Our 21-Day Corporate Prayer and Fasting Pilgrimage!
Praise the Lord!
Brethren, today, at 6:00 a.m., we, the ecclesia of God, embarked upon our consecrated corporate prayer & fasting journey of spiritual & physical health and wellness (III John 2). The scriptures explicitly inform us that the amalgamation of prayer and fasting has the spiritual capacity to alter difficult circumstances and influence life’s outcomes. Jesus emphasizes this principle and discipline in Mark 9:20-29, when he demonstrated their power in delivering a son that was controlled by a foul spirit. His disciples privately inquired of Him as to why they couldn’t cast out this vulgar spirit. Jesus simply said, “This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” In other words, Jesus explained the path to a successful and purpose driven life is to live by heaven’s principle and discipline of prayer and fasting. It’s my understanding that prayer opens the communication line to heaven and fasting diminishes self-will and self-importance, in order to receive heaven’s provisional blessings. Furthermore, if you want to experience supernatural intervention, self-will and self-importance must succumb to God’s Will of perfection and direction. Our Father God knows best! For this cause, we are obligated to learn His ways for they are reasonable, justifiable, irrevocable and picture-perfect.
With this in mind, we’re corporately called to this consecrated assembly of prayer and fasting. “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” (Isaiah 58:6 (KJV). This sacred undertaking is purposed to produce an expected harvest for which the Lord will be exalted, and His name glorified!
Lastly, it’s highly requested of you to deliberately join us as we inaugurate ourselves in the Will of God through this call of unification. Children, likewise, are also highly entreated to participate. St Luke 18:16 says “But Jesus called them unto him, and said, “Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” There’s room in the kingdom for God’s heirs (children) and so it is for this hallowed assembly. Intentionally teach them the ways of God and they will purposely learn and live by them! During our pilgrimage, please follow the daily prayer and reading strategies. The food plan is of the essence; therefore, please do not deviate but remain focused and committed. We’re on this journey together, possessing a hope of anticipation to experience a great manifestation and impartation of God!
Pastor and I look forward to this experience of a lifetime. Let’s pray, stay faithful, and don’t break ranks! To God be the Glory!!!
May the Lord richly bless you!
Bishop Daniel B. Salley, Jr. & Pastor Barbara A. Salley