21 DAYS OF PRAYER IS FOR YOU
As we continue through this season of uncertainty, we want to continue to turn our hearts to Jesus and take the time to reflect, lament, and express gratitude for how God has worked over the past year and a half. And as we stride forward into the coming months, let prayer refocus and guide us toward a renewed hope.
From September 1-21, we will partake in 21 days of prayer and fasting. Each day a pastor will lead us in a time of prayer through social media, each focusing on a different topic. We encourage you to consider fasting a meal or giving up something that feels sacrificial to join us throughout this time.
If you sense that God has more in store for your life, 21 Days of Prayer is the perfect place to begin your practice of listening for His Word! As you practice intentional prayer and reflecting, you will be surprised by how He can move in your life, from relationships and family to work and beyond. We would love for you to be a part of 21 Days of Prayer!
2. Wisdom & Self-Control
3. Reflecting on Jesus
5. Renewed Passion to Serve God
6. Clarity to Hear God’s Voice & Obey
7. Compassion Towards the Hurting
8. Personal Vision for 2021
9. Our Church’s Vision
10. Our Pastors & Church Staff
11. Growth Track & Dream Teams
12. Connect Groups
13. Capital Kids
14. 678 & Local Youth Ministry
15. Culture & Diversity
16. Our City
17. Our Nation (Revival in America)
18. Our Leaders (Local, State, etc.)
19. The Lost
21. The Church (International Body of Christ)
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.
TYPES OF FASTS
In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
Selective fasting 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.
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 6:00am to 3:00pm, or from sunup to sundown.
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.