WELCOME TO FAST FEBRUARY

WE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT YOU JOINING US FOR THIS TIME OF FASTING. THIS. WILL. BE. LIFE. CHANGING! BELOW YOU WILL SEE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF FASTING, THE EFFECTS AND WHY WE ARE GOING ON THIS JOURNEY. ALONG WITH HELPFUL HINTS AND TIPS! #STRONGERTOGETHER
                                  

WHY WE FAST:

                      EFFECTS OF FASTING:

THE GOAL OF FASTING IS TO DRAW CLOSER 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.
FASTING CHANGES US
FASTING DOES MOVE GOD
FASTING INCREASES OUR SPIRITUAL CAPACITY
FASTING BREAKS HABITS AND SPIRITUAL BONDAGE
FASTING QUIETS, THE HEART TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE
FASTING BRINGS GODLY INTIMACY

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE:

  • LIQUIDS-ONLY FAST FROM SUNUP TO SUNDOWN (6 AM-6 PM) OR ABSTAIN FROM WHATEVER ACTIVITY THAT YOU'VE DECIDED UPON THROUGH PRAYERFUL CONSIDERATION
  • COMMIT TO THE FAST FROM FEB. 1 - 28
  • ASK A FRIEND TO JOIN
  • JOIN US EVERYDAY ON FACEBOOK LIVE FOR PRAYER AT 6:30 PM

PRAYER TOPICS:

  • NATION: 2 CHRONICLES 7:14
WE ARE PRAYING THAT GOD WOULD MOVE IN OUR NATION AND THAT HE WOULD BRING UNITY THROUGH CHRIST
  • HEALING: ISAIAH 53:5
WE ARE PRAYING FOR THE HEALING OF OUR PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, AND MENTAL INIQUITIES. WE ARE TRUSTING IN GOD BECAUSE HE IS ABLE.
  • KIDS AND SCHOOLS: PROVERBS 22:6
WE ARE PRAYING OUR CHILDREN WILL UNDERSTAND THAT GOD HAS A PLAN FOR THEIR LIVES AND THAT HE WILL NEVER LEAVE THEM.
  • MARRIAGES AND FAMILIES: MARK 10:9
WE ARE PRAYING THAT EVEN UNDER ATTACK FROM THE ENEMY THAT MARRIAGES AND FAMILIES WOULD STAND STRONG AND BE STRENGTHENED BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • COP FAMILY: 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17
WE ARE PRAYING THAT EVEN IN A WORLD WHERE IT IS INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO STAND FOR THE TRUTH OF JESUS CHRIST THAT WE WOULD BE EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO LIVE A LIFE THAT HONORS GOD.
  • PASTORS AND STAFF: HEBREWS 13:17
WE ARE PRAYING FOR OUR PASTORS, AND STAFF AS THEY LEAD OUR CHURCH AND GUIDE US TOWARDS THE PURPOSE THAT GOD HAS CREATED FOR US.
  • PRAY FOR HUNGER FOR GOD: MATTHEW 5:6
WE PRAY THAT OUR HUNGER AND PASSION FOR GOD WILL TAKE US INTO A PLACE OF TRUE ENCOUNTER WHERE ARE DESIRES ARE DRIVEN BY OUR PURSUIT FOR HIM.
  • PRAY FOR OUR SENIORS: PSALM 73:26
WE PRAY THAT THE STRENGTH OF THE LORD WILL BE THEIR PORTION AND THAT JOY WILL FLOW CONTINUOUSLY IN THEIR LIVES.

DEVELOPING A SCHEDULE:

For maximum spiritual benefit, set aside ample time to be alone with the Lord. Listen for His leading. The more time you spend with Him, the more meaningful your fast will be.
  • Morning
Begin your day in praise and worship.
Read and meditate on God’s Word, preferably on your knees.
Invite the Holy Spirit to work in you to will and to do His good pleasure according to Philippians 2:13.
Invite God to use you. Ask Him to show you how to influence your world, your family, your church, your community, your country, and beyond.
Pray for His vision for your life and empowerment to do His will.
  • Noon
Return to prayer and God’s Word.
Take a short prayer walk.
Spend time in intercessory prayer for your community’s and nation’s leaders, for the world’s unreached millions, for your family or special needs.
  • Evening
Get alone for an unhurried time of “seeking His face.”
If others are fasting with you, come together for prayer.
Avoid television or any other distraction that may dampen your spiritual focus.
  • When possible, begin and end each day on your knees with your spouse for a brief time of praise and thanksgiving to God. More extended periods with our Lord in prayer and study of His Word are often better spent alone.