21 Days of Prayer + Fasting
Welcome to our 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting page! From January 13th through February 3rd our church will be fasting. On this site, you’ll find everything you need to join us throughout these three weeks as we kick of the year together in prayer. We believe that 2019 is a year of freedom, so over the next three weeks we’re seeking the face of God and believing for everything in our lives to be made free indeed! Below you’ll find some resources from our pastors about fasting, some insightful teaching on prayer, and a prayer guide for your children!
The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
Types of Fasts
Complete Fast - in this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option
Selective Fast - 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.
Soul Fast - 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 health doses at the conclusion of the fast.