As we start a new year, we want to set our spiritual direction upward to God. This year we will be practicing two spiritual disciplines together as we start the year. We will be on a 40 Day Prayer Journey starting January 1, 2023, and a 21 Day of Fasting begining on January 2, 2023, until January 23, 2023.
We want to encourage you to add fasting to your prayer time as you seek the Lord's guidance for your life and our church. Please see more information on fasting below.
January 1, 2023- February 9, 2023
We will gather each Sunday at 6pm starting January 8, 2023, for a time of corporate prayer.
Corporate Prayer Sunday Evenings @ 6:00PM
January 8, 2023
January 15, 2023
January 22, 2023
January 29, 2023
February 5, 2023
February 12, 2023
SIMPLY STATED, BIBLICAL FASTING IS REFRAINING FROM FOOD FOR A SPIRITUAL PURPOSE.
According to the Bible, there are three duties of every Christian: give, pray and fast.
Biblical fasting takes a lot of discipline and strength—strength which you can only receive from God. Your private discipline will bring you rewards in Heaven, says Matthew 6. When you give God your first through fasting, prayer and giving at the beginning of the year, you set the course for the entire year.
Why should I fast?
Do you desire a deeper, more intimate and powerful relationship with the Lord?
Do you need the tender touch of God in your life?
Is there a dream inside you that only He can make possible?
Are you in need of a fresh encounter?
Are you ready to have heightened sensitivity to the desires of God?
Do you need to break away from sins that have been holding you hostage?
Is there a friend or loved one that needs Salvation?
Do you desire to know God’s will for your life?
Are you in need of healing or a miracle?
BIBLICAL FASTING FOCUS
1 TIMOTHY 2:1-2
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.”
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
“[Is] not this the fast that I have chosen to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?”
We encourage you to seek the Lord in prayer and let your decisions about your biblical fasting come from Him. Ask the Lord to show you areas to target during your time of fasting and prayer. We believe that, as we pray and seek God and give Him our best at the first of the year, He will bless our ENTIRE year (Matthew 6:33)!