21 Days of Prayer and Fasting starts January 19, 2022- February 9, 2022.
Every Wednesday during this time we will be doing 24 hours of Prayer where each participant chooses an hour to dedicate to prayer individually at home or wherever you can be alone with the Lord.
We have dedicated time slots to sign up for, so make sure to sign up using the link below. This season is a very important season as we kick off the new year we need to seek the Lord daily and become people of the presence of God!
Please use the following link and choose an hour to pray each Wednesday: https://squareup.com/appointments/book/dsd9yjeaj5rjze/L431FN7WQTP7Y/services
To conclude the fast we will be hosting a worship night on Wednesday February 9 to celebrate all that the Lord did and start 2022 strong!
Unsure of what fasting is or you don’t know how? That is okay read below:
How to Fast
“After this, the Moabites and Ammonites with some of the Meunites came to wage war against Jehoshaphat.
Some people came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army is coming against you from Edom, from the other side of the Dead Sea. It is already in Hazezon Tamar” (that is, En Gedi). Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him.”2 Chronicles 20:1-4 (NIV)
In this context Judah was about to be invaded and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah called a fast for all of Judah! Why did he do this? He recognized the weakness of his human self and the strength, sovereignty and authority of God. Why does this matter? Jehoshaphat knew he could try to fight or he could seek the Lord to bless Judah and work a miracle in their midst! God responded through Jahazeil and revealed to Judah and Jehoshaphat saying do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s. How did Jehoshaphat and Judah respond? They went to the battle as instructed, trusted the LORD and sang praised to Him! The Lord turned each of the invading armies against each other and they destroyed one another! We might not be fighting foreign armies in a promised land but we are fighting darkness and taking ground form the enemy every single day in a sinful world! What a shame if we ever thought we could do this apart from God. We are people who have been chosen and filled with Holy Spirit, partakers of the Divine nature so much so that we are to put off the sinful nature and consider the members and desires of our flesh to be dead! We must seek the Lord and let Him fight our battles, He is going to move as long as we seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness. Ultimately fasting is about recognizing you bring nothing to the table and Holy Spirit brought everything, without God we are completely useless, so we need Him to operate in everything we do. Fasting is about seeking God, not miracles and breakthrough, they will come with seeking the Father, Son & Holy Spirit for who they are, they want to have a genuine relationship with you and They want pure worship from you!
Types of Fasting
|Type of Fast||Have:||Avoid:|
|Full Food Fast||Water||No Food and Drinks that are not water|
|Wet Fast||Any Drinks- Smoothies, Protein Shakes, Clear Broths||No Food|
All Fruits & Veggies,
Whole Grains (Brown Rice, Quinoa, Whole Wheat Oats, Barley, Grits)
All Nuts & Seeds (Includes Nut Butters that don’t contain sugar)
Quality Oils (Olive or coconut Oil)
No Meat or animal products
No leavened bread
No deep friend foods
No Solid Fats
No Drinks other than water
|Media Fast||Use of media for work + worship purposes only (You can include this with your food fast)||Social Media, TV, Movies, Electronics, Video Games|
|Hour to Hour Fast||Choose your type of fast above and decide how long you will be fasting for each day Eg. (Fasting Breakfast + Lunch ONLY, but eating dinner, Not eating till 5pm)|
Tips for fasting:
Fast something that is costly to you(something that you are reluctant to give up for 21 days)
& Pray about what you should fast
-Anything thats caused a distraction in your life and replaced your time with God
-Go find a quiet place far from temptation to spend time with God… SPEND LOTS OF TIME WITH GOD AND GROW YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
-When tempted to break the fast, praise God, read the word, pray and let the Presence of God fulfill the desire to break the fast
-Don’t plan to fail and break your fast
-If you break your fast, start again tomorrow! Build up your endurance to go longer each time
-Let those in your direct bubble know you are fasting so they know not to tempt you to break your fast
-Do not show off your fast
-Do not walk around as if you are tired and hungry, the fast is between you and God and you will be rewarded by God for what is done in secret and for what is kept secret.
We are excited to unite as a body of believers and fast to seek the Lord together!