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JANUARY 8, 2024 -JANUARY 28, 2024

Together, we faithfully seek God first, trusting in His power alone to create lasting impact in our lives, our church, and our world.

Prayer Nights

The Life Auditorium will be open from 7pm - 8:15pm during our 21 days for prayer on
Wednesdays January 10, 17, & 24. Enter through door 5.

Worship Night

Our worship night will conclude our 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting, will be on Sunday, January 28 at 6pm
in the 180 Audit


21 Days of Prayer is For You
If you sense God has more for your life, 21 Days of Prayer is a great place to start believing Him for all that He has for you. As you practice seeking Him first, He will move on your behalf like never before. You will start to see the power of prayer impact your relationships, work, family, and every area of your life. Whether you join us in person or online, we would love for you to be part of 21 Days of Prayer.

Prayer and Fasting
During 21 Days of Prayer, we encourage fasting as a spiritual next step that can bring clarity and revelation into your life. You can also choose to fast at other times of the year as you seek God.

Complete Fast
In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.

Selective Fast
This type of fast 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.

Partial Fast
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.

Types of Fasts

Joel 1:14

Acts 13:2-3

Matthew 6:16-18

Fasting Family Time Questions:

• What is fasting? (Help kids develop this understanding with the information above)

• What are some things you can fast from?

• Who should you always talk to before you decide to fast from something? (Jesus)

Family Fast 

Fasting doesn't have to feel like an adult-only biblical practice. Teaching your children to adopt the lifestyle of fasting can develop a healthy relationship with spiritual disciplines.

Soul Fast 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.

Fasting Bible Verses:

Matthew 4:4

Ephesians 1:7

Luke 4:2

Fast with Kids:

Here are some practical ways to fast with kids:

  • Make different choices. For some time, choose healthy foods for snacking. Instead of cookies, choose carrots. Instead of soda choose water. Instead of fast food, choose nutritious meals.

  • Abstain from sweets. Lead kids to not eat sugar-based foods (candy, cake, pastries) for a designated time.

  • A digital fast. As a family, decide to fast from technology. This could be as simple as not using the DVD player in the minivan to complete abstinence for a week or month.

  • Grow from short to more intensive fasts.  Start small and build on success. Record your small victories and encourage bigger sacrifices as you master the last. Reward success with a love language your child receives well.

Be intentional about helping kids understand why you’re fasting:

  • Fasting must center on God. If you fast for any reason other than to center on Him; His will and His desire, it will be in vain.

  • Fasting reminds us that God is our provider of every good and perfect gift. Help kids find this reality.

  • Fasting helps us focus. The point of a fast is to focus on a particular issue, need, concern, or desire. Determine the point and be very intentional to share and help kids understand.

  • Fasting is a discipline not a punishment. Don’t use the biblical discipline of fasting to ease your guilt or need to punish poor behavior.

  • Model biblical fasting. Kids learn more from what they see than what they simply hear. When teaching the discipline of fasting, know that you can’t lead kids to do something that you’re not willing to do yourself.

  • Don’t sell kids short. While the practice and understanding of biblical fasting will be best suited for older kids, teaching and allowing kids to participate in age-appropriate ways will lay foundations for deeper and more meaningful experiences in the future.

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