Fasting Prayer was initiated by Rev. Dr. PrabhuDas Roberts on Dec 18th 1999, at Marvin Methodist Church, MD.

This was based on II Chronicles 7:12-16 - “the LORD appeared to him at night and said: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices. When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people. If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there”

Our Precious LORD Blessed the fasting Prayer and it was a great blessing for the Church.

Later the first Thirappin Vaasal Fasting Prayer was again initated by Rev. Dr. PrabhuDas Roberts on July 2000 , conducted by Bro. Mohan C Lazarus (JESUS REDEEMS , Tutucorin, South India), and is being held every year during the month of July by the Grace of LORD JESUS CHRIST, in Washington D.C area.

There were Prayer Walk during this Fasting Prayer, where we went around the White House & Capitol building , Praying for God's protection and blessing in those offices and in this nation.

Initially Fasting Prayer was conducted for two consequetive days Praying for this nation, and Spiritual protection & awakening in this nation. Starting this year 2004 , Fasting Prayer was planned and is being conducted for three consequetive days.

Rev. Dr. PrabhuDas Roberts: Pastor. Prabhudas Roberts Pastor of Wasington Metropolitan Tamil Congregation(Indians for CHRIST Church), MD. Thirappin Vaasal Fasting Prayer was initiated by Dr. PrabhuDas Roberts on July 2000 , conducted by Bro. Mohan C Lazarus.

Bro. Mohan C Lazarus & Our Prayer Group: With a God given vision through Bro. Mohan C. Lazarus , we have formed a 7 member Prayer group. This Prayer group joins together to conduct monthly Thirappin Vaasal Fasting Prayer (every 4th Saturday) in Silverspring , Maryland. Also this group organizes Annual Thirappin Vaasal Fasting Prayer (during the month of JULY), conducted by Bro. Mohan C. Lazarus.