MYGEN Church Fasting & Prayer – 10-04-17

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Intercession Fast

It’s easy to pray for you: to ask God for what you need, want and desire. It’s easy to ask Him to fix this issue in your life, to give you a character like God’s and even in some extreme cases, ask for a new heart altogether. It’s easy to praise and worship Him, ask for forgiveness, confess your sins, pray for your job, a new car, etc., BUT when was the last time you prayed for someone else? Not because they asked you to (and because of life, you forgot to) but because you intentionally purposed in your heart to bring someone else’s name, their issues, their problems, their concerns, before the feet of Jesus? When was the last time you interceded on behalf of someone you didn’t particularly care for?

Today from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, we will be fasting from praying for ourselves and instead focus on interceding for others. As Christians, we are called to be selfless and to put the needs of others before ourselves, to reflect a Christ-like attitude. When Christ was on earth, He spent much of His time caring about the needs of others, talking to His Father about us, bringing us to His Father’s feet and asking God for the best ways to minister to His brothers and sisters, God’s children.

Fast from asking for yourself

To DO

  • Post on your social media:
    Today I will be fasting from praying for my needs, wants, and desires. Instead, I will be praying for yours. Please message me with your prayer requests.
  • Reach out to family and friends and inquire about any requests they may have.
  • Spend the day praying for them. If possible, schedule quiet time with God to petition His throneon behalf of others
  • Reach out to them regularly after today to see how God answered their prayers. This is a great time to start an answered prayer box and also keep track of how God responded in each situation.
  • Use discretion and be confidential. Keep prayer requests between you and the person.
  • Pray for their jobs, homes, families, their hearts, their lives, their health, etc.
  • Make an attempt to reach out to someone you haven’t reached out to in a while.
  • Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit: for example, if you feel led to pray for a stranger on the train, do so. USE DISCRETION!
  • Pray for our political and world leaders and those affected by natural disasters and acts of terror.

Do Not

  • Pray for yourself.
  • Forget to pray for those who sent you their requests (this is easier said than done). Write them down if necessary.
  • Allow your own stresses and concerns to be at the forefront of your mind, letting it keep you from praying for others.
  • Allow the devil to shift your focus from praying for others.
  • Pray for what you think the person “deserves” but rather for the Lord to help each individual to accept and welcome the manifestation of God’s perfect will in their lives.

We will pray every hour on the hour in addition to our corporate prayer at 9 PM. All of these prayer calls happen in our Google Hangouts group. If you haven’t joined our Fasting Group on Hangouts you may do so by pressing the button below.

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Verses for Meditation

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints…Ephesians 6:18
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.1 Timothy 2: 1-5
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4
Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved.Romans 10:1
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.James 5:14-15
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.Matthew 5:44
And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.Luke 22:31-32
Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask,it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them. Matthew 18:19-20
About the Author

Hannah Love

While I am a born and raised Seventh-day Adventist (I was baptized at the age of 8, and then again at 21), I am not a product of Adventist Education. As a matter of fact, it is my public school education, both at DeWitt Clinton HS, and the University at Albany that has strengthened my relationship with. High School reignited my love for singing in choirs, and led me to join the Angelic Voices of Praise, the only gospel choir on campus. It was at corporate prayer before choir rehearsal one Thursday evening in Albany that my prayer life was brought under a microscope. You see, up until that point, I was praying these little Baby Prayers, the Patty Cake Prayers, the rehearsed Prayers, the One Liners. There wasn’t any conviction, and it almost appeared that I was afraid to talk to God in a very real way. That night a seasoned member saw something that I didn’t see in myself, and because she allowed the Holy Spirit to use her, took me to the back of the LC during corporate prayer and taught me how to pray. I mean Really Pray! That night not only changed my life, but changed my Prayer Life forever. My prayer life translated well as I served as a Pathfinder Leader and an Assistant AY Leader and Praise and Worship leader. It was my constant communication with God that allowed Him to use me to lead Teens and Young Adult closer to God, and many more into Praise and Worship. While I understand that our life experiences have differed, I believe that our God is the same. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He is the God that desires to have a deeper communication with us, who longs to chat with us, and craves quiet moments that we can offer as sacrifice to Him Do not for a moment think that I am perfect. In fact I am far from it. I mess up and mistakes, but my relationship with God is just as real as this letter you are reading. It is my relationship, and my prayer life, that restores me each and every time I fall. It is my prayer life with God that has allowed Him to use me for His work, and the furtherance of His Gospel! I charge each and everyone of you to explore a genuine and real relationship with God! Sit at His feet, talk to Him, worship him, Praise Him! Ask God to show Himself to you in a very “You Specific Way” Just in case you don’t know where to start, I encourage each and everyone of you who are able to join in with us on our Weekly Prayer and Fasts that meet each Wednesday. It is in these Fasts, that God reveals our character flaws to us, in hopes of not only correcting our Spiritual Cancers that seek to draw us away from God’s divine love, but pull us closer to the feet of Jesus! I pray that each and everyone of you experience God in a very real and “You Specific Way”. I Love you and God Loves you more!

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