We are on the move and perhaps this is the best time in the rhythm of life to turn our hearts from distractions and to focus intensely on seeking God. Starting 17th June, we’re planning to set aside 21 days for prayer and fasting to draw near to God, put Him first in our lives, and ask God for specific breakthroughs. Along with perhaps millions of other Christians from around the world, let’s seek God with all of our hearts and set the course as we journey into unknown territory.
What is fasting?
Fasting, simply stated, is about eliminating distractions in order to draw nearer to God. Fasting gets us focused on God and renews us from the inside out. The most important part of prayer and fasting is your time with God.
We’re asking our entire church family to join together in united prayer and fasting for 21 days. We’re suggesting the following different types of fasting. Your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your own body and to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do. Remember, it is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing
Types of fasting
Complete Fast: drinking only liquids, typically water, with juice as an option.
Daniel Fast: removing meat, sweets and alcohol from your diet (see Daniel 1:8).
Partial Fast: sometimes called a Jewish Fast, calls for abstaining from food for a specific part of each day. This might be from sunup to sundown, or 6 am to 3 pm, lunches, or something suitable for you.
Electronic Entertainment Fast: abstaining from social media and all forms of electronic entertainment (movies, TV, video games, etc.). This is a wonderful fast for everyone! This is also a good fast to combine with one of the food fasts. It’s helpful to refocus areas of life that might be out of balance. When breaking the fast, carefully bring that element back into your life in an orderly fashion.