Do you have a heart for America? This country was founded on godly values, sacrifice, despair, and suffering; and its founders and early citizens sought to live in accordance with biblical principles. The escape from England in search for freedom to worship Jesus without persecution of government was a risk.
Sadly, today's Americans seem interested in moving away from those values and principles, seeking to solve their own problems and chase after selfish dreams on their own, leaving God forgotten. If this nation is to ever return to its biblical roots, it is going to require Christians to pray and many more churches to fast on its behalf and to beg God to not turn us over to a reprobate mind (Romans 1).
Fasting is the deliberate abstinence from some form of physical gratification for a period of time in order to achieve a greater spiritual kingdom goal. Fasting usually involves setting aside food, although we can fast from any physical appetite. Another thing we could fast from are the hours we spend watching television, social media, or internet trolling and scrolling. The idea is to devote the time we would ordinarily spend on these activities to prayer and waiting before the Lord.
According to Isaiah 58:4, the purpose of fasting is “to make your voice heard on high.” If we want to experience spiritual breakthrough for ourselves, we need to get God’s attention.
But this practice is not limited to just individuals; collective fasting holds similar effectiveness for churches, communities, or nations seeking their own breakthrough.
There are two reasons we need to fast for our nation. First, Satan seeks our destruction. Second, we need protection from evil people who are being used by Satan to carry out his agenda. Therefore, when we engage in a fast together as a church, we will begin the process of becoming equipped to fortify and strengthen our great land against our spiritual enemy. Through a collective time of fasting and praying, we are appealing to a greater Power; and we know that He (God) has the ability to rearrange circumstances.
Starting on September 25th, City United Church will be praying and fasting for spiritual breakthrough for our nation and our leaders. We are asking you to pray for national revival, which will take more church members and attenders engaged in the sacrificial act of fasting and committed to bringing the nation to its spiritual knees before Almighty God. We will be using Dr. Elmer Towns’ new digital guide to 40 days of prayer and fasting. Below you will find the link to download this document to guide you in prayer and fasting for the coming election on November 3, 2020. America needs to get back to its original foundation of law and order, Jesus Christ.
I would like you to let me know that you are going to pray and that you have downloaded the guide so that I can let Dr. Towns know how many people are using it. This will be a great encouragement to him.