21 Days of Prayer and Fasting at The River
Beginning Sunday January 7th – Ending Midnight January 27th 2018
Daniel prayed and fasted for his church with powerful results! Throughout the scriptures men and women of God showed they were serious in seeking the Lord for favor and direction by learning to deny their flesh and feed their spirits. Fasting and prayer are the tools they used. Join us beginning on January 7th as we seek the Lord TOGETHER in 2018!
Fasting is a discipline observed by many faith traditions in which followers abstain from food and replace the “urges” with actions of prayer or meditation. More recently, people have started fasting behaviors and possessions. The prime directive, no matter what you chose to fast, is that you consciously chose to separate yourself from something you’re dependent on in order to focus that element of your person on Jesus.
While there are many ways to fast, you may wish to utilize what is commonly known as a Daniel Fast, omitting a number of major foods and following the diet of one of the Old Testament’s heroes as he sought God. This fast is certainly not easy but prompts significant spiritual and physical benefits.
NOTE: We recommend consulting a medical professional to monitor health levels and clear you for fasting.
Additionally, people can disconnect from technology, media and certain social settings, further setting aside time and behavior to prayer and focus on the Lord.
When Are We Praying?
During the 21-days, as your flesh desires food (or whatever you are fasting on) you go to prayer. In those times you are to seek God for anything that is on your heart. When possible, use these times of self denial to trigger a time of devotion in the Word. Daniel sought the Lord by searching the scriptures as well as in prayer.
Let’s seek God Together! Paul reminds us that God has great things in store for us!
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9