An Esther Call to Prayer and Fasting

FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
Esther said, “I and my young women will also fast as you do. Afterward, though it is against the law, I will go to the king…and if I perish, I perish” (Esther 4:16)

There are moments in history when a door for massive change opens. Great revolutions, either good or evil, spring up in the vacuum created by these openings. In such divine moments, key men, women and entire generations risk everything to become the hinge of history—the “pivot point” that determines which way the door will swing.

The Jewish holiday Purim celebrates God’s deliverance of the Jews through Esther’s fasting, sacrifice and courage. This year, Purim begins on Saturday evening, March 11th. Therefore, we are seizing this sudden moment for 3-day Esther Fast from sundown on Wednesday, March 8th through the evening of Saturday, March 11th to counter this witchcraft, pray for the President, and contend for this uprising of an Esther movement in America that will, among many things, reverse the decree of ‘73, Roe V. Wade, just as Haman’s decree was reversed and hold back the rising tide of anti-Semitism.

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Inauguration Day Prayers – Billy & Franklin Graham

Throughout the years, Billy Graham and Franklin Graham have prayed for incoming presidents, offering petitions for the head of state and our nation that still ring true today. Billy Graham, considered pastor to the presidents, continually pointed America back to God through his inaugural prayers. Here are five excerpts from previous prayers you can use while lifting up the outgoing and incoming presidents.

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Fasting Tips

Check Out These Tips:

– How to Begin
– Preparing Spiritually
– Deciding What to Fast
– Deciding How Long
– What to Expect

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High Noon Prayer for the Election

Don’t lose focus, don’t lose heart. We are calling for everyone to consider the price that must be paid to disrupt the celebrations that have already been planned. Like a War Eagle, we are summoning intercessors to the following High Noon strategy:

1. For the final twelve days leading up to the election, Oct. 28-Nov. 8, gather with two or three others (lunch break at the office, church groups, housewives together on the phone, husbands and wives, youth groups at school, etc) to pray. Spend 15-30 minutes in agreement together if possible, every day, for twelve days, at noon. If you can’t make noon work, pick another time and be faithful to it for 12 days.

2. Plead the blood of Jesus over your family and our nation. This is the “better blood” of the new covenant that breaks the yoke of spiritual bondage and oppression, and releases mercy to our land.

3. Pray specifically to bind the Spirit of Cain—the spirit of murder, hiddenness, and lack of love and accountability (“Am I my brother’s keeper?”). Pray that the power of Cain in operation at the highest levels of our nation would be: 1) bound, 2) exposed (brought to light, secrets no longer hidden) and 3) removed.

4. Pray. Then vote.

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Key of the Greater Work – Oswald Chambers

…I say to you, he who believes in Me,…greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. —John 14:12

Prayer does not equip us for greater works— prayer is the greater work. Yet we think of prayer as some commonsense exercise of our higher powers that simply prepares us for God’s work. In the teachings of Jesus Christ, prayer is the working of the miracle of redemption in me, which produces the miracle of redemption in others, through the power of God. The way fruit remains firm is through prayer, but remember that it is prayer based on the agony of Christ in redemption, not on my own agony. We must go to God as His child, because only a child gets his prayers answered; a “wise” man does not (see Matthew 11:25).

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A.W. Tozer on Prayer

A Closed Mouth and Silent Heart

My heart was hot within me; while I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue.— Psalm 39:3

Prayer among evangelical Christians is always in danger of degenerating into a glorified gold rush. Almost every book on prayer deals with the “get” element mainly. How to get things we want from God occupies most of the space. Now, we gladly admit that we may ask for and receive specific gifts and benefits in answer to prayer, but we must never forget that the highest kind of prayer is never the making of requests. Prayer at its holiest moment is the entering into God to a place of such blessed union as makes miracles seem tame and remarkable answers to prayer appear something very far short of wonderful by comparison…

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The Ministry of Prayer by E.M. Bounds

“Prayer should be the breath of our breathing, the thought of our thinking, the soul of our feeling, and the life of our living, the sound of our hearing, the growth of our growing.” Prayer in its magnitude is length without end, width without bounds, height without top, and depth without bottom. Illimitable in its breadth, exhaustless in height, fathomless in depths and infinite in extension.” – Homer W. Hodge

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Prayer by Leonard Ravenhill

The Gospel Of Prayer

There’s nothing more transfiguring than prayer. People often ask, “Why do you insist on prayer so much?” The answer is very simple – because Jesus did. You could change the title of the Gospel according to St. Luke to the Gospel of Prayer. It’s the prayer life of Jesus. The other evangelists say that Jesus was in the Jordan and the Spirit descended on Him as a dove – Luke says it was while He was praying that the Spirit descended on Him. The other evangelists say that Jesus chose 12 disciples – Luke says it was after He spent a night in prayer that He chose 12 disciples. The other evangelists say that Jesus died on a cross – Luke says that even when He was dying Jesus was praying for those who persecuted Him. The other evangelists say Jesus went on a mount and He was transfigured – Luke says it was while He was praying that He was transfigured. There’s nothing more transfiguring than prayer.

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