2 Chronicles 7:14
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
we are making it a priority AT LIFE CHAPEL to seek God first in prayer for our 2019. We do this collectively as a church through 21 Days of Prayer. WE WANT TO INVITE YOU TO join us and INTENTIONALLY MAKE ROOM IN yOUR LIfe FOR GOD. Together, we faithfully seek God first, trusting in His power alone to create lasting impact in our lives, our church, and our CITY. Please see below key areas below each day.
Day 1: Our nation, government and leadership
Day 2: Freedom of faith
Day 3: Military, police & emergency services
Day 4: Drought and natural disasters
Day 5: Economic: business and agriculture
Day 6: Media, Education, Health, Sport, Arts & Entertainment industries
Day 7: Justice and righteousness that exalts a nation
Day 1: Local churches and church leadership
Day 2: Local community services personnel
Day 3: Local schools, teachers and students
Day 4: Local businesses and livelihood
Day 5: Local needs and challenges
Day 6: Local government officials
Day 7: Our local impact in loving our neighbours
Day 1: My growth and relationship with the Lord
Day 2: My close family members
Day 3: My relationships: marriage and friendships
Day 4: Physical health and healing
Day 5: Financial and provision
Day 6: God’s purpose for my life
Day 7: Opportunities to serve the Lord and lead people to Jesus
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 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 body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
TYPES OF FASTS
Your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
TIMING OF A FAST
At Life Chapel, we encourage fasting for 21 days in June each year. This is part of 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, a season of focused prayer as a church family. You may also choose to fast at other times during the year for your own spiritual development. It’s very typical to fast a single meal, a whole day, or three days or more. The timing of your fast is not as important as the strength of your focus on God as you fast.
WIn this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
This fast is sometimes called the “Jewish Fast” and involves abstaining from eating any type 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.
This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, and bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life that are out of balance. For example, you might choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.