Fast Forward

About 9 months ago, we devoted an entire month to prayer and fasting as a church, asking God for direction for our lives and our community. In order to finish the year strong, we have decided to call another “Fast Forward,” again devoting time to pray, fast and seek God’s guidance for Light of the World.

There are a lot of great starters, but more poor finishers. As a church, we’re believing our latter days will be greater than our former days (Haggai 2:9)
  • Pray daily for at least 10 minutes
  • Follow along with the daily prayer and reading assignments (download the app or follow along on social media)
  • Abstain from the following: bread, fried foods, added sugar (candy, sweets, soda, etc.), caffeine, alcohol, drugs, all pornographic materials
  • Commit to not missing a Sunday service (with the exception of work)
  • Commit to 100% participation in tithing
  • Commit to some form of exercise at least once a week
  • Commit to support a black owned business at least once a week
 
CORPORATE FAST • October 7-28
 
Sunday, October 7
Pray for revival in America, and that it would start in you.
2 Chronicles 7:14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
 
Monday, October 8
Pray for our church.
Psalms 2:8 Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
– Ask God for church growth, blessings for the pastor, ministry leaders and their families, miracles, and the gospel to be advanced.
 
Tuesday, October 9
Pray for the children of our church.
Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”
– Pray for the children of our church, that God would place a passion for Him and the purposes of God in their hearts, that they would be protected from all of the lies of hell.
– Pray that they should see miracles in their lives and follow God wholeheartedly.
 
Wednesday, October 10
Pray for property.
Mark 11:23 I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.
– Pray for God’s will on the possession of our own property so that we may be more free to make Jesus famous.
 
Thursday, October 11
Pray for the lost.
Acts 16:31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.”
– Pray for the lost loved ones, in your family, as well as those in the church family.
 
Friday, October 12
Pray for our spiritual leaders.
Colossians 1:9 So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.
 
Saturday, October 13
Pray that we become more like Christ.
John 8:31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings.
 
Sunday, October 14
Pray for the evangelism efforts of Light of the World.
Mark 16:15 And then he told them, Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.
Evangelism is one of the bedrock values of LOW.
– Pray that God leads every member to share the good news of Jesus with everyone who will listen.
 
Monday, October 15
Pray for love.
John 13:35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.
Love is one of the bedrock values of LOW.
– Pray that God would fill us with His love, that it might be reflected in and through us individually and corporately.
 
Tuesday, October 16
Pray for all those leading and serving in the church.
1 Corinthians 4:1-2 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that a man be found faithful.
– Pray that God would bless their spirits with passion, bless their effort with fruit and bless their diligence with great eternal reward.
 
Wednesday, October 17
Pray for harvest.
Galatians 6:7, 9 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
 
Thursday, October 18
Pray for financial breakthrough for those in the church.
Deuteronomy 8:18 “Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.”
Deuteronomy 28:12 The LORD will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
 
Friday, October 19
Pray for the marriages in our church.
Genesis 2:24 This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
– Pray for the marriages in our church. May God enrich them and fill them with bliss. May God bring healing and hope through them. Pray that walls built up by past resentment will fall down, and that husbands and wives would have the marriage God intends for them to experience.
 
Saturday, October 20
Pray for wisdom in parenting.
Isaiah 54:13 I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace.
– Pray for parents in our church to lead by example, and serve as the accelerant for the passion for God in the lives of the kids of our church.
 
Sunday, October 21
Worship.
John 4:23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.
– Just worship. Thank God for all He has done for you today, and expect even greater.
 
Monday, October 22
Release Restoration and Reward.
Joel 2:12, 25-26 12 That is why the LORD says, “Turn to me now, while there is time! Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. 25 The LORD says, “I will give you back what you lost to the stripping locusts, the cutting locusts, the swarming locusts, and the hopping locusts. It was I who sent this great destroying army against you. 26 Once again you will have all the food you want, and you will praise the LORD your God, who does these miracles for you. Never again will my people be disgraced like this.
 
Tuesday, October 23
Pray for health and healing.
Jeremiah 30:17 I will give you back your health and heal your wounds, says the LORD.
 
Wednesday, October 24
Pray for the leaders of our country.
1 Timothy 2:2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
 
Thursday, October 25
Justice.
Matthew 5:6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied.
 
Friday, October 26
Sanctify yourself.
Joshua 3:5 Then Joshua told the people, “Purify yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do great wonders among you.”
 
Saturday, October 27
Consecration.
James 4:8 Draw close to God, and God will draw close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, you hypocrites. 10 When you bow down before the Lord and admit your dependence on him, he will lift you up and give you honor.
 
Sunday, October 28
Thank God for Victory.
Mark 11:24 I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.