40 Days of Prayer and Fasting


My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding— 3 indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:1-6

KUMC pastors and members are in a season of denominational discernment in preparation for a church-wide vote on September 25, 2022. Our community of faith is united in seeking the will of God through 40 days of prayer and fasting prior to voting.

In Scripture, 40 days refers to a time of trial, seeking, and testing. Moses spent 40 days and nights on Mount Sinai when he received the 10 commandments, and Jesus endured 40 days in the wilderness before He began His earthly ministry to fulfill the Law. As a church family, KUMC will spend 40 days seeking the Lord’s guidance through prayer and meditation, fasting, and listening as we discern our denominational direction.

Discernment begins with us listening for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Daily prayers, as well as a Wednesday fasting guide, will be posted here each week. Join in this process by opening your Bible to the scripture each day to read the Word of God, pray the prayers provided in addition to your own prayers, and listen for the many ways the Lord will reveal his will to you.