A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP HILLIARD
PRAYER & FASTING WEDNESDAYS
FORWARD 2021 TOGETHER

Cathedral Family and Friends,

January 22, concluded our 21 Day Daniel Fast, and Consecration. I believe The Lord is pleased with our PRESS.

Going Forward!

Our daily Early Morning Prayer will continue at 6:30AM, Monday-Friday. We are using the Devotional; “JESUS CALLING” by Sarah Young.

Also, we are calling The Church, to a day of FASTING AND PRAYER, every WEDNESDAY, sun up, until sundown, until further notice.

These are strange days, and this spiritual discipline continues to help us to grow deeper in God, receive spiritual power, and the holy anointing to survive and thrive.

God bless you!

Bishop Donald Hilliard, Jr., D.Min.
Senior Pastor

DISCLAIMER: BISHOP HILLIARD AND CATHEDRAL INTERNATIONAL ADVISE ALL MEMBERS TO CONSIDER THEIR PERSONAL HEALTH NEEDS AND TO CONSULT WITH THEIR PERSONAL PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO FASTING. EARNESTLY SEEK GOD’S GUIDANCE AND WISE COUNSEL ON WHAT TYPE OF FAST TO PARTICIPATE IN. THEREFORE, WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FROM ANY ADVERSE PHYSICAL REACTION TO THIS FAST.

SPIRITUAL RESOURCES FOR PRAYER AND FASTING:

PRAYING FOR COMFORT AND HEALING

  • PRAYING FOR COMFORT IN AFFLICTION OF RACIAL INJUSTICE
  • COMFORT TO THOSE EXPERIENCING JUDGEMENT AND HATE
  • COMFORT TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOTHING LEFT
  • PRAYING FOR HEALING FOR THOSE BATTLING COVID-19
  • PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NO FOOD LOSS OF BUSINESSES AND JOBS
  • PRAYING FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
  • PRAYING FOR FRONT LINE WORKERS
  • PRAYING FOR THE MEDIA WHO REPORT ACCURATE NEWS

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

Father, It seems strange to pray for comfort at a time when action is needed, but your Spirit gives a comfort that this world knows nothing of. A comfort that does not find solitude in a life of ease or passivity, but rather a comfort that exudes confidence and resolve that can only come from the God of all comfort. Father, this is the comfort that we pray for.

  • Give comfort to those who have experienced racial injustice, and to those who speak on their behalf.
  • Give comfort to those who have experienced loss and pain as a result of judgement and hate.
  • Give comfort to those who have felt unseen and misunderstood simply because of the color of their skin.
  • Give comfort to those who are weary and burdened under the weight of the lack of change, lack of action, and lack of hope.
  • May this comfort ease broken spirits, let it empower those who have nothing left, and may it make the unseen feel known and loved and valuable. Cover those hurting with comfort, in such a way that there is a strength that leads to a beautiful reconciliation amongst all people. As we look to Jesus, who is the author and perfecter of all things good and just, we move forward in confidence, not as those who have no hope, but as those who have tasted and seen the richness of His grace and love.

“God’s comfort strengthens weak knees and sustains sagging spirits so that one faces the troubles of life with unbending resolve and unending assurance.” – David E Garland

  • Pray for healing over those battling COVID-19 locally and around the world.
  • Pray for health and provision for those experiencing food insecurity as a result of pandemic leading to unemployment, lost income, lock-downs, food chain and transport disruption.
  • Pray for healing over our nation’s history of racism. Pray God moves us towards a new beginning, gives us an opportunity for change, and brings a spirit of revival.
  • Ask God to fill us with courage, that we might seek to heal wounds, forgive and be forgiven, and create peace and equality in our communities.
    Pray for protection of all those working on the frontlines and the media that is out there doing their jobs to bring information to our communities.

Pastor Drew & Megan Guensch, Bedrock Church, Philadelphia, PA