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11 Day Fast: Sundown Jan 22 - Sundown Feb 2
 

DAILY PRAYER FOCUS

Jan 31

God's Faithfulness

Psalm 15:4

Hebrews 10:23

Song of the day:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhasSpSBdEE

 

Feb 1

God's Meekness

Psalm 15:5

Matthew 11:29

Song of the day:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-Xe-Djb9q8

 

Feb 2

God is Unshakeable

Psalm 15:5

Psalm 16:8

Song of the day:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KHPIZOdrjI

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE FAST

The first year I started in the house of prayer, God whispered to me to go on an 11 day fast and pray Psalm 15 each day.  This psalm was relatively new to me.  I was familiar with the language of Psalm 24 about ascending the mountain of the Lord and standing in His holy place, but Psalm 15 brought a new reality.  Rather than ascending (24), abiding (15) was introduced; instead of merely standing (24), dwelling (15) was the goal.  I did the fast and didn’t fully understand what it all meant.  The next year I picked up a small commentary Brian Simmons wrote on some Psalms, and the first thing he wrote about Psalm 15 is that it is often referred to as “David’s 11”.  I flipped out.  It went on to explain that in this Psalm there are eleven descriptors of those who will abide and dwell in God’s presence. 
 
As we begin 2018, let’s return to our roots and go on an 11 day fast from sundown on Monday, January 22 until sundown on Friday, February 2.  Everyday we will pray one of the descriptions of those who abide and dwell in the presence of God.  Let’s pray for the PIHOP community, our families, our congregations and the Los Angeles Bride of Christ. 
 
We know that we cannot earn this, but we want to agree and participate in those attributes that he desires from those who dwell in his presence. So in this fast we're not trying to impress God, we're wanting to be impressed by God - by God's desires and values. 

Each day we will take one description from Psalm 15 of who we are as well as a description of who God is from the Word as the scaffolding for our worship and prayer that day.  May God establish who He is and who we are deeper, wider, longer and stronger within each of us, our families, our communities and the Church here in Los Angeles.  This is going to be a beautiful fast and a beautiful year of abiding and dwelling in His presence!  
 

- Cheryl Allen

 
 
 

PSALM 15

Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle?
Who may dwell in Your holy hill?
2 He who walks uprightly, 
    And works righteousness, 
    And speaks the truth in his heart; 
3 He who does not backbite with his tongue,
    Nor does evil to his neighbor, 
    Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend; 
4 In whose eyes a vile person is despised,
    But he honors those who fear the Lord;
He who swears to his own hurt and does not change; 
5 He who does not put out his money at usury, 
    Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. 
He who does these things shall never be moved.
 

HOW TO PRAY SCRIPTURE

One example: "And works righteousness," 

Jesus help me to be an active participant in your rightness in all of my relationships - with my friends, my family, my  co-workers, my community, my enemies.