Days of Prayer & Fasting
For the last 7 years at House of Hope Church, we have made it
a priority to seek God first in prayer. We do this collectively as a church in
January and August through 21 Days of Prayer. These two months are intentional,
as they begin new seasons of the year.
Days of Prayer is For You
you sense God has more for your life, 21 Days of Prayer is a great place to start
believing Him for all that He has for you. As you practice seeking Him first,
He will move on your behalf like never before. You will start to see the power
of prayer impact your relationships, work, family, and every area of your life.
the January season of 21 Days of Prayer, we encourage fasting as a spiritual
next step that can bring clarity and revelation into your life. You can also
choose to fast at other times of the year as you seek God.
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.
this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as
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.
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.
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.
*Adapted from Church of the Highlands https://www.churchofthehighlands.com/