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  • Fasting Together: The Minnesota Grasshopper ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 4, 2010
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    FASTING TOGETHER: THE MINNESOTA GRASSHOPPER SWARM In Minnesota, during the summer of 1876, there was a swarm of grasshoppers destroying the crops. There was a fear that the grasshoppers would return, so Governor John S. Pillsbury proclaimed a day of prayer and fasting on April 26, 1877, urging ...read more

  • National Day Of Prayer History

    Contributed by David Moore on Apr 14, 2010
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    NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER HISTORY Did you know that the history of this great nation is littered with national prayer days? That between 1535 and the last national prayer day in 1947 (in England) there was 544 public fast and prayer days for this nation. It is a well-documented fact that ...read more

  • Fasting Before The Great Awakening

    Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Oct 22, 2011
     | 1,790 views

    FASTING BEFORE THE GREAT AWAKENING Jonathan Edwards was a man used by God in the First Great Awakening. I have read that he preached in a weak, squeaking, monotone voice and held his tiny manuscript so close to his face that people could not see his expressions. When he preached, "Sinners in the ...read more

  • Fasting Is Getting More Attention These Days. In ...

    Contributed by Anne Benefield on Mar 5, 2009
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    Fasting is getting more attention these days. In a special issue of Time Magazine on "How Faith Can Heal" Jeffrey Kluger writes: "Faith and health overlap in other ways too. Take fasting. One of the staples of both traditional wellness protocols and traditional religious rituals is the ...read more

  • Reluctant Fasting  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
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    RELUCTANT FASTING I ran across an article a few months back in Discipleship Journal called "Confessions of a Reluctant Faster." The author mentioned how God impressed upon her the need to pray and fast for a woman in her small group deeply involved in New Age. She didn't like the idea of ...read more

  • A Fasting Experience  PRO

    Contributed by Teresa Vinson on Jul 31, 2008
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    A FASTING EXPERIENCE Early in our pastorate, my husband was not home one evening and I had a knock on the door of our living quarters (addition to the church). Prior to this, the Lord had lead me on a fast. A lady whom I don't remember before or since came in and was begging for help. She ...read more

  • Thoughts On Fasting

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 4, 2008
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    Thoughts on Fasting I begin this morning with a riddle, or, at least what I hope is a riddle. (Or maybe a pseudo-riddle). The riddle is a common experience several of us have had over the years. Here it is: "Some of us have had to do it more than once. It something that we know is for our ...read more

  • Young Christian Was Attempting To Get Into The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Oct 12, 2007
    based on 33 ratings
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    Young Christian was attempting to get into the peach growing business. He had worked hard and invested everything he had in a peach orchard which had blossomed beautifully, but then came a frost, and it destroyed his entire crop. He did not go to church the next Sunday nor the next. So his pastor ...read more

  • On Fasting  PRO

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Apr 20, 2013
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     | 2,036 views

    ON FASTING The Didache, is a first or second century document that relates to us outside the New Testament the teaching of the early church. This document "prescribed two fast days a week: Wednesday and Friday." For early Christians; this was seen as a regular part of daily discipleship. John ...read more

  • Where The Pharisees Went Wrong

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jul 9, 2013
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    WHERE THE PHARISEES WENT WRONG Robert Coleman talks about where the Pharisees went wrong: "The Pharisees had so much respect for the original set of scriptures and wanted to protect them so desperately that they started adding to them. Then, after a while, it not only seemed helpful to make ...read more

  • A Fasting Story

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 11, 2009
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    A FASTING STORY Barbara Gordon tells about her first time fasting. (I don’t want to lose my reward) She fasted one day a week for 9 weeks. She was lead to pray for 9 individuals that had requested prayer. At the end she said, "God moved in many ways during that time. While most of the ...read more

  • I Saw One Of My Daughter's Magazines Yesterday ...

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Feb 3, 2010
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    I saw one of my daughter’s magazines yesterday with some skinny, half starved super models on the cover who live in extravagance and must eat like those in a refugee camp, all because they want to be admired by people and paid enormous amounts of money. The fasting Jesus discourages is fasting like ...read more