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The Great American Fast

Updated on February 10, 2018

Prayer and fasting

How often should we fast in prayer? I believe it is good for our spiritual health and need to do it more than I do. This summer we have been blessed to be invited to The Great American Fast. This is an all day prayer and fasting service seeking revival in America. I have a challenge to ask all of my followers here on the hubpages. I will get to that a bit later.

For now I will explain a little of our journey to Bellefonte, Pa. Friday July 1, 2011 we will travel the eight hour trip to Bellefonte. We will get settled in and try to see a bit of the area Friday afternoon and evening. On Saturday we are carrying the cross onto Penn State University. We will be doing a bit of street preaching taking the Gospel to the street. Saturday we hope to see a lot of the State College and Bellefonte areas. Sunday will be the all day prayer and fasting service. We will be honoring God in fast and prayer throughout the day. There will be several pastors and evangelists speaking during this service. I look into the book of Acts chapter 17 and the last sentence of verse 16. (NOTE I usually never only take a part of a verse to preach or teach, without at least explaining what transpired to bring that part to importance, in this circumstance I do not think it is inappropriate.) These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also. That is my goal and prayer for the Great American Fast, that the people in Bellefonte will see a mighty work through Jesus Christ being done and say they have come here too. Is that how you feel about evangelism in your area? Do you wish to see Christ glorified so much in your town that the people we say they have come here too?

We need to witness we need to spread Christ to a lost and closed hearted America. Are you ashamed of Christ? Many say no way but what do they do to spread the Gospel? Jesus said if we are ashamed to speak of Him to men He will be ashamed to speak of us to God the Father. May I give a testimony of being ashamed? I have shared this before but I feel it is necessary to give it here again. I remember the hurt one night as my daddy was on me about something I had done or said I forget what by now but remember the consequence. He finally looked at me with the anger brewing from his face and said he was never so ashamed of me as at this time. That hurt far exceeded any remembrance of joy I ever had with my daddy. How would it feel to be standing with Christ before God and Jesus say that though you are His child He is ashamed of you? Man! I cannot even fathom that. So we need to be about the Father's work each and every day. Then maybe those words will be uttered, these that turned the world upside down have come hither also.

Later Sunday after all the fasting and services come to a close we will have a dinner together then prepare to leave for our homes. Prayerfully we all will take the service back to our home churches and seek revival in our home towns and local churches.

Further information can be found at the website given here.


My challenge to you is this. Pray for The Great American Fast. Pray for America as we seek revival in our land. Join us in fasting a day or so each week seeking God to open the hearts of Americans across this land. Join the website listed above and list your prayer request that we may pray for you in intercessory prayer. Contact Lifegate Baptist Church in Bellefonte, Pa. and let hem know you are praying for the service or are interested in attending. Spread this website to your friends and family and church. Challenge your church to fast in prayer for this cause. Contact The Great American Fast and support them however you can in whatever way. Let them know you care and like the cause. There are several good articles on the site that share testimony for revival in America. Seek to ad yours to the site. The site operator says keep on keeping on and is there not a cause? This is what I will leave you with, is there not a cause?

The cross I carry
The cross I carry
Cake I made for bake off at church the cross is rice crispy candy covered in fondant with brown icing paint
Cake I made for bake off at church the cross is rice crispy candy covered in fondant with brown icing paint

Radio Interview for The Great American Fast KCBI Arlington, Tx.


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    • Michael Adams1959 profile image

      Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      Yes to lose yourself in prayer is so awesome just you and God meeting together with no interruption. Fasting is such a cleansing time both physically and spiritually.

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Both prayer and fasting are great for our spiritual lives. God recognizes that by fasting we are denying our body sustainance and sustains us with his love and grace ten fold.

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      Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      Thanks once again for your reply, I am happy someone sees what I try to do as inspiring but I fail so much and need to cry out to God for help and strength Thing is He always supplies we have such a great God.

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      fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      What a powerful statement we make when we care so much about something that we are willing to forego our daily bread in favor of a higher cause. The devotion you have for the cause of Christ is truly inspiring.

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      Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      I am hoping people see the need for prayer and fasting for revival in AMerica and respond whether making the decision to join in the fast service or to keep it in prayer. I hope they realize just how important this weekend is for America.

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      William Kovacic 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA


      Thanks for this hub. Of course, it's near to my heart. Praying that you have wonderful results in Bellefonte and State College, PA. Oh, and the video is a "must see".

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      Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      Thank you so much, these are important days in our Christians lives please help us out in prayer, God Bless.

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      tinamarie9884 6 years ago

      Hi Michael, I know fasting and praying is extremely important. Once again, you have written an excellent hub!!