Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the [people] and all who live in the land to the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord. Joel 1:14
Scripture Reference- Psalms 133:1-3 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Purposes of Fasting -Renewal, healing and protection, Strength in worship and unity, Humility and self-denial, Seeking God’s presence.
Fasting Guidelines- During this time of consecration, we are asking that you refrain from T.V., and just focus on spending time with your family/household. You can do activities such cooking meals together, talking, taking a walk, reading, praying, etc.
Day 1: Thurs, November 14th start at 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., Fri- WATER ONLY (9:01 a.m. to 7:59 p.m. you can have fruits, vegetables, and water only)
Day 2: Fri, November 15th start at 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., Sat- WATER ONLY (9:01 a.m. to 7:59 p.m. you can have fruits, vegetables, and water only)
Day 3: Sat, November 16th start at 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., Sun- WATER ONLY
**Break your fast daily with communion with your family.
**The consecration ends on Sunday, November 17th at 9:01 a.m.
Friday -Family Night of Worship starting at 7:00 p.m. We are asking you to bring your family and friends to experience a powerful move of God. ** Please remember to pray about your consecrated offering and be prepared to give that night.
Saturday -We are asking that you spend at least one hour of family time together. (Examples of things to do are listed above).
Sunday – Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. There will be special guest speakers sharing their powerful testimonies focusing on family. ** We will do communion as a family during service. So you do not have to break your fast with communion at home.
Recipe for Unleavened Bread
Mix together five cups of flour, 1 2/3 sticks of butter and one pint of whipping cream. Knead until mixed well. Press onto cookie sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes until golden.