Will You Pray and Fast?

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Dear Prayer Partner,

 

You have probably heard it said many times during this election season that this election represents a critical turning point in our history. I believe the results of this election will determine whether or not this Republic will survive as we know it. But I also rest in the knowledge that God places people in positions of authority, and as a sovereign God, He moves them as He chooses. “Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.” (Romans 13:1). “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will.” (Proverbs 21:1)

 

I can so relate to the story of Esther in the Old Testament.  When she was faced with the dire situation facing her country, she said,  “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. (Esther 4:16) 

 

Like Esther, I am asking you to consider setting aside, between now and November 8, a day of fasting and prayer for our nation and the situation in which we find ourselves. Would you fast as you can, whether it be a 24-hour fast or a shorter fast? I believe that fasting is a way of humbling ourselves before God. As we fast and pray, we acknowledge that He is sovereign over all things, and even though He does all things according to His will, He requires that His people seek His face and His plan. 

 

“ … Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” (Nehemiah 4:14)

 

Your prayer partner,
Penny Nance
CEO and President