4-14-window The Bible says a lot about the power of prayer and fasting. In the book of Joel the Lord calls His people to turn to Him with their entire heart so He can respond with kindness and not harm.

“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. Joel 2:12-13 (NKJV)

God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow and the same kindness He wants to extend to His people in the verses above is the same kindness He wants to extend to us today.

The innocence, trust, and impressionability of children in the 4/14 Window make them open to Christ but also make them extremely vulnerable to the evils in our world that seek to forever ruin their lives and potential.

The 4/14 Window Global Initiative has called us to fast and pray today to promote the need for children worldwide to have an opportunity to experience the life-transforming hope of Christ.

Will you join us and the other supporters of the 4/14 Window Global Initiative by putting the power of fasting and prayer to work for children in our churches, cities, nations, and world?

Together, we can be a great, unified voice coming before God’s throne, praying for a new generation of Christ-followers who will transform the world.

There are three items we are highlighting about this day of fasting and prayer.

  1. The theme of this fast is based on the biblical story of Esther, an orphaned girl, likely in her early teens, who called for a three-day fast to precede her intercession with the king that saved her people from annihilation. We are asking people to specifically ponder verse 4:14.
  2. Join “The Esther Fast” today, fasting specifically for the protection of children in the 4/14 Window, asking God for their deliverance from the destructive influences of Satan.
  3. Spend the day in prayer for the raising up of a new generation of Christ’s disciples from the 4/14 Window in your church, city, nation and world. If you are working today or have other obligations, we hope you will use your free times to pray.

Thank you for participating in this important event. Please come back and let us know how God touches your heart and mind today.

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  1. Apr 14, 2011
    at 1:02 pm

    I am participating! I think that it is a very worthy cause to set aside this special day to remember to fast and pray for the little ones of God’s kingdom. I know that God hears and answers prayer and I trust that He will move in a powerful way because of our diligence to read the word of God and follow in the footsteps that it has laid out for us, with fasting and prayer.

  2. Ryshel
    Apr 14, 2011
    at 1:32 pm

    I pray that we will be “a great unified voice before God’s throne” on behalf of the precious children worldwide. We are so blessed with the mindbogglingly gift of being able to speak directly to our Almighty, Awesome Lord, asking for His protection and blessing on the next generation of Christ’s disciples! Praise Jesus, He is good! Let us not remain silent! It is wonderful to come together through prayer and fasting in the name of Jesus for children this day!

  3. Colleen
    Apr 14, 2011
    at 3:43 pm

    I am printing this blog out as my reminder to pray not just today, but each day for the young people in our church, communities, nation, and world. Our young people need the hope of Jesus!

  4. Maria
    Apr 14, 2011
    at 8:09 pm

    In prayer for these children. I sponsor three children through
    Compassion (Thailand, Mexico, and Dominican Republic). Praying and praising God for what He is doing in their lives and that they can bring their families to Christ!

  5. Anita Brenda Alofah
    Apr 15, 2011
    at 6:26 am

    Jesus love me, this I know. For the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. They are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes Jesus loves me…The Bible tells me so. it a great opportunity to pray for children. We need them to survive as much as they need us to survive. I am sure that God will not forget the littlest prayer said for a child as well as the one who says the prayer. God bless you all

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