Something amazing happens when people of faith engage in united corporate prayer and fasting for a common objective. Whether that is in a church, region, city or in a nation. Things start to happen. As Ps Bruce Lindley says “corporate Prayer and Fasting Shifts Nations”. Last Sunday the 10th of February we have just celebrated the National Day of Prayer and Fasting. We are now continuing in prayer and fasting for the duration of lent from 13 Feb – 24 March 2013. www.40daysofprayer.com.au
This story of miraculous results of corporate Prayer and Fasting from Lex Stewart, who I have known for over a decade, is stupendous. At the time 85% of NSW was drought-declared. I remember it well because I was organising fund raising relief concerts for the farmers. After Lex led two prayer meetings (one in May and one in June) involving every church in Parkes God sent ABOVE AVERAGE rain for May, June, July, August !!! so that Parkes got a huge wheat crop. It was one of the only places that did. Such was the miracle of the harvest that Lex and the churches of Parkes organised a combined thanksgiving church service after the harvest.
This story shows how willingly God is able to extend his grace towards us when we call out to him with united prayer and fasting. Lets continue in prayer and continue to expect the miracles that we are praying for to happen.