Resolution of Prayer and Fasting

Resolution of Prayer and Fasting

RESOLUTION OF PRAYER AND FASTING

Whereas the Church is called to be salt and light in the world and yet has largely lost its saltiness in this country and has often been guilt of hiding its light under a basket (Matt. 5:13-16) as the enemies of God’s people gather against the Lord and against His Christ (Ps. 2:1-2) such that the Church has languished, diminished, and been reduced to a remnant;

Whereas grievous sins, which are an abomination to God (Lev. 18:22) and which God has judged in the past with the outpouring of fire (Gen. 18-19), have proliferated in our country as a result of turning away from Him such that He has given us over to our foolishness (Rom. 1:18-32) as seen in our country’s inability to distinguish men from women (Gen. 1:26-28);

Whereas Christ is seated at the right hand of God (Heb. 1:3), having received the Spirit to pour out on all flesh (Acts 2:33), in order to build the Church sovereignly that the gates of hell might not stand against it (Matt. 16:18);

Whereas Christ has defeated Satan (Col. 2:13-15; Heb. 2:14) and bound him such that he should not be able to deceive the nations any further (Matt. 12:29; Rev. 20:2-3) that Christ might have the obedience of the nations (Gen. 49:10);

And whereas God is a God, who is near to us whenever we call upon Him (Deut. 4:7), who relents from calamity when a people humbles themselves before Him (Joel 2:13-16, 2 Chr. 7:14), and who grants faith to all those who have been appointed for eternal life (Acts 13:48);

Be It Therefore Resolved that the session of New Covenant OPC has called for a quarterly fast ordinarily to be kept on the second Wednesday of the months of February, May, August, and November of each year to beseech the Lord earnestly to pour out the Spirit, sovereignly to build and renew the Church, and graciously to have pity on her as she lies desolate (Ps. 102:13-14), that she might be set up as a city on a hill once more (Matt. 5:14).

Be It Further Resolved that these fasts will be made specifically to devote ourselves to prayer for the advancement of the Gospel, the revival of the fear of God in our country, the planting of Churches, and the ingathering of the nations and are to continue until such a time as the Lord manifestly restores the fortunes of the Church (Ps. 126:1).

Humbly and Prayerfully Offered for the glory of Jesus Christ, the great and glorious Savior who has purchased the Church with His own blood (Acts 20:28), who will have the full reward for His sufferings, and who is able to cause the light of the gospel to pierce the darkness of the lies of Satan (2 Cor. 4:4-6).