What is 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting?

On January 6th we will begin our 21 Days of Fasting & Prayer! This is a time we intentionally set aside time to seek God, hear from Him, repent and worship Him. 

 

To get the most from the 21 Days, we encourage you to commit to a time of prayer each day, read your Bible daily and fast 1 or multiple days. 

 

We will end our time of Fasting & Prayer with a special service on Wednesday, January 26 at 7 PM called SACRED ASSEMBLY.  We invite you to mark your calendars and make it a priority to join us for this powerful evening of worship, prayer and consecration.

21 Days of Prayer

is for YOU!

If you sense 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. As you practice seeking Him first, He will move on your behalf like never before. You will start to see the power of prayer impact your relationships, work, family, and every area of your life. Whether you join us in person or online, we would love for you to be part of 21 Days of Prayer

21 Days of Prayer is a time where we intentionally seek God every day in prayer as we believe for Him to move in powerful ways.

Prayer and Fasting

During this season of 21 Days of Prayer, we encourage fasting as a spiritual next step that can bring clarity and revelation into your life. You can also choose to fast at other times of the year as you seek God.

What is Fasting?

 

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
Selective Fast
Partial Fast
Soul Fast

Timing of a Fast

Timing of a Fast

 

At LifeWay, we encourage fasting for 21 days each year in the month of January. This is part of 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, a season of focused prayer as a church family. You may also choose to fast at other times during the year for your own spiritual development. It’s very typical to fast a single meal, a whole day, or three days or more. The timing of your fast is not as important as the strength of your focus on God as you fast.

Prayer Resources

Praying With Confidence by Jeff Leake

Following Jesus' advice about how to pray, each of the thirty-one daily readings in Praying with Confidence by Jeff Leake, includes a new pattern to pray based on famous prayers in the Bible, combined with elements from the Lord's Prayer. As you begin your prayer time, the pattern listed for the day guides you through a devotional time with God. As you practice these patterns daily, you'll be amazed at the difference they make in your prayer time and in your life.

 


Four Key Elements to Praying the Scriptures…

 

1. REVERENCE  (Who is God?)

2. RESPONSE (How should I respond?)

3. REQUESTS (What do I pray about?)

4. READINESS (Where do I go from here?)

 

* Adapted from Daniel Henderson, Transforming Prayer