21 Days of Prayer & Fasting

January 6-26, 2020

Prayer Time

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Time: 8pm - 9pm (no conference call on Sunday & Wednesday)

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. We would love for you to be part of 21 Days of Prayer.

Prayer and Fasting

During the 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.


Helpful Fasting Tips:

·        Make a fasting calendar. Determine what each day and week will look like for the 21 Days

·        Make sure you are medically able to fast before attempting it.

·        Keep your fridge and pantry stocked with the items you need. Being unprepared to fast sets you up to give into temptation.

·        Choose well when selecting products, stick to raw foods as much as you can, limit artificial ingredients, and keep tempting foods out of the kitchen.

·        Make it a priority to attend church during your 21 day fast. Being around other believers will encourage you to keep on going when fasting gets difficult.

·        Mix your prayer time with Scripture reading and singing or devotional reading.

·        If you mess up, don’t get discouraged. Just get right back on track and keep going. God’s mercies “are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:22-23). He wants you to finish, and He will give you the grace and strength to do it.

Types of fast

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.


Partial Fast

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.

 

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 healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.

 

Guidelines for the Daniel Fast

Foods we may eat:


Whole Grains: Brown Rice, Oats, Barley


Legumes: Dried Beans, Pinto Beans, Split Peas, Lentils, Black Eyed Peas


Fruits: Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Cranberries, Oats, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Mangoes, Nectarines, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Pineapples, Plums, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangelos, Tangerines, Watermelon


Vegetables: Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chili Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Gingerroot, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Potatoes, Radishes, Rutabagas, Scallions, Spinach, Sprouts, Squashes, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini Seeds, Nuts, Sprouts


Liquids: Water

 

Foods to avoid: Meat, White Rice, Fried Foods, Caffeine, Carbonated Beverages Foods Containing Preservatives or Additives, Refined Sugar Sugar Substitutes, White Flour and All Products Using It, Margarine, Shortening, High Fat Products

 

Prayers

January 6 – Pray for vision and direction (Habakkuk 2:2-3)

January 7 – Pray that our church will become a house of prayer (Matthew 21:13)

January 8 – Pray for our Nation's leaders (1 Timothy 2:2-3)

January 9 – Pray for spiritual eyes (2 Kings 6:16-17)

January 10 – Pray for the children (Matthew 19:13)

January 11 – Pray for the power to fulfill the call on your life (Acts 1:8)

January 12 – Pray for the trouble in our nation (Psalm 25:22)

January 13 – Pray for healing & miracles in Grace Gospel Tabernacle (Acts 19:11)

January 14 – Pray for God to build your faith (Romans 10:17)

January 15 – Pray to move in the supernatural (Mark 16:17-18)

January 16 – Pray for the faith to preach the gospel (Romans 10:15)

January 17 – Pray to be humble (1 Peter 5:6)

January 18 – Pray for the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)

January 19 – Pray for spiritual strength (Ephesians 3:14-17)

January 20 – Pray for families (Colossians 3:18-21)

January 21 – Pray for direction (Psalm 37:23-24)

January 22 – Pray for new mercies (Lamentations 3:22-23)

January 23 – Pray for Grace Gospel Tabernacle (Ephesians 4:2-4)

January 24 – Pray for laborers (Matthew 9:37-38)

January 25 – Pray for a financial blessing (Malachi 3:10)

January 26 - Pray for the community (1Kings 8:14)