21 days of prayer and fasting

What is 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting?

 

On January 11th 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 three things:

- a time of prayer each day

- read your Bible daily

- fast 1 or multiple days

 

We will end our time of Fasting & Prayer with a special service on Wednesday, January 31 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


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.


How Can We Pray?

Daily Prayer Points 

OUR FAMILY

January 11: God’s love and presence abiding in our relationships - Colossians 3:14-15

January 12: Outpouring of God’s power and presence in our homes - Acts 2:17-18

January 13: Relationships restored and made strong and resilient - Colossians 1:8-12

January 14: Children and grandchildren on fire for God and walking in His will - Isaiah 54:13

January 15: Physical and emotional healings bringing breakthroughs; our homes - Exodus 23:25-26

January 16: Wisdom for financial increases and radical generosity - 2 Corinthians 9:8

January 17: Families leading by example in our community - Ephesians 5:1-4 

      

 

OUR CHURCH

 

January 18: God’s hand of protection and provision – Deuteronomy  26:5-6

January 19: Wisdom, direction, and anointing in growing our digital media ministry to reach the One - Proverbs 24:3-4

January 20: Healthy, vibrant, life-giving, Life Groups - Romans 15:1-7

January 21: Students flourishing in their walk with God  - Psalm 1:1-3

January 22: Increased effectiveness in the funding of Kingdom Builder’s - 1 Chronicles 4:10

January 23: Dream team, anointed and empowered to excel in servant leadership  - Ephesians 4:15-18

January 24: God’s presence poured out to refresh, restore, and revive  - Acts 3:19

 

 

OUR WORLD

 

January 25: Nations calling on the name of the Lord  - Psalm 2:8

January 26: Church full of God’s power, and anointing to affect our communities  - Acts 1:8

January 27: Wisdom and direction for our government leaders  - 1 Timothy 2:1-2

January 28: God’s Spirit poured out on this next generation to fulfill their calling  - Joel 2:28-29

January 29: Fresh vision, urgency, and boldness for world missions  - Matthew 28:19-20

January 30: Protection and safety for our military, and first responders - Isaiah 41:10 & 13

January 31: Prayer of agreement service - Sacred Assembly (7PM)  - Matthew 18:18-19

 

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

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

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.

 


Scripture References

Matthew 6:16-18
Matthew 9:14-15
Luke 18:9-14
Acts 27:33-37
Nehemiah 9:1-3