Make sure to take a look at the 'A Place To Call Home' Devotional, with one day for every day of the fast! Click the link below to check it out.
WHAT IS FASTING?
Every year as a church community, we come together to fast and pray for 21 days in order to seek God for the new year! Our hope for you is that you would experience God in a new and fresh way. Fasting is simply withstanding from something in order to focus our attention and efforts towards God. When we partner this with prayer, we are able to see God do the miraculous! We believe prayer is a pivotal part of fasting. (Biblical References: Daniel 10:1-3, Exodus 34:28, Nehemiah 1:4)
WHY DO WE FAST & PRAY?
Fasting is simply withstanding from something in order to focus our attention and efforts towards God. When we partner this with prayer, we are able to see God do the miraculous! We believe prayer is a pivotal part of fasting. (Daniel 10:1-3, Exodus 34:28, Nehemiah 1:4)
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
First, select your fast!
There are several types of fasting available to choose from. A majority of our church observes Daniel Fast for 21 days. The one you choose is between you and God. He will honor your best sacrifice. Please remember that every person is different and you should only choose what is a healthy and safe choice for you.
21 DAY DANIEL FAST
FRUITS, NUTS, VEGETABLES AND WHOLE GRAINDaniel Fast GUIDE
21 DAY LIQUID FAST
JUICE, SMOOTHIES, SOUPS. GIVE UP SOLID FOODS.
21 DAY MEDIA FAST
GIVE UP MEDIA LIKE TV, SOCIAL MEDIA, MOVIES, ETC.
CREATE YOUR OWN
GIVE UP FOOD OR A DISTRACTION FOR 21 DAYS.
AFTER SELECTING YOUR FAST, THE REST IS SIMPLE:
Commit and plan!
Ask a friend to join!
And join us for weekly worship and prayer nights!
'“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”
HOW TO PRAY
If you have never prayed before or want to improve your prayer life, 21 Days of Prayer is a great place to start. During this time, we dedicate our year to God and ask for His will to be done. While we pray, we encourage you to fast (or replace) one thing of your choice (see above for fasting resources).
ACTS PRAYER MODEL
Adoration is an act of praise and worship. Adoring the Lord means offering him the affections of your heart and paying honor to him for his mighty power, wisdom, strength, goodness, mercy and love.
Praying this: You are a loving God. You are constantly by my side in every walk of life. Wherever I go, you are there waiting to show yourself to me.
In the act of confession you are asking God to remove your old, sinful ways of living. God is faithful and just to forgive sins. Through confession we are made new and more like Jesus. When you repent of a specific area, ask God to transform you into the opposite (ie- ask for joy instead of depression).
Praying this: O God, would you renew my mind. Transform my desires to match that which you desire.
Thank God for what he has already done in your life and reflect on the many blessings in your life. Thank him for his faithfulness in keeping promises in your life, those of your family and friends, and the circumstances in your life.
Praying this: Thank you God, that you are faithful in keeping your promises to me. Thank you for the many blessings you have provided in my life.
Ask the Lord to give you the desires of your heart. Align your heart with His will through reading and praying Scripture. Remind God of his promises to you.
Praying this: I offer up my will to be in line with yours, God. Grant me the desires of my heart, that they may serve your purposes for my life.