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21days-week-three – Real Hope In Christ – Service to the Lord God Almighty!

21 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Week Three

Week One (Day One through Day Seven)
Week Two (Day Eight through Day Fourteen)
Week Three (Day Fifteen through Day Twenty-one)

 

Day Fifteen
Spiritual Maturity

Day Sixteen
Prayer For Unity

Day Seventeen
Praising God Through Trials

Day Eighteen
Prayer for Our Leaders

Day Nineteen
Praying For Forgiveness

Day Twenty
Listening and Obeying God

 

Day Twenty One
Pray for Miracles

 

Fasting. We all know or have heard of someone who has fasted. Perhaps you have fasted. But what exactly is the significance of fasting?

Fasting is the act of sheer devotion to God. Simply put fasting places God first and foremost before everything.

That’s it. The disconnection from the earthly masters that bind us.  Fasting displays the commitment to set aside physical gratification to seek the spiritual connection with the Lord God Almighty. It means turning away from what we consider the natural in order to invoke the supernatural.

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.

Ten Things to Pray For During Your Fast

Before fasting set your mind on how you want to connect with God and what your specific goals are. Many pray to be closer to God, or for deliverance from harmful habits or other earthly bonds. Many seek wisdom or courage or strength to endure a time of trouble.

Let us be mindful that we are seeking the Lord God Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and Earth and to offer our thanks and gratitude always.

Prayer of Thanks
My good, good, Father, Your love never fails. Even when I fail You, You love me all the same. Thank You for a love that never gives up on me. Thank You for the comfort of knowing that I am secure in the promise that nothing can ever separate me from Your love. I thank You for Your perfect love that seeks the best in my life. I am grateful for Your sacrificial love that did not withhold the Lord Jesus Christ from me. Thank You for sending Him to die on the cross so that I can truly realize that You love me greatly. You are good. Amen.

 

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