Several years ago I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Bill Bright, the founder of Campus Crusade For Christ ministry. God used him back in the early 90’s to birth a national prayer and fasting movement focused on revival.
In his book The Coming Revival he shares how on the 29th day of a 40 day fast he was reading in 2 Chronicles and God spoke to him to invite several hundred of the most influential Christians in the country to Orlando for a time of fasting and prayer.
He had been hoping for at least a “Gideon’s three hundred” to respond. Instead over six hundred came. This prayer and fasting event was held in December of 1994. It was a life changing event for all those in attendance and was a prelude to a great of move of God that occurred in the late 1990’s and early 21st century.
Several memories stand out about my meeting with Dr. Bright and our time together:
- He was a man of great humility.
- When he spoke, he spoke with great conviction and spiritual authority.
- He had great faith that God was going to honor the fasting and praying of His people.
- After meeting Dr. Bright, I was motivated to begin to fast and pray personally.
One of the reasons I share this is to communicate to you that this prayer and fasting movement that is growing across America is due, in part, to the spiritual seeds that were sown back in the early 1990’s. He writes in the book, The Coming Revival, that he was motivated to pray that God would raise up 2 million believers in America to fast and pray.
Last year over 1 million believers in America fasted and prayed at the beginning of the year. This year the number is even greater. We are approaching the 2 million mark. Your participation in iPray, along with other ministries across America that are praying and fasting, are part of an answer to the prayers that were prayed back in the late nineties and early days of this twenty first century.
The impact and influence of these 21 days will continue long after the fast is concluded. Only time and heaven will fully reveal the results of your participating in the 21 days of iPray.
Prayer has no expiration date. And God honors fasting because fasting honors God.
During the 21 days of iPray, God is working in you, through you, and because of you, in ways that you do not even realize.
Keep praying, keep fasting, keep believing – God is working!
Thanks for your partnership in iPray. Together we are building the Kingdom of God in Virginia.