Prayer & Fasting

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you. (2 Thessalonians 3:1)

HarvestCall recognizes the need for God’s blessing and the presence of His Holy Spirit in all we attempt to do. In fact, one of our Guiding Principles states: “We will pray and fast, seeking the Holy Spirit’s direction and the Lord’s will, consistent with the Word of God.” This refers specifically to those within the organization, but we covet the prayers of the entire church, knowing that "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." James 5:16.

While the purpose and role of prayer is well understood and commonly practiced, there is less understanding about the purpose and role of fasting. 

Biblical Fasting

What is fasting, why is it important, how is it done, and why? 
The HarvestCall board created a one-page document with this information.


If you'd like to dig deeper, ACCFS has a 7-page study on Fasting.  

We humbly ask for prayer support for each of the churches, schools, and orphanages that have been established by God’s direction in Mexico, Japan, Europe, the Caribbean, the United States, and throughout the world as God leads. Many decisions have to be made, and only God can see the future and know the hearts of men. We want to be good stewards of the investment of time and capital required in the efforts to save the lost and nourish the believer. 

We are reminded of God’s will for his children in Luke 10:2: Therefore said he unto them, “The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.” 

Specific Requests

  • Pray for those serving in the field.
  • Pray for the Elders and church brethren involved in directing the mission outreach.
  • Pray that you and they might give willingly.
  • Pray that the work will be blessed... that the Lord will provide the spiritual, financial, emotional, and physical resources to share the most wonderful gift of salvation.

The work of the Lord needs our prayers. We are taught in the Word:
Pray without ceasing.  1Th 5:17
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.  Ps 55:17
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.  Mark 11:24

Prayer is access to the heart of God
We are assured in Mark’s gospel that prayer makes a difference. Every act of faith must rest on the promise of God. If we know that it is God's will, then we can pray with utter confidence that it will be done. In fact, we can pray with confidence on any subject as long as we are confident it is according to God's will as revealed in the Bible or by the inner witness of the Spirit. When we are living in touch with the Lord and praying in the Spirit, we can have the assurance of answered prayer before the answer actually comes.

Prayer Tools

Pray for our missionaries

Missionary Support Card Packs are available at your local church - your HarvestCall Representative can order more if they are gone. We issue update kits every six months or so as the missionary roster changes.

Prayer requests for all ACCA missions

The AC Central mobile app includes a Prayer section that provides a daily prayer request from a national ACCA outreach ministry (HarvestCall, Gateway Woods, Lifepoints or ACCFS) and can provide reminders to pray at a specified time.