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Prayer & Fasting


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Prayer & Fasting


January 8 - 28, 2017

At Church in the Word we make it a priority to give God our first and our best in everything. We do this collectively as a church each January through 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting. Together, we faithfully seek God first at the beginning of the year, trusting in His power alone to create lasting impact in our lives, our church and our world.

Find out how you can join in below.

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Types of Fasts


Types of Fasts


Types of Fasts

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.

COMPLETE FAST
This fast calls for drinking 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 common for those who do not have much experience fasting food, who have health issues that prevent them from fasting food, or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance. For instance, someone might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast, and then choose to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion at the conclusion of the fast.

Sign Up To Be part of 21 Days of prayer & fasting

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Get Involved


Get Involved


Get Involved

There are a couple different ways to get involved in the 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting. Commit to your own personal fast and then join in the various opportunities for corporate prayer.

 

1. Sign Up to Commit to 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting

 

2. Participate in Corporate prayer times

 

Pre-service prayer

 Each Sunday from 9:15 - 9:45 AM in the sanctuary

 

Prayer & Worship Nights

Wednesdays, January 11, 18, & 25 at 7 PM

Prayer & Fasting Resources


Prayer & Fasting Resources


Prayer & Fasting Resources

 
Prayer and fasting were a big part of Jesus’s life. Why should it be such a small part of yours? If Jesus needed to fast, how much greater is our need to fast?
— Pastor Jentezen Franklin
Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal. Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God.
— Andrew Murray