Dive deeper and discover more about what God is saying to you through the weekend message.
“Fasting is abstaining from anything that hinders prayer” — Andrew Bonar
If you sense that God has more for your life, 21 Days of Prayer is a great place to start believing Him for all that He has for you. At the prayer services, you will put seeking God first into practice, and when you do this, He will start working on your behalf like never before. You will see a difference in your relationships, your work, your family and every area of your life. It is then that you will best be able to spread His love to others.
Fasting is an opportunity not to get from God, but to get to know God. There are different types of fasting, and we recommend prayerfully considering which practice is best for you at this time.
This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, and bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
This fast is sometimes called the “Jewish Fast” and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.
In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life that are out of balance.
For example, you might choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.
GRATITUDE – PSALMS 100:4
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!
REMEMBER – PSALMS 143:5
I remember the days of old. I ponder all your great works and think about what you have done.
REQUEST – PHILIPPIANS 4:6b
…in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
EXPECTATION – MATTHEW 6:10
…your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.