Beginning September 11th
Let's get back to basics!! One of our core 5 is prayer! And we believe we should always We always begin with prayer. Prayer is not our last resort, it is our first response! Prayeris designed to prioritize the eternal and seek God's wisdom, strength, and direction for our lives. 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting will build momentum and raise the spiritual atmosphere of our church as we continue to build His Church and prepare for the amazing things that God has in store as we continue to build His Church.
Whether you can't imagine your life without prayer or you can't imagine where to begin, the power of prayer isn't determined by the presentation. It's not the strength of our faith, it's the object of our faith that changes things.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
— 1 JOHN 5:14 (NIV)
FOCUSING ON SPECIFIC PRAYER POINTS TOGETHER
SEPTEMBER 11 – Prayer during service
SEPTEMBER 12 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 13 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 14 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 15 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 16 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 17 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 18 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 19 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 20 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 21 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 22 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 23 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 24 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 25 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 26 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 27 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 28 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 29 – 6:30 am prayer
SEPTEMBER 30 – 6:30 am prayer
OCTOBER 1 – 6:30 am prayer
** We will gather over zoom daily at 6:30am for prayer. The zoom link to access prayer is Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81810356615?pwd=bXlzbmZqM3JvZ3VrbmZKQnBXTVVkQT09
In addition to this time of prayer, we would love for you to join us in fasting over the next 21 days! Whether you decide to give up a certain type of food or take a break from social media, this form of self-denial, when used to focus on prayer, will align your heart with the heart of God.
Please remember that every person is different and you should only choose what is a healthy and safe choice for you.
BELOW WE HAVE PROVIDED A FEW SUGGESTIONS OF FASTS:
21 Day Liquid Fast - Give up solid foods
21 Day Daniel Fast - Fruits and vegetables only
21 Day Media Fast - Give up media
7 Day Fast - Fast with us for 7 days
Sun Fast - Fast from sun up to sun down each day
"And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you." Matthew 6:16-18 (ESV)
SCRIPTURES on Fasting
“Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;"
When I wept and humbled my soul with fasting, it became my reproach.
I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks.
That your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?
For forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry.
Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
So we fasted and implored our God for this, and he listened to our entreaty.
But I, when they were sick— I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest.
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.
And then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.
“Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish.”
Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.
Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.
So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights. He neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.