Churches Join the 2008 Fasting Movement
It seems many churches are getting on board with the 2008 Fasting Movement. Championed by Pastor Jentezen Franklin from Free Chapel Church in Gainseville, GA, the January 21-day fast is gaining momentum. Most of those joining the fast us the Daniel Fast as their chosen eating plan.
Many churches start their Fast on a Sunday so they can “sanctify the fast” together at their worship services. In this way, members are entering a “corporate fast” as a church body. Specific purposes for the Fast are identified which encourages all members to come together in unified prayer. This year, tens of thousands of Christian men and women will start the fast on January 6th and break the fast on Sunday morning, January 27th.
Many churches report powerful works of the Holy Spirit for their congregation as a body. Plus, individual members experience healed relationships, spiritual growth, physical healings, financial breakthroughs, and other blessings.
While even estimating the number of Christians who will enter the 2008 Fasting Movement is difficult, it is very likely that tens of thousands will start the New Year with the Daniel Fast, either as an individual devotion or a corporate fast with their church.
Please let us know if your church is fasting this year. We would love to report back to the larger Body of Christ as to the way God is moving in your congregation as you focus on Him through prayer and fasting.
Please leave a comment below with any questions you might have.