The Fast of Esther

We invite you to join us, along with friends in every nation, tribe and tongue, in a time of prayer, fasting and intercession in accord with the Fast of Esther.

The biblical fast lasted three days.  The traditional Jewish fast is one day, this year starting at sundown, Wednesday February 20th.  Messianic believers from congregations and prayer houses in Israel will be fasting and praying non-stop for twelve hours from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Thursday, February 21.

Although we will not be meeting together as a congregation during this time, we encourage you to participate individually, or in small groups as you are led.

Our participation will involve three aspects:

  1. Scripture Reading– read out loud, as a devotional declaration and a prophetic proclamation, these three passages:

    a. Esther chapters 3 and 4

    b. Zechariah 12:2-3, 6-10; 13:1, 8-9; 14:1-9

    c. Romans 9:1-5; 10:1-2; 11:1-29

  2. Fasting – There are two options for fasting.  You can fast the 24 hour period beginning sundown February 20th on just water (with exceptions of course for those with special needs). For those who have the desire and the ability, we invite you to fast a full three days, according to Esther 4:16.
  3. Prayer– to intercede according to the themes of the book of Esther, and to emphasize at least these 7 major prayer directives.
  1. Salvation for the Muslim peoples
  2. Salvation for the Jewish people
  3. Reconciliation between Jew and Arab through Yeshua
  4. Bind spirits of anti-Semitism worldwide
  5. Strengthen the local Messianic remnant in Israel
  6. Guidance for government leaders in Israel and the nations
  7. Prepare the Church to stand victorious in the events of the end times leading up to the Second Coming

With all the events in the Middle East, the uprisings in the Arab nations, the tensions with Iran, the persecution of the saints in Muslim countries, and the spreading of the gospel “underground” to Jews and Arabs, this year’s fast has great importance, and may even represent an historic turning point.

Thank you for joining with us.