A Call for a Day of Prayer and Fasting – Good Friday, April 10, 2020
By ACNA Staff

On Good Friday, members of The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) and the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) will share prayer resources and fast.

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11.28)

The whole world is in the throes of a coronavirus pandemic that is spreading death, illness, economic turmoil, unemployment, isolation, panic, and fear. In such desperate times, the people of God should humble themselves and pray to their almighty God for his grace, mercy, and love to heal us, restore us, and relieve us from this crushing burden of disease.

In response to the ravages of this historic plague, this call for prayer and fasting is an historic, ecumenical event because the PCA, the EPC and the ACNA have united for the first time to pray for God’s mercy and healing. 

The Call: For all believers in Christ in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) and the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) to set aside Good Friday, April 10, as a day of prayer and fasting to cry out for God’s help in addition to a Holy Day of worship.

The goal is for all 550,000 members of these three churches to have the opportunity to participate. Other denominations are aware of the planning for this event and have asked to be invited. 

This notice includes the following attached resources: 1) A Guide to Prayer and Fasting by The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America, 2) A Guide to Prayer and Fasting by Dr. Richard Pratt, President of Third Millennium Ministries, and 3) A Suggested Prayer List.

On Friday, the American Anglican Council will publish additional resources for this historic day of Prayer and Fasting.

“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 Chron. 7:14 (KJV)

Please publicize this event and distribute these resources to your membership via the means you deem most effective in the coming ten days?  It would be wonderful if the membership of the PCA, EPC and ACNA were all united in prayer to God on Good Friday!

—-From the ecumenical committee for the Call to a Day of Prayer and Fasting, Good Friday 2020: Roy Taylor, Stated Clerk, Presbyterian Church in America; Jeff Jeremiah, Stated Clerk, Evangelical Presbyterian Church; Rev. Canon Phil Ashey, American Anglican Council and Anglican Church in North America; Dr. Richard Pratt and Hon. Ashley Royal, Third Millennium Ministries.

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