Join us as we kick-off our 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting with a worship/prayer night inside Suite 127 (Fuquay Sports Center). Let's start this year out strong!
Let's celebrate what God has done and what He will do in the coming days as a result of this time dedicated to seeking Him. This celebration night will include worship and prayer in Suite 127 (Fuquay Sports Center).
Come ready to record what God has spoken to you, delivered you out of, or called you toward in a special video recording that will be hosted throughout the night!
TYPES OF FASTS
Typically this fast is done from a set start time to an end time. For example, 6am-3pm, or from sun up to sun down. During the fasting window choose what fast you will practice (Full Fast, Daniel Fast, or Selective Fast).
This fast consists of removing certain food items of your choice from your diet, while consuming water or all natural juices.
Intermittent fasting can also be used with selective fasting.
Eat no meat, no sweets, and no bread. Drink only water and juice. Eat only fruits and vegtables. This can be done for a series of days or the entire fast.
Search for Daniel fast recipes online or for other snack ideas.
Abstain from all foods. Drink only liquids (water, all natural fruit juices, etc). Avoid alcohol, caffeine, or other sugar heavy drinks.
Observe this fast for the 21 days or alternate between the types of fasts.
Seek advice from doctor for prolonged fasting.
This is a great option for those who have never fasted from food before, or have health issues that prevent them from fasting from food. A soul fast focuses on abstaining from certain types of media for a set period of time and replacing that time with spending time with God. This fast lends itself to the spiritual practice of solitude and silence.
OUR FASTING SCRIPTURES
What can I do to prepare for my fast?
Before beginning, spend time with the Lord to plan it out. A biblical fast should always begin with the right motive. Fasting is a time of spirit-led self-examination and preparation. It is a time to focus or re-focus on the will and things of God. Fasting is not an approach to manipulate God, or to earn God’s favor. Instead, fasting submits ones heart, soul, and mind to God’s will and it reminds the person of their full reliance on God for every need. It's okay to approach fasting with specific needs that you are seeking God to move in, but remember, fasting postures your heart to respond to God's will.
How should I prepare to fast physically?
If you plan on fasting for several days, it is important to prepare your body. Eat smaller meals leading up to the first day, and do not consume a large meal right before.
What physical effects should I expect while fasting?
It is normal to feel hungry during the first three days of fasting. You might feel more tired than normal and could feel lightheaded. Drinking lots of water will help offset the hunger pains. Headaches may be a side effect as well due to caffeine and sugar withdrawal, so removing these things a couple of days prior will prevent it.