21 Days of Prayer and Fasting
Join us from January 05 through January 26 as we start the year off right by giving God the first of our year. During this season, we have daily prayer services (MON-FRI 6:26AM; SAT 8:30AM)! Through our corporate prayer and fasting season, we believe you can draw nearer to God, hear His Voice, and set up 2020 to be the best spiritual year ever! For information on how to pray and fast, see the dropdown sections below.
We are going to take 21 days to spend time in the Lord’s presence; talking with Him, listening to what He has to say and building a solid foundation for 2020. During this season of prayer and fasting, ask the Holy Spirit what you should fast, or abstain from, in order to draw closer to the Lord Jesus. Our Father God wants to speak to you.
Remember: fasting and prayer eliminate distractions and allow you to hear God’s Voice clearly, as He gives you guidance and vision for the future.
- How to Pray
Everything starts with prayer! God wants to spend time with you every day. As your relationship with Him grows, spend a few minutes on each of the following areas as you spend time in prayer over the next 21 days.
- Praise the Lord for who He is (I John 1:9)
- Present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6)
- Pray God’s Word (Hebrews 4:12)
- Pray in the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 6:18)
- Give Thanks for all He does (Psalm 100:4-5)
- Rejoice in your salvation (Isaiah 25:9)
- How to Fast
The purpose of fasting is about disconnecting yourself from the world around you to hear from God and experience the full life He has for you.
A Corporate Fast takes place when the spiritual leader calls a body of believers to fast and pray together for a certain amount of time to determine what God is saying.
A Personal Fast takes place when a believer follows God’s leading and fasts and prays on their own.
Fasting is abstaining from something for a set period of time. The most common form of fasting is abstaining from food, but you can fast anything. See below for types of fasts!
The key is to not just fast something but to replace it with prayer, God’s Word and fellowship with other believers. Draw close to God as He draws close to you!
Types of Fasts:
- Complete Fast – This is a water-only plan.
- Liquid Fast – This is a water-based fast that may include juices and broths.
- Partial Fast – This is abstaining from all food during specific times of the day.
- Selective Fast – This removes certain elements from your diet, such as meats, sweets, breads, processed foods, soda, alcohol, or anything a believer wishes to eliminate.
- Daniel Fast – This only allows drinking water and eating only fruits, vegetables, and pulses (seeds). However, some believers may add other natural foods like nuts, whole grains, or legumes.
- Activity Fast – This fast is when a believer abstains from certain anything (such as social media, TV, unhealthy relationships, secular music) that tends to distract them or dominate their life.
- General Fast – This is where a believer eliminates any of the general things that a person could become addicted to (such as sugar, caffeine, and alcohol).
During the course of these 21 days, there is a 21-day devotional guide available for you that aligns with the words, teachings, and exhortations from our daily prayer services. You are encouraged to follow along!
- MONDAY, JAN 13, 2020 – SEEK HIS VOICE
Luke 6:12-23; 1 Kings 19:11-15; Psalm 119:105-106.
Praying is the 1st step in knowing your priorities, so it’s important to seek God. As Jesus modeled, when seeking God, seek His voice first and also seek His voice in the secret place!
As you hear God speak, be obedient to work the Word you are hearing—establish your steps accordingly!
- TUESDAY, JAN 14, 2020 – RECEIVE YOUR INHERITANCE
2 Peter 1:1-11.
God has given us everything we need. His promises are our inheritance.
To receive your inheritance, first ask the Holy Spirit to show you the promise you need right now, study and fulfill its conditions, maintain an attitude of faith, and then act appropriately!
- WEDNESDAY, JAN 15, 2020 – FAITH
Faith is an essential first step in our walk with God. Faith is [Belief + Action + Confidence] . Action is what made the “heroes” of the Bible the heroes we know today. Their faith moved them to do something out-of-the-ordinary. So what might be the out- of-the-ordinary thing God is asking you to do? See, our faith must extend beyond our lifetime. We must be believers whose faith is generational in nature. Will your faith move you to action for your children and grandchildren and future descendants?
Today, ask God to help you become a person of such faith that it moves you to action to see His Kingdom come and to see His will be done in Tucson and in the surrounding area (even if you never receive what you’re believing for).
- THURSDAY, JAN 16, 2020 – DON'T STOP SHORT
2 Kings 13:15-19.
The king of Israel fell short in following Elisha’s instructions on defeating the enemy. In the same manner we can’t fall short in our prayers for our families and following God’s Word.
Let’s give it our all, let’s keep striking the ground, believing what He’s already said, rejoicing in what He’s already done.
- FRIDAY, JAN 17, 2020 – SPEAKING LIFE
Isaiah 55:11; Hebrews 4:12; Proverbs 18:21; Psalm 90:17; Deuteronomy 30:19.
Our words have tremendous power. The Bible declares that life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who indulge in it will eats its fruit. But, God’s Word is even greater; it is living and active and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword, and penetrating so far to divide our soul and spirit, and our joint and marrow. God’s Word is full of life and never returns void but accomplishes and succeeds in doing what it was sent out to do.
Reflect on what you are speaking in prayer—death or life? Choose to speak life to any situations, especially dead situations, by praying God’s Word!
- SATURDAY, JAN 18, 2020 – ALL IN
Acts 5:1-10; Jeremiah 29:11-13; Matthew 6:33; Matthew 7:7-8; Deuteronomy 4:29; Luke 6:38.
God has a plan for you, but it’s your job to seek out that plan. And if you only seek out half the plan, you’ll only get half the plan’s rewards. You can’t have all its rewards without seeking fully. To seek it fully, you must seek His plan without any backup plans—you must be all in!
When you are praying and seeking God, lean into Him like He’s the only One for your life. Put aside all your worry, fear, and stress. Let faith rise to know His plan is your only plan!
- MONDAY, JAN 20, 2020 – PRAY FIRST
Acts 21:42; Luke 5:16; John 10:27; Ephesians 3:20-21; Proverbs 3:5-6.
God is faithful and able to do all things, and if this is really true, we should show faith in His ability to do what only He can do (as He continues to prove faithful to us). We do this by praying and asking God to move, and not only does this usually lead to answered prayers, but it also deepens our relationship with Him! Remember: God can do exceedingly and abundantly more than you ever can and ever could.
In all things, pray first.
- TUESDAY, JAN 21, 2020 – COME BOLDLY
Leviticus 1:1; Numbers 1:1; Leviticus 15:10; Hebrews 9:11-12; Hebrews 10:19-22.
Through Christ, we have been given special blessing and permission to approach God’s throne, so come boldly into His Presence. There, you will have access to God’s Power in your life, but don’t just consume it into yourself, deliver it into the things around you.
Come boldly into God’s Presence and deliver His Power!
- WEDNESDAY, JAN 22, 2020 – SPEAK TO THE STORM
Storms happen at all times, even when you are obeying God. But, just because life is spinning out of your control doesn’t mean it’s out of God’s control. Jesus still has control, and His Peace and Strength are always present. This is why He is called “Jehovah-Shammah”, which means “God is there”; God is always here, even in the storm!
Speak to the storm and rebuke it in the name and authority of Jesus Christ.
- THURSDAY, JAN 23, 2020 – JUST TRUST ME
Isaiah 26:3; Isaiah 55:8-9; Proverbs 3:5-6.
If we’re being honest, a lot of the time anxiety is the result of us envisioning a future without God. We imagine terrible things or scary things as though God won’t keep us. But how do we combat this? By trusting the Lord with all our heart and not depending on our own understandings. Even when we don’t know how something will work out, know that His Will is perfect and that He is Good. His Word promises that if you seek His Will in all you do, He will show you which path to take, and it’ll always be better than the one you were anxious about.
Trust God! When you don’t understand and you can’t comprehend, just trust God!
- FRIDAY, JAN 24, 2020 – THANKFULNESS
1 Samuel 1:11; 1 Samuel 1:16-17; 1 Samuel 1:20; Luke 17:11-17; Isaiah 55:11.
God is a God of miracles, and when He says He will do something, He doesn’t change His mind. So, even while we’re still waiting for the miracle to happen, we can thank God before the miracle is finished. And even after the miracle is done, that doesn’t mean God is done or that we are either – there is work after the miracle that we can do, such as testifying to others of the Lord’s miraculous power. But of course, no matter what we do, we should always thank God for the work and the miracle because He is deserving of every bit of it.
Pause and reflect today: what miracles have we stopped believing for? And in what ways can we “work” the miracles God is doing in our lives?
- SATURDAY, JAN 25, 2020 – THE PRAYER OF JABEZ
1 Chronicles 4:9-10.
Jabez’s life wasn’t always easy, but he was honorable before God. Whether proof of his honor or being what made him honorable in the first place, his famous prayer is a powerful one that we can use to model our own prayers after. First, Jabez asked God to bless him beyond he needed so that he could bless others. Then, he asked the Lord to increase his influence. Afterward, he understood God’s Presence was a priority and asked for it that it could provide him guidance, protection, and peace. And finally, Jabez asked for the Lord’s protection to keep him from temptation, keep him safe, and keep him free. The best part? God granted his request.
Try modeling your prayers today after Jabez’s prayer in 1 Chronicles. See what you can learn from this model of prayer, but then also see what God will do in response to this prayer!