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21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Has Begun!

January 8, 2018
January 8, 2018

Monday, January 8 ~ Sunday, January 28, 2018

Day One ~ Seven
Monday, January 8, 2018 Sunday, January 14, 2018
Prayer Emphasis:  Prayer for Worship and Study
Prayer Focus: Lord give me a heart that worships you and a head that studies your Word.
Scripture Reading: Romans 12:1 NASB; II Timothy 2:15 NASB

Day Eight ~ Fourteen
Monday, January 15, 2018 Sunday, January 21, 2018
Prayer Emphasis:  Prayer for Generosity and Community
Prayer Focus: Lord help me to give like you and value connection like you.
Scripture Reading: Proverbs 11:25 NASB; Hebrews 10:24-25 NASB

Day Fifteen ~ Twenty-one
Monday, January 22, 2018 – Sunday, January 28, 2018
Prayer Emphasis:  Prayer for Service, Influence and Power
Prayer Focus: Lord help me to serve with right motives, influence with right objectives and be empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Scripture Reading: I Peter 4:10 NASB; Matthew 5:13-16 NASB; Ephesians 3:20 NASB

Types of Fast ~ Choose Your Fast
Whenever we fast we are to fast unto God (Zechariah 7:5; Acts 13:2)

Absolute or Complete Fast
This fast involves total abstinence from food and water
Normally no more than 3 days at a time
This fast is only recommended for those experienced in fasting. 
Jonah 3:7, Esther 4:16, Acts 9:9

Normal or Typical Fast
This fast is totally refraining from food and only drinking water.  Distilled or bottled water is recommended, it aides in flushing toxins out of our bodies. In Matthew 4:2 we see that Jesus was hungry but not thirsty.  It is believed that he drank water.
(Deut. 9:9), (Ezra 10:6), (Esther 4:16), (Acts 9:9)

Daniel Fast
Restricting diet of certain foods or a meal a day.
This fast consists of fruits and vegetables only – no bread or other starches, no meat or sweets.  In addition, one who goes on a Daniel Fast should go for an extended period of time.  You are not making a sacrifice if you eat all day.  We suggest you set a designated time for your meals
Daniel 10:1-12

(Please consult your physician before engaging in any major dietary changes)