PRAYER AND FASTING DAY
“And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” EPHESIANS 5:21
In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians he admonished them to imitate God in everything that they did. Paul knew that the culture that the Ephesians lived in and the very air that they breath was antiChrist.
This wasn’t a deliberate ploy by the culture to go against God, it was simply the result of a culture that had grown and developed with no reference or acknowledgement of God.
Paul knew the way culture was going and he wanted followers of Jesus to develop a lifestyle that was counter culture and lived out in a way that challenged culture not in a confrontational way but simply through lifestyle choices.
Paul challenged the Ephesian to live in God’s light rather than under the cover of darkness. He encouraged them to live by the power of God’s Holy Spirit rather than in their own strength and then he challenged them to submit to one another out of reverence for Jesus Christ.
Paul knew that in a culture built on dominating another person or group to prove the strength of your God and accomplishments, submission was not a reference point. However to become all that God wants for the church then submission needed to be a way of life because it was the Jesus way.
So for our prayer and fasting day we are going to use submission as our reference point for prayer and pray that God grants us the grace to live a life of submission so that Jesus can be exalted through us.
6am - 9am
9am - 12 noon
SUBMISSION TO GOD
12 noon - 3pm
SUBMISSION TO SCRIPTURE
3pm - 6pm
SUBMISSION TO EACH OTHER
The first Tuesday of each month is our PRAYER & FASTING day. Prayer Points are sent out during the day and then we meet together to pray.
The purpose of fasting should be to take your eyes off the things of this world to focus completely on God.
Fasting is a way to demonstrate to God, and to ourselves, that we are serious about our relationship with Him.
Fasting helps us gain a new perspective and a renewed reliance upon God. Fasting can take a number of forms such as missing a meal, a particular food/drink, not watching something, not doing something but then spending time in God’s presence, reading the bible, doing a bible study, praying.