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Day of Prayer & Fasting
Good Friday, April 10, 2020
Midnight – 1 PM
Some may choose to continue fasting until after the Good Friday service.
Special Hour Devoted to Prayer 12 PM – 1 PM
God’s people have always set aside special times for prayer and fasting (Daniel 9:3; Esther 4:16; Acts 13:3). Jesus' disciples did not fast during his earthly ministry, but Jesus said that the time would come after his departure when his disciples would fast. Jesus also taught in the Sermon on the Mount: “when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:17, 18). Likewise, the Westminster Directory of Public Worship encourages us that “congregations may keep days of fasting, as a divine providence shall administer unto them special occasion; and also that families may do the same.”
We are currently in a “special occasion” of God’s providence in which he is teaching us and working for his glory. Prayer is one way that we seek God’s guidance and submit to his will, and fasting is a way to foster and to focus our prayer. When we fast, we express humility and repentance before God. When we give up our own need for food, we demonstrate the urgency of seeking God’s will above our own needs. And when we feel the urge of hunger, we are prompted to turn to God in prayer and praise.
As a congregation, we will hold a partial day of prayer and fasting on April 10, 2020. We are setting aside this time to focus our attention on God and on the spiritual opportunities and dangers that we face during the coronavirus outbreak.
Good Friday Service
Friday, April 10, 2020
Sunday, April 12, 2020
8:30 AM, 11 AM, & 6 PM