Updated: Jan 9, 2022
Family Life Worship Cathedral
1350 A Street Elmont, New York 11003
Fasting Explanation and Preparation
What is fasting? Fasting is an avenue believers use to petition GOD for hard cases and difficult circumstances. This is done through abstaining from normal eating while increasing the number of times they pray throughout the course of a day. In the Gospel of St. Mark (9:29), Jesus told his disciples “This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting”.
Fasting is not, and neither should it become, an everyday activity. It must be done at selected times by the leading of the Spirit of GOD and assigned periods that are designated by your Leader (II Chro. 20).
Preparation before Fasting:
➢ Prior to fasting we recommend that you take a laxative to clean out your digestive system. This will reduce the occurrence of headaches, dizziness, and other symptoms that result from a change in normal eating habits.
➢ If a laxative is not possible to take, any colon cleanser, cleansing or detox tea will suffice.
We challenge all to push yourselves whenever deciding or are directed to fast. The bigger the sacrifice we are willing to make by not pleasing the flesh, equates to bigger breakthroughs, deliverance and answers to the things we are petitioning to GOD
Fasting guide is as follows:
● Fasting starts at 6am on the designated date provided
● Fast can be broken daily at 3pm
● After 3pm you're allowed to eat (Soup or Meal)
● Water (unlimited)
● Tea (unlimited)
● Coffee (unlimited)
● DO NOT PARTAKE OF
○ FRIED FOODS & FRUITS
➢ Anyone who is on medication that is required to be taken more than once a day, are not obligated to fast but can participate in prayer. If you fall into this category and would like to participate in the fast we suggest a light meal (i.e. 2 slices of toast with tea or coffee) prior to taking your medication.
➢ Please create a prayer petition in accordance with the purpose of the fast. That prayer petition should be given to GOD Verbally 4-5 times daily.
○ Suggested prayer times- 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 7pm, (9pm if you are still awake)
➢ Document 2022 spiritual and personal goals on your prayer list and track progress throughout the year
We are looking forward to your testimonies of Victories