January 2nd-11th
As a church, we are kicking off 2019 with 10 days of prayer and fasting. It is one of the many ways we seek to align our hearts with the heart of God, in this new season.  

Below you will find what we will be praying over each day throughout the fast, benefits of fasting, and how to succeed during the fast. We encourage you to participate with us to start this new season off by aligning yourself with God.

“And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” MATTHEW 6:16-18, ESV

What we will be praying over each day.

DAY 1. Our Church, leaders and Pastors
DAY 2. Our City, State and Country
DAY 3. Outpouring of the Holy Spirit on all people
DAY 4. Unity within the body of Christ
DAY 5 Next Generation - Faith lil’ Kids, Faith Kids, Youth Church, and Young Adults.
DAY 6. Families and Marriages
DAY 7. Strongholds and Addictions
DAY 8. Salvations and Lives Changed
DAY 9. Supernatural Healing
DAY 10. The Rest of 2019

THE BENEFITS OF FASTING

Fasting is an integral part of developing our relationship with Christ. It is a time where we quiet ourselves from the distractions around us, so that we can hear from God more clearly. Fasting isn’t about losing weight, it’s about gaining vision. It is less about what you’re losing, and more about what you’re gaining.

WHAT YOU LET GO OF DICTATES WHAT YOU PICK UP

Abstaining from food, drink, media, or anything else that normally feeds you is no easy task! Those who fast often acknowledge the physical, mental, and emotional toll that it takes on the human body, as you are denying yourself of personal cravings. This self-denial is important in bringing focus to your heart and mind, so that you can connect with God without interference. What you stand to gain will far outweigh what you decide to give up.

HOW TO SUCCEED IN YOUR FAST

When the Holy Spirit calls us to fast, He will strengthen us and give us the ability to carry it out. 

1. IDENTIFY THE PURPOSE OF YOUR FAST.
Are you praying for a job or financial breakthrough? Are you seeking clarity for a particular situation? Did the Holy Spirit simply prompt you to do so? Identifying the purpose of your fast will help you to stay on track until the appointed time.

2. COME WITH YOUR HEART TURNED TOWARDS GOD.
We must come into this time with a humble heart, acknowledging that God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness. When we approach God this way, our hearts are open to the Word that God will release towards us.
 
3. BE INTENTIONAL IN MEDITATING ON GOD’S WORD.
When we fast, it should be a given that distractions and temptations will be thrown our way. We must meditate on God’s Word so that we do not miss out on what He wants to reveal to us.


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