A movement of churches uniting together in prayer & fasting
Watch Ryan introduce If My People — a movement of churches in the Bay Area
What if the Church in this moment in history united together in prayer and fasting on behalf of our city, country, and world?
We believe that wherever prayer focuses the power of God falls. And that the only truly productive thing we can do in these turbulent times is to pray.
If My People is a movement of churches in the Bay Area uniting together to pray and fast during this global crisis.
One Church. One Heart. One Voice.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”2 Chronicles 7:14
When: Every Wednesday, breaking the fast at dinner time.
What: Press pause on the media stream, the social media feeds, and food for the day. Use the time you would normally be eating to pray. Many churches have a midweek broadcast as well as resources to help guide your time in prayer.
Church leaders: Email [email protected] to partner with us during this time!
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
WHO SHOULD NOT FAST FROM FOOD:
- People who are physically to 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.