21 Days of Prayer and Fasting

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Fasting: stripping away (something) to more fully focus on seeking God

16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Matthew 6:16-18 (NIV)

For 21 days, beginning Sunday, January 17, you’re invited to join us in a time of prayer and fasting. 

We know for many, fasting may be a new experience. We want to provide you with ideas and tools so that you join us.

  1. We’re inviting everyone to read through 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting by Gary Rohrmayer.
    • If you are attending in person, you can pick up your own copy on Sunday morning.
    • If you are attending virtually, you can participate by downloading the free ePub and iBook here.
  2. Here are a few fasting ideas for you, as you consider joining us:
    • Give up food one day a week, or give up a daily meal, and let your hunger turn into prayer.
    • Give up coffee. 
    • Add something to your schedule. Like: the 21 Day Devotional guide, read one chapter of John a day for 21 days (which would mean carving out the time – stripping away something else – to do so), etc.
    • Give up alcohol.
    • Simplify your life. What do you need to say “no” to for the next 3 weeks?
    • Redeem your exercise routine: instead of listening to your favorite music or favorite podcast, commit to only listening to worship music, or Bible teaching, or not even listening to anything and learning to be quiet.
    • Redeem your commute: instead of listening to your favorite music or favorite podcast, commit to only listening to worship music, or Bible teaching, or not even listening to anything and learning to be quiet.
    • Turn your living room into a prayer room, one night a week for an hour. Play worship music, pray, and journal.
    • Ask yourself the question you don’t want to be asked: what is the one thing you always find yourself going to when you’re bored? Maybe that’s the thing you need to fast from for 21 days?