21 days of prayer & FastingJanuary 8-28, 2023
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21 Days of Prayer & Fasting
Jan. 8-28, 2023
During 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting, we encourage fasting as a spiritual next step that can bring clarity and revelation into your life. The goal of fasting is to draw closer 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.
HOW CAN I FAST?
This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. During this fast you remove meat and sweets from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food. Click on this link for more information about food restrictions and recipe ideas! https://ultimatedanielfast.com
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 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.
This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting from food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting from 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.
JOIN US IN PRAYER
Weekday Prayer (Mon. – Fri)
We will be praying together via conference call every weekday at 6:00am. See the conference call info below:
Call-in Info: (605) 562-0400
Access Code: 5006037
To Join via the web click this link below https://www.freeconference.com
Click “Join A Meeting” and use the access code: 5006037
Wednesday Night Prayer
We will be praying together on the following Wednesday evenings at 7pm: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, and 1/25.
Prayer will be held in person at our church 8600 Crown Crescent Ct. Charlotte, NC 28227.
We encourage you to put your personal prayer requests before the Lord during this time of prayer. Please download the Prayer Journal to see our prayer targets.
Can Children Fast?
The answer is YES! Children can fast. We suggest children 2nd grade and older be introduced to fasting. We don’t recommend children fasting from meals throughout the day. They should eat the amount of meals they normally would throughout the day. Here are some suggestions for how children can fast:
- Remove screen time and replace it with reading, devotionals, prayer, and non-electronic recreation.
- Remove sweets/ junk food/ unhealthy beverages from their diet for 21 days.
If you’d like your child to participate in the fast, here are links to devotionals they can use each week.
January 8- 14, 2023
January 15- 21, 2023
January 22- 28, 2023