21 Days of Prayer & Fasting

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting

January 2-22
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Join us in prayer and fasting for a fresh spiritual awakening in our lives, an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in churches throughout the city, and the awakening of a great harvest in Oklahoma City.

God has more in store.

Join us for 21 days of prayer and fasting to start 2023. Together, we are going to press-in for a fresh spiritual awakening in our lives, an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in churches throughout the city, and the awakening of a great harvest in Oklahoma City.

Prayer

We refuse to be a people who fall into a spiritual slumber. In this new year seek God to spiritually awaken you in areas of your life that might be asleep. Together lets pray that God would wake us up to see the reality of who He is – so that anything in our lives that does not have value would fall away.

Below are some recommended things to pray:

  • To abide in Christ, to know oneness with Him through the Holy Spirit (John 15:4).
  • Have a deep love for God, the Word, and the lost (Mark 12:30).
  • Spiritual hunger and personal renewal during the busyness of life (Mark 1:35).
  • The power and gifts of the Holy Spirit to be manifested and to flow freely (1 Corinthians 4:20).
  • Pray to continually be filled and saturated with God’s tangible glory (2 Corinthians 4:6).

Fasting

Biblical fasting involves abstaining from eating (and/or drinking) for spiritual purposes. Fasting must always, first and foremost, center on God. It must be about getting closer to Him. Fasting expresses and deepens our hunger for God.

Richard Foster, in his book Celebration of Discipline, says, “Fasting reminds us that we are sustained “by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God: (Matt. 4:4). Food does not sustain us; God sustains us. In Christ, “All things hold together” (Col. 1:17). Therefore, in experiences of fasting we are not so much abstaining from food as we are feasting on the word of God and on Christ Himself. Fasting is feasting.”

Pray about the kind of fast you should undertake. Jesus implied that all of His followers should fast. (Matthew 6:16-18; 9:14, 15) For Him it was a matter of when believers would fast, not if they would do it.

Before you fast, decide the following up front:

  • How long you will fast – one meal, one day, one week, several weeks, certain days (beginners should start slowly, building up to longer fasts).
  • The type of fast God wants you to undertake – abstaining from certain food (sweets, meat, etc), abstaining from all food, etc.
  • What physical or social activities you will restrict.
  • How much time each day you will devote to prayer and reading the Bible.

No Condemnation Here

If you slip up on your fast – you should not feel condemned and defeated. Breaking your fast in NOT a sin and God is cheering on your effort. Don’t let a momentary lapse define your fast. Remember, the primary purpose of a fast is to be closer to God.