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In the spring of 2014 The Lord impressed upon Belinda to ask a few of her friends for some special needs prayer requests. We prayed. God answered. We've seen deliverances, healings, miracles... the very hand of God moving in our lives producing TWO typed pages of answers including: a cancelled knee surgery, 3 alcoholics: one 20 year addict, one 30 year addict and one 40 year addict: SET FREE; a patient needing a kidney transplant: COMPLETELY HEALED; an infertility of 10 years: ANSWERED WITH A CHILD! And too much more to mention! AND HE CONTINUES TO ANSWER US!


*Current  fast & prayer*

Every Monday through 2018

please join as we fast and pray!

  

For Family

Father God, I come to You believing[1] and declaring Your own word[2] that (#names of lost or living in habitual sin family members) be saved, commit their lives to You and be born again[3]; I ask for the Holy Spirit to draw them to truth[4]convict them of sin, righteousness and judgment[5], open doors of utterances[6]send ministers unto their paths[7] cause blind eyes and deaf ears[8] to be opened to all truth[9] setting them free; cause them to hunger and thirst for righteousness[10]encourage them to draw near to You[11] and bless them as they do[12]! And Lord I ask that Your angels have charge over ALL my family members to keep us[13] safe from harm injury and evil[14]: sustain Your beloved, hold us in Your safe keeping, surround us as with shield all day and even carry us![15] I commit my whole family to You, that You draw us all closer to You, and into deeper truths of You; that every deception, stronghold or scheme of evil be broken and void[16]. I commit all these to You in faith; You have heard and shall answer my prayer, quickly[17]in Jesus name Amen!

For our country

Lord God, I come humbly before You in deep repentance and intersession on behalf of the sins of this nation[18]; I repent for this people who has turned their back on You[19] forgotten Your laws[20]and plugged their ears[21]. Father, my soul cries out in deep grief and anguish for our sin[22]; for ALL the sins of:[23] abortion, pornography, fornication, homosexuality, divorce, greed, lying, stealing, extortion, slander, kidnapping, rape, murder, drunkenness, idolatry, stubbornness, rebellion, hardheartedness, every form, every thought and every act of evil: Father, show mercy and allow the light of Your truth to break forth upon this nation[24]; allow ears to hear the truth of the gospel, breaking up foul ground[25]bringing all backsliders to repentance, healing and refreshing to the people, even this whole nation[26]; oh Father Help us, only You can open blind eyes! Father I cry out to You, merciful gracious God, without Your help Father, we have no hope[27]. Hear us Lord God, draw this nation to You now, only You can save[28] In Jesus name Amen!

For Pastors and Leaders

Father God, I pray to You now for Your true Shepard’s and the leaders of this nation that You would surround them with Your favor as with a shield[29] (#name Pastors, Churches and leaders); that as they minister to the needs of this nations people: YOUR light will break forth like the dawn upon them, Your healing will quickly appear for them and their house, Your righteousness will go before them and Your glory will be their rear guard[30]; we ask and decree that it is You that will help, strengthen and encourage them, You are walking with them, You will help and keep them, never to leave or forsake them[31]! We ask You to empower them with grace, prosper them in every area[32] enabling them to complete their assignments[33]; Lord place Your angels in charge over them[34], keeping them in perfect peace[35] expose and crush any wicked evil scheme against them now, In Jesus name Amen!

    

[1] Acts 16:31 Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved, you and your household.

[2] Isa 55:11 So shall me word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please and it shall.

[3] John 3:3 Truly Truly I say to you, unless one is born again He cannot see the kingdom of God

[4] John 6:44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.

[5] John 16:8 When the spirit comes, He will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment

[6] Col 4:3…that God would open a door of utterance to speak the mystery of Christ

[7] Matt 9:38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, to send out workers into His harvest

[8] Isa 35:5 then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped

[9]John 8:32 And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free 

[10] Matt 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.

[11] James 4:8 draw near to God and He will draw near to you

[12] Blessed is the man who thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee

[13] Psalm 91:11 For He will give His angels charge over you to keep you in all thy ways

[14] Ps 121:7 The Lord will protect you from all evil: God will protect your very life.

[15] Deut 33:12 May the beloved of the Lord dwell in security by Him, who shields him all day, and he dwells between His shoulders.

[16] Job 5:12 He (God) thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success

[17] 1 John 5:15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have what we asked of him.

[18] Ez 22:30 I sought for a man among them that should make up the hedge and stand in the gap before me for the land that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

[19] Jer 32:33 They have turned their back to Me and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen and receive instruction 

[20] Deut 8:11 Be careful not to forget the Lord your God by failing to observe His commands, Hs laws ad his decrees…

[21] Zech 7:11 But they refused to hearken and pulled away the shoulder and stopped their ears that they should not hear.

[22] Ez 9:4 “walk through the streets of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of all who weep and sigh because of the detestable sins being committed in their city”

[23] Dan Chp 9

[24] Is 58:8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning and thine health shall spring forth speedily 

[25] Is my word like as a fire? And like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces.

[26] Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out, and times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.

[27] Job 8:13 those who forget God have no hope.

[28] John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.

[29] Ps 5:12 Surely Lord You bless the righteous; You surround them with Your favor as with a shield.

[30] Isa 58:8 Then your light will break forth like dawn and your healing will quickly appear, then your righteousness will go before you and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

[31] Deut 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.

[32] Ps He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not with and in whatever he does, he prospers!

[33] Romans 16:20 The God of Peace will soon crush Satan under your feet; the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

[34] Ps 91:11 For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

[35] Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee.

 

MINISTRIES WE PRAY FOR:

Cornerstone World Out Reach

Maynard LaVallie Ministries

Destiny Youth Ranch



WHAT IS FASTNG?

Fasting is simply to abstain from food: the cause of the fall of man (!), only drinking water and/or nutritious drinks for a specified amount of time.


The Bible records at least 4 men completing a 40 day fasts: Moses fasts food and water 40 days Exodus 34:28; Elijah 1 Kings 19:8; Probably King David Ps 109:24: and Jesus Matt 4:2. The Bible also records several other types of fasts abstaining from: delicacies (possibly sweet or tasty foods), meat, wine, Dan 10:3; sex 1 Cor 7:5; liquids  Acts 9:9. And the food and drink fast of Nineveh even included the animals Jonah 3:7!

I have heard of people fasting or abstaining from many other things: cell phones; video games; TV; sweets, meats or treats!. *I can personally fasted multiple 3 and 5 day, some 10 and even 21 day fasts and I can attest that a total food fast for a determined amount of time for the purpose of devoting oneself to focused prayer is a sure way to obtain specific desired results from God. I have experienced many personal results with total food fasts, therefore, this is what I practice and recommend most frequently for powerful and fairly quick results!  


FAST WARNINGS:

 TWO IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN CONSIDERING BEGINGING A FAST:

**If you are under doctors care regarding your diet,  or experiencing a heath illness: ask your doctor before going on any type of food fast!

**If you are under heavy warfare, ask God IF you should be fasting and/or definitely consider short and limited fasting. 


WHAT DOES FASING DO?

*Fasting empowers us unto the mastery over the appetites of our flesh Mt 4:1-11

*Fasting causes sharpening by intensifying of our spiritual awareness. Mt 4:1-11

*Fasting is the humbling of our soul before God Ps 35:13

*Fasting causes self chastening and search of the genuine intentions of our hearts Ps 69:10


WHEN JESUS SUGGESTED FASTING

There is an exhaustive library of whole books written on fasting, it is my intention to touch briefly on a powerful insight Jesus shares with us on fasting, Read Mark 9:14-29 to recall. This story puts us at the scene of a dispute among the disciples and scribes. The disciples had been endowed with the Holy Spirit (Luke 9:1-6) and had been going from town to town preforming miracles, signs and wonders in the name of Jesus. *The same miracles YOU AND I are commissioned to preform! (John 14:12 & Mark 16:15-18)

The disciples had become so confident of the power of God flowing through them and answering their prayers by proof of amazing miracles, that in Luke 9:54 they assumed to bring correction on a town by calling down fire from heaven to consume those who would not received Jesus (!) I am imagining it came quite a surprise when they could not help the boy brought to them by their father (Mark 9:17); vs 28 they ask Jesus in private "why couldn't we drive it out". 

Good question! Why don't our prayers always get answered! After all, Jesus told us in John 14:13 '...I will  do whatever you ask', John 15:7 '...ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you.', Mat 7:7 '...ask and it will be given to you...'. 

Well, there are a couple Biblical reasons our prayers DO NOT get answered; two of the most obvious are ONE: God does not hear a sinners prayer John 9:31 and Proverbs 28:9 Whoever turns his ear away from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination and TWO: James 4:3 says when we pray with incorrect motives our prayers will not be answered.

Jesus does not appeal to either of these truths as to why the boy does not get healed; Jesus does however reveal a powerful truth that remains ever true today! vs 29 Jesus says: "...this kind can come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting."  (My emphasis added). The fact of the matter is: Some situations warrant our faithful and powerful intervention of praying and fasting!

Read the story. Get a sense of the Fathers predicament and urgency; his admitted lack of faith likely because he had watched his son experiencing these traumatic outbursts for many years. 


Do you have a situation that has not heeded to your many years of tearful prayers? Jesus has your answer; fasting and prayer.

 

If you are ready to step out in faith and believe Jesus, I and some of my friends are willing to fast and pray with you! Contact me today if you are ready to move that mountain!






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