21 Days of prayer and fasting

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Our greatest desire is to be close to God and live for Him. The beginning of the new year is perhaps the best time in the rhythm of life to turn our hearts from distractions and focus intensely on seeking God. Starting Monday, January 4, we’re planning to set aside 21 days for prayer and fasting. Let’s come, along with hundreds of thousands of other Christians from around the world, to seek God with all of our hearts and set the course for the year to come. [churchpack_divider style=”solid” margin_top=”20″ margin_bottom=”20″]

Our Plan
Sunday Message Series: On Sunday mornings we’ll be taking a break from teaching the Gospel of Luke in order to focus on teaching on effective prayer and seeking after God.
Wednesdays: We’ll be gathering as a church on 3 Wednesday nights, Jan. 6, 13 and 20 for corporate worship, teaching and prayer. All groups and courses will be starting up the new quarter after the end of our 21 days of prayer and fasting.
Join in one of the 4 types of fasts.
Daily Prayer Declarations: We want to encourage everyone to daily pray God’s Biblical promises together. We will provide a guide for daily prayer declarations.

Do you sense that God has more for your life? Prayer and fasting is a great way to seek after God and all that He has for you. Fasting, simply stated, has to do with eliminating distractions in order to draw nearer to God. Fasting gets us focused on God and renews us from the inside out. The most important part of prayer and fasting is your time with God.

We’re asking our entire church family to join together in united prayer and fasting for 21 days, from Monday, January 4 to Sunday, January 24. We’re suggesting the following four different types of fasting. Your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your own body and to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do. Remember, it is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing (Isaiah 58). May God greatly bless you as you fast!

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Types of Fasts:

  • Complete Fast: This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water, with juice as an option.
  • Daniel Fast: A Daniel Fast is a type of selective fast, removing certain elements from your diet. For this fast, we’re suggesting removing meat, sweets and alcohol from your diet (see Daniel 1:8).
  • Partial Fast: A partial fast, sometimes called a Jewish Fast, calls for abstaining from food for a specific part of each day. This might be from sunup to sundown, or 6 am to 3 pm, or something suitable for you.
  • Media Fast: This fast is good for those who have health issues that prevent the fasting of food, or those who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance. This is also a good fast to combine with one of the three types of food fasts. A media fast calls for abstaining from social media and electronic entertainment (movies, TV, video games, etc.), and then choosing how to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion.



Prayer Focus
We encourage you to seek the Lord in prayer and let your decisions about your biblical fasting come from Him. Ask the Lord to show you areas to target during your time of fasting and prayer. We believe that, as we pray and seek God and give Him our best at the first of the year, He will bless our ENTIRE year (Matthew 6:33)!

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During this season of prayer, we will seek the Lord in these areas:
• A closer relationship with God and hearing His voice. • Guidance in our lives for the new year.
• Believing God for answered prayer for specific needs.
• Victory over areas of sin, and asking for forgiveness for our sins – personally and corporately.
• Declaring our dependence on God in every area of our lives.
• Praying for our city, nation and the completion of the Great Commission.
• Inviting the Presence and power of God to work in our church and our lives.
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Prayer and Fasting Resources[churchpack_box color=”gray” fade_in=”false” float=”center” text_align=”left” width=””]
Your Personal Guide to Fasting and Prayer

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Prayer Declarations Week One

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Prayer Declarations Week Two

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Prayer Declarations Week Three

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Prayer Targets