First Friday Fast 2020

Event Date(s): 
Friday, January 3, 2020 (All day)Friday, February 7, 2020 (All day)Friday, March 6, 2020 (All day)Friday, April 3, 2020 (All day)Friday, May 1, 2020 (All day)Friday, June 5, 2020 (All day)Friday, July 3, 2020 (All day)Friday, August 7, 2020 (All day)Friday, September 4, 2020 (All day)Friday, October 2, 2020 (All day)Friday, November 6, 2020 (All day)Friday, December 4, 2020 (All day)

Praying and Fasting for Supernatural Gospel Impact in Ohio and beyond!

We should never discount the power of prayer. As much as we strategize and prepare our work for God’s mission, we cannot forget that apart from Christ, we can do nothing (John 15:5). If we want to bear much fruit throughout Ohio, we must commit to praying. Think about all of the efforts right now in our state: the Denominee process starting in January to bring clarity to our convention’s ministry, increased church planting and revitalization efforts, and the every-day work of our church’s carrying out the Great Commission. We must pray!

As I think about our work in 2020, I want to challenge our churches to a prayer effort that will be low burden and high impact. So, let me introduce you to the First Friday Fast effort, where I trust our churches will commit to fasting (if physically able) and praying on the first Friday of every month in 2020. We are providing five prayer points to consider as you pray and fast. Imagine what the Lord might do as we seek and depend on Him as we carry out His mission!

Will you join us in the First Friday Fast challenge in 2020?

Ryan Strother
Pastor Central Baptist, Marion, SCBO President

Several have asked for resources to help equip and encourage the church in fasting. A DropBox is available for your access. Here is the link:

  Dropbox Resources

Ryan Strother
Pastor Central Baptist, Marion
President SCBO

Watch Ryan Strother, Dwayne Lee, & Steve Hopkins discuss the First Friday Fast on Facebook Live

The 'First Friday Fast 2020' graphic is available at the bottom of the page for you to download and use in your church publications, social media, etc.

Prayer Points:

  • Denominee Process and Future Team — Seeking His future for Ohio Baptists
  • Church Revitalization — Seeking His plan for the church
  • Church Planting — Seeking His places for church plants
  • Pastors and Leaders — Seeking His favor for pastors, leaders & their families
  • Awakening — Seeking supernatural gospel impact in Ohio & beyond