New Song 21 Days Of Prayer and Fasting
January 2nd-22nd, 2017
New Song Church would like you to join us for the month of January, as we set aside a season of prayer and fasting, to seek God and believe Him for breakthroughs in our lives and in our church.
During this time we commit 21 days to seeing God’s favor on our lives, our relationships, our families, and our church. With so much happening at New Song Church we know it is vital to keep God as the center of the lives that are being changed. Promotions, new jobs, mended marriages, salvation for family members and more are all testimonies we expect to hear about as a result, making a deeper commitment to seek God this year.
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 of 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 own body, know your options, and most importantly, seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do. There are several types of fasts. How you choose to fast is between you and the Lord.
// START WHERE YOU ARE
We’re all at different places in our walk with Jesus. Likewise, our jobs, daily schedules and health conditions are all different and place various levels of demand on our energy. So most importantly, whether you’ve fasted before or this is your first time, start where you are. Your personal fast should present a level of challenge to it, but it’s very important to know your own body, know your options and, most importantly, seek God in prayer and follow what that Holy Spirit leads you to do.
Take time to prayerfully consider how God is leading you.
Here are 2 key questions to take to God:
1. What are You asking me to fast FROM?
2. What are You asking me to fast FOR?
Fasting without prayer is wasted opportunity.
The goal isn’t to simply give something up, but to make room for more of Jesus in your life.
// TYPES OF FASTS
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 a diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, or 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 types 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.
Media Fast – This fast is common for those who do not have much experience fasting foods, who have health issues that prevent the fasting of 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 how to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion.
For more information on fasting, check out New Song 21 Day Fasting Guide
// During this season of prayer and fasting, we are seeking the Lord in these areas:
- Believing God for answered prayer to our specific needs.
- Declaring our dependence on God in every area of our lives.
- Asking for forgiveness for our sins and the sins of our land.
- Praying for the completion of the Great Commission.
- Inviting the Presence of God to move in a greater way at New Song Church and our lives.
- Crying out to God for revival in our generation.
Join us in our 21 day Bible study during the fast. You can download the 21 day devotional Here