Over the past few years I have been lead to start each year with a fast! I would like to encourage you all, to follow the link below from Jentzen Franklin. He has helped me understand the significance of fasting and each year he and his community start the year with a 21 day fast. Last year there were over 300,000 people on the fast and what a privilege to be part such a corporate fasting movement.
In 2012 the fast starts on Sunday the 8th January and ends on Saturday evening the 29th. Ask the Lord to guide you as to how participate and what type of fast. Either order the appropriate books as listed below or buy Jentezen’s book “Fasting” locally and be blessed in your prayer and support life.
From his book on page 10: Ecclesiastes 4:12 says “ A threefold cord is not easily broken” In Mathew 6; Jesus provided the pattern by which each of us as a child of God is to live. That pattern addressed three specific duties of a Christian: giving, praying and fasting. Jesus said, “When you give...” and “When you pray....” and “When you fast”. He made it clear that fasting, like giving and praying, was a normal part of Christian life. As much attention should be given to fasting as is given to giving and to praying.
Solomon, when writing the books of wisdom for Israel, made the point that a cord, or rope, braided with three strands is not easily broken (Eccles. 4:12). Likewise, when giving, praying and fasting are practice together in the life of a believer, it creates a type of threefold cord that is not easily broken. In fact Jesus took it even further in Matt.17:20, by saying “ Nothing is impossible”
We need to strengthen and protect our intercessors and fasting is certainly an area that can assist us to just do that! So here is an opportunity to become part of a corporate world wide fast and experience a very different start to the New Year 2012!
Hi Phil ........ The Prayer Network is doing a swell job and I love the environment you have created here. I've started a Group last October on FB for Prayer that came out of a need of a tragic accident here in my city and I'm praying that those who love to pray will find a great liking to it, as we are all commissioned to Pray as well as Love others. Keep up the great work and may God's hand of abundance always be upon you for the visions he has given you. Many Merry Blessings ..... Star Pratt & Atmospheric Changers ......... The Bahamas
Can't thank you enough for all the kindness and resources you share. We are united in spirit for your blessings of our true and almighty God, through His only begotten son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.
Should I have given you this prophesy first so you validate? Is It applicable to be read? I should be careful I know, But Its true Phil God revealed this to Me, I have so many other visions and prophesies but my I have not released them because am still behind in terms of finances and equipment.
Phil, This is Virginia in Las Vegas. Do you mean the Gift of Prayer Tree Photos?
Apparently I had a page from my retrodoc@gmail address where I posted these before but I want the firstname.lastname@example.org to be my main prayer address, so I reposted to the page where I posted Unity Prayer yesterday.
This Gift of Prayer Tree was a great idea that our Mesquite NDP Coordinator had to get the names of all of Nevada's elected officials into the hands of people who would commit to pray for them daily throughout the year. It made the local paper and got responses from around the west. People loved the idea. Thanks for what you are doing to connect intercessors. Virginia Douglas-Rommel, Nevada NDP Coordinator
First thank you for your encouragement in The Pray Network.
I regard Pray Network as a vital part of the Body of Christ and a work of The Holy Spirit in our times. I have implemented Pray Network as our favourite connection on our web site: www.foldedehender.no.
Please continue keeping us informed about important news and events from the network in your newsletters.
Blessings from T.Leigre. Norway.
Praying that all your prayer concerns as our coordinator will be granted even before you formulate them in your thoughts.
btw, you have already done well by me. I love all the many resources you've allowed to be added, so we may broaden our perspective and our ways of doing business with God, personally and corporately, locally and globally.
We have a small church, and there are about 15 or so that come to our Meeting for the NDP. We have divided into group and prayed for different subjects using the NDP guide.......Or had someone specifically lead in pray for families, government, schools etc. Using half the prayer time, praying together and the other half in groups. It is when there are only 15 or, there are not very many groups. We also have had the church open and people come and go as they can for prayer.