2013 Forty Day Fasting and Prayer Campaign for the Church, the President, and America Commences Today After the Evening Meal Since this is a Day of Celebration for Many People

After the election in November 2012, we ended the 165 Day Fasting and Prayer Campaign and we reminded Christians on both ends of the political spectrum that in the grand scheme of things, it is not important who won the election and we encouraged Christians everywhere to continue to pray fervently for our country, for the president, and for the world. What is important is that there is a remnant of God's people who are committed to standing strong for Him, to standing firm on biblical principles, to praying and reading the Bible, to confessing and repenting of sins, to getting and keeping our houses in order, to preaching God's Word with boldness, to sharing the Gospel with the lost, to not compromising the faith that we hold dear, and to making God's Word and will known in the nation and the world.

As you may recall, we also made the following announcements for beginning a new season of fasting and prayer in January 2013.

1. We are calling on all of those who participated in last year's fasting and prayer campaign to consider resuming the 24-hour fast for the salvation of the nation and the world every Wednesday, if the Lord leads you to do so.

2. Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society, has announced a forty day fast for God's leadership, direction, and guidance of the United States which will begin on Inauguration Day, Monday, January 21, 2013. We are suggesting either a full fast or a Daniel Fast. Please do as the Lord leads you to do. Since many people in this country are diabetic, borderline diabetic, or are diabetic and don't know it, we highly recommend doing the Daniel Fast. This fast consists of three basic guidelines: (1) Only eat fruits and vegetables; (2) Only drink water as a beverage; and (3) Do not eat any sweeteners, meat, bread, or drink any wine. We have many podcasts available that will teach you how to do the Daniel Fast and encourage you during the Daniel Fast.

3. Each of the Fasting Editions of the Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast will be available for you to listen to online at anytime at www.prayermd.com (or you can click the links below) to serve as a source of encouragement for those who will be going on the 40-day fast for America starting on Inauguration Day and/or the 24-hour fasts each Wednesday.

Please feel free to join in whenever and however the Lord leads you! Remember, don't stop praying for the salvation of the nation and the world! 

As you go forward in this season of fasting and prayer, please remember these verses from the Word of God:

"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ..."
--2 Corinthians 10:3-5 

"And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting."
--Mark 9:29

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
--2 Chronicles 7:14

All Fasting Editions of the Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast are Listed Below. Click a broadcast title to listen.


    1. Special Fasting Edition of the Prayer Motivator Devotional #1
    2. The Discipline of Fasting (Part 1) (Special Fasting Edition #2)
    3. The Discipline of Fasting (Part 2) (Special Fasting Edition #3)
    4. Fasting in the Bible (Part 1) (Special Fasting Edition #4)
    5. Fasting in the Bible (Part 2) (Special Fasting Edition #5)
    6. Fasting in the Bible (Part 3)
    7. Fasting in the Bible (Part 4)
    8. Daniel Whyte III Gives Suggested Fasting Schedule for 165 Days of Fasting and Prayer for the Nation 
    9. Fasting in the Bible (Part 5)
    10. Fasting in the Bible (Part 6)
    11. Is Fasting a Commandment? (Part 1)
    12. Special Update Message on Fasting from Daniel Whyte III 
    13. Is Fasting a Commandment? (Part 2)
    14. Is Fasting a Commandment? (Part 3)
    15. Is Fasting a Commandment? (Part 4)
    16. The Purpose of Fasting (Part 1)
    17. The Purpose of Fasting (Part 2)
    18. The Purpose of Fasting (Part 3)
    19. The Purpose of Fasting (Part 4)
    20. The Purpose of Fasting (Part 5)
    21. The Practice of Fasting (Part 1)
    22. The Practice of Fasting (Part 2)
    23. The Practice of Fasting (Part 3)
    24. The Practice of Fasting (Part 4)
    25. The Practice of Fasting (Part 5)
    26. The Practice of Fasting (Part 6)
    27. The Practice of Fasting (Part 7)
    28. The Practice of Fasting (Part 8)
    29. The Fasts God Chooses
    30. God's Purpose for Fasting (Part 1)
    31. God's Purpose for Fasting (Part 2)
    32. God's Purpose for Fasting (Part 3)
    33. The Nine Fasts God Can Use (Part 1)
    34. The Nine Fasts God Can Use (Part 2)
    35. The Nine Fasts God Can Use (Part 3)
    36. The Nine Fasts God Can Use (Part 4)
    37. The Nine Fasts God Can Use (Part 5)
    38. Four Kinds of Fasting
    39. The Physical Benefits of Fasting
    40. Fasting in the Old Testament (Part 1)
    41. Fasting in the Old Testament (Part 2)
    42. Fasting in the New Testament (Fasting Edition #42)
    43. Fasting in the Early Church (Fasting Edition #43)
    44. Fasting in Revival Moments (Fasting Edition #44)
    45. Fasting for Divine Intervention (Fasting Edition #45)
    46. The Daniel Fast: Preventive Healing (Fasting Edition #46)
    47. The Daniel Fast: Curative Healing (Fasting Edition #47)
    48. The Daniel Fast: God Can Heal Through Fasting (Fasting Edition #48)
    49. The Daniel Fast: A Brief Background (Fasting Edition #49)
    50. The Daniel Fast Prescription: Be Specific (Fasting Edition #50)
    51. The Daniel Fast Prescription: Fast as a Spiritual Commitment (Fasting Edition #51)
    52. The Daniel Fast Prescription: Reflect Inner Desire by Outer Discipline, Part 1 (Fasting Edition #52)
    53. The Daniel Fast Prescription: Reflect Inner Desire by Outer Discipline, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #53)
    54. The Daniel Fast Prescription: Reflect Inner Desire by Outer Discipline, Part 3 (Fasting Edition #54)
    55. The Daniel Fast Prescription: Pray to Perceive Sin's Role in Poor Health (Fasting Edition #55)
    56. The Daniel Fast Prescription: Pray to Perceive Sin's Role in Poor Health, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #56)
    57. The Daniel Fast Prescription: Pray to Perceive Sin's Role in Poor Health, Part 3 (Fasting Edition #57)
    58. The Daniel Fast Prescription: Fast as a Statement of Faith to Others, Part 1 (Fasting Edition #58)
    59. The Daniel Fast Prescription: Fast as a Statement of Faith to Others, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #59)
    60. The Daniel Fast Prescription: Learn the Effects of the Foods You Eat (Fasting Edition #60)
    61. The Daniel Fast Prescription: Yield All Results to God (Fasting Edition #61)
    62. The Daniel Fast Prescription: Deal With the Possibility of the Fast's Failure, Part 1 (Fasting Edition #62)
    63. The Daniel Fast Prescription: Deal With the Possibility of the Fast's Failure, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #63)
    64. Some Practical Principles to Remember from the Daniel Fast (Fasting Edition #64)
    65. 7 Basic Steps to Successful Fasting and Prayer, Part 1 (Fasting Edition #65)
    66. 7 Basic Steps to Successful Fasting and Prayer, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #66)
    67. 7 Basic Steps to Successful Fasting and Prayer, Part 3 (Fasting Edition #67)
    68. 7 Basic Steps to Successful Fasting and Prayer, Part 4 (Fasting Edition #68)
    69. 7 Basic Steps to Successful Fasting and Prayer, Part 5 (Fasting Edition #69)
    70. 7 Basic Steps to Successful Fasting and Prayer, Part 6 (Fasting Edition #70)
    71. 7 Basic Steps to Successful Fasting and Prayer, Part 7 (Fasting Edition #71)
    72. How to Experience and Maintain Personal Revival After Fasting, Part 1 (Fasting Edition #72)
    73. How to Experience and Maintain Personal Revival After Fasting, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #73)
    74. How to Experience and Maintain Personal Revival After Fasting, Part 3 (Fasting Edition #74)
    75. How to Experience and Maintain Personal Revival After Fasting, Part 4 (Fasting Edition #75)
    76. Why You Should Fast, Part 1 (Fasting Edition #76)
    77. Why You Should Fast, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #77)
    78. How to Fast Safely, Part 1 (Fasting Edition #78)
    79. How to Fast Safely, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #79)
    80. How Long and What Type of Fast is Right for You (Fasting Edition #80)
    81. Two Types of Fasts in the Bible (Fasting Edition #81)
    82. How to Prepare Yourself Spiritually and Physically to Fast (Fasting Edition #82)
    83. How to Prepare Yourself Spiritually and Physically to Fast, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #83)
    84. Physical Preparation to Fast (Fasting Edition #84)
    85. How to Manage Your Schedule While Fasting, Part 1 (Fasting Edition #85)
    86. How to Manage Your Schedule While Fasting, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #86)
    87. Dealing With the Responses of Friends and Loved Ones While Fasting, Part 1 (Fasting Edition #87)
    88. Dealing With the Responses of Friends and Loved Ones While Fasting, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #88)
    89. How to Make Your Spiritual Experience the Best It Can Be While Fasting, Part 1 (Fasting Edition #89)
    90. How to Make Your Spiritual Experience the Best It Can Be While Fasting, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #90)
    91. How to Make Your Spiritual Experience the Best It Can Be While Fasting, Part 3 (Fasting Edition #91)
    92. How to Maintain Nutritional Balance and Health from Beginning to End While Fasting, Part 1 (Fasting Edition #92)
    93. How to Maintain Nutritional Balance and Health from Beginning to End While Fasting, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #93)
    94. How to Maintain Nutritional Balance and Health from Beginning to End While Fasting, Part 3 (Fasting Edition #94)
    95. What Physical Effects to Expect While Fasting, Part 1 (Fasting Edition #95)
    96. What Physical Effects to Expect While Fasting, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #96)
    97. What Physical Effects to Expect While Fasting, Part 3 (Fasting Edition #97)
    98. What Physical Effects to Expect While Fasting, Part 4 (Fasting Edition #98)
    99. What Physical Effects to Expect While Fasting, Part 5 (Fasting Edition #99)
    100. How to Finish Your Fast in a Healthy Way, Part 1 (Fasting Edition #100)
    101. How to Finish Your Fast in a Healthy Way, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #101)
    102. How to Finish Your Fast in a Healthy Way, Part 3 (Fasting Edition #102)
    103. How to Finish Your Fast in a Healthy Way, Part 4 (Fasting Edition #103)
    104. How to Finish Your Fast in a Healthy Way, Part 5 (Fasting Edition #104)
    105. What to Do When You Are Struggling to Maintain a Fast (Fasting Edition #105)
    106. The Bottom Line on Prayer and Fasting (Fasting Edition #106)
    107. What is the Daniel Fast? (Fasting Edition #107)
    108. The Daniel Fast for the Body, Soul, and Spirit (Fasting Edition #108)
    109. An Important Question to Ask Yourself While on the Daniel Fast (Fasting Edition #109)
    110. Fasting With a Purpose (Fasting Edition #110)
    111. Fasting is Always About Food (Fasting Edition #111)
    112. How to Prepare for the Daniel Fast (Fasting Edition #112)
    113. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 1 (Fasting Edition #113)
    114. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #114)
    115. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 3 (Fasting Edition #115)
    116. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 4 (Fasting Edition #116)
    117. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 5 (Fasting Edition #117)
    118. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 6 (Fasting Edition #118)
    119. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 7 (Fasting Edition #119)
    120. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 8 (Fasting Edition #120)
    121. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 9 (Fasting Edition #121)
    122. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 10 (Fasting Edition #122)
    123. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 11 (Fasting Edition #123)
    124. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 12 (Fasting Edition #124)
    125. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 13 (Fasting Edition #125)
    126. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 14 (Fasting Edition #126)
    127. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 15 (Fasting Edition #127)
    128. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 16 (Fasting Edition #128)
    129. 5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 17 (Fasting Edition #129)
    130. Tips on How to Prepare for the Three Day Esther Fast from the Jews (Fasting Edition #130)
    131. Tips on Going Through the Three Day Esther Fast from the Jews, Part 1 (Fasting Edition #131)
    132. Tips on Going Through the Three Day Esther Fast, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #132)
    133. Tips on Ending the Three Day Esther Fast (Fasting Edition #133)
    134. More Tips on Ending the Three Day Esther Fast (Fasting Edition #134)
    135. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 23 (Fasting Edition #135)
    136. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 24 (Fasting Edition #136)
    137. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 25 (Fasting Edition #137)
    138. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 26 (Fasting Edition #138)
    139. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 27 (Fasting Edition #139)
    140. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 28 (Fasting Edition #140) 
    141. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 29 (Fasting Edition #141)
    142. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 30 (Fasting Edition #142)
    143. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 31 (Fasting Edition #143)
    144. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 32 (Fasting Edition #144)
    145. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 33 (Fasting Edition #145)
    146. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 34 (Fasting Edition #146)
    147. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 35 (Fasting Edition #147)
    148. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 36 (Fasting Edition #148)
    149. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 37 (Fasting Edition #149)
    150. Five Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 38 (Fasting Edition #150)
    151. The Romance and the Resistance of Fasting (Fasting Edition #151)
    152. God's Greatest Adversaries are His Gifts (Fasting Edition #152)
    153. The Deadening Effects of Innocent Delights (Fasting Edition #153)
    154. When Abraham Preferred God to the Life of his Son (Fasting Edition #154)
    155. When Abraham Preferred God to the Life of his Son, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #155)
    156. Eating as the Anesthesia of Sadness (Fasting Edition #156)
    157. Eating as the Anesthesia of Sadness, Part 2 (Fasting Edition #157)
    158. The Hungry Handmaid of Fasting (Fasting Edition #158)
    159. Why Did God Create Bread and Hunger? (Fasting Edition #159)
    160. Is Fasting Christian? New Fasting for the New Wine (Fasting Edition #160)
    161. It is Not Obvious that Fasting is Christian (Fasting Edition #161)
    162. Does Fasting Belong in the Kingdom of God? (Fasting Edition #162)
    163. The Fasting that is Feasting (Fasting Edition #163)
    164. Fasting as an Expression of Dissatisfied Contentment (Fasting Edition #164)
    165. Christian Fasting Affirms the Goodness of Food (Fasting Edition #165)
    166. Jesus Prepares for Combat With Fasting (Fasting Edition #166)
    167. The Resurgence of Worship and Prayer but Not Fasting (Fasting Edition #167)
    168. Proving Our Hearts (Fasting Edition #168)
    169. Why We Should Trust God, Not Bread (Fasting Edition #169)
    170. Fasting as the Counterpart to the Lord's Supper (Fasting Edition #170)
    171. Anna: Fasting for the First Coming of the King (Fasting Edition #171)
    172. Fasting for the King's Coming (Fasting Edition #172)
    173. The 'Reward' Jesus Promises for Fasting (Fasting Edition #173)