21 DAYS OF PRAYER AND FASTING 2020
JANUARY 9-30, 2020
Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.
- Joel 1:14
While they were praying, the place where they were meeting trembled and shook. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak God’s Word with fearless confidence.
- Acts 4:31 (MSG)
9 FASTS IN THE BIBLE
Thursday: The Disciple’s Fast: Freedom from Sin
Friday: The Ezra Fast: Restoration of What Was Stolen
Saturday: The Widow’s Fast: The Needs of Others
Monday: The Samuel Fast: National Revival
Tuesday: The Elijah Fast: Emotional Healing
Wednesday: The Paul Fast: Wisdom for the Future
Thursday: The Daniel Fast: Health and Healing
Friday: The John the Baptist Fast: Influence and Ministry
Saturday: The Esther Fast: Protection from Danger
9 FOCUSES OF OUR CHURCH
Monday: Know God (The Lost)
Tuesday: Find Freedom (Discipleship)
Wednesday: Discover Purpose and Make a Difference (Growth and Ministry)
Thursday: Our Leaders (Pastors, Leaders, Volunteers)
Friday: Our Children and Student Ministry
Saturday: Our Mission (Food, Cloth, Disciple)
Tuesday: Prayer for Needs
Wednesday: Walk in step with Jesus
WHAT IS FASTING?
Simply stated, biblical fasting is refraining from food for a spiritual purpose. As a church, we are fasting in order to deepen our relationship with God and to walk in step with His plan and purpose. The best way to do this is to redirect our food source or something else of importance to us, such as media. This is accomplished through substituting our regular food intake with Bible reading, praying and journaling.
The overall goal is to experience a genuine hunger for spending time with God. According to the Bible, there are three duties of every Christian: give, pray, and fast. Fasting takes a lot of discipline and strength – strength you can only receive from God. Your private discipline will bring you rewards in Heaven, as stated in Matthew 6.
When you give God your first through fasting, prayer, and giving at the beginning of the year, you set the course for the entire year.
Drink only liquids for a number of days that you establish.
Eat no meat, no sweets, and no bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables. (See additional information in this brochure.)
This fast can be a Full Fast, a Daniel Fast, or a fast giving up at least one item of food.
A partial fast is from 6am to 3pm, or from sun up to sundown. This fast can be a Full Fast, a Daniel Fast, or a fast giving up at least one item of food.
Get your face back into the most important book in the world. Take the time that you’re normally watching TV or surfing the Internet and begin to focus it on growing your spiritual life.
Scripture References for Fasting
Fasting and Your Health
If you are in poor health, pregnant or nursing a baby, or have concerns about your physical ability to fast, please consult a physician before beginning your first fast. There are different types of fasts recommended on these pages. Your doctor can provide advice on how you can participate in this Fast in a way that is healthy for you.