The Gospel Coalition, a fellowship of evangelical churches in the Reformed tradition has called out to all Christians to participate in a day fasting and prayer which is to hold on Saturday, April 4.
According to their website, this is to strengthen their faith using the word of God in Psalm 10:17 “’O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear” as references .
The spread of COVID-19 virus across the world had caused anxiety and uncertainty about the future and rendering the people helpless.
As written on their website, Christians were reminded that God is a mighty God who is not helpless. Therefore Christians should always pray as Apostle Paul had instructed in Philippians 4:6, we ought not be anxious about anything, “but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
In regards to the fast, the Coalition said Whosoever has chosen to be a disciple of Christ is required to partake in the suffering of Christ not by nailing ourselves on the cross but rather asked by God to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Him. Since our motive of fasting is to seek God.
As part of the strategies provided by the Coalition fellowship, some resources were made available for those new to fasting and also the provision of a prayer companion booklet that participants can view online or download as a PDF to help guide them through the day.
The Prayer time was structured in three phases which is to hold during the day, morning for personal prayer, midday prayer for community prayer and evening prayer for online prayer and worship.
The one-hour evening prayer featuring prayer for the sick and suffering, medical workers, provision/economy, local, national and global governments, families, for the lost holds on Saturday, April 4 as a live event on Facebook and YouTube at 7:00pm Eastern/4:00pm pacific.
The Gospel Coalition President Julius Kim invites everyone to participate in the fasting and prayer event.