21 Days of Prayer and Fasting
For many of us, 2020 wasn’t the year we expected. As we enter 2021 we are asking the Lord to do a new thing in us and through us. So we want to start the year by spending 21 days together in prayer and fasting. We’d love to invite you to join us. Sign up for daily prayer reminders or download our prayer guide and plan to go all-in with us as we pray and fast together, starting on January 4th and ending on January 24th. Questions about what a 21-day prayer & fast look like? Check out this video from Pastor Drew.
Fasting: The goal of fasting is to draw nearer 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.
Types of Fasts
- 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.
- 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.