Beth-el Baptist Church

January 2024 Prayer and Fasting

“Shaken, Jehoshaphat prayed. He went to God for help and ordered a nationwide fast.”  2 Chronicles 20:3 (MSG)
“The country of Judah united in seeking God's help - they came from all the cities of Judah to pray to God.”  2 Chronicles 20:4 (MSG)

Biblical references to the spiritual discipline of fasting describe a practice of abstaining from food for a specified period of time.  Fasting is a time of bringing the body under the control of the Holy Spirit on a consistent basis.  Instead of receiving the physical gratification of food and various other activities, we become very aware of the substance and power of the Holy Spirit.  When we pray in this manner, it is not to get God’s attention, to impress Him, or to change Him.  Instead, our purpose is to focus our attention on Him as the only Source of all of our needs.
 —Elmer Towns
When the body of believers are united together during this time of corporate prayer and fasting, we can expect transformation in our lives, the local church, the world when we commit to the Word of God and be led by Holy Spirit.
Corporate Prayer and Fasting
Psalm 133:1-3 tells us that when we come together (corporately) in unity, there the Lord has commanded His blessing.
Corporate prayer was practiced throughout the Bible. In Acts 13:1-3 as they ministered to the Lord and fasted corporately, the Holy Spirit gave specific directions.
Fasting Instructions
Time and Dates: The fast begins 12 noon Wednesday, January 17, 2024 until 12 noon Sunday, January 21, 2024
During this fast decide on what you are going eat. But no sweets, no snacks, no sodas, no coffee, no tea, etc.  Drink plenty of water.
Prayer Emphasis
1.  BBC family walking in love (agape) and unity.
2.  Yield and flow with Holy Spirit.
3.  Read the Word of God and Pray in tongues daily (Romans 8:26-27; Jude 1:20).
3.  2024 Kingdom transformation! “Expanded Living!”
4.  This generation living for God and worshipping Him.
5.  School, colleges, daycare, teachers, etc.
6.  Wisdom and safety for the US Military and Israel.   
7.  Outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the youth of Caroline County.
Prayer Times  
* Before Every Wednesday and Sunday Service
* Special Prayer Time: Friday January 19th; 7:00 P.M until 7:45 P.M
   (Faith Conference Call.  351-888-6297)
All church fast is optional, please use own discretion (medical reasons, health challenges, or feel unhealthy, etc.) and by all means consult medical assistance for your benefit.