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. Thousands of Americans humbling themselves through an extended fast will be very meaningful to God and will help move Him to bring change to the U.S.
How to Fast
The fast lasts for 10 days, beginning Monday, January 8th, 2018 through Wednesday, January 17th. By signing up to participate, you will receive an email each morning of the fast, featuring a short original video on the theme “Heroes of Fasting” to encourage and motivate you throughout the fast.
You may choose to fast from foods for the entire 10 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 those who humble themselves 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 those who humble themselves 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.