21 Days of Prayer & Fasting | January 7-27
Storyside believes that how we start something determines our course. That’s why we choose to start 2019 with prayer and fasting. We want to start the year focused on the right things and in submission to what Christ wants to do in each of us.
Fasting is one of the most powerful spiritual disciplines in the Bible. It enables the Holy Spirit to reveal our true spiritual condition, resulting in brokenness, repentance, and a transformed life. It brings refreshing to our lives!
Fasting requires that we deny ourselves of certain foods, drinks, &/or activities for a set period of time. Whether it is caffeine, pop, red meat, TV, sweets, sports, or social media, you decide.
Fasting helps us gain a new perspective and renews our reliance on Christ. When we take our eyes off the things of the world, we can focus on Christ more. Fasting will help align our will with the will of Christ.
Is this your first time fasting? If so, we firmly believe that God is going to move in you in a powerful way. Our prayer is that you experience God’s presence in a special way as you commit to this fast over these 21 days.
Let’s make our number one goal during the next three weeks to simply grow closer to Him. In total surrender, draw near to Him and submit our will to Him. As we do this, we will see Him draw close to us.
•• Fasting Types ••
◾️ Full Fast
Drink only liquids.*
(You establish the number of days.)
◾️ The Daniel Fast
Eat no meat, sweets, or bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits & vegetables.
◾️ Partial Fast
A partial fast is from 6:00AM-3:00PM* or from sun-up to sundown. You can select from 3 types of fasting – a Full Fast, Daniel Fast, or give up at least one item of food/activity.
◾️ Social Media Fast
Set a time to refrain from logging on to social media sites such as Twitter, SnapChat, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.
◾️ Entertainment Fast
Set a time to refrain from watching television, sports, movies, video games, etc.
*Important Note: Fasting requires reasonable precautions. If you have any health concerns, please consult your physician prior to beginning your fast, especially if you are taking any medication, have a chronic condition, or are pregnant or nursing a baby.
•• Fasting Tips ••
• Go to the grocery and stock up on the foods you will need during your fast.
• Don’t beat yourself up if you mess up; just get back on track.
• Come to church. Make sure you are in services each week so you can be encouraged as you fast.
Choose a fast that works for you! The type of fast you choose does not matter – the heart you set to fast with is what matters!
•• Prayer ••
During the month of January, join us in Bellville for Special Prayer Nights on Thursdays at 7PM.
Target your prayers during this fast. Make a list of the top 5 things you are believing God for in 2019 – focus on these in your prayer time. Choose the time and place where you will pray and read your Bible. Let’s make our number one goal to become more intimate with Him!