Fasting was practiced in the Old Testament, New Testament and in church history to entreat God for Him to move in extraordinary ways. We need God in the U.S. now more than ever.
Moses fasted 40 days, Nehemiah fasted 120 days, and large numbers of Jews in Esther's time fasted for 70 days in their time of need.
2 Chronicles 7:14 says that when we humble ourselves and confess our sins, God intervenes in history to heal our land. In Psalm 35:13 King David humbled himself through fasting and many others in the Scriptures have done the same to gain favor from God. Moses fasted 40 days, Nehemiah fasted 120 days, and large numbers of Jews in Esther’s time fasted for 70 days in their time of need. Jesus fasted 40 days, Christians in the book of Acts fasted regularly, and believers for 2000 years have sought God through fasting and prayer. Thousands of American Christians humbling themselves through an extended fast will be very meaningful to God and will help move Him, according to His word, to bring change to the United States.
How to Fast
The fast lasts ten days, beginning Monday, January 7th, 2019 through Wednesday, January 16th. As a signed-up participant, you will receive an email each morning of the fast, featuring a devotional to encourage and motivate you as you fast.
You may choose to fast from foods for the entire ten days—drinking only liquids—or you may choose to fast one or two meals each day. However God leads you, we are thrilled to have you be a part.
Don't be afraid to take on this biblical challenge to draw closer to God and see Him exalt you as you humble yourself through fasting.
If you don’t have a lot of experience fasting, this may be a challenging endeavor to face. Christians throughout the centuries have sought God through fasting and have found Him in wonderful ways as a result. Don’t be afraid to take on this biblical challenge to draw closer to God and see Him exalt you as you humble yourself through fasting.
Fasting helps the Christian draw close to God, although American Christians are often unfamiliar with the practice. For more information check out this FAQ for Fasting and this curated list of resources.