Jesus said, “Can the Friends of the Bridegroom MOURN as long as the Bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the Bridegroom will be taken away from them, & then THEY WILL FAST.” (Matthew 9:15)
What is the Global Bridegroom Fast about?
The Global Bridegroom Fast (GBF) is a monthly worldwide solemn assembly of God’s people for a time of prayer with fasting, seeking the face of God for a greater release of the revelation of the Bridegroom God. It is also a time where many gather for times of fasting and corporate prayer for the breaking-in of God into our lives and into the Body of Christ worldwide.
When Is the Global Bridegroom Fast?
In this season where God is calling us to reset to the one thing and highlighting Mary of Bethany as a model to emulate, we are extending our Global Bridegroom Fast to 7 days for every quarter in 2019.
Our Global Bridegroom Fasts for 2019 are held on the first Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of every month, and the first Monday to Sunday of March, June, September and December.
Schedule for 3-Day Global Bridegroom Fast:
|4pm – 6pm||7:30pm – 9:30pm|
Schedule for 7-Day Global Bridegroom Fast (March, June, September, December 2019):
|Session 1||Session 2|
|Monday||4pm – 6pm||7:30pm – 9:30pm|
|Tuesday||4pm – 6pm||7:30pm – 9:30pm
|Wednesday||4pm – 6pm||7:30pm – 9:30pm|
|Thursday||4pm – 6pm
|7:30pm – 9:30pm|
|Friday||6:30pm – 8pm||8pm – 9:30pm
|Saturday||4pm – 6pm||7:30pm – 9:30pm|
|**Sunday||2pm – 4pm||4pm – 6pm|
*Unless otherwise stated, sessions are in Devo-Intercession format.
**If Forerunner School courses are running, timings on Sunday will be: 12:30pm – 2:30pm and 7:30pm – 9:30pm
See our most updated meeting schedule here.
What is the Prayer Focus?
In this season, we are focusing our prayers on asking the LORD for the following:
- For Singapore – for our leaders to walk in righteousness; for the prophetic destiny of our nation;
- For the House of Prayer – corporate strengthening of the House of Prayer; to be wise and watchful;
- For the Church – for Jesus to take pre-eminence;
- For youth and young adults – to shine as lights directing many to righteousness;
- For Israel – for her salvation and protection;
We welcome you to join us in engaging in prayer during the sessions!
What does the bible say about Bridegroom Fast?
The Global Bridegroom Fast (GBF) is fasting that is motivated by experiencing the burning desire of Jesus’ love. The apostles had become accustomed to experiencing intimacy with Jesus during His earthly ministry. However, when the Bridegroom was taken away (by His death on the cross), they mourned to experience the former embrace of His Divine love. This mourning compelled them to fast, crying out, “Jesus, I must have more.” Thus, they “mourned with fasting” for renewed experiences of intimacy with God.
The GBF is focused not on earning or deserving more of God but rather on enlarging our capacity to freely receive & experience more of the ocean of Jesus’ love. From this reality, the Body of Christ will eventually enter into the fullness of God’s power. Esther is a picture of coming to the King for power through prayer & fasting empowered by confidence in love.
The GBF is a monthly 3-day fast & the gathering of God’s people to seek His face. In other words, it’s the first Monday and Tuesday of every month. It is a worldwide solemn Assembly of God’s people for a time of prayer with fasting.
What do we do during the sacred assemblies during the Global Bridegroom Fast?
During the GBF:
- We wait before the presence of God to hear His voice & to receive His love. (Isaiah 40:31).
- We meditate on the Word of God & allowing the Holy Spirit to release revelation unto us. (1 Corinthians 2:10; Ephesians 1:17).
- We pray for the release of the fullness of Holy Spirit in the Church (John 14:12), Revival & Harvest (Malachi 4:6; Matthew 24:14), Salvation to Israel (Romans 9 – 11), etc. Each month, we will have a prayer focus.
Joel 2:15, 16 says, “BLOW THE TRUMPET IN ZION, CONSECRATE A FAST, CALL A SACRED ASSEMBLY; GATHER THE PEOPLE…”
It is important for God’s people to gather, seek His face, fast & pray in such a crucial hour as this so that the will of God can be done on earth. For extreme times require extreme measures. It is time for the people of God to rise up in her bridal identity to abandon herself to Jesus in lovesick worship with fasting & prayer in order to more effectively preach the gospel, serve the poor & heal the sick!