God wants to do something significant in our hearts, families, church, and in the lives of those around us this year! Join us and the global Foursquare community for 21 days of Prayer and Fasting from Jan. 10-30, 2022. See below for personal and family downloads, as well as descriptions of the spiritual discipline of fasting and fasting types. Send any questions or testimonies of what God is doing in your lives to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following in the example that Jesus demonstrated in the Lord's prayer, this practice offers an opportunity to center our hearts and thoughts on Jesus, to stand in a place of intercession on behalf of others and to lay hold, in faith, to what God wants to do in our hearts, ministries and lives. Join our church for this yearly rhythm of prayer and fasting with an expectancy to see God do miraculous things!
Click on the graphic to download the full prayer packet, and/or sign up for daily emails at www.FoursquarePrayer.org.
This guide includes ways to engage our youngest prayer warriors: kids! You’ll find daily Scriptures to read with your kids, as well as prayer points and activities just for them that can be done any time of day: in the morning, after school, even around the dinner table or before bed. These shared activities can be an act of worship and a great way to get families praying together.
Let’s start 2022 connecting kids with Jesus!
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Biblical fasting has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose, the intentional setting aside of self to focus on God and His presence and plans for you. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for the growth God desires to bring into our lives, as well as in the lives of those around us. There are many reasons to fast and a variety of ways to practice this important spiritual discipline.
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. We encourage you to participate in 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, a season of focused prayer as a church family. However, 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, or choose to fast a delicacy or an activity such as social media or television. See below for more details.
Scripture References: Matthew 6:16-18, Matthew 9:14-15, Luke 18:9-14, Acts 27:33-37, Nehemiah 9:1-3
Complete Fast: In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
Selective Fast: 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.
Partial Fast: This fast involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon.
Soul Fast: 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. For example, you might choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast.