PRAYER + FASTING

As we begin a new year at Stone Creek, we want to make it a priority to seek God first. One of the things we value most is being a people of prayer. We are committed to establishing God’s Presence as He guides, directs, and empowers us. We are doing this collectively through 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting.

Will you join us for 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting?

Prayer + Fasting begins January 10th.
Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30pm during the month of January. Learn more HERE.

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TYPES OF FASTS

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.

COMPLETE FAST

In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.

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, and bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.

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 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.

SOUL FAST

This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life that are out of balance. For example, you might choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.

 

TIMING OF A FAST

There are many ways to take part in this season of focused prayer and fasting as a church family. 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 God as you fast.

Scripture References


MORE RESOURCES

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