Fasting & Prayer
October 19, 2021 9:00am
Address: Online, Castro Valley, CA US 94546
Contact: Carmela Lieras
LET'S PRAY & FAST TOGETHER
We believe in a living God who listens to our prayers and wants us to come closer to him. As we continue fasting and praying as a church for personal matters -- plan to also join us as we pray for:
- A growing hunger for God in our congregation
- Ministries that bring the Gospel to our community
- Strategy for this next season of ministry
JOIN OTHERS FOR MUTUAL EDIFICATION ON ZOOM OR IN-PERSON: At 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 5pm on October 19th, join a Zoom meeting to pray with others for God’s healing and any other need you have.
The prayer room at *3Crosses will also be open to pray alone or with others at the following times on October 19th: 10am-11pm; 1pm-2pm; 4pm-5pm (*20600 John Drive, CV). For those who wish to join the zoom, here’s the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89381537044
The theme for October will be: GOD's WILL. Click HERE to download the Prayer Focus guide.
➤ One Church. One Heart. One Voice.
WHAT IS FASTING:
Fasting is the act of HUMBLING our soul before God by ABSTAINING from something.
The Greek word for fasting means “one who has not eaten,” “who is empty.” And so, fasting is the act of humbling your soul before God by abstaining from something, typically food. Fasting is a physical exclamation point, declaring our desperation & dependence on God. It declares our need for Him is greater than our need for food, water, TV or even other relationships. We set aside something [food, drink, media] to focus intensely on God.
HOW DO YOU FAST:
- Prepare yourself SPIRITUALLY
- Set-aside a specific TIME
- PRAY during the times you would normally be eating
WHO SHOULD NOT FAST FROM FOOD:
- People who are physically too thin or emaciated.
- Those who are prone to anorexia, bulimia, or other eating disorders.
- Those who suffer weakness or anemia.
- Persons who have tumors, bleeding ulcers, cancer, blood diseases, or who have heart disease.
- Those who suffer chronic problems with kidneys, liver, lungs, heart or other important organs.
- Individuals who take insulin for diabetes, or suffer any other blood sugar problem such as hyperglycemia.
- Women who are pregnant or nursing.