Friday, March 5, 2010

Prayer and fasting for "The Answers Conference" and Negeen


There is an apologetics conference taking place on March 13th in Virginia with a number of speakers including; David Wood & Nabeel Qureshi (from Acts17Apologetics), Mary Jo Sharp, Sam Shamoun, Mike Licona, Tony Costa, Mark Mittelberg, and several others.

I found out about this conference from the folks over at answeringmuslims.com. They also held a very successful fundraiser to send Negeen, a recent convert from Islam to Christianity to the conference (go here to watch Negeen's testimony).

A few of us who comment on the blog are planning to fast and pray, both for the conference in general, and Negeen specifically. Any brothers or sisters who are interested, and feel lead by The Ruach please join us!

Here is a prayer that I will be praying morning, midday and before bed, on the 12th and 13th of March, and I am suggesting it to others who would like to join:

Abba, we thank You for the blessing of communion in prayer with You, through Your Holy Spirit. We thank You, the Living God, all powerful, who hears our prayers and supplications, for your unmerited grace and infinite love. In the name of our Messiah, Yeshua, we come before You Heavenly Father and ask that by the mighty presence of the Holy Spirit You protect and guide the speakers at the conference, and protect and guide all the attendees as well. We specifically ask this on behalf of our precious sister Negeen, whom You saw fit to call out of the trap of Islam, into saving faith in Your Unique Son. Mighty Adonai, we ask that You will inspire all of us to follow You more completely, and to seek after Your heart in all things, and we offer up fasting and prayer in an attitude of taking up our own cross like Your mighty Messiah, that we may in this small way be reminded that our flesh is being crucified. We offer up the prayers of our lips as supplications that may be to You a sweet sound. We fast as a type and shadow that our flesh is passing away, and life is in Mashiyach. We trust, that according to Your word, as two or more of us gather, You will be in the midst of us Lord Yeshua, hearing and answering our prayers. Maranatha! Amen amen.

[Scripture meditations for the day of the fast]

Psalm 24

Psalm 72

Let it be well with us as we remember the words of our Messiah in regards to fasting:

"When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you" (Matthew 6:16-18).

Any additional prayers or comments, please feel free to post to the comments section.

2 comments:

Negeen said...

Dropping by a thank you for your prayer, fasting, and support.

Sepher Shalom said...

You're welcome sister!