For this reason during the month of January, we spend 21 days pressing into His presence through prayer and fasting. We will seek God collectively as a church beginning Monday, January 10th until Sunday, January 30th, believing in Him to do all that He wants to do in and through us.
We pray because we believe 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 He will show up in every aspect of our lives and those around us. The act of prayer furthers our intimacy with God, knowing that our requests go to a God who hears us and who invites us to be involved in His plan. We pray with confidence, knowing our prayers are powerful and can bring about change in any circumstance.
We fast because there is a connection between sacrificing necessity that brings greater clarity and revelation into our life. The motivation of our fasting is to draw closer to the heart of God. Fasting helps us break the power of the flesh in our life and leads us to feed on the Spirit of 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. Perhaps you might fast one meal a day, or one whole day a week. Maybe there are certain elements in your diet that you might remove such as meats, sweets, or bread. You might want to refocus certain areas in your life that are out of balance. You could choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast.
To help guide us in the next 21 days we have curated devotions from various individuals and couples from the faith family of Anthem Chapel. This booklet has been designed to help you study and adopt the habits Jesus valued, enable you to discover deeper stability in this chaotic world, and fan into flame fresh zeal in your spiritual life. Our desire is for you to love and live like Jesus – not because it’s something you ought to do, but because it is the path to abundant life. Join us as we spend the next three weeks praying, fasting and diving into The Way of Jesus.
United in Prayer,