House of Prayer Edmonton and Resurgence Initiatives are partnering up to engage the body of Christ across Edmonton in 5 days of corporate prayer & fasting. Prayer & fasting are components of the Christian walk that empower us to partner with what God is doing in our time. We aim to align ourselves with heaven over these 5 days.
Our ministries echo the call of Isaiah over our city and nation; “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn” (Isaiah 60:1-2). We invite you to arise as carriers of the light – to cut out the worldly distractions over these 5 days and allow your main focus to be a hunger to see his glory. Through this time of Prayer & Fasting, we expect to hear testimonies of personal, corporate, and national breakthroughs by the outpouring of His abundant mercy and grace.
Over these 5 days, we ask that you consider sacrificing food, entertainment, media, time, etc. to set your focus on God. Choose something that you can commit to and set it in your heart to be faithful to. Ask God for grace on what you can give to him trusting that He will see you through and reward you for your hunger for his presence.
— Corporate Prayer Gathering —
It is important that we are intentional in setting up time daily for prayer and reading of the Word to receive what he wants to give. We ask that you would join us in corporate and personal prayer during this time.
We will be gathering to pray at 5 different churches across our city for breakthrough over the areas to which God has opened our ears for this coming season. Join us each day from 7:00-9:00pm as we inquire of God’s heart in unity on the following themes:
- Tuesday, January 7 @ Gospel Centre (in the Sanctuary) praying for the Capital Region
- Wednesday, January 8 @ Hope City (in Room 1030) praying for Alberta
- Thursday, January 9 @ C3 Church (in the Sanctuary) praying for Canada
- Friday, January 10 @ Fusion Fellowship (in the Sanctuary) praying for Spiritual Renewal *We will corporately intercede through an extended time of worship.*
—Sign Me Up —
If you want to commit to Praying and Fasting during these 5 days, let us know you are doing so by subscribing to our Facebook Event. Each day we will be posting teachings and areas of focus for us to pray into.
— Resources on Prayer & Fasting —
“If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!” – Matthew 7:11 (amplified)
God is always has more in store for us but will we believe Him and forsake all else to receive it? Jesus openly declares that the Father will reward fasting (Matthew 6:6). This can happen in different ways:
Externally – God’s power can touch your circumstances.
Internally – God’s power touches our hearts as we encounter him.
Eternally – God’s power touches our lives in many ways, some of which affect other people, destinies and the heavenly realms with eternal implications!
The purpose of this fast is to grow closer to God and to invite Him more into our lives. By fasting we position ourselves to receive more from Him and to more easily cooperate with His spirit. If you’re looking for a bit more information on fasting, we recommend the following resources:
IHOPKC – Fasting Guidelines and Information
Campus Crusade for Christ – Fasting
Dan Mohler: The Atomic Power of Fasting