Global Bridegroom Fast

Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them … then they will fast.

Matthew 9:15

In January 2002, the Word of the Lord came, saying, “I am raising up a global Bridegroom fast; ask Me to release one hundred million believers worldwide to come before Me in one accord for three days each month until I return.”

The Global Bridegroom Fast is a monthly, three-day “global solemn assembly” of believers unified by the Holy Spirit in worship, prayer, and fasting. Focused on and sustained by experiencing the love of Jesus as the Bridegroom God (Mt. 9:15), this fast is a worldwide concert of prayer when believers unite to seek the Lord’s face—at the same time, with the same burdens, and in the same Spirit.

Then King David said, “I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer … to the LORD my God that which costs me nothing.”

2 Samuel 24:24

When is the Global Bridegroom Fast?

The Global Bridegroom Fast is held the first Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of every month during the months of January to November, and the first Monday through Sunday of December, making a total of forty days of fasting each year.

What are we praying for?

  • Fullness of the Holy Spirit and unity throughout the Church (Jn. 14:12; 17:2–23)

    Spiritual breakthroughs in the worldwide Church with unprecedented unity, purity, and power

  • The great harvest (Mt. 24:14)

    Over one billion souls converted by the power of God

  • Youth revival movement (Mal. 4:6)

    Worldwide revival, especially among the youth of the earth

  • Revival in Israel (Rom. 9:1–11:36)

    Fulfillment of all the prophetic promises to national Israel

  • Houses of prayer (Isa. 62:6–7)

    The release of “grace for fasting” with worship and prayer to establish 24/7 houses of prayer in the cities of the earth, including in Israel

  • Wealth of the nations (Hag. 2:7–9)

    Release of finances for the great harvest, the prayer movement, and the poor

  • A wall of fire of protection (Zech. 2:5)

    Divine protection over all that is birthed through prayer

How can I be involved?

  • Fast along with the Global Bridegroom Fast schedule in your hometown

  • Join us for corporate prayer meetings each month

For some practical tips see IHOP-KC’s Fasting Guidelines and Information here.