You’re invited to join us as we corporately pray and fast for 21 days in January. We will be seeking God’s presence, wisdom, and favor upon your life and the ministry of Christ Covenant Church.
We would like to invite you to start off your work/school week at early morning prayer! Join us on Monday mornings as we seek God together. Hot coffee will be provided.
Mondays – January 3rd, 10th, 17th: 6:00am – 7:00am | In-Person & Online at christcov.net/live
In addition, you are invited to come to our next Encounter Service on Sunday, January 30th. Encounter Nights will help you reach new levels in your relationship with God as you experience His love and presence. During special times of prayer, ministry and extended worship, you’ll learn to walk in increased fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Your faith will be built as you witness God’s miraculous power to heal and set you free. Come join the pursuit. Childcare is provided 6wks – 5yrs.
Preservice Prayer Meeting: 5:15pm
Encounter Service: 6:00pm
Audio Sermon from Pastor Ryan on Fasting: Click Here
Fasting Explained: The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but 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.
Timing of a Fast: At Christ Covenant, we encourage fasting for 21 days each year in the month of January. This is part of a season of focused prayer as a church family. 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. The timing of your fast is not as important as the strength of your focus on Him as you fast.
Scripture References: Matthew 6:16-18; Matthew 9:14-15; Luke 18:9-14; Acts 27:33-37; Nehemiah 9:1-3
TYPES OF FASTS:
1) 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, or bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
2) Partial Fast – This fast is sometimes called the Jewish Fast and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00am to 3:00pm, or from sunup to sundown.
3) Soul Fast – This fast is common for those who do not have much experience fasting food, who have health issues that prevent them from fasting food, or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance. For instance, someone might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast, and then choose to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion at the conclusion of the fast.
4) Complete Fast – This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
ARTICLES ON FASTING:
7 Basic Steps to Successful Fasting & Prayer by Dr. Bill Bright: Click Here
Guide to Fasting & Prayer by Dr. Bill Bright: Click Here