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FASTING

CHURCH WIDE FASTING: January 12th – January 18th, 2020

As we start the year, we invite you to fast with us for what God has for our church, community and your family.  Join us as we pray for  SANCTUARY CHURCH,  COMMUNITY IMPACT, FAMILY,  PERSONAL RENEWAL.  Let’s commit to a season of fasting and prayer together.

SCRIPTURE RELATED TO FASTING: Matthew 6:16-18, Acts 10:30-35, Matthew 6:33, Daniel 10:2-3, Daniel 10:12-14, Matthew 4:1-2, Luke 22:39, Daniel 6:10, Acts 10:2,

TYPES OF FASTS:

REGULAR FAST. This is when you only have liquids and you don’t eat any food for a specific amount of time. Examples of what you could take in during this fast. Water, Milk, Juice, Tomato Soup, Broth and the like.

PARTIAL FAST. This is where you give up specific foods and beverages for a specific amount of time. Examples of what you could take in during this fast. Anything other than the foods and beverages you have dedicated towards the fast. 

FULL FAST. During this fast you would not eat or drink anything. Examples of what you could take in during this fast. 

ALTERNATE OPTION. Traditionally, food is the focus in scripture for fasting. For some however, food is not an option, you can consider giving up media or something that is otherwise time consuming. 

THINGS YOU CAN PRAY FOR

Wisdom from God, favor in circumstances, God’s direction in your life, salvation of friends and family, health issues and healing physical and emotionally, addictions, finances, marriage, family, friends, Christ like character, missions, missionaries, our nation, our leaders, the local church, or whatever the Lord places on your heart.

WAYS YOU CAN PRAY:

SIT  AND LISTEN– Sit and listen to what the Holy Spirit may be saying to you.

SCRIPTURE– allow scripture to speak to you. Meditate on passages.  Possible passages to start with: Psalms 63:1-5, Psalms 51:10-12

PETITION- Place before God your needs, concerns, situations, and requests. 

WORSHIP- Take time to list to worship and allow the songs minister to you and the songs encourage you.

THANKSGIVING- Take time to express gratitude to God for all He does and has done.  Think of all the things to be thankful for.

MAP OUT YOUR PLAN:
 TYPE OF FAST I WILL BE DOING:
WHAT I PRAY FOR THE CHURCH
WHAT I PRAY FOR THE COMMUNITY
WHAT I AM PRAYING FOR MY FAMILY
WHAT I AM PRAYING FOR ME PERSONALLY

RESOURCES:

FASTING BY TONY EVANS – A VIDEO SERIES  (RIGHTNOW MEDIA)

FASTING – A TEACHING (ASSEMBLIES OF GOD RESOURCES)

FASTING – A DEVOTIONAL (BIBLE.COM)

PRAYER – A BOOK (RICHARD FOSTER)

FASTING FOR BEGINNERS – AN ARTICLE (DESIRINGGOD.ORG)

(CLICK ON ANY ABOVE LINK TO ACCESS RESOURCE)