FASTING BASICS

As part of this message series, Hearing God, we would like to invite and challenge you to a three day fast from Monday, January 23 through Wednesday, January 25. 

Why should I fast?

  • Are you in need of healing or a miracle?
  • Do you need the touch of God in your life?
  • Is there a dream inside you that only He can make possible?
  • Are you in need of a fresh encounter?
  • Do you desire a deeper, more intimate and powerful relationship with the Lord?
  • Are you ready to have heightened sensitivity to the desires of God?
  • Do you need to break away from bondages that have been holding you hostage?
  • Is there a friend of loved one that needs salvation?
  • Do you desire to know God's will for your life?
  • Do you want to worship God through this Christian practice?

Biblical Fasting Focus

1 Timothy 2:1-2 | “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

Romans 12:1 | 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.

Matthew 6:33 | But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Isaiah 58:6 | Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

We want to encourage you to target your prayers during the fast. Two specific areas we will be focusing on together are leadership and finances. The Bible instructs us to continually pray for our leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-2). When we lift up our leaders, here in the United States and around the world, we can expect God’s peace in our lives and in our nation.