21 DAYS OF PRAYER & FASTING
JANUARY 7 • JANUARY 27
Welcome to 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, designed to set you up to experience a spiritual breakthrough in 2019. During this time, those participating will be seeking God’s heart for our lives, our church, and our world. May this be a season when we see a fresh move of God in our midst, with His power and His glory being made evident to all. Fasting, a spiritual discipline rooted in Scripture, ignites a spiritual hunger for more of God in your life. As you fast, you choose to go without something good in order to focus more intently on something better. You assume a spirit of humility and submission before God, inviting His Holy Spirit to take you deeper in your relationship with Him. When combined with prayer and repentance or other spiritual activities, fasting can position you for tremendous growth!Though fasting typically includes going without food—whether all food for the duration or only selected foods or meals—it may involve going without something else instead. For example, you might choose to fast from social media, television, coffee, or anything else that you enjoy. Rather than devoting time and energy to those pursuits, you choose instead to focus on the things of God and experience more of Him.21 DAYS JOURNAL 21 DAYS GUIDE
To participate in this 21-day fast, begin by prayerfully selecting the food or activity that you will fast. Determine what lifestyle adjustments you will need to make, then use this journal to guide you through these 21 days. Invite the Holy Spirit to work in your life, making you more and more like Jesus each day.
CREATIVE IDEAS TO FAST
Types of fasts in the Bible
Water or Juice Fast: no solid food
Absolute Fast: no liquids or solids for 1-3 days
Daniel Fast: eat fruits and vegetables only
Partial Fast: no foods between sunrise and sunset
Sexual Fast: for a set time in agreement with your spouse
(1 Corinthians 7:5)
Other Types of Fasts
Fasting should really be made to include abstinence from anything which is legitimate in and of itself for the sake of some special spiritual purpose.