About

FastPray is a community of women (and men) who are coming together to pray and fast around the issue of marriage and unintended singleness. Cultural trends, gender-role confusion, marriage/family breakdown, sexual sin, and spiritual darkness have created more unintended singles/delayed marriage than in previous generations.

Here at FastPray, we strive to apply the Gospel to this particular area of brokenness. Bitterness, rigidness, and cynicism can easily well up in our hearts, and we want to fight against that sinful tendency. Our goal is to be an encouraging community where women can be encouraged and turned back towards Gospel truth—especially in the sensitive arena of singleness.

On Mondays, we pray and fast for lunch or longer. Our prayer is that God would bring about marriages that honor Him and that He would move in these three ways.

We ask God to:

  • Provide marriages for those that desire it.
  • Raise up men to walk boldly into relationships and into leadership roles in homes and the church.
  • Change our hearts (as women) in our spiritual and relational lives to make us more like Christ.

We welcome single women, single men, and married couples join us in praying and fasting.

Blessings,

Michelle, Anna, Amy, and Emily

24 Responses to About

  1. larryzb says:

    With so much confusion and despair in these terrible times, your ministry is needed. There are many reasons these days for singleness. Society is giving our young people mixed and, at times, the wrong signals. We need a healthy, growing economy so that young people do not have to delay marriage for so many years. As well, radical feminism since the 1960s has turned women and men into adversaries and this need not be so.

  2. cornell says:

    Thank you for this mandate

  3. “About | fast. pray.” was indeed a remarkable post and
    I was indeed truly joyful to come across the blog post.

    Many thanks-Pearlene

  4. femi niwo says:

    great!!!!i love this…..i will like to be part of this,because am beliving God for the gift of marriage.
    femy.

  5. kay says:

    Great posts!!

  6. Megan says:

    Dear fast.pray team,
    I have been following your blog for over a year now, read it, pray, but have never intentionally fasted with you women. I am going to change that this week 🙂
    also, I was wondering if there was an email address where I could contact you ladies. Thanks!

  7. lisa says:

    Do you fast and pray for anything else??? Just curios.. I fast every Wednesday all day 6 to 6 going on my second year now for different needs or the same pressing situation that may exist at that time.. Thank God that I have because of how my walk with God has grown . My business has gotten better and health…. I love having bounced up on your site. It’s very encouraging..May God continue to bless you

  8. Anastasia says:

    Was just referred to your blog by a friend. Great stuff and great idea!

  9. Tania says:

    Wow! Just amazed to find this blog! It will really help the small prayer group I lead, since we are all single ladies! Hello from Puerto Rico!

  10. Miss R. says:

    Ladies,
    I have been receiving your emails for more than a year now and have been enjoying this blog since it started. Thank you for your faithfulness in this ministry. I would love to read short bios on the women who contribute such wise words each week. Have you considered having short bios of the writers under the “about” section of this blog? I feel like I’ve gotten to know you somewhat through your posts, but would love to know a bit more about the background of the women God has entrusted with this ministry. Just a thought.

  11. Annette C says:

    So encouraged to see this blog. Only those who have walked this lonely road know how difficult it is. God does and will move the mountains. Trusting and praying for this. Count me in!

  12. My Dad gave me Connally’s book in 2006. He had read it (random!) and loved it! I, on the other hand, was 24, and not ready to label myself a “single woman”. I was simply, “not married yet”. Now, at 29, with a Master’s degree, living 3000 miles from family and on the mission field, I have picked up this book, and say with amazement through every chapter, “Yes! This is me! This is what I am thinking and feeling and thought I was alone!” Thank you so much for the book, Connally. I have been so encouraged and challenged by your words. I am very excited to discover your fast and pray blog. I used to fast and pray asking God to bring me a godly husband, but have been discouraged in the long wait. I am spurred on to pick up this torch again, and am so thankful to have others to carry it with me!

    • fast. pray. says:

      yay! so glad you can join us. and no need to carry the label “single woman.” today you are single–who knows what tomorrow will being! you are first and foremost God’s beloved daughter. THAT is the label worth holding on to. in the meantime, though, it’s great to have you fasting and praying with us.
      connally

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  14. I would like to join your email list and the Monday fast group. Enjoyed reading this blog.

    • fast. pray. says:

      just go to the lower right hand corner of the blog page and you’ll find a place to submit your e-mail to regularly receive the blog. i think they’ll send you a confirmation e-mail which you’ll need to click on.
      glad you can join us!
      connally

  15. Ahhh, guess I found the answer here. Wow, this is an impressive undertaking. Love to hear about it more. Blessings!

  16. I love the winding path that God puts before me at times in this journey of life!

    This path has brought me here!

    filling my single heart with cheer

  17. jami says:

    Thank you for sharing you thoughts weekly and your words of encouragement.

  18. Julia Han says:

    Thank you for your continued work on fast and pray.

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