DAY 20 – Esther Fast (Coronavirus)

Mar 20, 2020

Today is the third day of the Esther Fast. Thousands have been joining, humbling themselves, and consecrating their lives to God. And now, on this third day, we, like Esther, will clothe ourselves in the royal robes of Christ’s righteousness and come before the throne of the Majesty on High. He will stretch forth His scepter of favor. We will arise as a corporate Ekklesia across the globe to stand, resist, and rebuke this Coronavirus in Jesus’ mighty name!

I want to personally thank you, the 70,000 who have been with us on this fast. I believe that, like Esther, you were chosen for this moment to actually stand and save tens of thousands of lives. I believe that the Father declares over you, “You are highly esteemed in heaven.”


We want to be very practical in this moment, giving what we sense are prophetic guidelines to release these prayers of faith and decrees effectively. 

  1. We would encourage you to pray not just individually, but with two or three gathered together. Begin your time before the Lord, praising and worshiping the One who is being praised this moment by myriads of angels and ten thousands of ten thousands around the throne. You are actually now a part of that cosmic prayer meeting. Praise the One who is the unchallenged Sovereign of the Universe. Be strengthened with Psalm 8:2, that out of the mouths of babes and infants God has ordained praise to silence the foe and the avenger.
  2. When the angel of death in the book of Exodus was visiting home by home and killing the firstborn of Egypt, the Israelites were commanded to take the blood of a pure lamb and sprinkle it on the doorposts of their homes. We sense that everyone praying should, first of all, plead the blood of Jesus Christ over yourselves, your prayer group, and your families for spiritual covering and protection from the enemy.
  3. Clothe yourself in the robes of Christ’s righteousness. You’ve confessed your sin, you’ve consecrated your life afresh to God, you’ve abandoned your idols, and now throw off all shame. Let us proclaim, in accordance with 2 Cor. 5:21, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!” Declare, from Ephesians, “I am now seated at the right hand of God with Christ Jesus, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion.”
  4. Now take your seat by faith with the Ekklesia around the world and join in that heavenly throne room where God rules over the affairs of the earth. There, standing with our great advocate and mediator between God and man, Jesus Christ, confess your sins and the sins of your nations like Daniel in Daniel 9, and ask for God’s verdict of mercy over the nations. Then claim by faith the power of that atoning blood that speaks better than the blood of Abel. Having done these things now, we will release the decrees of heaven and stretch out the rod of Christ’s authority and rule in the midst of our enemies against this Coronavirus!


Here we want to make sure that we are not railing against principalities and powers, and shouting arrogantly and presumptuously at them. That is unbiblical and dangerous. In this section, we want to make Biblical decrees with the authority of God’s Word behind them. We will begin by seeing ourselves clothed in the righteousness of Christ and, before each following decree, declare, “We stand in the victory of Christ and His authority.” 

  1. When the storm arose on the Sea of Galilee (Mark 4:37) to keep Jesus from crossing over to release the Gerasene demoniac, Jesus rebuked the storm and said, “Peace! Be still!” Brothers and sisters around the world, now let’s release that decree, that command, in the face of the plague and speak to it, “Peace be still!”
  2. The Bible says to “Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). You have submitted yourself to God, now stand and declare, “We resist you, Coronavirus, you must flee in the name of Jesus Christ who has all authority over heaven and earth.”
  3. When a plague broke out and the Angel of Death was slaying thousands because of David’s sin, God spoke to that angel, “Enough! Restrain your hand” (2 Sam. 24:16). Brothers and sisters, in your prayers, begin to declare this very decree of faith, “Enough, Coronavirus! Restrain your hand!”
  4. This panic that is seizing the nations is not from God, for God has not given us a spirit of fear. This panic is demonic. Take your stand, renounce fear in your life, and then speak to this spirit of fear, “In the name of Jesus, we join in global corporate agreement and rebuke this spirit of fear who is tormenting the inhabitants of the earth.”
  5. Finally, Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them” (Matt. 18:20), and, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matt. 16:19). Declare this, “As the corporate Ekklesia around the globe, covered in the blood of Jesus, and clothed in His authority, we bind this plague and command it to abate and bow at the feet of Jesus in the name of Jesus!”

Do not judge by what your eyes see immediately. Hold your stand of faith until we see the manifestation of these decrees.


  1. Pray for families whose loved ones have died or are suffering from the virus now. Pray that their hearts would turn to God.
  2. Pray for an unprecedented release of signs, wonders, and miracles of healing through the Body of Christ.
  3. Begin praying that a vaccine will be discovered quickly and supernaturally. Pray for the health organizations, medical workers, and first responders.
  4. Pray that the harvest will be so ripened by this shaking that millions around the world will be prepared to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  5. Pray the Lord of the Harvest to ekballo laborers by the thousands into the ripened fields.
  6. Pray for governmental leaders to have wisdom.
  7. Pray this crisis will bring forth unity where there has been such division.


  1. Praise the Lord for His mighty acts, for his great mercy, his mighty acts of deliverance, and his unfailing love.
Now, the 40-day fast continues. Let’s see it to the end! Chuck Pierce, a great prophet, prophesied at the end of 2019 that a great plague would come and we would experience it through Passover, April 9th. Amazing! It’s the day our fast ends.


  1. Mark

    On the case… Wirral, England. Let it be done according to your word 🔥

  2. Nancy

    This is great.
    I am in Melbourne Australia so not sure what time you guys are on. I may organise a zoom call with a few local Aussies first.

  3. Esther Knights

    🎺👑 🎺 👑🎺👑🎺 3-20 3-20 3-20 🎺👑🎺👑 🎺 👑🎺

    On 3/20, The Rev 3:20 CHURCH, encountering The Eph 3:20 GOD!

  4. Betty

    Psalm 5:3

  5. Laura Wedemeyer

    I live in Redding California. Yesterday I received a call from Bethel Church to find out if I was doing okay, if my children were okay. I am widowed. I appreciated that call. I told them that we are doing well and that we did not need anything at this time But I invited the woman to pray for us. She prayed for us and then kept saying over and over, “you are royalty You are royalty the Lord sees you as royalty.” As I have been participating in this Esther fast and now reading these prayers aloud on the third day, I see that the Lord has been acknowledging me and my efforts to help curb this epidemic. I am humbled by his love towards me as I participate with you other believers. Remember: You are royalty.

  6. Bonnie DeMartini

    We have joined in prayer from Oklahoma City in agreement with all of these prayer points. We decree that we will continue to intercede and will not be dismayed by any negative reports.

    • Michael

      God showed me that they call it Covid-19 for a reason. Check Psalms 19. The whole psalm is exactly what God is doing right now. Also, look up to the sky. The sky looks completely different than ever before because of the crashing of human activity. Lastly, God showed me today that He was very pleased with the number of Christians fasting and crying out for healing in this time. So Jesus started up a large healing factory in heaven. The conveyor belts are moving, the engines are churning, and they are beginning to deliver heavenly resources and creations down to earth. Job well done, family!!!!

  7. Maral Manuelian

    I am fasting & praying with you
    I feel in my spirit that this coronovirus will end soon

  8. JO

    I am with you as are several of our prayer warriors!

  9. Annemarie Stigter

    I am following the fast and praying with all of you. It has been a wonderful time of experiencing God’s presence in the room and blessings from the Holy Spirit through songs and from His Word. I believe everything that has been prophesied and spoken, I receive all God’s promises and I fully trust in Him for Covid19 to be over and dealt with soon. I also believe that our prayers have healed my brother coming home from a skitrip in Austria with mild symptoms, have protected my sister-in-law in Italy and her family from exposure to the virus, and put a shield of protection around my sister who was in a physical meeting with someone who contracted the virus. To God be the glory!

  10. Linda

    I am in Prince Edward Island Canada, praise God for this Esther Fast and time of prayer to break this stronghold of the enemy. I say peace be still.
    Blessings Linda Oakes

  11. Karen Ford

    Thank you dear Lou and your team. You motivated me and my family to come together during your Esther fast and follow your guidelines to prayer. We decree end of coronovirus in Europe as well as USA. Me and my family are from Wales UK, the homeland of Rees Howells, who you mentioned tonight. We have commanded the virus to stop in its tracks now. Once of the head of the snake has been capatitated the snake may still slither for a while but it has effectively been killed. I decree coronovirus killed and stopped in its tracks. I also declare over Wales and the UK – no more deaths – in Jesus Name. Amen!!! I also agree with you that Jesus will now be able to sweep the land by his Spirit. People will be ready to receive Him. Praise God forevermore!!!

  12. Tom Victor

    Agreed! Matthew 19:18-20 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I in the midst.” We are more than two or three and we agree!

  13. Josephine Scott

    I am so moved by the heart of God that He has called us together in unity. Even before I asked, Lord how shall I pray, He lead me to observe Esther this was such a confirmation that in His Spirit together we shall see as Haman stood up first and falls down at Esther’s feet. Haman designed to slay queen Esther(the church), but did not prevail! Haman hung upon his own gallows. Haman was upon many accounts a wicked man, but his enmity to God’s church was his most provoking crime. Church arise and find comfort in our God who reigns FOREVER!!!

  14. Sandi Luisi

    So thankful for our church family

  15. Debora

    Please post the one from yesterday and today. I’m trying to stay in unity but In not receiving the emails and this page is not up to date.

    • Esteban Gecchelin

      We will post Soon sorry for that!

  16. Debra Bedford

    So good to stand in the gap and pray with believers. I quote Psalm 91 that no plague will come to my dwelling and i am covering my family in the blood of Jesus. God bless you all.


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