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First Sunday Prayer on June 4 And First Tuesday Prayer And Fasting For Revival on June 6, 2023

The American Dictionary defines the word “fervent” as “showing strong and sincere feelings or beliefs.” The synonyms include ardent, devout, earnest, heartfelt. To be fervent is to display or to have a passionate emotion for anything.

When associated with prayer, the meaning is often mistakenly associated with loudness, extreme emotionalism and verbiage. A prayer can be fervent without any of the above descriptions.

In teaching His disciples how to pray, Jesus said “And when you pray, do not keep babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” Matt.6:7-8. Compare the prayer of Elijah and that of the 850 prophets of Baal. 1 Kgs.18:25-29,36. Another similar example is the one between the Pharisee and the Publican. Lu.18:11-14.

A fervent prayer does not need to be unusually long and verbose. Compare the prayer of the thief on the cross.” Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” Lu.23:42. Peter facing the storms cried out,” …Lord, save me.” Matt.14:30. None of the petitioners failed to obtain their request. Every one of the prayers was passionate, devout, earnest, heartfelt, of few words and still fervent and obtained desired answers. Simplicity is also a secret of a fervent prayer.

Please join in the First Sunday on June 4, at 9 PM EST and the First Tuesday prayer and fasting for REVIVAL on June 6 at the regular schedule of 6 AM EST, 12 Noon EST, and 6 PM EST.


  • Rev Joseph P Ezeigbo

    Rev Joseph Ezeigbo studied at Grace Collage and Grace Theological Seminary, both in Winona Lake, IN, where he obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees respectively. He also did some Postgraduate studies at Liberty University and Liberty Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA. He is the coordinator, African Missionary Outreach. Rev Ezeigbo is the currently Vice Chairman and Prayer and Renewal Facilitator ECWA USA. He has also served as Secretary and Chairman of ECWA USA DCC. Rev Ezeigbo is an advocate for prayer for the Muslim World and International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, a Bible teacher for ECWA MD and Researcher – Church History and Theology.

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