Sep 29 2014

A Season of Prayer and Fasting

clay

Dear Grace Place Family,

You are invited to meet for prayer over the next eight Tuesdays at 7:00 am; 12:00 pm; and/or 5:00 pm, September 23—November 11.

Several times in the Bible leaders proclaimed a fast in order to seek the Lord with intensity and focus. Here’s one example:

Some people came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army is coming against you…” Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him. (1 Chronicles 20:2-4)

The leader learned about a serious threat and his first inclination was to invite his people into prayer and fasting. If you keep reading that story there was a spectacular miracle that happened as the people put their trust in the Lord and he supernaturally delivered them.

I’ve been sharing with you about the escalating construction costs due to the current economic condition due to so much construction going on in Colorado. This feels like an overwhelming threat right now, but your leaders are convinced that God has a plan to show himself strong. God has given us a vision that includes relocation to our new land. I believe that he desires us to really want it and prove it by telling him about it in prayer!

So I’m proclaiming a fast. I plan to meet and pray with whoever shows up during meal times on Tuesdays. Fasting is about abstaining from something for the purpose of dedication and focus on prayer. You might give up one, two, or three meals. You might give up something else that could be a distraction (such as TV or social media).

I like this description:

“Fasting in the biblical sense is choosing not to partake of food because your spiritual hunger is so deep, your determination in intercession so intense, or your spiritual warfare so demanding that you have temporarily set aside even fleshly needs to give yourself to prayer and meditation.” Wesley Duewel

If you can show up at Grace Place, come to the front of the auditorium where we will make a prayer circle. Our prayer times will be one hour or less. You do not have to pray out loud to participate. If you do pray out loud you do not have to say more than a sentence or two. Up to you! This is a time to seek the Lord for personal and corporate spiritual renewal, for those on our hearts who are lost, and for his miraculous intervention on behalf of Grace Place. If you can’t join in person, consider joining from your home, car, or office.

Let’s seek the Lord together!

Pastor Clay