21 Days Of Prayer and Fasting
“Expecting The Unexpected!”
 
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      Each January we take 21 days to re-set the New Year by seeking the Lord’s face through prayer and fasting.  We believe fasting is a spiritual discipline all believers are called to do, and while your experience is personal, we have discovered that the power and effectiveness that comes from corporate fasting is unmatched.  
 
We provide all kinds of fasting helps and information for you to take advantage of so that your experience will be most rewarding.  
 
There are so many great reasons to fast and pray.  Take a look at just a few that our church family has for this next season..
 
4 Great biblical reasons to pray and fast
 
Obedience         Jesus expects us to fast…

Matthew 6:16-18  “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”

Repentance & Humility

1 Samuel 7:6 When they had assembled at Mizpah, they drew water and poured it out before the Lord. On that day they fasted and there they confessed, “We have sinned against the Lord.” Now Samuel was serving as leader of Israel at Mizpah.

Joel 2:12-13 “Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. 

Nehemiah 9:1-2 Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the people of Israel were assembled with fasting and in sackcloth, and with earth on their heads. And the Israelite’s separated themselves from all foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.

Drawing closer to God

James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Breakthrough!
 
   That breakthrough might be in the realm of the spirit. It may be in the realm of your emotions or personal habits. It may be in the realm of a very practical area of life, such as a relationship   or finances. What we have seen repeatedly through the years-not only in the Scriptures but in countless personal stories that others have testified,  is that periods of fasting and prayer produced great spiritual results, many of which have fallen into the realm of a breakthrough.   What wasn’t a reality . . . suddenly was. What hadn’t worked . . . suddenly did. The unwanted situation or object that was there . . . suddenly wasn’t there. The relationship that was  unloving . . . suddenly was loving. The job that hadn’t materialized . . . suddenly did.  This is why our theme this year is …. “Expecting The Unexpected!” 
 
        Don’t neglect the spiritual food of God’s Word!
 
       During the 21 Days of prayer and fasting Pastor Dave suggests that you  journal what the Lord is saying to you.  Be sure to spend this time not only in prayer but reading your Bible.  Scripture reading, and memorization will only enhance your spiritual experience as you draw closer to God. Remember, fasting without praying is just a diet.   
 
 
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