PRAYER CHANGES THINGS
You are about to embark on a spiritual journey that will draw you closer to the presence of Jesus
This season of prayer and fasting is your move towards God. These next three weeks will be a time for you to turn down the noise of life and hear the voice of God in a fresh way.
What is Fasting?
Fasting isn’t something that we “have to do” but rather something that we “get to do”. It’s the simple act of giving something up, for a period of time, to seek God and draw us closer to Him.
Many people will practice what is called the Daniel Fast, which basically eliminates meats, sweets, and treats. Others will fast one meal a day for the next three weeks, taking the time during that mealtime to pray and spend time in the presence of God. While others with medical reasons might choose to fast television or social media. The focus isn’t on what you are giving up but on what you are going to receive. The focus is not on what you are saying no to but Who you are saying yes to. We call it fasting but it is really slowing down to hear the still small voice of the Holy Spirit.
Join us for 21 days (January 4-24) of intentional prayer to ask God to do what only He can do in our lives, our families, our city and our church.
Daily encouragement to go along with the 21 days of prayer
What should I pray about?
1. Your family.
2. Friends and any person that comes to mind as you pray.
3. Your job / work.
4. Your city.
5. Your Church & leaders.
6. + add your own!
What are you praying for?
Let us know what you are praying for so we can pray along with you!
Wanting to do the Daniel Fast? Here is a quick Daniel Fast 101 to get you started.
FOODS TO EAT
Apples, peaches, berries, grapes, pineapples, oranges, bananas, melons etc. (fresh/raw, frozen, dried, juiced or canned in their own juice, not syrup)
Squash, lettuce, spinach, carrots, kale, broccoli, asparagus, cabbage, greens, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc. (fresh/raw, frozen, dried or canned)
Brown rice, oats, barley, grits, hot cereal, whole-wheat pasta, etc.
Other Natural Foods:
Beans and peas, seeds and nuts, oils, rice milk, soy milk, water, healthy beverages and smoothies (with no sugars or artificial preservatives), spices, herbs, tofu, soy, vinegar.
Stevia, Equal, Splenda, Agave Nectar
FOODS TO AVOID
X – Meat (including poultry & seafood)
X – White Rice/White Flour (no bread)
X – Fried Foods
X – Caffeine & Caffeinated Beverages
X – Sugar & Artificial Sweeteners
X – Dairy Products (butter, milk, eggs, etc)