21 days of devotion
January 3 - 23, 2022
Each year we set aside time in the rhythm of our calendar to pray and seek God. We believe as we focus on him, he gives us clarity and strength for the road ahead.
Below you’ll find resources to help you on your prayer and fasting journey. Start the year strong and pray in community.
RESOURCES FOR YOU!
We want to partner with you by providing resources to help you in your relationship with God.
Why We Pray
The power of prayer deepens our dependence on Him and sharpens our faith. When we pray we choose to put everything in God’s hands knowing that His hand will show up in every aspect of our lives and in those around us.
The act of prayer is what creates our intimacy with God. We can practice the spiritual habit of prayer knowing that our requests go to a God who hears us and who invites us to be intimately involved in His plan. For this reason, we pray in confidence knowing that our prayers are powerful and can bring about change in any circumstance.
There are no levels to this. We all can enter prayer with a posture of trust, openness, and faith, believing that God can do far more than we could even ask or imagine. It’s not about our circumstances, it’s about our heart stance.
Why We Fast
Fasting is the ancient practice of abstaining from food for a certain period. It is a spiritual discipline, the purpose of which is training to become more like Jesus. The motivation of our fasting is to draw closer to the heart of God. Fasting is a Christian discipline to break the power of the flesh in our life – our desires, sins, and cravings – and to feed on the Holy Spirit.
“Fasting helps us to express, to deepen, and to confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves, to attain the Kingdom of God.” – Scot McKnight
In summary, fasting is not about getting FROM God, but about getting TO God. There are different types of fasting, and we recommend prayerfully considering which practice is best for you at this time. During the 21 days, you can choose which of these fasts to participate in.
- LIQUID FAST: Consuming liquids only
- PARTIAL FAST: Abstaining from particular kinds of food (i.e. Daniel Fast)
- TV/SOCIAL MEDIA: Abstaining from certain technologies