Sunday, July 6, 2008

Prayer and Fasting

I decided to post this plea for fasting and prayer. Though the dates mentioned have come and gone I believe it is still an excellent form of worship and prayer for Zimbabwe and for our nation. Consider praying and fasting for Zimbabwe and for the USA.
Please read and see what you are willing to give up either for a 'time' or forever. But please remember, in ALL things let it be by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Blessings,
MP


"We are setting aside June 26-June 29 to pray and fast for Zimbabwe. To make our fasting particularly relevant to Zimbabwe, we have compiled a list of things that Zimbabweans live without daily. We encourage you to look through the list and pick something to live without for this four day period (or choose one item a day for the four days).
In looking at the list you might think, "There is no way I can live without ___________!" We imagine the Zimbabweans once thought that way too. However, today they have no choice.
By fasting one or more of these items, you are choosing to suffer and stand in Christ with your Zimbabwean brothers and sisters. Please look through the list either as a single, couple or as a family and decide what you would like to fast. You might also consider asking your cell group, small group, Sunday School class, or church to join you."
Electricity
Water from the tap; a shower
Phone service
Internet
Cell Phone
Television
Video Games
Gasoline/Diesel Fuel
Listening to music from stereo, cd player, ipod
Flour
Sugar
Butter
Bread
Rice
Beans
Peanut Butter
Coffee
Milk
Cheese
Juice
Cooking Oil
Toilet Paper
Diapers
Sanitary Napkins
Soap
Infant formula
Medicine of all kinds/Medical help
Going to school (Teachers are deserting schools due to lack of pay and teachers are also targets for political violence.)

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