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[21 Days of Prayer and Fasting for 2021]
 
 
Let’s kick off 2021 together as we fast and pray as a church and align our hearts on Christ. We will begin our church-wide fast on January 3, 2021 and finish on January 23, 2021. We would love for you to join us as a church. Click below to sign up to join!
 
 

WHY DO WE FAST?

Fasting is about greater intimacy with God and personal and corporate breakthrough. As a church, set aside time to pray, fast and wait on God to realign our thoughts with God’s heart and hope while believing for breakthrough in our lives, families and cities.

Fasting is more about what you gain and less about what you lose. It is a heart posture, open and ready to receive what God has for us. It isn’t about the denial of food or drink, but about changing the way you see and believing that God is enough for you. When you have the urge to eat, drink, you can turn to the Word of God. By reading His word and going to God in prayer, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Abstaining from food, drink, isn’t easy, but you will be strengthened in your spirit, learning to seek Him first and growing in wisdom and faith for the upcoming year.
 

HOW:

1. To begin each day, you can join a free 21-day devotional plan. If you have the Bible App, look for the plan 21 Days of Fasting and Praying Open Heaven
 
2. Set aside 7:00 – 7:30 pm for each day to pray. You can pray wherever you are. On Wednesdays, we encourage everyone to join the mid-week prayer and worship LIVE on Facebook.
 
3. Prayer Items (for other things as you are led)
A. The year 2021 – for God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
B. For yourself to be hungry for God, for His word, to die in our selfish desires and be ready to obey for what He has for us this year.
C. Families (marriages, relationships, finances, restoration of families)
D. Churches (leadership, vision and purpose, reach and disciple the lost, finances, mission partners all over the world)
E. Local and National (peace in nations, godly wisdom, unity, leadership)
F. Covid-19 (vaccine, healing, front liners, reopening of churches, businesses, schools)
 
4. You can fast according to your faith (liquid fast, Daniel fast, full fasting (6am-6pm), etc.) during the 21 days (every day or pick one of the days).
 
 
Here is a fasting guideline.

Types of Fasts 

 

Doing a Daniel Fast? Here’s quick guide:

 

THINGS TO ENJOY ON THE DANIEL FAST:

  • All fruit – fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned.
  • All vegetables – fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned.
  • All whole grains – amaranth, barley, brown rice, oats, quinoa, millet, and whole wheat.
  • All nuts & seeds – almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds; unsweetened almond milk. Nut butters are also included.
  • All legumes – canned or dried; black beans, black eyed peas, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), great northern beans, kidney beans, lentils, pinto beans, and split peas.
  • All quality oils – avocado, coconut, grapeseed, olive, peanut, sesame, and walnut.
  • Beverages– distilled water, filtered water, and spring water.
  • Other – unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, or soy milk; herbs, spices, salt, pepper, unsweetened coconut flakes, seasonings, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, soy products, and tofu.
 

THINGS TO AVOID ON THE DANIEL FAST:

  • All meat & animal products – bacon, beef, buffalo, eggs, fish, lamb, poultry, and pork.
  • All dairy products – butter, cheese, cream, milk, and yogurt.
  • All sweeteners – agave nectar, artificial sweeteners, brown rice syrup, cane juice, honey, molasses, raw sugar, syrups, stevia, and sugar.
  • All leavened bread & yeast – baked goods and Ezekiel bread (if it contains yeast and honey).
  • All refined & processed food products – artificial flavorings, chemicals, food additives, preservatives, white flour, and white rice.
  • All deep-fried foods – corn chips, French fries, and potato chips.
  • All solid fats – lard, margarine, and shortening.
  • Beverages – alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, energy drinks, herbal tea, and tea
 

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