January 5 - 19
Every August and January, we hit the reset button of our soul and dedicate 15 days to a time of prayer together. The prayer guide information below will lead you in praying for God’s will to be done through our church family. Join us for morning prayer in the Sanctuary Monday – Friday 7:00 – 8:00a and Saturday 8:00 – 9:00a. We will focus on select Psalms each morning.
PRAYER FOCUS: MEMBERS GROWING IN PRAYER
Scripture Reading: Psalms 5 | Trust in God for Deliverance from Enemies
PRAYER FOCUS: CHURCH VISION
Scripture Reading: Psalms 6 | O Lord, Deliver My Life O Lord, Deliver My Life
PRAYER FOCUS: OUR MISSION
Scripture Reading: Psalms 7 | In You Do I Take Refuge
PRAYER FOCUS: LOCAL GOVERNMENT/ BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Scripture Reading: Psalms 8 | How Majestic Is Your Name
PRAYER FOCUS: ELDERS
Scripture Reading: Psalms 9 | Recounting Your Wonderful Deeds
PRAYER FOCUS: OUR OUTREACH TEAM
Scripture Reading: Psalms 10 | Why Do You Hide Yourself?
PRAYER FOCUS: PASTORS
Scripture Reading: Psalms 11 | The Lord is in His Holy Temple
PRAYER FOCUSPOINT: FREEDOM MINISTRY TEAM
Scripture Reading: Psalms 12 | Plea for Help in Evil Times
PRAYER FOCUS: OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Scripture Reading: Psalms 13 | How Long, O Lord?
PRAYER FOCUS: NEXT GEN MINISTRY TEAM
Scripture Reading: Psalms 14 | The Fool Says, There is no God!
PRAYER FOCUS: MARRIAGE MINISTRY TEAM
Scripture Reading: Psalms 15 | Who Shall Dwell On Your Holy Hill?
PRAYER FOCUS: STAFF
Scripture Reading: Psalms 16 | You Will Not Abandon My Soul
PRAYER FOCUS: OUR MISSIONARIES
Scripture Reading: Psalms 17 | In the Shadow of Your Wings
PRAYER FOCUS: DEACONS
Scripture Reading: Psalms 18 | The Lord Is My Rock and Fortress
PRAYER FOCUS: SMALL GROUPS
Scripture Reading: Psalms 19 | God’s Glory in Creation and the Law
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.
Types of Fasts
This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option. Consult your physician before beginning a compete 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.
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 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.
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 after the fast.