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Prayer and Fasting

PrayingSuggestions for praying more effectively for missions are:

  • Ask God to give you a spirit of prayer.
  • Obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit regarding prayer immediately.
  • Read books on prayer.
  • Keep a prayer list or notebook.
  • Use a variety of prayer resources. The Nazarene Publishing House has several available, such as a Prayer Chart and Prayer and Fasting Brochures.
  • Participate in special prayer emphases, such as:
                   Nazarene World Week of Prayer
                   International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
  • Get requests from the NMI Prayer Mobilization Line.
  • Above all else...pray.

 

Ongoing Prayer Requests:
 

  • Pray for missionaries and their families—for their ministry and safety.
  • Pray for missionaries and Christians in creative access areas, where government officials may not welcome missionaries and those who share their faith are in danger on a daily basis.
  • Pray for World Mission Broadcast programs and personnel who minister globally via radio, television, Internet, podcasts, and cell phone texting. For more information about World Mission Broadcast, visit WorldMissionBroadcast.org.
  • Pray for Nazarene Compassionate Ministries teams that share the love of Jesus to a needy world.

 

 

Concert Of Prayer
 
A concert of prayer is a structured time of corporate prayer. Feel free to use the format that was used at the January 2010 District Leadership Conference. A PowerPoint presentation was used to help facilitate the time we had together.

  Concert of Prayer Text only
  Concert of Prayer PowerPoint

Additional video
Prayer - Shhh Be Still and Know (windows media)

 

FastingRegular fasting and practicing self-denial, as the Holy Spirit directs, are encouraged. This will clarify thinking, add fervency to prayer, motivate giving, and help develop empathy.

If you cannot participate in the total abstinence of food or a meal, you can still fast by eating less than usual or by eating "no choice food" (Daniel 10:3).

"Fasting helps to express, to deepen, and to confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything—to sacrifice ourselves—to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God." - Andrew Murray
 
 
Resources

  Biblical Fasting
  Fasting Commiment
  Fasting Preparation
  Daniel Fast Handout
  Daniel Fast Recipes
  More Daniel Fast Recipes