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Fasting Fridays—What Will You Give Up So You Can Step Up?

Fasting Fridays- What will you give up so you can step up?

“God is attracted to weakness. He can’t resist those who humbly and honestly admit how desperately they need him.” Jim Cymbala

It’s time we fast and pray for the next generation! I think it was my friend Daryl Nuss (with The National Network of Youth Ministries) who first introduced me to the concept of “Fasting Fridays” for the next generation. He and others were committed to giving something up so they could step up their prayers for a spiritual awakening among teenagers.


So that’s why I am joining in and asking you to join in as well! I believe that our country is at a crossroads. We are divided politically, racially and spiritually like no other time I can remember. And I’m convinced that it is going to take a spiritual awakening in and through the next generation to bring healing, unity and transformation to our country.

But I’m not just asking you to pray for revival in general sense. I have some very urgent specifics I’m asking you to pray for every Friday.

In 365 days from tomorrow (Friday, September 23, 2016) we will be launching (by God’s grace) Dare 2 Share Live (Saturday, September 23, 2017.) My hope and prayer is that God will use this day-long event as a catalyst for a spiritual awakening that will reverberate from coast to coast.

Our vision for year one of Dare 2 Share Live is that 50,000 teenagers in 50 cities across the nation will be inspired, equipped and unleashed to pray for their cities, serve their communities and reach their peers with the Good News of Jesus Christ…all in one spectacular day of impact.

We believe that at least 250,000 Gospel conversations can happen during Dare 2 Share Live using a combination of face-to-face interaction and social media conversations. And we are convinced that these conversations can be used by God to trigger hundreds of thousands, even millions, more.

This live-streamed event will be broadcast on a Saturday from Denver to 50 host sites across the nation. There will be no delay. What teenagers on the east coast experience will be what teens on the west coast (and everywhere in between) will experience.

There will be worship bands and trained emcees (M.C.’s) in all 50 host sites across the nation who will inspire, lead and engage the crowd to live and share their faith. We are praying that the large event in Denver (where the live stream will be going out from) will be so dynamic and powerful that it spills into every host site. High caliber speakers and artists who are passionate about prayer, revival and the Gospel should help!

The fast-moving pace and kinetic energy between the interface of worship bands and trained emcees and the live stream should be a powerful combination. Top it all off with a hands-on community outreach experience in every city and this event should feel like no other simulcast event that has ever been attempted.

We will wrap up the day with a coast-to-coast national praise and prayer meeting. We will praise God for all he did during this powerful day of inspiration and outreach. We will pray for revival to sweep across this country through a generation of adrenaline-fueled and Spirit-filled teenagers!