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A Moment of Refreshing: Enter In, Psalm 100

God has put one prayer on my heart for you today—that you will experience Him in prayer. That He will usher you into His courts and meet with you in a life-changing way! As you come before Him in prayer, may He cause you to sense His presence and see His face in a way you’ve not seen or felt on this fast. He did that for me last night in an overwhelming way through a worship song. I was at the... read more

The Stewardship of Fasting by J.G. Morrison (Part 1)

The following excerpt is from The Stewardship of Fasting by J.G. Morrison (1871-1939), who was known as the “Soldier of the Cross.” Dr. Morrison makes a compelling case for why fasting, like prayer, is a responsibility we’ve been entrusted with by God. We are responsible for all the divine power God is able to release because we fast. When God’s people practice fasting rightly, it... read more

Inspired and Impacted by Others: Quotes About Fasting and Prayer (Part 2)

The following excerpts from Richard Foster, John Piper, and Donald Whitney will instruct and inspire you as you fast! Application questions follow each except in order to help you get the most from your fasting and prayer. Richard Foster “More than any other discipline, fasting reveals the things that control us. This is a wonderful benefit to the true disciple who longs to be transformed into the image... read more

Fasting Day 15: Fresh Inspiration from the Archives

Fasting Day Fifteen Posts from the Archives: Fasting is Waiting … Waiting Expectantly: Praying in Hope When Times Seem Hopeless … Lives of Influence … The Good News … For the Nation …   Fasting Day 15: Fasting is Waiting Fasting is waiting upon God, expressing confidence and hope in nothing around us except God Himself. He promises to bless those who wait for... read more

Inspired and Impacted by Others: Quotes About Fasting and Prayer

The following excerpts from Martin Lloyd-Jones, Andrew Bonar, Wesley Duewel, and Andrew Murray not only instruct us about fasting, they inspire us to combine our fasting with prayer! They motivate us to get into the prayer closet not just when we’re fasting, but all year long. Nuggets of truth are tucked inside these brief quotes. Application questions beneath the excerpts help us extract important... read more

Fasting Day 14: Fresh Inspiration from the Archives

Fasting Day Fourteen Posts from the Archives: Don’t Judge the Results Based on What You Feel (Part 3) … Fasting is Saying, “Give Me Jesus” (Fasting Is, Part 1) … For the Little Ones … Praying for Our Government … Fasting Affects a Nation  …   Don’t Judge the Results Based on What You Feel (Part 3) Does it seem like nothing is happening on... read more

Fasting Day 13: A Prayer for the End of Abortion

The anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion is just a few days away (January 22nd). Since that decision was handed down, there have been approximately 58,586,256 abortions that have destroyed the lives of unborn children. (2017 statistics) Every year, we take one day of Pursuit 21 and focus our prayers on the end of abortion. This is our focus today. We may not be... read more

Fasting Day 13: Fresh Inspiration from the Archives

Fasting Day Thirteen Posts from the Archives: Don’t Judge the Results Based on What You Feel (Part 2) … The Ezra Fast … Fasting, Justification, and Sanctification … When God’s People Pray (Video by Jim Cymbala)… This Kind Does Not Go Out by the Courts or Political System On Target .. Fasting and Weight Loss …   Don’t Judge the Results Based on What... read more

Fasting Day 12: Fresh Inspiration from the Archives

Fasting Day Twelve Posts from the Archives: Don’t Judge the Results Based on What You Feel … Why Is It So Hard for Christians to Pray? … Fasting with an Illness: Safe Ways to Fast … The Origin of Fasting: Reversing Cause and Effect … Is Fasting a Requirement … The Reward of Waiting .. Entering God’s Rest … If I Fast Without My Husband, Will It Still Help?... read more

Drawing Near: Treasuring Communion (Part 2)

Do you find it difficult in this age of distractions to disconnect from everything in order to connect to God? How many times a week do you withdraw from other people in order to draw near to God? This includes tearing yourself away from your social media accounts, phone, text messages, emails, television, internet, movies, entertainment, work, and in-person contact with other people. When you do withdraw... read more
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