Consecrate: Week of Prayer and Fasting

Monday, November 22 – Saturday, November 27

Calvary Auckland

In Joel 2:12-17, it says: “Now, therefore,” says the Lord, “Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” So rend your heart, and not your garments; return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm. Who knows if He will turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him— a grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion, consecrate a fast, call a sacred assembly; gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children and nursing babes; let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, and the bride from her dressing room. Let the priests, who minister to the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar; let them say, “Spare Your people, O Lord, and do not give Your heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’ ”

As we navigate this challenging season in the history of our nation and our world, let us come together with one voice in supplication to the Lord of Hosts. We invite you, your friends and families, to join us for Consecrate: Week of Prayer and Fasting from November 22-27; we will spend this 5-day period in focused prayer for our families, our churches and our nation, ending with a 24-hour fast. By coming together, we seek to be united in intercession for requests and petitions that affect us personally and corporately. During this season, it has been easy to focus on ourselves and our circumstances, yet our goal is to look beyond and remember that “… the Lord sits as King forever.” (Psalms 29:10) Let us honour Him with repentance and praise, and “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)

Throughout the 24-hour fast, we will be hosting a prayer meeting on Zoom from 9am to 5pm on Friday, November 26th; please feel welcome to join, leave or re-join the prayer meeting at anytime. To join the prayer meeting, click here or use Meeting ID: 885 4516 7564 and Password: 835888. In addition, join us for a time of worship from 6-7pm on Friday, November 26th; the worship livestream will be available on Facebook, Vimeo and Youtube. Follow us on our social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook) to stay updated with daily prayer points and scriptures throughout the week; also, there are some other resources attached below that may be helpful to you! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at info@calvaryakl.nz