What You Need To Know
A PRAYER has the power to potentially change any situation, even the most challenging ones, in miraculous ways.
What mountain needs moved in your life? A marriage put back together? Someone you know accepting God into their heart? Physical healing? Finding a job? Relationship issues? We all have mountains that need to be moved and we are asking you to join us as we begin a Pray 21 event January 25th – February 14th.
21 Days of Prayer is a time where we intentionally seek God every day in prayer. We believe He will move in powerful ways as we seek after His heart. One important part of the Pray 21 is prayer cards, however you can submit a Prayer Request online with the form below.
We are asking that you would be fasting along with praying for God to move a mountain not only in your life, but also in the life of our church and our community. There are certain needs that won’t get met just exclusively through prayer. They require fasting. Fasting is where you intentionally skip eating or modify your normal eating to focus on a specific need(s) that you have. Check out some types of Fasts and Tips Below.
3: Morning Prayer Services
Join us Monday-Friday 6:00-6:45 am for a service. These services each morning will keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, keep us encouraged to carry on during the fast, and most importantly start our day worshipping the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
In The Mix – Pray 21:
Curious what Pray 21 is all about? Checkout the video below and hear Pastor Kyle’s heart on what Pray 21 is and what we are hoping will happen in our church and community as we commit to 21 days of prayer as a church. What miracles are you wanting to see God perform in your life or the life of someone you know:
Preparing for a Miracle:
Pastor Kyle kicked off our new Miracles series talking about preparing for Miracles in our lives. Are you ready to move mountains in your life, in our community, in our country or in our world? If you are interested in being a part of Pray 21 and missed Pastor Kyle’s message, make sure to check it out:
How You Can Prepare For Pray 21
Things to Consider
Pre-determine a time each day this week to work through this with God.
Find an alternate time if your pre-determined time doesn’t work a specific day this week.
Each day this week, ask God to reveal His heart and His mind regarding the question that day.
Reflect on what God might say to you as you critically think through the days question.
Realize that as you write down and thoughtfully answer these questions this week, your responses will personally motivate you intrinsically, and keep you motivated to fast and pray over the 21 day stretch that begins next Monday.
If you commit to take the time this week to unpack all these questions with God, you will not only be ready for the PRAY 21 next week, but you and God will have built a plan of prayer for you to pray through personally during these 21 days of prayer and fasting.
Questions to Ask Yourself
Stay Caught Up
“When you fast…” –Jesus, Matthew 6:16, 17
“Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the LORD, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. The people of Judah came together to seek help from the LORD; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him.”
2 Chronicles 20:3-4
“I [Daniel] ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips [for three weeks]…” Daniel 10:2-3
Fasting is a spiritual practice found in both the Old and New Testaments. The idea is to temporarily say no to something you enjoy so you can say yes to a deeper prayer life and relationship with God. Think of every hunger pang or craving as a reminder to pray!
Below are some options to choose from, as well as some helpful tips…
No meat or animal products; no dairy or sweeteners; no refined or processed foods; no deep fried foods or solid fats; only water to drink. This is a rigorous fast that is not for the faint of heart! Search “Daniel Fast” on the internet for recipes, suggestions, and more details.
Modified Daniel Fast:
No meat, dairy, or sugar. Only water or natural fruit/vegetable juices to drink.
Choose to fast either meat, dairy, or sugar for the entire 21 days.
Eat breakfast and supper normally, but eat nothing for lunch. Drink water or fruit/vegetable juices through the day. Instead of eating, spend your lunch hour in prayer.
Health restrictions may prevent you from doing a dietary fast. If so, consider a media fast. Refrain from TV, video games, social media, or recreational internet. Spend the time you would normally spend on those things praying and reading the Bible or devotional material. Some people often combine some sort of a media fast with a dietary fast.
- Cut down on TV when you fast. The commercials can kill you!
- Don’t expect to be on a continual spiritual high.
- In fact, you should expect to feel sapped at times, especially in the beginning,, and unable to focus on prayer and the Word.
- Don’t condemn yourself; just keep plugging away!
- Don’t broadcast to the world that you are fasting. Jesus is clear on this. Avoid putting on social media what you are doing. In fact, consider staying off of social media for the duration of the fast!
- Remember: the point is to draw closer to God during this time. If you are not spending more time in prayer and Scripture, then you are only dieting—not fasting!
- Believe in and expect answers to prayer!