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21 Days of Prayer & Fasting
We believe in the power of fasting & praying and this year we are believing for REVIVAL. Revival not just in the church, but in all areas of our lives.
Day 1: Send Revival – Habakkuk 3:2 AMP
Day 2: More Like Him – 2 Corinthians 3:17 – 18 AMP
Day 3: What’s His is Mine – Ephesians 1:13-14 MSG
Day 4: There is More – Matthew 5:6 MSG
Day 5: Passion and Perseverance – Luke 18:1-8 MSG
Day 6: Fervent Prayer – James 5:16-18 NLT
Day 7: Draw Near – Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT
Day 8: Overflow – John 7:37-39 TPT
Day 9: United in Christ – Ephesians 4:1-4 TPT
Day 10: Welcome to the Family – Romans 8:14 TPT
Day 11: Continuing with Gratitude – Psalms 143:5 NLT
Day 12: All About Appetite – Hebrews 12:14-17 MSG
Day 13: More than we can Ask or Imagine – Ephesians 3:20 TPT
Day 14: Greater Things – John 21:25 TPT
Day 15: A Different Spirit – Numbers 14:24 AMP
Day 16: God is Good – Matthew 7:11 AMP
Day 17: Nothing is Impossible – Matthew 19:26 AMP
Day 18: Extraordinary Love – John 3:16 AMP
Day 19: The Spirit and the Wilderness – Mark 1:12 ESV
Day 20: Asking for Help – Mark 6:6, 8 -13 ESV
Day 21: Lord, Send Revival – Joel 2:28-30 ESV
The Bible Describes 4 Major Types of Fasting:
A REGULAR FAST – Traditionally, a regular fast means refraining from eating all food. Most people still drink water or juice during a regular fast. When Jesus fasted in the desert, the Bible says, “After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.” This verse does not mention Jesus being thirsty.
A PARTIAL FAST – This type of fast generally refers to omitting a specific meal from your diet or refraining from certain types of foods. Daniel 10:2-3 says, “At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks (21 days). I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over.” Certain foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, salads, or anything that is grown naturally can be consumed. This is called a “Daniel Fast.”
A FULL FAST – These fasts are complete – no food and no drink. Moses fasted like this 40 days, as did Elijah and Jesus. Acts 9:9 describes when Paul went on a full fast for three days following his encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus: “For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.” Esther also called for this type of fast in Esther 4:15-16.
S.D. Gordon wrote in his book, Quiet Talks on Prayer: “The great people of the earth today are the people who pray. I do not mean those who talk about prayer, nor those who say they believe in prayer, nor yet those who can explain about prayer, but I mean those people who take time and pray.”
The word revival stems from the root word revive. Revive means “to activate, set in motion, or take up again; renew; to return to a flourishing condition.” God’s desire for each of us, for our families, and our communities are just that – that we would flourish. Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”
What is Prayer & Fasting
PRAYER AND FASTING – A DEFINITION
Prayer and fasting is defined as voluntarily going without food in order to focus on prayer, the study of God’s Word (spiritual bread), and fellowship with God. Prayer and fasting often go hand in hand, but this is not always the case. It is when these two activities are combined and dedicated to God’s glory that they reach their full effectiveness. Having a dedicated time of prayer and fasting is not a way of manipulating God into doing what you desire. Rather, it is simply forcing yourself to focus and rely on God for the strength, provision, and wisdom you need.
PRAYER AND FASTING – WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
The Law of Moses, in the Old Testament, specifically required prayer and fasting for only one occasion, which was the Day of Atonement. This custom became known as “the day of fasting” (Jeremiah 36:6) or “the Fast” (Acts 27:9). Moses (as did Elijah and Jesus) fasted during the 40 days and 40 nights he was on Mount Sinai receiving the law from God (Exodus 34:28) in connection to the Day of Atonement (a time of fasting and national repentance). King Jehoshaphat called for a fast in all Israel when they were about to be attacked by the Moabites and Ammonites (2 Chronicles 20:3). In response to Jonah’s preaching, the men of Nineveh fasted and put on sackcloth (Jonah 3:5). Nehemiah prayed and fasted for Jerusalem’s wall in ruin (Nehemiah 1:4).
Prayer and fasting also occurs in the New Testament. Anna “worshipped night and day, fasting and praying” at the Temple (Luke 2:37). John the Baptist taught his disciples to fast (Mark 2:18). Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights before His temptation by Satan (Matthew 4:2), during the season of fasting and repentance that Jews observe before the Day of Atonement. The church of Antioch fasted (Acts 13:2) and sent Paul and Barnabas off on their first missionary journey (Acts 13:3). Paul and Barnabas spent time in prayer and fasting for the appointment of elders in the churches (Acts 14:23).
PRAYER AND FASTING – WHAT DOES IT ACCOMPLISH?
- Release of Spiritual Power in your personal life
- Release of Spiritual Power in your ministry
- Release of Spiritual Power to break the power of the Delayer in your life
- Release of Spiritual Blessings over your life
7 MAIN PURPOSES FOR FASTING – ISAIAH 58:6-11
- Fasting to get freedom from addictions – (verse 6) Loose the Bonds
- Fasting to solve problems – (verse 6) Undo heavy burdens
- Fasting for revival and soul-winning – (verse 6) Let the oppressed go free
- Fasting to conquer mental and emotional problems – (verse 6) Break every yoke
- Fasting to meet the physical needs of others – (verse 7) Give to the poor and needy
- Fasting for clearer insight in decision – (verse 8) Light shall come forth (Illumination)
- Fasting for Health and healing – (verse 8) Check with your physician for medical approval
“Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and heal. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. Elijah, for instance, humans just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t—not a drop for three and a half years. Then he prayed that it would rain, and it did. The showers came and everything started growing again.” James 5:16-18 MSG