renewed as the Eagles! I am not sinking in weakness or despair. I am being raised up to be strong again! Thank you for healing me (or my loved one or friend). I give You glory!


Wednesday, February 6th:

Isaiah 53:5 "But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed."

Prayer *** Our Precious Lord, how can I begin to understand all You did for me or how much You loved me? It takes my breath away to consider the depth of Your love and all You endured for me! You were pierced with nails and with thorns. You were wounded for my transgressions. You took my place and suffered for what I did. Oh, wonder of wonders! You were wounded, and where they placed stripes with that cruel whip upon your back, You paid the price for my healing!

Just as there is no sin the blood did not forgive, there is no sickness Your stripes cannot cure. I claim my healing today. I change the way I have been speaking and now confess instead the fact that healing virtue is flowing through me! I am healed! Your Word declares it and now my body must manifest it! Thank you, Lord!

Thursday, February 7th:

Isaiah 58:8 "Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard."

Prayer *** Thank you Lord, for the Light of Your Word that guides my thoughts and my steps. I am coming into even greater Light as I come to better know and understand the teachings of Your Word. Your Word is always true and dispels the darkness and discouragement the enemy would try to bring against me.

I thank You that Your Word declares that my healing is coming quickly! It will not come slowly but it will come rapidly and surely just as the sunrise at dawn. You will receive glory for what You are doing in my life. I praise You for healing me today!


Friday, February 8th:

Jeremiah 30:17 "For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord."

Prayer *** Thank You, Heavenly Father for restoring my health and my strength. I thank You for making me strong again. Because of the sure promises of Your Word, I declare my health is being revived each day. I will be stronger today than I was yesterday, and stronger tomorrow than I am today. You are an amazing God and I thank You for healing me.

Saturday, February 9th:

Jeremiah 33:6 "Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security."

Prayer ***Almighty God, Your Word tells me that You are bringing me to health and healing. Even now I am getting better. My physical strength is returning. My mental well being is improving. I am on the road to full recovery with You, my Source and my Strength! Thank you for being who You are!

I claim my healing today! Thank You for making it possible!


Sunday, February 10th:

James 5:14-15 "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. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up"

Prayer *** Lord, today I accept as the absolute truth the amazing teachings of Your Word! You are my Great Physician. I thank You for medical science and I pray they will have even greater breakthroughs and understanding that will benefit all of mankind. But beyond what science can do, I thank You for what You alone can do!

You are God alone! You do mighty and great wonders that cannot be explained. Miracles are done by You, Oh Lord. You raise up those that science and medicine cannot help. I turn to You and I know that when the elders of the church pray for me and I am anointed with oil, that the oil is the symbol of the Holy Spirit. As surely as it touches me, You are touching me. And like the woman who touched the hem of your garment, I am being made whole!

Thank You, Oh mighty God!


Ways to Fast

Fasting is the act of eating sparingly or abstaining from certain foods. It can also mean abstaining from all food and drinking only water. Fasting can break the hold our human weaknesses have over us and help our spirit man to become stronger. It can also assist us develop a greater ability to hear from God. Many breakthroughs have occurred when God’s people have fasted and prayed.

At Christian Tabernacle/ Inspire Church, we have experienced some of our greatest miracles by fasting and praying as a church family. Fasting can confuse the enemy and stop him in his tracks! Jesus even declared that some demonic spirits will not be conquered UNTIL we pray and fast (Matthew 17:21). When Jesus fasted in the wilderness for 40 days, He ate no food at all. But in Daniel 10:2-3, the Bible says that Daniel fasted and prayed for 21 days as he sought God.

During this time he ate no “pleasant bread” or meat and drank no wine. However, He did not stop eating. The demands of his position in the Persian government required that he perform his duties effectively and with competence. This teaches us that fasting can be done in several ways. You can choose not to eat at all for a short period of time or simply skip a meal each day. Some may choose to miss one meal a day for the entire 30 days. Or you could skip all meals for one or two days a week. Some may have a physical condition that prevents them from fasting. Or certain medications may require you to eat.

The good news is, there is more than one way to fast. Since the purpose of fasting is to deny the flesh from becoming our master, in addition to missing meals, some choose to eliminate TV or something they really enjoy. Or you could severely reduce the amount of time spent on social media. Since I’ve always loved sweets, one of my most effective fasts was to eat no sweets for 30 days. It changed my life!

Let’s expect God to do incredible things as we draw near to Him during this 30 day season of prayer and fasting as a church family.

This is our year to be FULL! Blessings and favor in abundance,

Pastor

(Pregnant women or those under a physician's care should first seek medical approval before fasting).