PRAYER + FASTING 20/20

We are inviting our church family to join us as we begin this New Year with a time of prayer and fasting.  This will be a 21 day fast beginning
January 13th, and continuing to February 2nd. This will take us up the week of the Entrust Missions Conference.

Fasting is about focusing.  It’s about denying yourself of what would normally be sustaining you and looking to God to sustain you.  I
t’s about feasting on Him instead of on food.  

Fasting Options to consider:
“Daniel fast” - fasting meats, sweets, and wheats (including cheese, alcohol and other “delicacies”)
Liquid only from sun-up to sun down
Fasting lunch, replacing it with prayer
Fasting food for specific days

Fasting in Scripture is about food.  But you might also want to add some type of media, phone, internet, entertainment fasting component to what you choose to do.

Examples:
Person #1:  Adam does a Daniel Fast for the entire 21 days and fasts food completely during lunches on Tuesday and Thursdays and spends that time at the sanctuary praying.  
Person #2:  Julie lunchtime during the work week.  Fasts completely on Friday leading up to night of prayer.
Person #3:  Sarah cannot fully fast because of a medical condition.  So, she sets aside time during her normal meals to eat more simply and replace the time she gains with prayer.  This is scheduled the day before according to her weekly rhythm so that each day has a distinct time of prayer.  

GATHERING TIMES:
Sunday morning, pre-service prayer - 8:30 a.m.
Sunday worship - 10 a.m. - 20/20 Series
Weekday  prayer - Sanctuary open Monday-Friday - 12:30pm - 1pm
Friday Night Watch Prayer Times:  January 17th, 24th, 31st (9:30pm-12:30 a.m.)
*** Friday January 24th, we will have a teaching on the Holy Spirit from 7:30pm-9:30pm.

NEXT STEPS
Choose what and how you are going to fast
Pick a prayer partner to encourage you and support you through the time
Write down 3 specific things you are praying for
Pick a Bible Reading plan  (YouVersion and Bible Project apps have excellent options)

RESOURCES:
Your Personal Guide to Prayer and Fasting - article by Bill Bright, founder of Cru
A Hunger for God - free book download from John Piper