Prayer and Fasting

In Sunday school today we studied how the Antioch church (Acts 13:1ff) had a time of fasting and prayer and then sent out Barnabas and Saul on a missionary journey.    My Karen Burmese students began talking about this and told me that every 3 months or so they have a time of fasting and all night prayer.  In fact last Friday the folks gathered in at Nyein’s home, shared prayer requests and then divided the night into 40 minute segments.  Folks lingered through the night and then people went to a designated area to spend their time in prayer.   Whew, was I humbled.   What was I doing on Friday night?  What meals had I sat aside during Friday to prepare myself for such a time of prayer?   Thank you for this lesson to me from my fellow Christians.

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on May 6, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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