Free Chapel, one of America’s largest congregations and led by Pastor Jentezen Franklin, is calling the nation to 21 days of fasting and prayer. The fast, which begins on August 1 and concludes on August 21, comes ahead of a critical presidential election and amidst the world’s ongoing struggle with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In moments like these the church prays, and the church acts,” says Pastor Franklin. “We pray for a vaccine, we pray for those facing economic challenges, we pray for our children whose education and lives have been disrupted. We pray for those who are lonely and who feel lost in anxiety. We also act: giving to those who need help, protecting our vulnerable loved ones, tutoring children who are behind in their studies, and helping people register to vote.”
“This August, I’m asking every Christian in every city in America to pray and to fast. In Jesus’ name, we will find the strength to persevere through challenges, and to ensure a bright future for our families and our communities,” said Pastor Franklin.
Throughout August, Free Chapel will be broadcasting virtual messages and Pastor Jentezen will dedicate time to pray with followers about certain issues live on social media.
In order to get involved, people should follow Free Chapel and Jentezen Franklin on their social media channels and they can visit Freechapel.org to pledge to join the fast.
For those new to the concept of fasting, Free Chapel is also providing a wide variety of downloadable resources and answers to frequently asked questions about how to engage in a fast. Pastor Jentezen Franklin and Free Chapel faithfully teach on the power of prayer and fasting and believe it unlocks spiritual potential for all who seek God through this important, ancient spiritual practice.
“Now is the time. This is the hour to fast and to pray for our nation and for its future,” says Pastor Franklin.
Jentezen Franklin is the Senior Pastor of Free Chapel, a multi-campus church. Each week his television program, Kingdom Connection, is broadcast on major networks all over the world. A New York Times best-selling author, Jentezen has written ten books including his most recent Acres of Diamonds, along with Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt, Fasting, and Right People-Right Place-Right Plan.