Forty Days & Forty Nights - FREE mp3 download!

Due to several factors (two surgeries in March, live recording in April, attacks due to my testimony (both from inside and outside the church), and the bottom-line need to get back to my first love), I went on a 40 day fast. From May 3 until June 12 I fasted and waited on the Lord. To help me through the fast I used a book written by my dear friend, Dean Briggs. That book is called Forty Days & Forty Nights: Fasting Toward Repentance and Rebirth. This book is a collection of daily meditations to grow in the discipline of 40 day fasting. Dean asked me if I would seek the Lord for a song for each day of the fast to go with his book as a companion piece. What a wonderful ride those 40 days became. The book, full of insight and wisdom, was a wonderful guide to help me gain levels of freedom and cleansing my soul desperately needed. I can’t wait for you to read it…whether you fast for a day or a week or for one meal, the book would be a wonderful addition to your life as a follower of Jesus Christ…useful for daily meditation on several levels.

Each day I rose with great expectation and anticipation of meeting with God in intimacy. Each day’s song was a breath of fresh air to my soul. The book and the 4 CD set will be available soon! When I release the entire collection I will tell more about what I experienced during those 40 days. Today I just wanted to tell you about one of the songs. I am giving away the song I received on day 2. From now until July 2 you can download the song called Breathe for FREE!

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Words & Music: Dennis Jernigan

Received on May 4, 2010

Psalm 40:1b; Matthew 6:18

©2010 Shepherd’s Heart Music, Inc./Dennis Jernigan

Verse One

I don’t even know what I need

All that I know is that I need You

The hunger and thirst of my heart?

All that I know is I need You

Like a child needs a Father

I need You

Like a desert needs the water

I need You


Lean so close that I feel You breathe

Lean so close You quench this thirst in me

Lean so close You loose these chains in me

Set me free…

So I can breathe…

Verse Two

The world has grown so dark I can’t see

Reminding me just how much that I need You

Much more than the air that I breathe

All that I know is I need You

Like a child needs a Father

I need You

Like a desert needs the water

I need You

Repeat Chorus

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written by Frank Lewis , December 16, 2011

Where can I find the book "Forty Days & Forty Nights- Fasting Toward Repentance & Rebirth" by Dean Briggs? I heard you on TV one night while I was wrestling with strong thoughts of suicide. I am a Persian Gulf veteran and I feel totally spent and have no place in this world. I don't feel truly human any more. The song I heard deep in the heart of my spirit was "It's Gonna Be Alright". Thank you for delivering that particular message! I would like a copy of that book to really let go as you suggest!

written by Ken and Margaret Hoffman , August 14, 2010

We have been wonderfully blessed by your music and by your family and spirit. Right now in the backgrd on radio is a song, "carry me over the water..." (Power and Light radio)hope your family is all very well and blessed with Love and hearts of compassion....His Kingdom Come and HIS WILL BE DONE ALWAYS ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN, SHALOM.

written by Roma Patton , June 28, 2010

Enjoyed and received blessings from your music in Springfield Missouri,
Ridgecrest Baptist Church.Thank you for being there. I am writing and rewriting. God Bless You!

written by RMStanley , June 26, 2010

Dennis, this personal, intimate prayer whispered from your heart hangs suspended even now in my own. Pure. Holy. Honest. "Lean so close . . ." will go with me throughout this day, I am sure of it. Thank you.

I am now eagerly awaiting the rest of your journey, so I can make it mine.



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