Prayer – As the campus of IWU is once again a buzz with student life and activity, Dr. Jim ‘ Umfundisi’ Lo is urging alumni and friends of IWU to set aside time for fasting and prayer.
The call for prayer is not just for Residential students but also for the National and Global students.
From Dr. Jim ‘Umfundisi’ Lo: Please join me in fasting and praying for IWU!
In my journal I had written down the words that Bill Bright shared at a convention years ago. He stated, “Fasting is the most powerful spiritual discipline of all the Christian disciplines. Through fasting and prayer, the Holy Spirit can transform lives.
Fasting and prayer can also work on a much grander scale.
According to Scripture…when God’s people fast with a proper biblical motive- seeking God’s face not His hand- with broken, repentant, and a contrite spirit, God will hear from heaven and heal our lives, our churches, our communities, our nation and world….”
In other words, the breaking out of Divine power can be released in a mighty way as we connect prayer with fasting!
For the past few weeks I have sensed a need to call alumni to fast and pray for Indiana Wesleyan University. God wants to continue to use IWU in mighty ways to equip believers to be effective servants for the furtherance of His Kingdom.
Will you join me in fasting one meal a week, asking God to continue to:
• Bless IWU
• Protect IWU
• Use IWU
I plan to set aside Wednesday as my time to seek the face of God as I abstain from food during the lunch hour. Even though you may be miles away from the IWU campus, you may also decide to fast during the Wednesday lunch hour. The idea of “united” fasting excites my heart. But I know this may not be the best time to do this for others of you. Just having you fast one meal for IWU, any time during the week would be a great blessing.
Thank you for considering entering into the discipline with me. If you are willing to take up this ministry of fasting and praying would you please email the alumni office to indicate your intent.
Rev. Dr. Jim “Umfundisi” Lo, IWU Campus Pastor-Intercessor/ Professor
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Written by Rev. Rick Carder, Director of Alumni and Student Engagement, Indiana Wesleyan University