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(Adapted from 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting by Mahesh Chavda)

Thursdays — Raise the Shield! Wield the Sword! A Corporate Call to Pray and Fast

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From Sea to Shining Sea - Pray along with us, Barbara Yoder, Darren Stott, Linda Vega and others as we cover the U.S. hotspots from coast to coast.

Battle Lines Are Drawn—

The assault is on public confidence because panic creates chaos and shuts down love. The assault is on love because that’s who God is. The assault is on the business community because it funds the work of God. We are set up for a massive display of God’s recovery! The assault is on the FAITH of believers because we are the salt and light. As Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, “The Church is the only hope for the world.”

We—the Church everywhere, believers on the earth—are the front line of defense and offense. Raise your shield and wield the sword of your word in agreement with God’s word in this moment. We are asking believers across the globe to join with us every Thursday in corporate prayer and fasting until this crisis is past and the plague is lifted from the nations.



You may fast in any form you have grace for. We are asking everyone to participate. If you choose to fast food, some of all that stuff you may have packed into your cupboard will just go that much farther!
We are fasting according to Psalm 2:6-8: “Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.’”


For America. Fast and pray for America’s victory in the full-fledged battle against the coronavirus outbreak. Lift up a concerted prayer for our nation to be hidden in the shadow of the Most High. Lift up the name of Jesus and the Lord’s banner of victory over this disease. Pray for the administrations on national, state, and local levels to effectively cooperate and collaborate. Pray they mobilize our best reach and resource to turn the tide of infection and begin national recovery of health to our citizenry and economy. Bind spirits of panic, isolation, greed, and the kind of “self preservation” that disregards concern for a neighbor as well as one’s self. Ask for America!
Pray for supernatural turnaround in every nation suffering from this pandemic. We lift up medical facilities and workers. Pray for the families being hit by this crisis, the governing agencies and decision makers, and their supply lines.
Bind fear and accusation.
Loose the consolation of the Holy Spirit and recovery of all that has been stolen from them as a people, as families, as a nation.
Pray for the Church and believers across the nation to be anointed with fresh healing power and testimony to proclaim the gospel in this hour of trouble.

As you pray for Italy, thank the Lord for your New Testament:
·      Apostle Paul’s “prison letters” written from Rome;
·      Ephesians, the great “Church” anthem;
·      Philippians, the affectionate brotherhood epistle;
·      Colossians, the majestic ode to the Son King;
·      Philemon, the appeal and plea for social justice and brotherly kindness.


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Psalm 91:2-3;11-15:
“I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence....For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.”

Numbers 16: 46-48, “So Moses said to Aaron, ‘Take a censer and put fire in it from the altar, put incense on it, and take it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them; for wrath has gone out from the Lord. The plague has begun.’ Then Aaron took it as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the assembly; and already the plague had begun among the people. So he put in the incense and made atonement for the people. And he stood between the dead and the living; so the plague was stopped.:

 Numbers 21:8, “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.”

Genesis 15:1, “After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.’”

Matthew 16:19,  "And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth [a]will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

Exodus 15:26, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”

Psalm 20:1-2, “May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob defend you; may He send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion.”



Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda, 3/24/2020


Abundance of Rain!

“Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.” 1 Kings 18:41

Fasting moves you from the natural realm into the supernatural realm, and that is the only place you can get supernatural revelation, authorization, and power from the Holy Spirit. In his power encounter with the prophets of Baal, Elijah was moving in the supernatural realm to tear down the altars of Baal and open the heavens over Israel. When the fire of God fell, the people fell down and cried, “The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!” Then he heard the sound of abundance of rain!

Get ready for the rain! Get ready for a great outpouring! You have waged war in the heavenlies, begin to proclaim the abundance of rain for America, for your church, for your family!

Thank you Father for hearing our prayers! Send Your rain on us now. Pour out Your Spirit and refresh our dry ground and bring forth good fruit in our land! We rejoice in You and Your goodness. We praise You for the rain. We praise you for the turn-around for our nation!

Mahesh Chavda, 10/15/2010

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Consecrate a fast, call a sacred assembly; gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the House of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord (Joel 1:14).

God releases an awesome authority to us when people come together to fast and pray. This authority happens when we choose to harmonize together and join our prayers as one “laser beam” of God-given power, authority and concentrated heavenly light. The nations will be harvested and the high places of iniquity will be pulled down through corporate fasting and prayer!

Father God, thank you for the spiritual weapons and authority you have given us to pull down strongholds and wage battle against powers and principalities. We thank you for Your Son, whose name is above every other name. Though the nations rage, You have set Jesus on Your Holy Hill and given Him all authority. We lift up Your name over our families. We lift up Your name over our cities. We lift up Your name over our nation. We pray for your glorious harvest to come to this land. May American once again cry, “No king, but King Jesus!”

Mahesh Chavda, 10/13/2010


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