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Prayer and Fasting Resources

 

3 Days of Prayer is a time where we intentionally seek God every day in prayer as we believe for Him to move in powerful ways. 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. God desires to bring into our lives.

 

 

BOOKS AND ARTICLES

If you are preparing for an upcoming season of 21 Days of Prayer or you want to learn more about strengthening your personal prayer life, use these resources to help. Below you find articles, scriptures to pray over your children, and links to purchase books our staff recommends. 

PRAY OVER YOUR CHILDREN

Prayer targets to prayer over your children for 21 days. 

7 BASIC STEPS

Article by Bill Bright

I believe the power of fasting as it relates to prayer is the spiritual atomic bomb that...

AWAKENING

Book by Stovall Weems

A New Approach to Faith, Fasting, and Spiritual Freedom

FASTING

Book by Jentzen Franklin

Jentezen Franklin explains the spiritual power of fasting and offers a deeper understanding of God’s plan for fasting and the benefits available to those who participate. 

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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.